We’ve been wondering why EastEnders has been banging on about Walford in Bloom so much recently – and now we know why: a major gas explosion will rock the event putting the whole Square in danger.
Jane Beale, Stacey Fowler, Denise Fox, and Linda Carter in particular have been putting all of their efforts into the competition and at first we thought it might be another long drawn out saga with no climax like the bins.
But it seems bosses have much bigger things planned as the huge stunt will leave at least one character dead, and many others fighting for their lives.
The Sun reports that almost all of Walford will be present when the mayor turns up to view the flowers. But then the huge explosion goes off putting the whole community at risk.
A source told the paper: “It’s a bold stunt and has taken months of planning.
“It’ll trigger a load of other storylines off the back of it, but the explosion itself will be a major talking point.
“Viewers will be left wondering whether it was set off on purpose or by accident, and bosses are staying tight-lipped about who will die, but at least one is looking like they will.
“Fans will be hoping it’s not one of their favourites who is being killed off.”
One of the storylines that is set to be wrapped up in these episodes is Steven Beale’s brain tumour lie. Actor Aaron Sidwell is leaving the show and this will be his exit.
However, it’s unclear whether or not he will be the one to die in the blast.
It’s also set to expose Max Branning’s revenge plot, but is he the one behind the explosion? Blowing up the whole Square and completely destroying the entire community would certainly play into his hands to raze Walford to the ground.
And he did make that very foreboding comment months ago when he met The Chairman for the first time and we heard Max say he didn’t care about The Vic and to “let it burn”. Sounds like that’s exactly what he’s going to do.
The explosion is also an explanation for the ambulance crash featuring Johnny and Linda Carter. Speculation is already rife that it could be Johnny who dies – is Mick set to lose everything?
After the disappointing bus crash earlier this year, and the chip shop crash when a drugged up Michelle Fowler drove into Ian Beale’s business, viewers were annoyed no one ended up dying.
However this promises to be on a much bigger scale and with at least one death seemingly confirmed, it looks like EastEnders is entering autumn with a bang.