EastEnders spoilers for next week reveal Eddie’s secret is finally exposed. George is left devastated by the truth, but will he agree to help his dad?
With Eddie back on the scene boasting he’s been given an award for championing diversity in boxing, George has fallen for his story hook, line and sinker. But Gina doesn’t believe a word of the Mr Nice Guy act.
And it turns out she’s right as Eddie’s murder secret is revealed. But who did he kill – and why?
George discovers the truth
In EastEnders next week, George heads to his parents home for Eddie’s award celebration. He’s stunned by how proud Eddie seems of him and how his dad’s friends act like he is a hero.
When Eddie makes a heartfelt speech about George, this shocks him even more. George believes he must have misread his dad’s behaviour and tells Elaine he thinks maybe Eddie did always love him.
However, soon one of Eddie’s friends makes a comment to George that the jury is going to love him. George is confused and wants information, so Gerald caves in and explains the truth.
Eddie is on trial for a racially motivated murder. He needs George to be his character witness. George is distraught to realise his dad has been manipulating him all along.
George demands answers in EastEnders spoilers
When Eddie and Gloria arrive the next morning to celebrate Gina’s birthday, George doesn’t want them there. He tells them he knows about the court case and he shouts at them to leave.
Desperate Gloria begs George to help his dad, but George doesn’t want to hear it.
He goes for lunch with Gina and the pair have a heart to heart. Gina get angry when George still tries to excuse Eddie’s behaviour.
George decides to look up the court case and then he rings Eddie and tells his dad they need to talk.
Will George find out the truth?
Gloria and Eddie arrive at The Vic and George demands to speak to his dad alone. The confrontation is painful as George finally discovers the truth about his childhood, Eddie’s racism and what really happened to bring about Eddie’s charges.
Gloria wants to explain things to Elaine. But she really wants Elaine to persuade George to testify on Eddie’s behalf.
The day after the revelations, George is all over the place. A boxing session with Denzel sees him take things too far. He then worries to Elaine he’s just like Eddie.
When Gloria turns up again wanting Elaine to go with her to the Boxing Den to talk to George, Elaine is reluctant but eventually she does. Gloria begs George for five minutes to explain herself, and George agrees.
But can he ever forgive his mum? Will he stand up in court to speak for his dad? Or is George’s relationship with his parents ruined for good?
EastEnders fans are predicting a grim fate for Karen Taylor, played by Lorraine Stanley.
She recently returned to Albert Square in search of her son Keanu, unaware that he was killed off by The Six at Christmas. The Six – Stacey Slater, Denise Fox, Suki Panesar, Linda Carter, Sharon Watts and Kathy Beale – have been hiding the truth about the festive murder. They buried Keanu’s body in an abandoned cafe after Linda stabbed him at the Queen Vic when he tried to strangle her.
Karen, who left the Square in December, grew suspicious of The Six on Wednesday night (February 7), knowing they were the last people to see Keanu alive. The episode was released a day earlier on BBC iPlayer due to football coverage.
Karen Taylor returned to EastEnders with a bang in recent scenes, searching for missing son Keanu Taylor (Danny Walters) – but little did she know she was closer to him than she realised.
Suspicious Karen couldn’t shake the feeling that the true events of Christmas Day were being kept from her, and even after Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner) had taken her through The Six’s version of events, she still couldn’t accept it as the truth.
Viewers will know that Karen is right to worry, as Keanu is actually dead and buried beneath the café, having been stabbed by Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) during a violent confrontation.
Unsatisfied with Stacey’s explanation, Karen headed back to the café and refused to move until someone told her exactly where her son was.
Little did she know, he was directly below her feet.
As Karen demanded answers, she turned to Nish Panesar (Navin Chowdhry), who very nearly threw The Six under the bus by revealing that he couldn’t remember Keanu being there, let alone being the one to attack him.
Luckily, Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth) was there to turn the dialogue around, as she explained how Keanu had been violent and aggressive, all while eyeing up his burial site.
Nish went on to demand that Karen leave, calling Keanu scum and telling her that he deserved to be wherever he was, causing Kathy to grimace.
With Karen still determined to get to the bottom of her son’s whereabouts, Kathy met with Stacey and Suki Panesar (Balvinder Sopal) to come up with a plan to get rid of her.
Kathy decided that their best option was to report her to the police for Albie’s kidnap, though this backfired when Bernie Taylor (Clair Norris) overheard Kathy’s phone conversation and begged her not to send her mum to prison.
After helping Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) take over the Arches as a means of repaying his missing £50,000, Kathy instructed Karen to leave for good while she still could, or risk facing prison, or worse, the wrath of Phil.
Confident that Karen was out of sight and out of mind, Kathy relayed all of the details to Stacey, totally unaware that Karen was actually listening in…
Will she realise just how close she came to her son?