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Guest Insider | 09:00 UK time, Monday, 19 March 2012

What's going down in Walford? Have your say about this week's episodes.

episode discussion week starting 19/3/2012


Will Heather persuade Shirley to put their friendship first and come to the wedding?

Will Heather choose to follow her heart and put Andrew first?

Will Andrew's suggestion that they elope go down well? 

And will Shirl stand by Phil in his hour of need, or is he right to persuade her to move on while he's inside?

Tell us what you think about these topics and anything else that relates to this week's eps.

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  • Comment number 1.

    eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek this week is finally here!!!!!! ahhhhhhhhhh soooooooo nervous but soooooooo excited !!

  • Comment number 2.

    tensions tensions tension..:O

  • Comment number 3.

    can't wait for tonights episode bye bye hev!

  • Comment number 4.

    Ive just seen todays. EPIC!!! It was ad to see heather go, I seriously hate Ben now!! :/

  • Comment number 5.

    Tonights episode was awwwssommee! But ben is out of control i wonder if he goes to jail for that???

  • Comment number 6.

    Seriously dislike Ben, he is such a coward.
    He should have just ran away to see Peggy and stay with her, rather than keep
    fighting for Phil's approval. Now he is gonna be more worse off than before.

    Poor Jay getting mixed up in this as well.

    Most of all, poor Heather, she has so many things she want sorted first, and is
    forced to end like this.

  • Comment number 7.

    i thought that the killing would be a lot more intricate?

  • Comment number 8.

    It is so sad to lose Heather, but her "killing" was very unconvincing. No bang on the head, then she collapsed. I can't believe one of them did not know CPR! I guess they just panicked. In any case, why couldn't they just have her elope with Andrew?

  • Comment number 9.

    No, seriously, EE writers? How come Jay was there when Ben killed Heather and didn`t stop him? One of the reasons Phil wishes Jay was his son is that Jay is strong in many ways, a lot stronger than Ben. And I don`t think he is going to tell the police, even though his own father was murdered, too. Sorry, that was rubbish.

  • Comment number 10.

    poor old hev, ben should b locked up n cant wait til phil comes out he makes ee exciting lol

  • Comment number 11.

    @bigsmilie jay did try to stop him.

  • Comment number 12.

    @monalisa: he was just jumping around shouting:"Stop it Ben! I am so sorry Hev!". But the fact that he is not going to tell the police, it`s even worse. And he is not going to, because that would mean many years of prison for Ben, and I didn`t hear any rumors about Ben actor leaving.

  • Comment number 13.

    It is awful how they have got rid of Hev she was excellent character, why not get rid of that vile character who thinks he is one of the Krays, Derek. Cannot stand the way this storyline is going, get rid now!

  • Comment number 14.

    I reckon the storyline will be is Ben tells Ian he killed Heather as she grassed him up and Ian tell him is wasnt Heather it was me and he end up going to police and comfess to murder or he'll go on run

  • Comment number 15.

    Ben needs psychiatric help.. "He'll Go Darnn for it"!! Even the Mithcells carnt cuvver dis unn up (Sniff) So Ben goes to Broadmoor, and is written out. Jay steps up to be King Pin for Phill. "Appy evver after wiv der Mitchells"!!! Or Grant comes bacy to "Sort it"!!!!! :-))

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  • Comment number 17.

    such a shame i loved heather and hate ben he didnt even try to save her and feel so so so sorry for jay and plz let the police find out it was ben but it was a very exciting episode :) :D

  • Comment number 18.

    I am absolutely gutted about what's happened to Heather. Do we not have decent story tellers anymore or is this the BBC cutting down on costs? I mean really!!! Couldn't we just have a happy occasion for ONCE on Eastenders or is that too much to ask? Well that's it for me - I will no longer be watching this programme!

  • Comment number 19.


  • Comment number 20.

    I've been an EastEnders fan since day one but I'm starting to get fed up now. I really liked Heather it was not a good idea to write her out. For Gods sake get rid of Derek I can't stand the man. And I think Corra needs acting lessons she is so wooden.

