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This week on EastEnders: Who Killed Archie Mitchell?*

Nickie | 21:00 UK time, Friday, 25 December 2009

You: Sleighbells ring, are you listening?
Me: No, I'm too busy trying to figure out who killed Archie Mitchell 
You: Oh OK... any ideas?
Me: Erm... it was Phil... *no* Ronnie... *no* Peggy. Ryan. Ooh I know it was Jack. The dark horse! Hmmm... it could have been Sam. Ian! Lucy! Or Bradley... with that left hook of his... Janine...?
You: *stroke chin and watch this sinister apparition which materialises in front of your very eyes*


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Me: Where the hell did that video come from? Was it generated by my thought processes?
You: Err - ?
Me: The outside money's on Dirty Den's ghost rearing up from it's ghostly home in the cellar of the Vic and whacking his earthly rival. Yep, my money's on Den.
You: I can't get a word in edgeways here. I'm off to find out what Detective Chief Inspector Marsden thinks and to reveal what I think in the comments bit below
Me: Oh good. I await your thoughts! It was definitely Den though... DR LEGG! IT WAS DR LEGG etc etc

*This is not a rhetorical question. We really do need you to tell us. LIKE, NOW PLEASE!


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  • Comment number 1.

    I think jack killed archie as in the lastest episode archie said jack could have the bust of the queen vic and thats what archie was killed with although everyone has a good motive glad hes gone. larry has played him well his gavin and stacey character michael is a far cry from archie.

  • Comment number 2.

    Oooo Eastenders you are so cunning!!! But this episode was FANTASTIC. Hmmm as much as i want it to be jack as it would show how much he cared abotu ronnie by getting rid of him. I have to say Peggy .... or tracey! Haha 'gone fishing' is a rather interesting motive xD

  • Comment number 3.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 4.

    i know who done it hehe
    i checked whose leaving in febuary when we all are ment to find out
    its JACK
    pluss the clues add up hes an ex cop that has killed before he loves roney so he would do anything for her he threatend archie in the pub and in the last episode if u look closely u see his brown spikey hair lol
    it cant b bradly or ian cause they are to scared and phil probely fell aslep cause hewas drunk peggy still loves him in her heart and janine was gona stab him but he gt hit over the head with the queen victoria

  • Comment number 5.

    Hmn.... I would love it to be Bradley, but he's far too sweet to do that. I have a funny feeling it was Sam. If you watch closely, you can see the reflection of blonde hair and a white coat in the globe before you see the Queen Victoria bust fall downwards. So it's either Peggy or Sam. But I'd wager my money on Sam.

  • Comment number 6.

    What an awesome episode. I think the person who killed Archie Mitchell is Ben.Because he was the one person who wasn't shown he was only shown once and he was silent the whole night so the possibility could have been him. It can't be Sam, Peggy, Ronnie, Bradley, Ian, Jack or Phil or even Roxy and it can't also be Stacey cause she was outside the whole night. And Ryan was with Whitney and the family so not Ryan and not Janine she has already been to jail. So the person who most definitely killed Archie is Ben it has to been him or even Grant i wouldn't be surprised if they brought him back but thats a bit obvious my money is still on Ben who killed Archie.

  • Comment number 7.

    I think It was Ronnie

  • Comment number 8.

    My money is on Sam, Sam is the only one that was never in the line up for murder and was shocked to see her return in the episode, She is already looking at a stretch inside for being involved in the murder of Den, so she has nothing to loose, and after all she is a Mitchell and knows how to handle herself, It would be a perfect storyline for her to be the killer as she will have to stand trial from Dens murder at somepoint, so it be great viewing having Sam down as a serieal killer, on the run wanted for two deaths, Sam Mitchell in the Vic with the bust.

  • Comment number 9.

    All the Christmas episode needed was Brian Rix to appear and drop his trousers - or for Christopher Biggins to shout out 'Look out he's behind you'. I can't decide whether it was a farce or a pantomime - what a load of rubbish.

    The killer - (apart from the scriptwriters) is Sam who then tries to blame Peggy - (it is in the New Year TV programme guides currently on sale.......

  • Comment number 10.

    Has anyone thought about bradley i mean he just found out that archie sexually abused the women he loves and he just disapeared didnt he.
    Although saying that i reckon it could be anyone of them because they all have very good reason for killiing him.
    In my opinion Archie deserved it he is an evil,disgusting old man who was going to get it one day.
    Anyway my money is on Bradley,Ronnie or Peggy!
    What about you lot?

