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Thursday 21st March 2019

EastEnders fans furious after ‘missed’ episode explaining Hunter's fate

Where IS Hunter?

EastEnders fans have been left scratching their heads after a major storyline has been left dangling.

Viewers tuning in last night (Tuesday 8 January) were expecting to see the outcome to Friday's tense cliffhanger - when Hunter appeared to shoot himself.

So is he alive, dead, maimed...? We just don't know!

What has happened to Mel's son Hunter? (Credit: BBC)

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Fans accused the BBC soap of "forgetting" the storyline and some even thought they had missed an important episode explaining what had happened.

Friday night's episode ended with troubled teen Hunter appearing to shoot himself after killing stepdad Ray Kelly with the same gun.

And fans have been left wondering whether Hunter is alive or dead.

Did Mel lose her son and husband on the same day? (Credit: ITV)

Have I slipped into a coma and missed an @bbceastenders episode?!

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Millions of viewers tuned in this week hoping to discover Hunter's fate, and were already annoyed that they'd missed Monday's episode due to the football.

To add to their fury, there was NO mention of Hunter during Tuesday night's visit to Walford.

Instead, the episode focused heavily on Alfie Moon's decision to run away with daughter Cherry, Bernie Taylor's infatuation with Tiffany and Rainie's mysterious illness.

Many fans turned to Twitter to complain about the oversight, accusing the storyline of making no sense.

One wrote: "Have I slipped into a coma and missed an @bbceastenders episode?! Mel & Hunter killed someone & then a c/hanger with gun going off - and then a FULL episode tonight with NOT A MENTION ??? #EastEnders #missedanepisode."

Another said: "So #EastEnders getting slated tonight for not following on from Mel & Hunter and the episode felt like they shown the right one. Sadly it deserves it tonight."

A third said: "Waited all weekend and still don’t know if Hunter is dead? #eastenders."

One disgruntled viewer had even cancelled their fitness class, fuming: "So I cancelled Zumba tonight as #EastEnders was on only to find out what happened to hunter and he wasn't even on tonight's episode ffs."

"Did you get your episodes mixed up?" asked many more.

Infuriated fans will now have to wait until Thursday night's episode to find out if Hunter's fate will be revealed...

It was revealed this week that actor Charlie Winters, who plays Hunter, will soon bow out of the soap after bosses decided to axe the character just a year after he was introduced.

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