  • Comment number 21.

    At the end of tonight's episode,tension mounted when Shirley entered Heather's place.Then we were just shown the front door and I was waiting to hear Shirley scream. Instead of which,the Eastenders theme tune came on and it ended .My daughter and son in law thought exactly the same as me.What on earth were the writers thinking? A complete screw-up !!

  • Comment number 22.

    just want to say what a great actor Jamie Borthwick is. showed a different side to the character and made me want to watch eastenders more often now to see what happens. fantastic portrayal and performance. Ive always thought this but tonight was exceptional. well done!!

  • Comment number 23.


  • Comment number 24.

    ben is a freak ,he alwasy was even when he 1st came in it ,and p.s phil is getting sexier and sexier wich goes to show older men r more sexy than young guys ,love you phil

  • Comment number 25.

    miss heather trotts character,played very well by cheryl,loved her acting was fantastic and a loveable lady,you are a true star,cannot believe they killed off your character,they should of got rid of their writers instead

  • Comment number 26.

    also i cnt believe eastenders there getting rid of the gr8 characotrs but keeping the boring ones ,billy for i,e is a gloryfied extra and ben is the same

  • Comment number 27.

    Can't believe you have killed off Heather!!!! Get rid of Ben Mitchell......

  • Comment number 28.

    I also think the writers have been really slack with this storyline, for example when ben struck heather with foto frame there was no noise, was so unrealistic, & tonight when shirl went to heaths flat, i also was waiting for a huge scream too, which wuld have been heart-wrenching but adding to the drama which is what we wanted! surely this storyline cant be wriitten by the same team who wrote the steve owen/saskia/matthew ashtray murder storyline!! now that was realistic & dramatic! what a shame as i think she deserved a far more well written script for her final scences! come enders sort it out , huge dissapointment!

  • Comment number 29.

    WHY!!!!! Heather was the best. i loved her.
    You should have made her run away with Andrew
    I seriously hate Ben Mitchell now -__-
    also cant believe that Phil helped him, i hope he is just doing it to get back at him and tells the police.
    poor George and Andrew :'(

  • Comment number 30.

    why is Eastenders always doom and gloom, after all Hev has been through why kill her of why not let her get married and sail of into the sunset,, really thought the writers would of learnt with the Danielle story line and the baby switch story. getting seriously pissed of with the constant doom of the soap, so you have lost yet another fan of the soap.

  • Comment number 31.

    Last night was one of the best Eastenders I have ever see. Phil knows there is something seriously wrong with Ben and so dose Ian. I think Phil will have to kill Ben eventually he's out of control or he's going to end up in a mental hospital. Would hate to think that Jay is going to go down for it. just so we can all keep watching that little sod Ben.

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  • Comment number 33.

    matt evans thumbs up again for a good written episode an the way andrew drunk that pint all in one was funny!!!

    who was gerry from tues nite episode???? the name came up at the end credits

    an why did it end like that??? i was wating for shirley to scream, or to see her shocked face an then the doff doffs not just the camera backing away from the door

    and george who is hardly ever seen yet he said more than amy who is seen alot has eva sed, well done george!!!

  • Comment number 34.

    an wats happenin wiv this lame whos lolas baby dad story or have the writers forgot they put that out there??? she only got with ben but tryna act like she got with others WATEVA, BORING

  • Comment number 35.

    Ben should definitely not get away with it :-(

  • Comment number 36.

    looking foreward to tonight's episode. And why do people want eastenders to be happy ,that would be boring seeing people walking around and hugging each other. any way like I said at the top looking foreward to tonights episode!!

  • Comment number 37.

    Characters depressing,story lines depressing set depressing no more Easto's for me it's the absoloute pitts and all before the watershead. Disgusting and ridiculous story lines.... are the writers actually getting paid for this muck.

  • Comment number 38.

    I think Killing heather off has ruined the show for me. I wish they never killed her off, I wanted to see her have a happier ending then this, Totally ruined it.

  • Comment number 39.