  • Comment number 11.

    Well ... i think (and hope) it was Ryan !! hes so cool !!! ... and fit !! ... lol .... Tonights Episode was AMAZING !!!!! LOVE EASTENDERS !!!!!!! XXXXXXX

  • Comment number 12.

    I think it was Bradley, would be quite unexpected but rather interesting to see that the nice and shy Bradders would be driven to murder because of what has happened to his one true love, Stacey.

    Fantastic episode by the way!

  • Comment number 13.

    i think ronnie done it because if u was watching closely when archie was looking into the globe, u could see blonde hair. But what an episode, really funny what happened 2 janine because she had it coming 2 her thinking she's all good. And about time ricky and bianca got back together. Also cant believe bradley's leaving soon poor stacey she's finally happy!!

  • Comment number 14.

    I think it'd be great if it turned out ROXY had actually done it! She always fell soft with him, be about time she stepped up & looked out for someone other than herself!

  • Comment number 15.

    I bet it was Grant, finally showing up to help. Phil is favourite but too obvious. Janine must be second favourite as we know she's killed before. Ronnie, I suppose must be even closer to the edge than usual, but I'd be surprised if she could commit murder. And none of the other contenders are really mean enough. Actually, it could have been Peggy. Hmmm.

  • Comment number 16.

    i think ronnie killed archy;for the death of her children.

  • Comment number 17.

    Sean Slater :) Everyone For Got Bout Him :) thats my first guess

    jack - says ronnie helps crover up the murderer :)

    we find out on feb 19th :)

  • Comment number 18.

    I am thinking Sam. She has nothing to lose. But for the time being, since Bradly has Archie's blood on his hands the cops are not going to look to hard for the real killer.

  • Comment number 19.

    I think it could be Tracey!!! Because Janine was ruff on her and she always loved the Mitchels. Or Jack because towards the end it showed nearly all the people that wants him dead but Jack. Or it could have been no one. But how could the satiue move by its self, well thats Eastenders for 'ya.

    Love, BoopyyBabiie xx

  • Comment number 20.

    Something people don't realise is Yes they all have a motive but the murder weapon was the queen statue.
    This rules out Phil (Crowbar) and Janine (Sharp object (I didn't see it)). This now closes it to Jack, Ian, Peggy, Ronnie, Sam and Bradley as far as i remember. Now for some, a clear motive or evidence will show, Ian (Laptop), Peggy (divorce papers), Bradley (Blood). Which means that his daughter or niece may have done it without being a immediate suspect. But when seeing everyone before the actual murder, did anyone spot Jack?
    My final realisation is personality. Using a weapon knowing it would take just one blow to kill means that the killer may have been unable to kill archie by mere personal strength and also makes you think the way the person did it was cowardly, doing it behind his back. 1 name fits that being Mr Ian Beale. Personally, it is between Jack and Ian, also they are the only two who i don't like enough to be innocent. Any Questions?

  • Comment number 21.

    i think it could be someone commpletely different! i reckon it could be syed masood! he could kill archie and make make him into one of his specials 'ARCHIE bhajee' hahhahaaa; what you reckon?

    other alternatives-
    Ben; because phil is to drunk to do it + he wants his home back. and he is to young to go to prision!
    Ian; Because he wants the laptop!
    Tracey; Because she wants a pay rise! ;) no, because she wants the mitchells back in the pub.
    Shirley; because she knows phil's to drunk.

    i actually think Ben did it, because he's looking out for his dad and he can see what archie has done to his family+ he has lost his home.. i also reckon Shirley witnesses it, and covers ben up as she has always had a soft spot for phil! ooooo- its so good! love Eastenders!

  • Comment number 22.

    I have a feeling that Bradley is gonna take the blame for killing Archie because he had blood on his hands. But all the people that all of you guys have mentioned to be honest they are too obvious so it can't be Phil, Janine, Roxy, Ronnie, Peggy,Grant,Sam, Ryan it's not him if i remember correctly he was with Whitney and the family the whole night, Jack was outside with Ronnie. People seem to forget about Phil's son Ben he i think is the one who actually killed Archie because they didn't show him if i remember correctly they only showed him once and he was silent, he overheard Phil telling Shirley that he was gonna kill Archie so what if he wanted to finish the job, or it could be Pat because she is best friends with Peggy,or even Max Branning but i don't think it's Max he wouldn't do that he has already lost alot. So that leaves either Pat,or Ben

  • Comment number 23.

    its ben! is has to be!

