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This week on EastEnders: Suspects, skullduggery and smooches

Nickie | 20:25 UK time, Friday, 1 January 2010

Murderin' Mitchells

ronnie.jpgPhil reckons that it was Colonel Mustard in the library with the lead piping. However, we've checked two centuries worth of census records for the Walford area and there has never been a Mustard family on the Square. FACT. What *is* he trying to cover up... besides the shirt drenched in Archie Mitchell's blood?

One by one, the Mitchells were rounded up and questioned by police. Ronnie in the station, Roxy, Phil and Peggy in their new home at the Brannings'. Only Sam managed to avoid the long arm of the law by walking around the Square in the most cunning disguise ever cooked up - a blindingly bright white coat and matching beret. What will she think of next? Sitting in the caf peering through two eye-holes she's cut out of the Walford Gazette while sat under a giant flashing arrow?

And the award for best actress goes to...


... Miss Janine Butcher. We do hope that the Academy Award judging panel were watching as Janine beat her chest, wrung her hands, held up a lone finger for pause, then rigged up a tiny hose which squirted out salty tears whenever she set the guage to 'weeping widow'. The police fell hook like and sinker, but Roxy, Ryan and Janine weren't convinced. However... in spite of all previous evidence to the contrary... we think that... maybe Janine really does... have a heart... Or are we just too easily swayed?

Wedding bells!

syed.jpgJust as it looked like baby George's new coat was the feel-good storyline of the week*, along comes Amira and Syed's wedding! Yes, he has feelings for another... and that other happens to be a man... who returned expressly to wreck their nuptials... and the mother-of-the-groom found out and had coniptions and both sets of inlaws threatened to wreck the day for various reasons. But in spite of all these MINOR DETAILS, wasn't it amazing???? White horses, drummers, dancing, fights, a hysterical, screaming pregnant woman and the revelation that Darren is George's dad. Best. wedding. ever. 

*and even that was taken back to the shop when Heather realised that Darren had paid for it.

The New Year smooch race!


christian.jpgYou could cut the tension with a knife at Ricky and Bianca's engagement do as the Walford locals eyed each other up in preparation for the big midnight smooch. Tamwar was convinced that he'd only ever end up with a girl with buckteeth and a glass eye - but ended up getting a kissing lesson from Afia next day. Christian and Syed shared a steamy snog in the kitchen. Whitney lured Todd away from Lucy with a bushel of mistletoe. Shirley'd had her smooch early, as Phil used his seduction skills to buy her silence (so she was in the bathroom stealing booze and men's shirts instead). And Ricky went down on one knee to the sound of Girls Aloud. Aww... maybe it will be a happy New Year after all... 



  • Comment number 1.

    I LOVED THE MUSLIM WEDDING IT WAS GOOD A VERY like the muslim wedding.. it was gr8 love it xx . feel a bit srry 4 christian..

  • Comment number 2.

    i thougtht phill said cournel mustard in the dinning room with the candel stick but very well writen love eastenders

    happy new year to all at eastenders all the best for 2010!

  • Comment number 3.

    happy new year eastenders, :)

    and i think we all know now who killed archie., it was SAM!!!
    shes the one with the acrylic red nails. :)
    case solved.

    todays two episodes. man they were shockers. but sometime in the future they must re visit the storyline, cause uu wouldnt stay married well uu wouldnt even get married too someone uuu dont love.

    and the whoole phil, saw cournel mustard thing (cluedo) was so jokes, loved it. :)
    story was fab.

    but ewww to stacey being pregnant with archies baby,

    but oh dear what a shame libby found out darrens george's father. bummer. i love libby and darren together.

    &&& now that luca's is back from honeymoon it must be time to revisit the shockingful storyline of lucas murdering owen and burying him in the square, sumone must find that out. but first arrest sam and end the murder of archie storyline,. otherwise too much goin on will get confusing and not be as tenson building :)

    thanks for reading. seeya.

  • Comment number 4.

    The wedding was amazing, definitely the best thing on TV so far this year (lol). I was very interested to learn that John Partridge did the choreography and that Amira's costume was actually sent to INDIA to be fitted!

  • Comment number 5.

    Think Phil is too obvious to be murderer but hasn't Steve portrayed a superb drunk - absolutely believable - great acting

  • Comment number 6.

    ROnnie didn't kill Archie,, The wedding was gr8 tho xx

  • Comment number 7.

    I Agree, brill acting from phil, i could almost smell the fumes,

  • Comment number 8.