    I agree with everyone else's moans about how the murder storyline was handled. Would've liked to actually see Shirley find the body of her best mate. Too many crucial things happen off camera for me. The point of a soap is that we, the viewers are the flies on the wall to the lives of these characters and we want to see real time reactions not just the aftermath. By the way, how long has Lola been pregnant now? It doesn't look as if she's wearing any baby bump padding yet.

  • Comment number 40.

    tonights epiode was good. congrats to all cast involved. but can any one tell me who played the part of the tramp and where have i seen him b4 (not on a park bench i might add, maybe 70's or 80's comedy)?

  • Comment number 41.

    I also noticed there was no scream but realised after why they might have left it out, I was anticipating it, however...it may have bee left out as Shirley was in shock and is a tough bird who would have thought about George so did not scream. Gutted heath left as her and Shirley used to have me in stitches. love Eastenders lighten up a bit though don't go into cheese like a well known northern soap has..that would be dire. The guy who plays Derek is a good actor u just seem to be doing nothing with him, something less obvious would be the way to go!

  • Comment number 42.

    I know there has to be bad characters and sad, dramatic story lines to keep the show 'interesting' but can we at least get rid of some of the 'bad' characters who actually have us cringing. Ben is so annoying now... I know eastenders is trying to show how having Phil for a dad can make you turn out but Ben is not a convincing bad boy. We need more characters like Kim, fat boy, zainab, alfie. They are great. hillarious. The storylines are great but I'd prefere not to be depressed EVERY time I watch eastenders.

  • Comment number 43.

    yet again eastenders and they sill story lines, why could't ben of die that what the public want but as always eastenders and they devil free mason stupid satan story for all the sinners what enjoy it
    nothing never happy about this sinfull soap even on a happy day like xmas they always a sad sin things that we are force too watch no wonder they so manny wicked this in this world cos that all whats push in our head by media controll tramps
    well we live in a wicked world run by the devil what else can we do but watch crap

  • Comment number 44.

    hey Eastenders cant you make a week of happyness for once you show is so sinfull and sad we need abit of happyness in our life too look at we already live in this sad world do you have too keep showing us wicked sad sinfull story line is that all you know what too do for god sake
    come on now ust for once give us a year or a month of happyness for god sake
    i mean come on now this is not right i love eastenders but every time i watch it i wish i never
    come on eastenders pull your fingers out and stop killing off people that not what life all about

  • Comment number 45.

    Why Why kill of Heather,i enjoy Eastenders,this was to upsetting as i love happy endinds,well i should know this is enders after all.

  • Comment number 46.

    Love Eastenders,why kill Heather,also who was with george while Heather was dead in the next room,has quite put me off watching.

  • Comment number 47.

    @tony you are not forced to watch it!!! and xmas day last year was happy not remember phil dancing?? lool id rather good drama like this than happy all the time!

  • Comment number 48.

    well hopefully ben will get all he deserves,because if he doesnt your making more of a mockery than the justice system already is,just for once let ben get what he deserves little rat,i mean lets not show the kids of today what they can get away with they do enough of that as it is, but forgoodness sake dont drag it out for months it gets so damned boring...........................

  • Comment number 49.

    The bbc need to get the facts right andrew dropped the envelope that had the money in the park so how come the police found it on his person

  • Comment number 50.

    junejam, if I remember correctly, Andrew went back to the park and picked up the empty envelope, he must have taken it with him. I really hope Andrew doesn't go down for Hev's murder, I quite like him. I'm also really disturbed by the buzz Ben seems to be getting from what he did. I think he'll kill again. I feel sorry for Jay, he's taking it really hard and the lad who plays him is acting it brilliantly.

  • Comment number 51.

    Poor hev

  • Comment number 52.

    I don't like Ben now!!!!!!!! P.S it's not Andrew!!