  • Comment number 24.

    To anyone saying it might be Ben, he was also outside with Shirley and Heather when it all happened. I mean he had on a cruddy beanie hat but it was Ben, singing carols next to Shirl and Hev. I still wager money on Sam, but it could be Bradley, after all, Charlie Clements is leaving next year, so if they didn't want to kill him off, that'd be the only way for him to leave Stacey, by going to prison for killing Archie. Just imagine that scene.
    RONNIE: Why would Bradley kill our dad?
    ROXY: Yeah he's so sweet normally.
    BRADLEY: Could be because he raped my Stacey and now she's pregnant, so you're getting a new brother or sister?
    RONNIE: Wow, good point. Never knew the old git had it in him.
    Sorry I'm in to comedy. But yeah, no one thought about that. But I still reckon it was Sam, because Inside Soap and Soaplife both say Peggy is going to take the rap for someone, who better to take the rap for then her whingy, stupid daughter?

  • Comment number 25.

    I think it was Bradley for 3 reasons. 1, because he is leaving in February when the murderer is revealed. 2, because Eastenders have said he is leaving as part of a big storyline. And 3, it is always the person you least expect.

  • Comment number 26.

    Everyone has gotta agree with me.... I Think Jack does it BUT as you all know Bradley is leaving early next year and remember when bradley punched archie i fink he cut himself etc. and they'll find his blood on Archie shirt .. ..Stacey and Bradley will get married and on that day i think Bradley will get nicked for the murder and go to jail .

  • Comment number 27.

    By the way BRILLIANT EPISODE!! Absolute Class

  • Comment number 28.

    I think it was Grant!

  • Comment number 29.

    I am very sorry I missed yesterday's episode... and here in Belgium we cannot watch the Video clips on internet ... Pity
    Anyway , I wonder are people really able to be so nasty ..Archie .. Phil - Jack ????? Archie is not a lovable man , is he ?

  • Comment number 30.

    Trust me im right ...Im 100% SURE

  • Comment number 31.

    absolutely fantastic episode! its got to be jack!

  • Comment number 32.

    I think it was Sam. She said to Peggy that she wanted to prove that she wasn't useless and this could be a good way to do that!! Also, its never one of the suspects that are shown so who knows?!!

  • Comment number 33.

    Jack wasn't shown just before Archie died hmmmm...Plus Remember when Archie told Jack he shud take the Bust (Queen Victoria statue) home and Archie sed it would keep him warm just like his daughters did (roxy and ronnie)...So Thats why it is Jack ..Bradley Will get nicked for it though Mark my words

  • Comment number 34.

    I rekon it was Stacey because they all went over to him and she was stood at the carol service and saw Bradley n then she didnt see him and then someone killed archie .x

  • Comment number 35.

    i think sam killed him just watching made me think she killed him one for making her lose all her familys money and she is leaving so it is just a feeling it was not peggy as that was the queen vics statue that killed him to heavy for peggy phils to drunk ian is a worm jack is not stupid he would get someone to do it for him

  • Comment number 36.

    We can all sit here and say it was jack because archie said to him he should take the bust home or it was sam because she said she wanted to prove herself or phil because he said he was gonna kill him etc.. but the fact is we'll never know until February so...

  • Comment number 37.

    i think sam killed archie, she was there when den died in the vic so what makes you think she cant kill archie

  • Comment number 38.

    It was Peggy.. which is why she is leaving the soap soon.

  • Comment number 39.

    I think it was ashame that Archie got killed.i know everyone thinks hes evil but i really liked him!i think that grant could have murdered him ,or even lucy beale.

  • Comment number 40.

    Hmmm, interesting theories! The bust came down on Archie's head from quite a height so I think that rules Peggy and Ben out (doubt they could lift it that high?)

    Best bet would seem to be Jack (how heavy is that bust - must have fractured Archie's skull surely?) and I bet Bradley's hand hurt too much from the blows he gave him earlier; Ronnie would probably be too weak after losing her baby (but angry!) though she's usually 'folded' under dad's pressure...

    Now Christian has the height and the strength... motive you ask? Well, Archie was quite observant and probably wouldn't be averse to a bit of blackmail, or even disclosure for its own sake, if he'd picked up on the Chris and Sayed thing...

