IT’S a brave man who goes against the orders of Phil Mitchell in EastEnders and Jay Brown finds himself in the firing line this week.
Phil is set to discover that Jay has gone behind his back and helped Mel Owen with the funeral of her killer son, Hunter.
A furious Phil told undertaker Jay that he wasn’t allowed to sort Hunter’s funeral after the teen held pregnant Louise hostage and shot Ben.
Later Jay was visibly stressed when Mel arrived at the funeral parlour. He told her that he wasn’t able to do the funeral, leaving the grieving mum distraught.
She broke down in Jay’s arms, utterly bereft that he wouldn’t even left her into the parlour to say ‘goodnight’ to Hunter, who was shot and killed by police earlier this month.
Hunter will be laid to rest during Friday’s episode. While Phil is adamant that no Mitchell will attend, Louise is left conflicted because she grew up with Hunter.
There’s tension when Mel and Lisa Fowler head to The Vic after the burial and find the Mitchells there.
But things get even worse when Phil realises that Jay has gone behind his back and helped Mel after all.
Tensions continue to rise and a huge row breaks out, which causes Mel to leave.
She has another furious showdown later when Sharon pays Mel a visit to try and smooth things over.
But things kick off again and the two women are at each other’s throats.
Spoilers for next week have revealed that Mel is set to find out the truth about Keanu Taylor being the father of Sharon’s unborn baby.
And with revenge on the Mitchells on her mind, Mel will start to blackmail Sharon, threatening to spill the beans to Phil.
Scheming Mel – who’s played by Tamzin Outhwaite in the BBC soap – enlists the help of Lisa Fowler in getting Keanu’s phone and setting a trap for Sharon.
When Sharon – Letitia Dean – realises Mel knows the truth, she warns her off but is horrified when she discovers Mel has the results of the paternity test.
Desperate Sharon pleads with Mel to keep her secret, but Mel tells Sharon she has one day to convince Louise Mitchell – who’s also pregnant with Keanu’s baby – to move back in with Lisa – Lucy Benjamin.
A panicked Sharon arranges a lunch with Louise and Keanu to talk, but is frustrated when Phil invites himself along too. But Keanu picks up on Sharon’s odd behaviour and later confronts her over it.
Fans have already become certain that Mel would reveal the truth after she caught Keanu and Sharon having a cosy chat recently, following Keanu’s odd reaction to Lola Pearce knocking into Sharon’s bump.
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One person wrote: “Mel has clicked on kick off time soon #eastenders.2
A second added: “Oh hell! Everyone wanting it to be been to blow Sharon’s baby daddy story but it looks like Mel is gonna be the one! She gonna drop that bomb in her way out of town. #EastEnders.”
While a third tweeted: “yasss mel is so going to expose them.”