Ben and Callum start to get back together, Suki is questioned, Alfie is up to mischief, and Jay has a confession for Lola. Sam’s scheme is also revealed.
Is there any other kind of dramatic week for the Mitchell family, which is about to embark on yet another one? While sister Sam (Kim Medcalf) will have her cunning scheme exposed, Phil (Steve McFadden) is concerned that his status as a police informant may be revealed. However, Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) and his ex-caller Callum Highway (Tony Clay) may be headed for a better week as they share a tender moment.
Shiv Jalota’s Vinny Panesar confronts mum Suki (Balvinder Sopal) about father Nish (Navin Chowdhry), while Shane Richie’s Alfie Moon is up to his old tricks in the Square. And for former couple Jay Brown (Jamie Borthwick) and Lola Pearce, love might be in the air (Danielle Harold).
Will drama obscure the budding romance in Walford? Probably, but hey, this is soap operaland!
This is what to expect on EastEnders from October 3 through October 6, 2022.
6 EastEnders spoilers next week
Will Phil’s secret be exposed?
As Phil’s guilt over Billy’s (Perry Fenwick) situation worsens, he is compelled to tell Ritchie Scott (Sian Webber) to remove her associate from the case after DCI Keeble (Alison Newman) threatens to bring legal action against the rest of his family unless Jimmie is barred from representing Billy in court. As Phil watches, more guilty than ever, Billy reacts angrily to the news. When Shirley Carter (Linda Henry) notices Phil’s covert conversation with Ritchie, she becomes suspicious.
When Phil receives a summons from Keeble, Shirley follows him, and soon she has incriminating information about him that she can use to her advantage.Will Shirley make sure that everyone is aware of the one secret Phil is desperately trying to keep hidden as an idea forms now that she has the full picture of his secret meetings? Phil must deal with more than just that, though.
Phil learns of Sam’s betrayal
Shirley threatens Sam with blackmail over her plan to topple Phil’s empire the following week. She threatens to tell Phil the truth and demands more money in exchange for her silence. Sam attempts to call her bluff, but it backfires when Shirley goes in search of Phil as she had promised. Then, as Jonah Tyler (Mark Mooney) pursues Sam, Shirl and Phil cross paths with him. When Jonah becomes aggressive, Phil steps in with a punch, and Jonah issues a terrifying threat to the Mitchells.
Shirley then tells Phil the truth: Sam has been defrauding him for months. Sam immediately tries to defend herself and tells Kat Slater everything (Jessie Wallace).However, this makes Kat realize that Sam was responsible for all of the hazardous situations she and her children were put in, and a fight ensues. Sam is expelled from the home by Phil, and things only get worse for her when Jonah demands that she repay the debt she owes him. To intimidate Sam, he goes to Peggy’s bar with two heavyweights, but he misidentifies the woman as another blonde. Can the Mitchell family survive this most recent drama as chaos breaks out?
Ben and Callum reconnect
Jay joins Lola in her scheme to get Ben and Callum to start talking by assisting Callum’s grandmother Vi (Gwen Taylor) in leaving her home. Callum finds Vi being helped by Ben, Jay, and Lola when he arrives, and he and Ben quickly realize they have been set up. But as they both admit they still really like each other, they end up sharing a tender moment.
Ben’s SOIT officer, who has information regarding the prosecution of his rapist Lewis Butler (Aidan O’Callaghan), interrupts the conversation. What has changed, though? Later that week, Lola decides she wants to plan a party for Jay’s birthday. By insisting that Callum and Ben help, she uses this as an opportunity to further develop their friendship. Will they eventually find each other again, or is it already too late?
Vinny quizzes Suki over dad Nish
Since Suki is preoccupied with her developing romance with Eve Unwin (Heather Peace), Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner) is informed that Suki and Eve have shared a kiss by Eve. Suki is warned by Stacey not to hurt Eve or she will reveal their relationship, but Eve is still concerned about Suki’s mental state. Suki becomes angry with Eve as a result, but she soon becomes concerned when son Vinny asks her about the family’s relationship with father Nish, who is currently in jail.
Vinny wants Suki to give him some information, but what will she reveal? Later, when he pays Nish a visit, he is taken aback by the kindness he exhibits. Mish talks about the past, but Vinny is more focused on the reason for the invitation. What happens when he goes back to see Suki? Will Suki divulge the extent of her husband’s meddling?
Alfie is up to mischief
As he takes their boys to a theme park while deceiving Kat into thinking they’re visiting a museum, Alfie begins his week by lying to her. When son Tommy (Sonny Kendall) admits where they actually went after they get home, this backfires. Kat becomes enraged and storms out as Alfie attempts to defend his lies.
Alfie later deceives the attendees of Jay’s party into believing the venue has changed in an effort to increase business for The Vic. Alfie is informed by Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) that his antics won’t be accepted at the pub because she is aware of what he is up to. But Alfie won’t give up; what will he do next?And as EastEnders has hinted before, could Linda fall for his charms?
Jay makes a confession to Lola
Jay mentions that Lola was the love of his life during their conversation, and they share a tender moment. Could a reunion of this pair be imminent? They were once a happy couple, but as we all know too well, Lola will be leaving in the near future, making the possibility of a happily ever after increasingly remote. EastEnders, please don’t raise our expectations!
Lola’s plans for the celebration are jeopardized when Jay tells Ben and Callum that he doesn’t want to celebrate his birthday this year. She continues the party without Lola’s knowledge while the two men discuss whether or not to burst Lola’s bubble. Lola is at Peggy’s waiting for everyone to show up, but she is unaware that Alfie has entered the scene. In the end, Ben and Callum manage to convince Jay to join in the fun by telling him about Lola’s surprise.