    I know... Minty had been passing and overheard the comment that Archie was thinking of selling the Vic to turn into a block of flats... where would he go to drink if that happened? And he's so loyal to Phil...

    Or did Charlie want a quiet drink and found the pub shut then went back later to wreak his revenge for having to suffer a night in with Mo?

    The mystery deepens!

  • Comment number 41.

    i think it was ronnie or sam because i saw blonde hair

  • Comment number 42.

    i think it was Ronnie, when the snow settles, time's up!
    he deserved it 4 killing her children, she should have done it a long time ago!

  • Comment number 43.

    Ronnie was the first to be arrested so I reckon that pretty much rules her out. Not because they let her go or anything though.

  • Comment number 44.

    Hhhhmmm i have now changed my mind xD I started at Jack then went to peggy ... and then ben .... now bradley xD! Oh its so confusing!

  • Comment number 45.

    Evening All, warm night!
    My main suspect for the killing of one Archie Mitchell is.........SHAUN SLATER!!!

    He disappeared this time last year and might have overheard Stacey tell Bradley that Archie forced her against her will. He followed Bradley into the Vic and finished off the job. He still blames Archie for losing Roxy.

  • Comment number 46.

    I was soooooooo Happy that it was on, on Saturday(2dayy) and again 2days program was THE BEST! Okk,, I hadd left a comment erlier saying::

    I think it could be Tracey!!! Because Janine was ruff on her and she always loved the Mitchels. Or Jack because towards the end it showed nearly all the people that wants him dead but Jack. Or it could have been no one. But how could the satiue move by its self, well thats Eastenders for 'ya.

    Love, BoopyyBabiie xx

    Now I stick with this stil as it so could be Tracey, bc she turned up out side with the rest of the croud with a stuck up facee but 'would she o that far into killing him?'. Also Jack went home after seeing Amy(Leaving Roxy n Ronnie by them selves making Ronnie get arrested. Any ways he went home got changed and scrubbed his hands claen... And the police men didnt look happy when Roxy said 'Jack Branning an ex cop.' But then again Peggy was putting on a GREAT act when she practacly (well looked like) she was crying because ''her husband'' was DEAD... But then again Sam went out ''Looking for Peggy, But she would'nt would she kill her uncle Archie- Most Proberly he spilt up her family, lost her husband to be, and lost the queen vic- TO HIM! But then again lastly on my list you have Ian. Ian, Ian, Ian... Leaver gloves?? Wahs that about?? Why did he have to turn the house upside down?? All he needed was the laptop, or hi might have needed the cd of him and Janine but was there a cd?? Because all Ian needed to do is go down stairs and see Archie on the floor he might of just wanted to hurt him badly but did he mean to kill him? And if anyone else killed him they would of had to sneek in but they would of herd Ian wouldnt of they?? Well Ask Me Any Thing I Would Love To Answer Just Put ''BoopyBabiie'' At the top of ur comment... Wah u think?? x

    Love, BoopyyBabiie xx

  • Comment number 47.

    I think it was *Grant* as Ronnie, Peggy, Phil, Jack, Bradley, Ian and all the others who were so angry with Archie are abvious suspects to keep us all in suspense! Besides, its not Eastenders style for one of the above to kill Archie....Grant is the killer! he is on the square as the mysterious santa! ho ho ho..

  • Comment number 48.

    I just watched the "EastEnders Revealed" episode about "Who Killed Archie Mitchell".
    I noticed that the narrator was George Lamb, son of Larry Lamb the actor who plays Archie Mitchell.
    I think EastEnders is brilliant. I an American who has been living in the UK for two years and have become quite a fan of EastEnders. But the choice of George as narrator illustrates something that I think is very wrong with the BBC and UK culture: Nepotism.
    Is George Lamb really the best person you could find to be the programme's narrator? No one else was available? No one else in all of the UK could have been a better choice? No one else have a better connection to the show?
    While I don't want to be overly critical of George Lamb, it is clear that he was able to get "breaks" and have doors opened for him in the entertainment industry solely because he is the son of a well-known actor.
    Afterall, how much talent does it take to wear skinny jeans and frost your hair?
    I'm disappointed that EastEnders would advance George Lamb's nepotistic career in this fashion.
    To bring my point home, would you ever hire George Lamb to be a regular character on EastEnders? I think not.
    Please keep up the otherwise brilliant work!