  • Comment number 53.

    what a shame hev is leaving couldn't we have had a happy ending just for a change.Thought programme was due to improve and humour come back with return of Alfie & Kat,about to put my new year resolution in to practice at last & not watch anymore.I have watched from the first episode but I think it's had it's day!! It is sssssoooo depressssinggg!!! BYE

  • Comment number 54.

    why is it becoming ee`s style that anybody leaving must die or leave with calamity? can`t u fashion a more decent way of exit? it is only those that you feel; might come back that leave peacefully, must death be only the way to express permanent departure? i am sick of these. againg because u want the story to go your way, look at how andrew that we know was almost dumb even on the verge of been wrongly taking as a murderer. andrew that we know will never "fold" his arms like that to the extend of being nicked and he can`t even put up a strong arguement or defence, what stops him from telling them he was at the train station and from there he came only to find out the bad incident. b4 court or too long please,please and please expose the culprit and free the innocent and retrace the way you fashion out story please

  • Comment number 55.

    i just think ben is messed up and what he done to hev is owt of order, it wasnt even hev who grassed him up FOR LIEING TO THE POLICE ABOUT HIS DAD KILLING STELLA!!! it was ian his own brother, but i dont think he would of killed ian... Jay should grass him up to the police and ben shud get sent down for life stupid little boii

  • Comment number 56.

    they didnt write her off and they didnt want her to go hev made the choice to go as she wanted to move on and do somink else with her life, if you watched last nights thing on no 7 she did say that she wanted to go, but all the outher people in eastenders didnt want her to go... Just thought i wud add that in...

  • Comment number 57.

    OMG Heather's dead! Nooo! I want Ben to go down, cause he is completely psychotic, but I don't want Jay to get into trouble. He didn't do anything wrong, I mean, you can totally see how upset and guilty he is feeling. Poor Shirley, losing your best mate is horrible but to lose her when you've just had a fight... jeez.

    Dear Eastenders Team, please don't do anything stupid like have Jay get put in prison and Ben gets off or Shirley kills someone. It's not necessary, it's actually really unrealistic because people can deal with grief without killing someone, and in reality, Ben would get locked up. Thank You

  • Comment number 58.

    What has really shocked me is that Phil has a washing machine in his HOUSE !!!!! No wonder we never see him in the launderette.

  • Comment number 59.

    i wanted for ben to be caught, not andrew

  • Comment number 60.

    I think all this is going to get turned around and the bratt Ben and Phil are going to turn this around and Andrew will end up taking the fall for the death of Hev.

  • Comment number 61.

    Ugh !!
    Ben makes me sick! If i was Phil, i would have just dragged him straight to the police station. Heather was INNOCENT. It was Ian who told. The producers really need to kill Ben off of the show cuz he is the one reason why i would stop watching Eastenders. He turns me off BIG TIME ! >:(

    R.I.P Hev

  • Comment number 62.

    Probably the first and last comment I'll ever post. Whilst I appreciate this is a soap and is meant to be entertainment, but this programme is becoming ridiculous. I have watched and followed EE since the beginning, but I have now watched the final episode. The acting is always excellent but the storylines are becoming so far fetched i can no longer watch. It was meant to be gritty and realistic and for many years this was so. Now it is unbelievable and, dare I say, farcical. even in these austere times life is not always as black as the script writers will want you to believe. I think it started when Masood was gambling and instead of winning (and instead of injecting some heart warming storylines) he lost everything! Now we have the death of Heather's character. If this is not ridiculous enough, I have just watched Thursday's episode (have been busy all week) and Heather's fiance Andrew has just been arrested. As an ex-copper and ex-CID, on what evidence has he been arrested? As i said from the outset EE is a soap and is fiction and entertainment but was realistic. Now it is becoming unbelievable, depressing, predictable and boring. BBC hang your head in shame.

  • Comment number 63.

    Why does the writers have to kill Heather?! It's not fair! I like Heather. Why can't they give Heather a happy ending and not get killed of?! Ben killed Heather on purpose! Send that Joshua Pascue who played Ben Mitchell now packing and bring back Charlie Jones as a kind Ben Mitchell.

  • Comment number 64.

    I feel sorry for both Jay and Andrew on this one. I hope jay goes to the police and let andrew off as everyone has a temper and everyone argues so he should'nt go to prison for just that reason.


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