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EastEnders fans can’t get enough of THIS shock scene from last night

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Last night's EastEnders saw Mel Owen delivering some gritty home truths in the Queen Vic...

EastEnders fans have been left thrilled after Mel Owen lashed out at her fellow Walford residents in the middle of the Queen Vic last night.

The scene came after Mel had been to court for son Hunter's plea hearing, which hadn't quite gone to plan.

At the start of the episode Mel was desperately trying to get Hunter's lawyer to see if they could find a way to get her son out on bail.

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Hunter is in court for his hearing

However, not only was that never going to happen, Mel was later stunned when she sat in court watching her son take the the stand... only for him to make a shock guilty plea.

With Mel's world crashing down around her, she desperately tried to understand why Hunter had just made sure he'd spend the foreseeable future in prison.

As she visited him in prison after the hearing, Mel confronted her killer son about why he had just confessed in court to killing Ray Kelly in cold blood.

Mel Owen in the Queen Vic EastEnders

Fans loved Mel's character assassination in the pub last night...

When Mel asked Hunter why he pleaded guilty his rely was simple... "Because I am!".

But that wasn't the end of the drama for the evening... Mel returned to Albert Square a broken woman and decided to head to the pub to drown her sorrows.

As she downed vodka she realised the whole pub was watching her every move, and it didnt take long for her amazing alcohol-fulled rant to begin...

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Linda Carter was the first to take pity on Mel... telling her that no on was judging her.

But before long a fight broke out as Mel delivered some epic - and totally on the point - home truths to everyone in the pub, and fans couldn't get enough...

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But where does Mel go from here?

Her son is set to be locked up for a very long time, Ray is dead, and her relationship with Jack Branning is broken beyond repair.

Can Mel pick up the pieces of her life and put them back together?

EastEnders airs Monday and Friday at 8pm and Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 


After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off


She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 


As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.