    The wedding is probably the best we've seen since Pat and Frank Butcher's. I noticed a nice little touch as they paraded round the square. Massod was at Max's door and they appeared to exchange kind words. It's good to see sme Eastenders characters willing to forgive. Masood is my favourite character, ws good to see him do some dancing.

  • Comment number 9.

    I loved the wedding xx but the ending should be in another episode a good endin tht was xx

  • Comment number 10.

    Hey eastenders! Keep these great storylines coming this year!! Just keep rolling them in haha! I'm really looking forward to Glenda coming to the square!! Lots of ronnie and Roxy moments lined up :D good stuff!

  • Comment number 11.

    The New Years Eve and New Years Day episodes were fantastic. It's great to see Christian and Syed's story finally getting the airtime it deserves. Hopefully we won't need to wait another six months until we see them together onscreen again.

  • Comment number 12.

    Kane - you're totally right, he did. Well remembered. I meant to fact check it but I... err... well it was just the wedding and the excitement of all those New Year smooches and well I forgot but... you were here to correct it so hurrah!

    Meanwhile, who thinks madonnababes should write the next This Week on EastEnders..? that was awesome!

    And to everyone else - it really was a great week on EastEnders, I thought. May the New Year be as full of excellent doof doof doofs like what this week was...

  • Comment number 13.

    Hello everyone happy new year! loved friday eps soo emotional poor Christian and Syed zainbab was horrbile!! i wanted to hug them both so much. Im so glad Syed told the truth and hopefully chryed will get a happy ending one day. i loved both eps by the way awesome!! and such amazing acting from Marc Nina and john well done guys. Hannah xx

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  • Comment number 15.

    Peggy Mitchell...when backed into a corner she has a backbone of steel and the red nails to match. Now I know that she went back for the divorce papers and did lame ole Archie in. Old school means doing what is necessary to protect the things you love. My hats off to you Peggy Mitchell..you're unforgettable.

  • Comment number 16.

    the wedding was good poor christan phli is the best in eastenders and grant is the best goooooooood wedding

  • Comment number 17.

    I think it was Sean Slater that could have killed Archie, due to the fact it Was Archie that messed things up between him and Roxy and Stacy is having Archie's baby even more reason for sean 2 be the one who killed him....
    maybe Sean is coming back into it being the 25 years is coming up;) but thats my guess on it.....lol
    And you never know with Eastenders whats gonna happen next.....
    I also think Ronnie will get everything left 2 her in the will....

  • Comment number 18.

    i think ian killed archie he stole his laptop that means he must have killed him

  • Comment number 19.

    Ronnie did not kill archie phil did u would know if u seen the blood on his shirt

  • Comment number 20.

    I agree with Kerry. I think it is Sean Slater. He found out about Stacey having Archie's baby.

  • Comment number 21.

    i recon it was tracy - gone fishing my arse!!!

  • Comment number 22.

    It was so obvious Sam killed Archie. I knew all along. He told her to run away, putting her family in debt with Ian Beale. Ian sells the debt to Archie. Then it's Archie's fault her family hate her!!!

    She kills him to get back at him.
    Goes into hiding when she realises about the fingernail.
    Case SOLVED. lock 'er up!!!

  • Comment number 23.

    loved the wedding.but feels sorry for libby - is that the end of her and darren?

  • Comment number 24.

    i didnt watch if last night so i will have to catch-up but i think there is going to be some broken hearts of just not darren but other people to.(dun dun dun dun dun dun duh duh duhd duh duh duh duh bu-dum-dum-dum chhhhhh duh duh duh duh duh.duh duhduh duh duh duh .....................................................)

  • Comment number 25.

    Sam did not kill archie.. when she was sitting in dots house she was biting of the red nail varnish on that thumb where the nail is not painted, therefore the nail belongs to someone else. any one else because its a 'public' house.. any one could have owned that nail

  • Comment number 26.

    it wasn't Sam coz she scrapped off her nail varnish at dot's and it wasn't phill because his shirt had a patch of blood if he had killled him it would be splattered in blood. It will all be revealled in february i guess we just have to wait

  • Comment number 27.

    I loved the wedding, it was really colourful. I felt sorry for Christian at first but now he's getting on my nerves. I have nothing against gay people but I thought Christian was a bit over the top. After all, Syed chose Amira and he needs to get over it. At the party at Ricky and Bianca's I found it so funny when Libby had to take drunken Darren home and he went into the christmas tree and came out saying "the christmas tree gave me these!" I found it a bit disturbing when Christian and Syed were kissing. And Johanna, you have a point. But, when Ronnie held up Sam's hand, it looked like it as painted over with a clear nail polish, so :/ let's wait and see!! I believe Phil didn't kill Archie, although I do wonder why he wanted an alibi off Shirley..? And if he HAD killed Archie, he wouldn't have blood on his t-shirt because all the murderer did was push the Queen Vic bust, and they could have walked out the back door. They would have no reason to have blood on them.

