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Episode discussion for week commencing 3 October

Nickie | 10:00 UK time, Monday, 3 October 2011

Roll up, roll up, throw your hat into the ring and tell us what you think of this week's eps.

If Phil Mitchell was your dad, would you have the courage to come clean? Or would you let his rivalry with Patrick continue in order to hide your secret? Do you feel for Vanessa or do you want to see her get a proper East End comeuppance for her betrayal of Eddie? Talk about any aspect of any of this week's storylines below...



  • Comment number 1.

    I would come straight! I think its hard but you would feel better knowing that you did the right thing.
    I reckon Vanessa should be happy, but I just liked Eddie and Carol better together.
    I thought that Tyler would be different. Seems like he pushes Whitney away. Hope its just shock and they work it out. Can't wait!! ^_^

  • Comment number 2.

    I Think Vanessa Should Come Clean To eddie As We All Know Shes After him For his Money & To Carry On annoying Micheal & Patrick Should Should have a 1 v 1 In The Square With Phil To Sort It Out ahah Jokes , Ben Should Come Clean To Phil

  • Comment number 3.

    Im exited to see what happends when the truth comes out about vannessa and eddie, shes done all this just for her daughter, doesnt make her a bad person shes doing what she can for her family, deep down i recon the truth will come out but then she will actualy fall for him when its too late,

    poor ben, everyones gonna find out sooner than later, best for it to come from him, exited to see how phill reacts

    witney deserves someone thats actualy decent that understands her, like fatboi, she doesnt realise its stood right infront ov her everything she wants, i so want them to get together, he'd treat her like gold and she needs it after everything shes been through, I recon they will in the future!

  • Comment number 4.

    I see a picture of Janine! :D If Janine is in it then it has to be good XD By the way, that other Clare isn't me.

  • Comment number 5.

    Looks like a good week but i cant belive Tyler wanted Whitney and now he is being silly and pushing her away!!!!! please dont push her away. Tyler and Whitney look good togehter!!!! It all looks good. look at mandy i love her dress Ian and Mandy look like they are going on a date they might be i dont no!!!! But they do look good togehter aswell!!!!.............Please may Tyler be with Whitney it will be boring if they aint togehter everyone is saying tyler be with whitney!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 6.

    I don't think Whitney and Fatboi shouldbe together because he deserves someone who truly loves him for who he is. It's not just about Whitney having someone who will treat her right, what about him too?

  • Comment number 7.

    Well, this week was shocking, a gay, an angry dad, an ''asking out'' and lots more :D x

  • Comment number 8.

    i think that ben should say the truth to his dad no matter how scary he can be if phil dont like it then that his problem and ben then deserves better if phil dont except it, i also think that whitney should be with tyler not fatboy, fatboy is amazing but his friendship is to good with whit to be a couple.i think that all whit has gone through that her and tyler should be together and be a good couple and nothing goes bed for her not for a while anyway.also i dont like vanessa she shouldnt be with eddie, eddie and carol should be together they are much better suited oh and alsoo haha this whole thing with masood, zainab and yusef is gone way way to far its soo boring now they need to know the truth its been dragged on to long its making it boring x

  • Comment number 9.


    she would nevr have allowed that to happen. he would never have been that horrible if she was there :(

  • Comment number 10.

    i know where she is but it doesnt excuse the fact that she should be there!!!! what lazy writing!

  • Comment number 11.

    i really think ben should just come clean it really has gone too far
    i cant believe tyler should understand whitneys problem its not fair
    love the fact that the whole moon family is together
    who the hell is frankie?

  • Comment number 12.

    a shock revelation changes everything during craig's visit
    could somebody tell me what this was, on last night's(Monday's episode)

  • Comment number 13.

    i LOVED whitney's speech to tyler last night. "i'm going to be myself. same old whit, like nothing ever happened. you'll never know what strength that takes. you can go round pumping your weights. but you'll never be as strong as me." - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b015mspr

    @xxpreets96xx - frankie is tyler and anthony's sister. she's on their character pages - http://www.bbc.co.uk/eastenders/characters/tyler-moon.shtml

  • Comment number 14.

    i love whitney

  • Comment number 15.

    Inspired script writing from the team for including, in such a poetic and gentle way, the inclusion, at last, of a family member kept secret for so long whose character outshines all around.

  • Comment number 16.

    Phil has run out of any logical story lines and is now producing a wooden performance. Time the script writers wrote him out, his character has reached the end of the road. Perhaps he should be killed off.

  • Comment number 17.

    Phil needs anger management classes, he is always so angry that one day he will blow up! Ben needs to hurry up and tell the truth!!!!!!!!!!!
    if Phil loves him he wont care that he's gay.....

  • Comment number 18.

    the way things are going i will come clean b4 my dad get himself on the wrong side of so many people. i think vanessa should face the wraught if she can pay eddie`s kind gesture with evil. then withney and fat should be together

  • Comment number 19.