  • Comment number 49.

    I think it was Lucy Beale, she has at some point seen archie threaten her dad and even though she thinks at times he can be a loser,he is still her dad,and knows Archie has to go...........................
    she is also the most least likely to commit murder!!!!!!

  • Comment number 50.

    I think Tracey did it. She's not madly enamoured by the Mitchells as such (remember how Phil treated her when he had his last alcoholic storyline), but would hate to work for Janine! Apart from all that, isn't it high time she had a storyline anyway? How many years has she served in the Vic without a storyline.. of any kind? It's not Roxy or Ronnie; Not Phil or Jack and Not Peggy. The good money should be on Tracey. I'd see her locked up as she's never been much of an asset to the show in any case!!

  • Comment number 51.

    I think it was Janine. At first when I saw Ian creepin about the cellar I thought of how desparate he was to keep this from Jane, BUT Janine has a bit of a violent past record. In any case well done writers... I love a good who dunnit, and I think this rates right up there with Dm.Christie. I really loved watching how you placed so many suspects right up to the minute...WELL DONE!!!!

  • Comment number 52.

    to BoopyyBabiie

    Great spot with ians leather gloves as i completely didnt notice! haha but after a long thought about this. I could probably rule out some of them :Janine (it wouldnt be such a shock and she did actually look like she had feelings for him) Ronnie as she is the first one to be arrested - which in a whodunnit never seems to be the case, I dont think peggy would have done it as i think she had feelings too :P

    I think its going to be someone we least expect which to me the key suspects would then be : Ben, Tracey, Bradley (as its not in his characteristics) and possibly ryan :S??

    And as for jack i think its possible as he seems to be the one trying to cover up the most things :S
    Overall. after all that. i am still clueless xD

  • Comment number 53.

    it could of been anyone but the two people that i think it could be are either, Jack or Ian.
    At first ian went into the pub then got chucked out the pub by archie without any think,but he had those black lather gloves on. But then after archie's death we see that ian fianlly gets home but with archies laptop, and with those leather gloves still on.

    and for jack well when roxy finds out archie is dead, when she ran to him he didnt really seem bothered. so before he calls the police he pulls out a plastic black bag and looks at it for a couple of seconds, but we don't know whats inside it, but then the second time we see that bag is when jack tries to hide is some where in his kitchen. But what is in that plactic bag. Maybe the weapon,or maybe the gloves he used,well we will never know.

    I dont think bradley is capable of kiling him becuase he aint that typeof person to do that, because when stacy and max had an affair bradley didnt do anything.

  • Comment number 54.

    The killer could be Phil OR peggy? but which one???...

    p.s loved ee itz da best new way Larry Lamb (Archie) is leaving...

  • Comment number 55.

    i think it was bradely or it could have been jack because they have got blood on them hehehehehe but relly i nthink it was jack although alot of people have a motivate of killing him but it could be ian as well the sneak

  • Comment number 56.

    IMG EE was sooo good and emonial today... now i feel a little bit sorry 4 Archie... (BUT GOOD ACTOR)

  • Comment number 57.

    For some reason I think it's Roxy because when she was outside she said to stacey "take Amy something awful has happened" but she didn't know Archie was dead on the floor until she walked in? But then I think Sam also!

  • Comment number 58.

    I think either Jack, Bradley or Sam killed Archie.

    I really don't think it was Ronnit tho.

  • Comment number 59.

    For me personally i think it could be one of Archie's ex Glenda i think that's her name because i believe someone has kept in touch with her and they've been telling what Archie has been up to in Albert Square, for example Danielle's death,Ronnie pain and Suffering from Archie, and last and not least the splitting of the Mitchell family. Also she comes into the square for the funeral and the introduction of Ronnie and Roxy's secret brother. But however, i also believe it could be tracy or the secret brother as Archie left his mum stranded, heavily pregnant and disowned him before birth.

  • Comment number 60.

    to BoopyyBabiie

    Im guna stick with what i sed Jack did it and after i watched today's episode it really has to be him..When Roxy was weeping to Jack At the carol service he dint feel or looked sad for her as if he knew what happened...

    In that bag he had i think it was gloves... It cant be Ian Yes yes i knw he had the gloves on but he doesn't wanna get his fingerprints all over the Sofa's etc. in the vic

    Jack does it, as you all know Bradley is leaving February and when bradley punched archie i fink he cut himself etc. and they'll find his blood on Archie shirt

  • Comment number 61.