  • Comment number 28.

    Its peggy she did it she's leaving so its gotta be her!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 29.

    come on guys its peggy who did it!!!! she's leaving so its gotta be her!!!!

  • Comment number 30.

    I love Eastenders,everybody forgetting Billy,he playing the low key Mitchell at the moment but he has a motive,the house is in his name or it is what Archie promised him,did he find out that Archie was just using him to keep quiet,i just think its him as they not bigged him up as a suspect,the other person is Pat,good friends with peggy,yes she went to see Wicksy,or did she! Keep up the great work Eastenders,loving the work.

  • Comment number 31.

    I loved the Muslim wedding it was gr8 love it xx . feel a bit srry 4 christian..

  • Comment number 32.

    eastenders has gone down hill with the story lines but recently they have been good thank god archie has gone , emma and i think yhe production team should bring back ALFIE and KAT, alfie should run the pub for the dutchess. keep up the good story lines and bring back some old faces please , or some new faces

  • Comment number 33.

    oh and dont let peggy go .... babs you know you want to stay hunni

  • Comment number 34.

    Mani Bhangra, you have a point, but now that Billy is on his feet with a house, two lovely kids, etc, would he risk all that just to become a real mitchell? I think Billy should stand up to Peggy and say "YOU WERE MARRIED INTO THE FAMILY! I'M THE REAL MITCHELL HERE!" Because after all he is the real mitchell, although he is like the ugly duckling, he's different from the rest. Perry plays him brilliantly! Keep up the great work :) x

  • Comment number 35.

    i love eastenders.i think sam killed archie.eastenders is going live in febuary.i love the new website with preview.happy cristmas and new year !

  • Comment number 36.

    it was bradley who killed archie because he asked stacy at the doctors if they should move away so he doesnt get caught

    btw i think dat darren and libby shud get back 2gether becuz darren couldnt have just walked up to libby and sed hey libby i got heather pregnant so she shud give him another chance

  • Comment number 37.

    A happy new year to the whole cast of Eastenders and everybody who reads this! I really love watching Eastenders! I've been watching it since 1990! I agree that Steve portrays a superb drunk! But all the actors are great, big compliments to you all!
    With kindest regards from Alida Schaap from the Netherlands

  • Comment number 38.

    ya the wedding was really good but what about archies murder cause everyone knows that it was sam mitchal that killed archie

  • Comment number 39.

    everybody knows that sam killed archie

  • Comment number 40.

    hi to all the cast of eastenders i have never missed an epersode and i think that u should bring back grant cause he was absolutely brilliant and so r all of u(phil,peggy,sam,roxy,ronnie,ben,max,tanya,lauren,peter,abi,dot,jim,bradley,jean.moe,charlie,stacey,archie,ryan,janine,whitney,bianca,rickey,tiffany,pat,dr jenkens,christian,jane,eian,syed,tamwar,amira,masood,his wife etc) sorry if i forgot any of u but u are all so brilliant!!!!

  • Comment number 41.

    dum dum dum dum dum dum i cant wait to see the police knock on every suspects door a nd the real culprit is revealed quote peggy....... your both my girls quote mrs mitchell thats not quite correct they mine
    and the murderer was at last seen on screen!!!
    how much is she a reincarnation of sharon anyone else noticed ? ,lol der der der der der derrrrrr

  • Comment number 42.

    I think it won't be sam
    they make you think its sam
    like what they done with phil.
    Its more likely to be someone like bradley

  • Comment number 43.

    I think Glenda (mother of Roxy and Ronney) killed Archie Mitchell.

  • Comment number 44.

    I think Glena, the mother of Roxy and Ronnie killed Archie Mitchell.

  • Comment number 45.

    It was Big Mo and Fat Elvis they did it to make money.

  • Comment number 46.

    hi estenders it was Stacey who killd Archie Mitchell becuase she spitted on his grave ad she is having Archie baby ewww that's not nice at all so we wll see what is going on with Stacey Bradley and ofcourse Archie who is now dead i reckon she is he murdreer so people if you see things between them it will be her James

  • Comment number 47.

    i can't beleve that Danny is back i eastenders as Roxy and Ronnie's brother he wil be a great person t se hing oneastendersad i recon ther will be good times between them as well


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