After ten long months of trying to piece every single bit of evidence together, drawing flow charts and generally making our brains hurt, last night saw Lucy Beale’s killer in EastEnders FINALLY revealed.
Initially throwing us off the scent with Jane Beale, the REAL culprit eventually admitted to the murder at the end of the second episode – and the culprit was (SPOILER ALERT): BOBBY. BEALE.
Yep, cute little 12-year-old Bobby Beale.
IT’S ALWAYS THE RUDDY QUIET ONES ISN’T IT?! SHOCK TWIST ALERT.
But before Jane discovered Bobby to be the big killer in the Beale home, we had to go back through ALL the evidence in a special and super-shocking EastEnders double bill.
In the first of last night’s 30th Anniversary, the Beale family were all under scrutiny thanks to Lauren Branning’s letter which said that she knew Lucy was murdered in the Beale home – meaning one of them must have done it.
Fun Wedding day for Ian and Jane.
At the end, Ian seemed to have pieced all of the evidence together in his head, concluding that Jane was the big killer by phoning her and saying: “It’s me. I know. I know you killed Lucy. Get everyone out the house, I’m coming home.”
He then demanded to know everything that happened that night.
We screamed, we shouted, we jumped up and down. HURRAH. We finally knew who did it.
Errr, except there was a massive twist in the second episode, which took us back to Good Friday 2014, the night Lucy was murdered.
As well as walking through every piece of evidence they’d found so far, like how blood got to be on Max Branning’s shoe (it was a nosebleed, in case you missed it), the soap also messed with our heads as they moved from suspect to suspect, showing how it could have been any one of them because of their vast array of motives.
At one point, we were pretty convinced it was Denise Fox, after her and Lucy had a physical fight when Lucy overheard Denise telling someone on the phone that she wanted to leave Ian.
But that theory quickly went out the window when Lucy was then shown alive and well.
It all came to a head when Jane received a phone call presumable from Lucy and wandered round to the Beale household to see what was going on.
Whilst we thought this was the moment that we’d see EXACTLY how Jane killed her daughter, what we actually saw was Jane walking in the house and finding that Lucy was already dead.
In a dramatic final revelation, Jane then turned around and found 12-year-old Bobby standing in the living room in his PJs holding the infamous music box which was said to be the last thing Lucy heard before she died.
He then said: “Whatever she says, she started it. She made everyone unhappy.”
Cue famous duff-duffs and our jaws dropping to the ground – even if he was the bookies’ favourite to have been the killer. We just didn’t know and ARGH.
The aftermath of Bobby’s big admission is on LIVE tonight at 8pm. After that, we’re not *entirely* sure what we’re going to do.
Other than have a long, LONG nap because this week has been exhausting.
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