    Ian hasnt got the guts,
    Janine seemed heartbroken,
    As was Peggy
    Phil was drunk
    Roxy wouldnt kill her Dad,
    As for tht Im totally Clueless ;]

  • Comment number 62.

    The Media wants us to focus on the main characters which are shown in the video above, but really in my opinion i think it was Sean Slater from last Christmas. He must have found out that Amy is his baby and he is the father to Roxy's child...and as Archie warned Sean before Christmas 2008, that he will not let him be part of the family..So He Put Up For A Fake DNA...! Sean may have concluded of Archie being the cause of Christmas 2008..and came to kill him. Think about it people, in 2008 Archie ruined Seans Christmas, in 2009 He Ruins Archie's Christmas...People it all makes sense..!!!
    Sean is my first suspect...and then maybe Sam Mitchell (the 2nd) as she was part of Dirty Den's Murder. & Then 3rd, I Think It was Just Archie's time to go...!!

  • Comment number 63.

    I Fink Sam Did It As She Want'd 2 Prove 2 Peggy That She Aint Useless... She Is Goin 2 Prison Ne Way 4 Wat She Did 2 Den!! So Y Not...It Was Er Fault 4 Peggy Losein Da Pub In Da 1St Place So Its Ova She Gonna Try Get Peggy Da Pub Bk...Brill Episode Tho....

  • Comment number 64.

    a) he left the flat before ronnie so probably did it then went to cover hi tracks.
    b) archie mention queen vic bust women to jack , ironic killed with that.
    c) in eastenders the first one arrested never did it , too obvious .
    d) ronnie would of gloated more if it was her.
    e) peggy, sam , ian , bradley and ryan didnt have it in them .
    f) archie pushed ronnie after jacks warning and jack saw.
    g) jack would do anything for ronnie and earlier she sed she wanted him dead.
    h)Phill couldnt of done it in a proper way being that drunk and cover his track whereas being an ex copper jack could have. alo if phill did it he wouldnt go round to peggy in amazement.
    j) janine to obvious and wouldnt of done it alone and didnt have it in her cus barry was just an accident.
    k) jack showed no change in face when roxy told him.
    l) jack told them not to say anything (in cae it led to him)
    h) roxy never cus she really did love her dad.

  • Comment number 65.

    okay so after reading all the comments you people have left everyone kept changing my mind but i still stick with sam, because
    1)it cant be ronnie she is too obvious,andd she has already benn arrested so that rules her out.
    2)its not roxy she couldnt if you saw her face wen she saw he was dead it was impossible for her to do it.
    3) not phil he was too drunk, and he wouldnt want to go to prison for murder, or he would have killed archie ages ago.
    4)not ben evn though it would make it a great storyline they wouldnt do another kid thing like with lauren.
    5)not ian he couldnt even though he is highly unlikly so people would think it was him but he wouldn.
    6)not jack they wouldnt let jack do it and also if he is leaving next ear it will probs be for something like moving to france for his daughter not murder, or mmybe he was going to but was beaten to it.
    7) not aine she was too drunk and upset.
    8) not grnt or sean or glenda neither of tem are in the square yet and they will leave glenda (ronnie and roxys mum)her own big stoyline.
    9) not peggy either she still had some feelings for him, but peggy is leaving next year which no one mentioned and they wont kill her of because she might want to come back at some point so prison is a good option.
    so it leaves us with sam and if you wach closly which is what i did i rewatched the end on bbc iplayer and saw the reflection of blond hair and a white coat in his globe which is exactly sams description and also sam could be made into a seriel killer and peggy takes the rap for her next year sao i positive it is sam
    cant wait till feb need sppoilers in all the mags!!!
    leave me any uestions if you want.

  • Comment number 66.

    i think that ben killed archie for killing ronies baby

  • Comment number 67.

    Has any one thought about Ben? He's seen so much happening in that family that maybe
    he has decided enough is enough...a mitchell through and through.

  • Comment number 68.

    ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH YOU ARE SO FRUSTRATING EASTENDERS! I can't believe we didn't find out. (When will we find out btw?)
    And I dont think it were Janine coz she were taking a knife, don't think it were Bradley or Ryan, or Ronnie coz thats too built up about her now. Emmm...dont think Peggy has it in her, though I would love it if it were her, not Phil coz he'd be prepared...not Ian, hes a bit of a coward, soooooo my guesses are on Jack. But then again...coz he were killed with the statue, it looks like someone has just come in and done it hastily...ARRGGGH! I dont know. You know what, I think it might be Sam (as much as I dont like her character and I dont think it would excite me to find out she'd done it), but maybe she did it to be accepted like...get back into the family...

