EastEnders fans stunned by Ricky's SAVAGE comeback to mum Sam

Ricky Mitchell and Sam Mitchell in EastEnders
Ricky Mitchell defended his step-mum Denise Fox against mum Sam Mitchell. (Image credit: BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron)

EastEnders viewers were shocked by Ricky Mitchell's (Frankie Day) "savage" remark to mum Sam Mitchell (Kim Medcalf) during a confrontation between her and his step-mum Denise Fox (Diane Parish).

During last night's EastEnders episode (Wednesday, October 19), Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) offered to let Sam take their son Ricky for the day despite Sam making a move on him the night before.

Sam was touched, but was worried that Ricky would get bored while she prepared Peggy's for opening. 

But, with the help of Zack Hudson (James Farrar), the pair entertained Ricky by playing a game at the bar.

Both Ricky and Sam were overjoyed to be spending some long-awaited quality time with each other. However, their bonding session soon plunged into chaos.

Elsewhere, Denise was sent the video of Sam kissing Jack by an unknown sender — which was soon revealed to be Denzel (Jaden Ladega) and a furious Denise went over to confront Sam.

Ricky Mitchell and Jack Branning

Ricky Mitchell clapped back at his mum Sam Mitchell. (Image credit: BBC)

Denise stormed into Peggy's and lunged at Sam, but was pulled back by Jack, while she wasted no time in throwing insults at Jack's former lover.

The pair had the ultimate showdown and as they furiously argued with each other, Ricky came out of the office and interrupted the commotion.

"Stop it!" he shouted.

"Ricky, I told you to stay in the office, yeah?" an embarrassed Sam said.

Ricky swooped in to defend Denise and replied with a shocking comeback that devastated Sam.

"Denise is more of a mum to me than you've ever been," he clapped back, before leaving Peggy's.

With Ricky always defending his mum and wanting to form a relationship with her, fans on social media were astonished by Ricky's "savage" burn to his own mother... 

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EastEnders airs Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7.30 pm on BBC One — see our TV Guide for full listings. You can also catch up on episodes on BBC iPlayer now. 

Grace Morris
Staff Writer

Grace is a digital writer with WhatToWatch.com, where she writes series guides for must-watch shows and the latest TV news. She graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2020 with a degree in Writing and Film Studies, which only made her love for creative writing, film and TV grow stronger.


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