Getting lost in the woods can be scary, but what really freaks out our young actors - and the characters they play?
We caught up with some of the EastEnders cast as they filmed this week's episodes out in the wet and windy woods. You'll be amazed at what spooks them the most!
What scares you? Let us know.
Ben's crime's revealed
It was East London Pentecostal Church Father and Son Day! But rather than gearing up for some crazy egg and spoon antics with Lucas, Jordan was lying prone in the Arches after being attacked by one B. Mitchell. Cue Ben going against his dad's wishes by apologising to hospitalised Jordan and EVEN MORE against Phil's wishes, by confessing everything to the police (not the Mitchell way. Tut Tut). Now, Ben has decided to live with Ian... and LUCY BEALE. Talk about from the frying pan into the fire...
Lucas gets stranger
Well WE knew that he was a terrifying murderer who chants biblical phrases in a terrifying fashion, but no one ELSE did... until Lucas started scaring Libby... and Phil (well Phil's used to it). And Ben - "What are you going to do to me!? Mr Johnson!?"
Eeeeeee! Note to self: do NOT make Lucas angry...
Other things that happened this week
- Shirley pays tribute to the love of her life - "Phil Mitchell ain't nornal!" You're telling us, love.
- Minty reveals his dreams in a heart-to-heart with Shirley "A little semi, somewhere like Hemel Hempstead" with Sam Mitchell. Oh Minty. Let. Her. Go.
- Leon snogs Whitney, and unsurprisingly enough Billie has a problem with it. Well he was only missing from the Square for about four minutes...
As far as we're concerned, there can never be too many feisty females in the Walford area. And there's nothing classier than a touch of Gold.
So... welcome Vanessa Gold. Played by Zoe Lucker who we loved as scheming be-taloned Tanya Turner on Footballers Wives and for her fancy footwork with James Jordan on Strictly Come Dancing
Watch her first ever EastEnders photoshoot with Jake Wood (Max Branning)...
If you go down to the woods today... you'll find Walford's teens preparing for an exciting adventure away from the Square!
Find out what Fatboy, Leon, Zsa Zsa, Mercy, Peter, Lucy, Whitney and Billie are up to in next week's episodes as we put on our wellies and head out on location for an exclusive chat with the cast!
The action kicks off with a feature-length episode on Monday 31 May, 2010 at 8pm.
This week's episodes are all about woodland wrangles, wild women up West... and a glamorous new arrival.Monday 31 May:
Give me a 'P'
Fatboy's clearly king of the bling for presenting protégé Peter with cool jewels prior to their road trip. Bet Pat would like a pair of those to use as earrrings!
It all kicks off for Fatboy and Billie when a party pooper picks on them. But wait, can mild-mannered Peter pull off some fancy moves to save our heroes? Hai!!!
Read the rest of this entry
Honestly! In today's busy world we don't have TIME to go checking websites to find out the latest news (this is a lie, we spend our whole life doing this).
But what's the solution? Have the news sent to our very own inbox so that all we have to do is cast our eye over it and voila we're instantly in the know and the envy of all our friends? WHERE DO WE SIGN!?
Subscribe to the EastEnders newsletter now.
First one will be sent out on Tuesday 1 June.
Phil's out of control...
Who *didn't* Phil have a problem with this week? A car, a dishwasher (if you haven't seen this clip you need to see it now), Denise, Jordan, Lucas and, worst of all, Ben. And is it just us, or does Lucas have more chemistry these days with Phil than he does with Denise? Circling each other, crackling electric tension, eyes locked...
Is Phil the reason why Denise has cause for complaint "when it comes to bedroom and stuff..." Well no, but y'know... we thought it was worth mentioning...
... and Ben's following in his dad's footsteps
Another touching father-and-son heart-to-heart as Phil sought Ben's forgiveness. "Bullies are just cowards..." growled Phil. [Gasp! Had Phil been on a voyage of self-discovery at last!?] "...So next time someone tries something with you... SLAP HIM DOWN." Sigh. Clearly not. So... Ben took his father's advice - with a spanner in the empty Arches. Will Jordan be OK? We'll have to wait til next week to find out...
