EastEnders fans fear for Johnny AND Jane after whirlwind episode
Viewers were rocked by the unexpected events in Tuesday night’s rollercoaster episode.
EastEnders fans are fearing for the lives of both Jane Beale and Johnny Carter after a shocking episode that followed this week’s devastating explosion.
While Monday’s disaster at the Walford In Bloom event resulted in serious injuries, some unexpected events in the aftermath left other lives hanging in the balance.
Viewers saw a paranoid Ted Murray pull out a gun as he suspected that somebody might be deliberately behind the explosion, opening fire when a mystery person knocked on the door.
What. Just. Happened. 💥😵— BBC EastEnders (@bbceastenders) September 5, 2017
Who's behind the door?? 🚪
✫Find out on Thursday, BBC One at 7.30PM✫ pic.twitter.com/mNzZPTJmrR
Tuesday’s episode closed as the figure fell through the door and onto the floor, leaving fans watching at home to suspect who it was.
One horrified viewer Tweeted: “He freaking shot Johnny!!! No EastEnders!! #EastEnders” while another posted: “Looked like Johnny that got shot.”
Looked like Johnny that got shot 👀 #Eastenders— Linzi McCormack (@LinziMcCormack) September 5, 2017
Johnny just got shot 🙊 #eastenders— Melissa Angharad (@MelissaDacey) September 5, 2017
He freaking shot Johnny!!! 😭😭😭 No EastEnders!! #EastEnders— Georgia (@vivala_Georgia) September 5, 2017
That was Johnny wasn't it 😱😨😱😨😱😱😱 #Eastenders— Anouska Curzon (@Noosh1977) September 5, 2017
Meanwhile, ongoing tensions between Jane and Steven Beale came to a head as Aaron Sidwell’s character wrestled his stepmother (Laurie Brett) to the floor.
Ignoring her tears, pleas and warnings that the expecting father would go to jail, he doused her in alcohol before setting it alight.
Jane pulls at Steven's heart strings in an attempt to save herself!😩— BBC EastEnders (@bbceastenders) September 5, 2017
Will it work?! pic.twitter.com/hgT2foVCrw
While her words failed to pull on Steven’s heartstrings, some viewers were brought to tears by the scene.
“Watching Steven hurt Jane and honestly crying,” posted one, as another hopefully added: “Wow #Eastenders I hope someone rescues Jane!”
Poor Jane:( #EastEnders— ' 𝕁𝕒𝕪𝕟𝕖 ♡♡ (@JaynemarieOx) September 5, 2017
While fans were relieved to discover that previously missing Stacey Fowler has not been killed in the explosion, there were a number of surprises in store, including Linda Carter’s revelation that she had been diagnosed with cancer and teenager Bex kissed her teacher as she cleaned up his injuries.
EastEnders continues on BBC 1 at 7.30pm on Thursday.