Viewers of EastEnders were left horrified by dark scenes last night as Louise Mitchell almost smothered baby Peggy.
Over the last few weeks, Louise has been struggling with the guilt of Keanu’s ‘death’.
However, Louise has no idea that her former fiancé and Peggy’s father is really alive.
The guilt has been getting to her and viewers have seen her start to crack.
In Monday night’s episode of the soap (January 13 2020) Louise took Peggy to her best friend Bex, revealing she was getting no sleep and her infant daughter wouldn’t stop crying.
Later, Bex ran into Louise’s mum, Lisa, and expressed her concerns about the new mum, suggesting Louise needs support.
Meanwhile Louise was home alone with Peggy, who wouldn’t stop crying and Louise’s exasperation grew.
As Louise struggled to stop Peggy’s cries, she said to her baby: “This is on purpose isn’t it? You know I’m a bad mum, you can sense it.”
As Lisa went to the door, she could hear Peggy crying and Louise shout: “Oh Peggy, just stop crying, just stop crying!”
Louise looked down at her baby and went to put the pillow over her daughter, but luckily Lisa walked in just in time and stopped her.
Realising what she nearly did, Louise looked shocked and apologised before breaking down in tears on the floor.
Viewers were mortified by the dark scenes but a lot of them were sympathetic towards the struggling mum.
— Jolly Holly (@HollyWe16626271) January 13, 2020
Can't believe Louise was actually gonna do that.😱 #EastEnders
— QueenElizabeth🍹🏖 (@ekitchener97) January 13, 2020
Watching Louise about to kill her baby made me feel sick 🤢 #EastEnders
— Chantelle (@chantelle_26x) January 13, 2020
Oh my god Louise over the crib with a pillow 😧 because Peggy wouldn’t stop crying 😢 lucky Lisa came in #EastEnders
— Marie Anthony 🏴 (@mlawelshgirl) January 13, 2020
I legit thought Louise was about to smother her baby with that pillow #EastEnders
— Skylar Baker-Jordan (@SkylarJordan) January 13, 2020
this storyline with louise is to intense… i dunno how much more i can watch.
just toture that in real life it does happen.. depression in single mums is a killer.. she has played the part fantastic….
this is toture for my eyes #EastEnders
— ricki hyde (@RickiKenny) January 14, 2020
— Holly Welch (@HollyWe16626271) January 13, 2020
Later Lisa told Louise she needed to get help and Louise admitted what was really bothering her.
As Lisa said to the teenager that she could’ve killed Peggy, Louise said: “Like we killed him? Keanu’s dead mum, we killed him and it’s all my fault.”
Watching Louise about to kill her baby made me feel sick.
EastEnders viewers know Keanu isn’t really dead.
After the Mitchell family found out Keanu is the father of Phil’s wife, Sharon’s baby, Phil’s son Ben organised for Martin Fowler to kidnap and kill the Arches mechanic.
Louise pretended to Keanu that they were going to run away together but in reality she was taking him to Martin.
However Martin struggled to kill him and along with Linda Carter, they made a video ‘killing’ Keanu when in reality, they helped him flee.
Martin showed the video to Ben, leading the Mitchells to believe he was killed.
Will Martin ever tell Louise the truth?
EastEnders airs Monday and Friday at 8pm and Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.
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