    There is something very annoying about Venessa generally, and, after all ultimately she did take money to destroy Eddie and his boys. Eddie is way too good for Venessa and he should forgive Michael. As his father, he more than anyone should understand what Michael has been through. Eddie should not forgive Venessa, she is a snake and unbearable to watch. Loved Eddie with Carol, they were good together, would love to see them get back together. The current senario is quite upsetting to watch.

  • Comment number 20.

    where do I start ??? well first of I am looking forward to tomorrows episode I think that's when Vanessa get found out also just in case some of you don't know straight after the episode on BBC three there's an Eastenders MOONS special so that should be good.Now for the negative the whole Phil Mitchell going around the square like hes the worlds strongest man is pathetic taking a baseball bat from the cafe and throwing everybody out the Vic so stupid an angry Phil only works properly in the right storyline and why does he always go around suited and booted just like Michael moon does and jack and max use to its stupid.What a let down Mandy coming back to the square is I thought she would be causing trouble and I don't mean spraying Ian with a water gun witch makes you think your watching CBBC but thought she would be stealing from shops maybe on drugs getting in with the wrong crowd staying at peoples houses then getting kicked out having to live rough in the middle of the square etc but no you have put her with Ian bill ???????? Its just stupid I don't feel Eastenders creates good enough characters no more like they did in the old days and years ago when the good characters were in the show they were there for years now its 3-4 years and they die or just leave the square just think the show needs a new direction

  • Comment number 21.

    Isn't it high time that Phil "The Big Bully" Mitchell met his match? Don't know what to make of his "son", is he a wimp or a bully, too?

  • Comment number 22.

    Im just waiting for Ben to come out and Phil will blame Christian and its gonna be a hell for Christian and Sayed! :-(

  • Comment number 23.

    I have no words for these episodes. The Moons are so dire and have ruined the show. I wish they would all leave including Kat and Alfie.
    It is sad to see the way Phil is being written. One of the last Walford’s legends left, (who we are losing day by day) reduced to a former shadow of himself. Phil was never like this. Phil has a heart. Shame on EE for ruining him and the whole Mitchells, who are in tatters. First we lost Peggy and then Ronnie, one of the best characters created in the last decade over a stupid baby swap storyline and Roxy is hardly in EE. She hasn’t been seen for months.

  • Comment number 24.

    Loved to see Vanessa get what she deserves tonight!:) Tyler nearly got killed, and she was helping Michael to set that up so that her daughter has the money for that fairy tale wedding! She uses people - but then she is being used too. Well done, Eddie! And Michael - now his family don`t want to know him, and he lost his money. AND Kat and ALfie have his son. But I don`t want baby Tommy to be kidnapped again (this time by Michael) - that would be boring! And yes, I agree with previous post, the Mitchells used to be more fun than the Moons are now. I think too many actors are leaving Eastenders now as they are not happy with the writers.

  • Comment number 25.

    getting sick of phil mitchell,all he does is shout and attack people.time he went.along with kat and alfie.all getting a bit stale and boring.all alfie does is seem to speak through has nose and as for kat well enough said.

  • Comment number 26.

    I liked the storyline between Eddie and Michael and how Eddie gets his own back on Michael and Vanessa , its sad he's gone because David Essex who was born in Canning Town which is down the road from me, i think he's a brilliant actor as well as a singer, i hope he comes back to the square, he would look good as the Queen Vic landlord i think. Rock on!

  • Comment number 27.

    Yes please bring back eddie moon.. he was brilliant. Please get rid of poor michael as he looks like somrthing that was dug up! EE needs some new blood, new faces.. not old faces, I dont think that ever works. David Essex is the best thing in Eastenders in a long time.. and hes gone! Thats just plain mad!! He wasnt in it long enough, he should be there for years. PLEASE BRING HIM BACK!!!

  • Comment number 28.

    I have a feeling David Essex (eddie) will be back before too long, along with his daughter Frankie and of course Craig. I hope Frankie isn't like a Kat character. I hope she is the female equivalent of her brother Anthony. It'd be nice to have a sweet, sensitive, nice girl type on the show - they don't all have to be like Stacey, Kat, Mandy etc

    Loved what Eddie did to Vanessa last night!

  • Comment number 29.

    I cried when eddie said he was going to spain, and everyone was emotional :')

  • Comment number 30.

    Whitney and tyler are great together. They have such a good relationship, so much banter going it would be great

  • Comment number 31.

    A Massive Big Respect goes to Steve McFadden (Phil Mitchell),,,,I have been watching Eastenders for years and hard man Phil has always been 1 of my favorite characters, mainly because he is such an awesome actor and deserves massive credit for this,,,,its not often you see him cry, but when he does its so deep & for real,,,,which tugged at my heart tonight (7 Oct) when Ben told him he was gay,,,,dont get me wrong, Im not against Gay People, but being a parent I do understand the reality of being told by yr child they are Gay,,,of course its going to shock & surprise you at first,,,,Phil's acting, his face expressions were so real,,,, first class acting you cannot find fault with,,,,it's people like him that makes the soap so real,,,,and that's whats it all about eh :) x

  • Comment number 32.