  • Comment number 69.

    well here is the news you have all been waiting for its grant he is due to come back in the series soon and ive heard it from a very good source

  • Comment number 70.

    I know who killed Archie!

    It was Glenda, Arches ex-wife, and Ronnie & Roxys mum.

    I read comments that some of you reportedly seen Blonde hair and a white coat in the snow globe, on a spoiler website, it says that Glenda is back to see her kids. And she wears a white coat, and has blonde her, See for yourself: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/soaps/i214956/glenda.html

    Unless if not, I think Sam Mitchell, because she isnt at Archies funeral. And she would've come to say goodbye to her uncle? Even Ronnie is there! Maybe she was stopped, by being arrested!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 71.


    Very Very interesting its gonna be between Jack And Sam I Guess..

    I Cannot See Blonde hair and A White coat in the globe lmao i really cant ive rewatched it time and time again but just cant seem to see it

  • Comment number 72.

    I think Sam as she was not shocked when she heard he died, she told Peggy she would 'sort everything out' and she had a very sumg look on her face when Ronnie was arrested.

  • Comment number 73.

    i think its either bradley or sam, its too obvious to be ronnie, roxy phil peggy etc. ryan was with the jacksons and jack pulled out of his coat a gun. but maybe thats done on purpose to make us think like this. but i think its either sam or bradley. sam went to see archie but he closed the door on her. and we seen bradley outside the vic after he hit archie and then he disspeared...

  • Comment number 74.


    Jack had the same look when Roxy was crying and saying help at the carol service remember

  • Comment number 75.

    Why do all the Mitchell women have White coats and Blonde hair!!!!!!!!! I definitely think its either,

    Sam (wasn't at funeral, was gonna sort things out)
    Glenda WEIRD to come back just after her husband died? and she wears white coat and has blonde hair.

  • Comment number 76.

    maybe back to visit the crime scene?

  • Comment number 77.

    Well as it has been said somany people have 'reasons' but im going with Ryan to be honest. Although im not sure. I know both Bradley and Jack are leaving and in a good story line but that don't mean it is a direct involvment. And as some others have pointed out.. wheres Ben been ?? xx

  • Comment number 78.

    i think it was ian

  • Comment number 79.


  • Comment number 80.

    everyone it has to be ian. because remember when archie said the recording was in the laptop ian tried to get the laptop but archie grabbed him took him downstairs and kicked him out.but on the next episode on saturday 26 december you see that ian has got the laptop hidden in his jacket the question is how did he get it?

  • Comment number 81.

    It Was Kinda Sad Cuz even Thoou i Personally Couldnt stand him & i Wnted him Dead But the Way he Died I thou Was Totally Sad!!
    But Ithink is Either Jack Or Sam Who Killed Him Cuz they r the once dat People Wnt look at that much & Cuz Jack Had Sommin!!!

  • Comment number 82.

    I could think three people,
    1. Jack,cos he asked ronnie again and again what did archie said...i guess he wanted to make sure that archie didn't say anything abt murderer....after that only he told he is gng to call police.....
    2. Sam,not bcos of blonde hair and white coat which hav been seen by many ppl in the globe,but cos of her no reaction towards the news....i cudn't see blonde hair or white coat in the globe hair....i think it was just reflection of vic in the globe.....
    3. Ian might have done this or he might not ;-) When he left the carol group,he didn't wear gloves (if u see keenly)....but when he returned wid laptop he was wearing gloves and he hold the laptop by giving support from his left hand....whereas he walked freely while he left carol....this clearly shows that he took the laptop after he left the carol,i.e. after bradley left the pub(and bradley was the last person with whom we seen archie alive)....so after bradley Ian might hv entered pub and killed Archie,took laptop,left vic thru other door,then ronnie might hv come in and seen Archie....Or we can also think in this way that Ian might hv entered thru other door while Archie was being killed....Ian may not be aware of this or he may hav seen him in the blood.....but for sure,incident might hv happened b/w the time bradley left and when Ian entered or left vic........

