Phil Mitchell & # 39; s son Ben seems ready to discover the truth about his attack in the Thursday show, after the soap hardman was left to die by Stacey Fowler.
In a first glance at the aftermath of Tuesday's scenes, fans see Stacey struggling with what to do because Phil lies lifeless in the garage pit after being hit with a key over the head.
Ben will discover Stacey, her husband Martin and Kat Slater about his father's body in tense scenes, but it remains to be seen whether they will clean up or hide the crime.
What to do: EastEnders revealed a first glance in the aftermath of Phil Mitchell's shocking attack after being struck by a key by Stacey Fowler (far left)
Ben (played by Max Bowden) enters the garage and sees Stacey, Martin (James Bye) and Kat (Jessie Wallace) standing over Phil's body and is astonished to see what happened.
It is a turn for many fans who previously predicted that Ben would be the one to attack his father after he learned that he was cut out of his will.
Whether Ben decides to expose Stacey's involvement remains to be seen, and given his own hatred for Phil (Steve McFadden), fans will inevitably wait for tenterhooks to see if he comes through.
Stunned: Phil's body is discovered by his son Ben, who has a conflict about whether he should go to the police about the crime
It comes when fans struggled to control their disbelief on Tuesday night, when Phil was left for dead after the identity of his attacker was finally revealed.
In the dark scenes, Phil was in The Arches with Kat Slater after she mocked him at his missing £ 50,000, which was lent to her husband Alfie (Shane Richie) before being stolen by Stacey.
As things escalated, Martin became irritated after a disastrous double date with Stacey (Lacey Turner), Ruby Allen (Louisa Lytton) and Max Branning (Jake Wood).
Phil quickly made a nasty count like Martin & # 39; s & # 39; idiot of a woman & # 39 ;, who caused a huge fight between the couple.
Shocking: it comes when fans struggled to control their disbelief on Tuesday night, when Phil was left for dead after the identity of his attacker was finally revealed
Dramatic: After weeks of speculation, it was revealed that Stacey Fowler was the one who attacked Phil, slapping him on the head with a key to protect her husband Martin
Violent: Phil was embroiled in a violent clash with Kat Slater while she continued to jibe about the missing £ 50,000
When Phil Martin finally overpowered and started to strangle him, Stacey appeared out of the blue and hit him over the head with a key.
Phil ended up on a heartbreaking cliffhanger and lay lifeless in the garage pit while Stacey watched him unbelievingly.
The end left many fans shocked when they went to Twitter and denied that Phil – a man who has come close to death on many occasions – could have finally bitten the dust.
One wrote: & # 39; #EastEnders killed Phil Mitchell? Nahhhhh, the next episode comes in with a ringing sound and it will be business as usual. & # 39;
Another tweet: & # 39; Nah when Phil the Invincible finally let his clogs pop? & # 39;
A third shared: & # 39; Phil Mitchell #EastEnders death by spanner. Feel that it must be a Christmas special & # 39 ;, with another message: & # 39; But if Phil Mitchell is killed by a key, I am actually disappointed. & # 39;
Shocking: things escalated quickly when Martin got involved, and the pair was thrown for each other in front of the shocking cliffhanger
Brutal: things got nasty when Phil got the upper hand and desperately tried to strangle Martin
What? Fans went to Twitter with horror at the idea that Phil – who often came close to death – could have been killed
This is not the first time that Phil has died, because in 1999 he got a blood clot after being attacked by his brother Grant in the middle of the infamous Sharongate storyline.
He was then left for dead during the notorious Who Shot Phil storyline in 2001, before he nearly burned to death in Queen Vic amid his addiction to crack cocaine.
In addition to the fact that he was shot on his wedding day and endless car accidents, Phil was told in 2016 that he still had months to live after heavy drinking led to cirrhosis of the liver.
Said he would need a transplant, a Christmas miracle saw a donor come forward and Phil went on to cause drama and conflict for another day.
Close call: this is not the first time Phil is approaching death, as he was the center of the infamous Who Shot Phil storyline in 2001
Fright: In 2016, he only had a few months to live after heavy drinking caused him to have cirrhosis, before a last-minute liver transplant saved his life
Phil's week started badly after viewers heard that he was not the father of wife Sharon's (Letitia Dean) unborn baby, thanks to her steamy affair with young Keanu Taylor (Danny Walters).
With his life at stake, it won't be long before the truth comes out in a spectacular way, with a suspicion that there's a fight in Square about who caused Phil & # 39; s shocking injuries.
Soap bosses had been plagued that he would be attacked in violent scenes, but given Ben's awareness that he had been cut out of his father's will, fans had predicted that he would be the one to give the devastating blow.
Stacey also plans to leave the square in the coming weeks after actress Lacey Turner went on maternity leave, so it remains to be seen whether she will flee after the shocking crime.
EastEnders will take place on BBC One on Thursday at 7:30 PM.
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