    It must have been very difficult for Ben to tell Phill that he's gay. But to let things get out of hand the way they did was very wrong. Fear doesn't give us the right answers! I felt most sorry for Patrick this week; all he wanted to do was to help Ben and his kindness brought him nothing but a whole bucket of trouble.
    I believe that if Phill hasn't been such a bully, things wouldn't get as far as they did.
    Vanessa is also a victim of other man's trouble ; first for falling in love with a man who is still in love with his ex-wife and second for getting involved with a man who wants to take revenge on his father because he believes that his father is responsible for his mother's suicide. I think that Vanessa must learn to stand on her own two feet instead of being dependable on every man she meets.
    I hope that Eddie and Carol get back together and return to the square!

  • Comment number 33.

    The storyline with Eddie Moon has lots more to run, please, please bring him back. David Essex is brilliant and his character was the most interesting for some time, a sort of likeable rogue, it won't be the same without him.

  • Comment number 34.

    @ nickie - thx... i honestly thought frankie as a boy.. :P

  • Comment number 35.

    completley agree with comment 31, really good acting, u can almost sense it was because phil just didnt know what to do with what he had been told

    vannessa really is the eastenders square bike

  • Comment number 36.

    I don't have the faintest idea who the crackpot character 'Mandy' is, or what relationship she has with Ian? Please help somebody - this character part is beyond belief stupid!!

  • Comment number 37.

    Such a shame Eddie Moon is leaving - and Heather too!! Really good characters and both being lost. The story line with Tanya is too drawn out and unrealistic with her not telling anyone - as if you could keep such devistating news to yourself. And, it's unfair of her to put all the burdon on one daughter!!

  • Comment number 38.

    Blog123 has hit the nail on the head. Over here in the Netherlands I've been watching EE for the last 20 years since we got BBC TV. In the days of Arthur, Pete, Kathy and Pauline and their children that was TV with a good storyline. Nowadays it's going downhill. Who do you want to please? Only teenagers? Please don't forget an elderly lady of 79 who wants a strong improvement!!! Oh yes, who misses Dr. Legg? He was at least a real doctor for the Square, not like Yusef who I don't think even possesses a stethoscope.

  • Comment number 39.

    Disagree with Alida about Vanessa. Yes, Vanessa finds herself in trouble all the time but she is not this innocent victim. She does use people. Harry, for example. She only married him because she wanted his money and she wanted him to help her to bring Jodie up. Fair enough, but she did lie to him, she told him Jodie is his daughter. Then, she agreed to help Michael who was planning to hurt (or even kill) his own brother - again, for some cash so that Jodie has the money for her wedding! And also she didn`t have to try too hard to split Eddie and Carol up, but she did enough to do that. So I think she deserved to be dumped first by Max and then by Eddie - it`s called karma. I personally was quite pleased to see her and her ridiculous hair go!

  • Comment number 40.

    Can someone help me please ...... why did vennesa steal the money from the gym and then give it to eddie .....please help im confused thank you

  • Comment number 41.

    It's been bugging me since the show was aired on Friday. Does anybody know the name of the piece of music used when Michael is sitting at his desk at the start of Fridays episode dating 07/10/2011? x

  • Comment number 42.

    right phil its 2011 some people are gay get over it its not a crime and being gays not a crime and being angry about it is not gonna make ben not gay so please get over it

  • Comment number 43.

    ive only just started watching eastenders andive already seen some great acting. especially steve mcfadden when ben told him hes gay. im really enjoying this story line keep it up guys

  • Comment number 44.

    The whole Cancer story has been done sooo well. Thank you and well done 'Tanya' for excellent display of emotion. It did bring back lots of emotion for me, which was hard but at the same time it was like the character re-lived what i went through. It was a bit like therapy for me. I hope people watching learn the value of family and support from this!
    Thank you

  • Comment number 45.

    Ok, so Roxy is still married to Sean, nobody knows where he is and she is not even attempting to get a divorce to be free for a new relationship. As far as I know if your husband disappears like that you can divorce him anyway after several years - is she waiting for that? Now Janine. Correct me if I am wrong, but Ryan didn`t divorce her before he disappeared, did he? Come on, EE writers, you get your wages to produce a decent script!

  • Comment number 46.

    did anyone find it strange last night how quickley yusef convinced amira to leave the square?

    in the space of 1 day he

    -managed to get a party organised for syed and christian to annoy zainab
    -convinced zainab to go to pakistan with him
    -convinced amira to leave despite the fact he lied about syed being in the sqaure? and also convinced her syed would steal her baby haha

    and most importantly no one got treated at the dr's again!

    that guys a genius!


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