    It seemed that someone pushed the statue frm the table,if he/she was a strong person,they cud've lifted the statue and topped Archie's head....if that is the case,it wud be very forceful.....but it seemed that statue was falling down frm the table slowly....but well i don't knw.....
    My other guesses are Ben and Jean slater....Ben was missing from the carol group while roxy told Archie is dead....Even they didn't show Ben after that at all.....(wid hev or wid shirly or wid Phil)...No...The reasons why it may be Jean slater are she might hv overheard abt stacey's pregnancy,but she didn't seem to be like that when they went for carol....but when everyone was in her house and talking abt Archie's murder,she seemed to be very nervous and her hands were shivering,while giving biscuits to Patrick.........this is just a wild guess....but who knows.....

  • Comment number 83.

    Brilliantly acted and totally engrossing - well done BBC! We think it was Sam Mitchell.....

  • Comment number 84.

    I think young Ben did it to prove to his family he is a Mitchell after all!

  • Comment number 85.

    I Simply can't wait for february 19th ...The suspense is killing lmao!!...


  • Comment number 86.

    So many suspects! But also many to rule out! Peggy couldn't have done it because she loves Archie. Phill is a bully but in fact he is not a killer! Ian is always looking out for number one and is only after one thing; getting rid of the recording on cd and laptop. As for Ronnie she hated Archie but kill him, no. Ronnie loved him too much and Jack wouldn't burn his hands. Janine however is capable of murder, we all know that from the past, remember Barry Evans? For me there is only one suspect; Sam Mitchell! She had both motive and opportunity! And I bet that while Sam killed Archie Ian was upstairs in the livingroom looking for the recording! I think the outcome will be that Peggy figures out that Sam did it and that she will confess to the murder to protect Sam from going to jail, because she is a good and loving mother who will do anything for her children.

  • Comment number 87.

    To Alida Schaap

    There are two people who could hav done it And they are SAM and JACK

    Why wouldn't Jack burn his hands..Especially for Ronnie cause i think he loves her and would do anything for her aND YESTERDAY ON EASTENDERS Jack was meant to get back to the pub remember when he sed to ronnie and roxy and he done that on sole puropse i think...Also what was in the bag . I think those were gloves

    There is sum1 you all might hav forgot ...It could be Archie's Ex wife Glenda hmmmmm gets you thinkin

  • Comment number 88.

    Ben! I think Ben did it to prove to his dad he is a Mitchell.

  • Comment number 89.

    TTo Ronnieefann//saeeff alii
    Thxx forr Answerringg theyy aree good pointtss II mightt havee too Changee mii mind?...

  • Comment number 90.

    To BoopyyBabiie

    Im in two minds aswell Lmao..People are saying Sam now ... But what i wanna learn is why did JACK want to knw so badly about what archie sed to Ronnie .. Was he wondering if he (Archie) sed anything about the murderer (Jack).

  • Comment number 91.

    I think it was Ian when he run out with the laptop i rekon that he knocked the queen vic off when he went past :L.x

  • Comment number 92.

    i reckon grant has came back

  • Comment number 93.

    Too saeeff aliii

    Yeaa Thtss a VERY good ideaa init!! It must be Jack but Bradly gets the blame and Ronnie gets let out but before Bradly gets the blame Peggy covers for Ronnie by going into the nik,, Ohh The Tension!! x

  • Comment number 94.

    To BoopyyBabiie

    I Can't stand the tension aswell it's killing me(No offence To Archie :P)

    Im gonna stick with Jack thats it im not changing

  • Comment number 95.

    BEN, id put money on it! or danielle, bring her back :L

  • Comment number 96.

    ooooh Peggys anotherrr Chosee a tivee ?? umm... Err..

  • Comment number 97.

    That was an awesome episode. :D
    It's probably someone really unexpected or it could of been on of the Mitchells or Jack.

  • Comment number 98.

    Never guna be Peggy ..She still loved Archie and killing him i dont think she has got it in her

  • Comment number 99.

    Totally agree with you charliee :D Danielle needs to reappear haha getting a bit of revenge would be fab :P But NOW my money is on tracey haha

  • Comment number 100.

    I think it was peggy because she was the last one to leave the vic before his death maybe she went round the back and sneaked into the bar ade smashed him across the head
    Jack because when he went to call the police on the boxing day episode he hezitated and pulled a bag out his pocket could they have been gloves or evidence which he is going to destroy WHO KNOWS!!!


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