Syed seeks help
Instead of the Christian-and-Syed-forever-living-in-uncomplicated-happiness that many of us wished for a week or two ago, Syed is now seeking a 'cure' for his sexuality, or SSA (Same Sex Attraction) with the help of burly Irish therapist, Alan. Quote of the week (again) from Tamwar: "I'm starting to think I was adopted." And "Syed, I feel like crying for you." You and us both, Tam. You and us both...
If you were affected by any of the issues in EastEnders this week, help is at hand
Meanwhile, photo of the week...
Happy birthday Chelsea!
As a special thank you to everyone who joined the Facebook Teams (see below) and made them so blimmin awesome, we've sneaked out a couple of scripts from future episodes (see belower)... Shh! Don't tell anyone!
Team Christian, Team Syed and Team Amira are now closed for further comments on Facebook. They're still there, with all of your amazing contributions, you just can't interact on them anymore.
However the BBC EastEnders Facebook page is still in session, so go there to chat, ask questions, reveal your undying love for various characters, cry, etc etc
week's episodes are all about... kissing, confessions, dares and dark deeds.Monday 24 May:Behind closed doors
Whatever Phil's discovered in the Arches, it's not looking good. Is Ben to blame?Fan-tashe-tic!
What's the betting that Ryan and Janine's dares are getting out of hand? and which 70's Hollywood heartthrob is he trying to be anyway?
Read the rest of this entry
Jane faces the combined might of Ian and.... Lucy (she didn't have a chance)
A truly sobering insight into the reality of being married to Ian Beale this week. It went something like this:
Jane: 'The book club is my one pleasure in life'
Ian: 'Book club's canceled. We're doing a stocktake'
So, Ian's issued a gagging order on the Square to stop Jane from finding out that he conspired with Lucy to get rid of the baby that Jane craved. But how long can he shout "LA LA LA!! WE CAN'T HEAR YOU!!" every time that Dot/Zainab open their mouths? Answer: Not very. So he enlisted the dark forces of Lucy Voldermort Beale who packed Jane off on a plane to Florida sharpish. But not before Masood had a word in Jane's ear...
Masood and Zainab - the end? Plus, Syed hits rock bottom
So... Masood vowed to heal his family 'one hug at a time.' But that was before Syed tried to take his own life (sob!) and Mas overheard Zainab telling Syed she wished he'd succeeded. Syed recovered, but little did he know that while Tam was doing his damndest to cheer his brother up (we love Tamwar), Zainab was throwing all of Syed's belongings on to the street, ready to burn them when Syed got home. Never one to do things by halfs, our Zee. No wonder that Mas is longing to leave Walford with Jane.
Does he really love Jane though? Would they have a chance? Seriously, what do you think?
If you've been affected by any of the week's storylines, help is available
And finally, things we learned this week...
Jay loves In The Night Garden - seriously Jay, how old are you?
And... living with Zsa Zsa is like living with a 'premenstrual Godzilla' (thanks for that Shirley)
Apologies to everyone who tuned in to BBC One for EastEnders last night, only to find that the breaking news meant it, and other shows planned for the evening, needed to be postponed.
Fear not, however. Last night's episode will be screened at 7.30pm tonight instead, as well as being made available on BBC iPlayer as usual. So you'll be able to get up to speed with events in Walford before tomorrow's regularly scheduled episode.
week's episodes are all about... babies, bionic bulls and brawls...Monday 17 May:Maybe baby?
Looks like Stacey wasn't 'expecting' to have a funny turn in the Square. Should Becca and Jean be racing to find the mum-to-be hot water and towels pronto?Tuesday 18 May:
Dad vs Dad
Concerned parents Phil and Lucas face off over their kids' behaviour. Will hardman Phil put the fear of God into Lucas, or has he just earned himself a place on the deadly preacher's hit list?
Read the rest of this entry
Like father, like son? Looks like another member of the Walford community has been appealing to the Gazette's problem page for help. Maybe the advice you lot gave to Masood the other week was so good that this person felt the need to reach out for your helping hands...
What advice would you give to despairing 'Anonymous' from Walford?
week's episodes are all about... family ructions, bad bets, booze and bin bags.Monday 10 May:Disappearing act
We'd like to present the first edition of our weekly 'Spot The Syed' challenge. Computer magic has erased him from this photo, but mark it with an 'x' to tell us where you think he is.Tuesday 11 May:All bets are off...
Syed's after a job at the bookies, but will Janine offer him the winning ticket? We're putting a pony on him falling at the first fence.
Read the rest of this entry