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EastEnders fans praise ‘best episode ever’ for tackling racially aggravated murder as George Knight uncovers shocking family secrets

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EastEnders fans have praised the soap for tackling the racially aggravated murder in what has been hailed as the
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EastEnders fans have praised the soap for tackling the racially aggravated murder in what has been hailed as the “best episode of all time”.

During recent episodes, viewers have seen George Knight, played by Colin Salmon, discover the truth about his family in a series of shocking revelations.

After a visit from his adoptive mother, Gloria (Elizabeth Counsell), he learns the truth about his heritage and discovers that his adoption was part of a child rearing process in which his birth parents paid Gloria and Eddie to care for him. .

In another twist, George Discover’s Eddie (Christopher Fairbank)’s recent subtleties have been part of a ploy to persuade him to provide a witness when Eddie’s friend Gerald lets slip that “the jury will love him.”

After pressing Gerald for answers, he learns that his adoptive father is facing trial for a racially motivated murder that took place years ago.

EastEnders fans have praised the soap for tackling the racially aggravated murder in what has been hailed as the “best episode ever” (Colin Salmon as George Knight pictured).

During recent episodes, viewers have seen George Knight discover the truth about his family in a series of shocking revelations. After a visit from his adoptive mother, Gloria

During recent episodes, viewers have seen George Knight discover the truth about his family in a series of shocking revelations. After a visit from his adoptive mother, Gloria

Eddie and his friends are accused of beating a man named Henry Kofi Asare to death while hurling racial slurs at him.

George recalled the racism he had experienced as a child and how his father had never supported him.

Asking his father to own up to his mistakes, George grabs his father’s hands and he yells, “Get your dirty hands off me!”

It soon turns out that Henry Kofi Asare was George’s biological father and was killed by Eddie after threatening to get his son back.

Praising the episode, fans of the soap shared their thoughts on X: ‘Tonight’s #Eastenders is absolutely incredible. “The acting, the turns, was just phenomenal in every way and amazing job by @colinsalmon24,” one posted.

Another added: ‘Tonight’s episode of #Eastenders is hard to watch, but congratulations for highlighting the abhorrent problem of racism so well, and co were magnificent tonight! “The cast and crew deserve all the awards.”

‘Tonight’s incredibly powerful episode tackling #racism – exceptional, thought-provoking storytelling and excellent duologists from the 6 central characters. Well done #Eastenders,’ a third person commented.

Someone else shared: ‘That may have been the most intense and brilliant episode of EastEnders I’ve ever seen. Very well written and performed.’

It soon turns out that a man named Henry Kofi Asare was George's biological father and was murdered by Eddie after he threatened to take his son back.

It soon turns out that a man named Henry Kofi Asare was George’s biological father and was murdered by Eddie after he threatened to take his son back.

Praising the episode, fans of the soap shared their thoughts on X: 'Tonight's #Eastenders is absolutely incredible. The acting, the turns, was just phenomenal in every aspect and amazing work by @colinsalmon24.

Praising the episode, fans of the soap shared their thoughts on X: ‘Tonight’s #Eastenders is absolutely incredible. The acting, the turns, was just phenomenal in every aspect and amazing work by @colinsalmon24.

One fan wrote: ‘Tonight’s episode of #eastenders has to be one of the best ever made. Visually it was very simplistic, but the conversations were very raw, heartbreaking and infuriating. I don’t remember having seen scenes like that in any other soap opera. Give all the prizes to everyone involved.”

Before her appearance on the soap opera, actress Elizabeth said Meter: ‘I can honestly say it has been an absolute joy. The cast and crew behind the scenes of EastEnders are brilliant and have been so welcoming.

‘Colin and I worked together before, and who would have thought I would be playing his mother almost thirty years later!’

Christopher added how excited he was to be part of the EastEnders cast.

He said: “Everyone has been so welcoming and it has been fantastic to meet and work with the brilliant actors involved in the show.”

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