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EastEnders spoilers: Phil Mitchell's life is in danger!

EastEnders Phil Mitchell bangs on a shipping container
(Image credit: BBC / Jack Barnes)

Phil desperately hunts for Louise but is in just as much trouble, Shirley tries to talk Jean out of hunting for her son, and Ruby makes a surprise decision!

Phil, and Ben are in a desperate hunt for Louise at the docks, fearing that she is in grave danger. At his wits end, Phil leaves Danny a threatening message.

Out of nowhere, Phil is hit from behind and he staggers forward. Has Phil finally met his match? Meanwhile, Sharon is stunned after Kathy’s outburst that Ben only came back to Walford because Phil is in terrible financial trouble. With the situation escalating they agree not call the police…

EastEnders Jean Slater and Shirley Carter

Jean talks about Sean to Shirley

Jean is with Shirley and she opens up about her fears over her cancer diagnosis. Shirley knows that Jean is desperate to find Sean but she tries to make Jean see that it would have disastrous consequences.

Jean, however, is adamant that she has to see her son and she announces she’s moving back to the Slaters’ to convince Stacey to help her. Can Shirley change her mind?

EastEnders Ruby Allen and Lola Pearce

Ruby and Lola meet

Jay and Ruby are both chuffed after agreeing to be boyfriend and girlfriend and they celebrate at the Vic. When Lola turns up, Jay is irritated that they’ve been interrupted. Lola explains that Louise has been abducted and a concerned Jay cuts short his date with Ruby to find out what’s going on. Ruby stays in the Vic and when Billy turns up he comes up with a plan to convince Lola to stay in Walford.

He asks Ruby if she can give his granddaughter a job. Ruby agrees but when Jay come back in with Lola she realises she’s just employed her boyfriend’s ex!

Also, Kush gets home and finds Kat in the house, helping put a drunk Mo to bed.

EastEnders continues on BBC1 on Thursday at 7.30 pm

Rachel Lucas
Rachel Lucas

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