As soon as the Mitchell family learns that Lewis Butler (Aidan O’Callaghan) violently assaulted Ben, they plan to exact retribution (Max Bowden). But how will he respond to the scheme to hold Lewis accountable by dad Phil (Steve McFadden) and aunt Sam (Kim Medcalf)? Ben’s husband Callum Highway (Tony Clay) is one person who is still in the dark about his ordeal, but could that be about to change?
Suki Panesar is cautioned to act normally after a spectacular event, but can she abide by these directives?
Avery Baker’s funeral is set to take place as his extended family gathers to pay their respects; in the meantime, Stuart Highway (Ricky Champ), who is dealing with the effects of Avery Baker’s problems, must make a significant choice.
Furthermore, there may be hope for two past unions as Mick (Danny Dyer) and Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) collaborate musically and Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) pines for his ex-wife Honey (Emma Barton).
Here’s all you need to know on EastEnders from 15th – 18th August 2022.
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1. The Mitchells kidnap rapist Lewis
After his most recent near-death experience, Ben is being released from the hospital, and Phil is aware that his traumatized son has a long road ahead of him.
Phil meets with DCI Keeble (Alison Newman), with whom he made a deal to get out of jail, and she wants to help him recover. Will she assist in throwing the book at Lewis the evil?
Sam tries to reach Phil using Kat Slater (Jessie Wallace), but Kat ignores her. Shirley Carter (Linda Henry), who wants payment for her quiet over Sam’s other plan to overthrow the Mitchell empire, confronts Sam as well.
Sam quickly resolves to give up and leave Walford, but just as she’s about to depart, Zack Hudson (James Farrar) phones to let her know he’s located Lewis. Armed with the revolver they took from the bar’s safe, the two then set out to find Lewis.
Ben is eventually informed about Sam’s plot against Lewis by Zack, who also shows Phil a tied-up Lewis in her car’s trunk.
She hands the gun to Phil, who is reluctant to accept it, and takes him to a warehouse. Will Phil kill Lewis in retaliation, even though he knows it might not be enough to save Ben? How will Ben respond, and will Lewis ultimately be held accountable?
2. Will Ben finally open up to Callum?
When Jay Brown (Jamie Borthwick) encourages Ben to see Callum, the two meet up once more for a talk. Unfortunately, the situation mirrors Ben’s earlier attempt to inform Callum about the rape, which was accidentally interrupted by Phil’s shenanigans. But what is the root of this most recent difficulty?
Ben receives more bad news when Lola Pearce (Danielle Harold) informs him that he won’t be allowed to visit their daughter Lexi (Isabella Brown) until he gets assistance. Will Ben have the guts to be vulnerable in order to find a way to get past Lewis’s actions? Will Callum ever learn that Ben’s night with the bartender was not the mutually consenting night of passion that he believes it to have been?
3. Suki struggles with her secret
Anil Goutam’s portrayal of Ranveer Gulati (Suki’s interaction with him) has left the usually fearsome entrepreneur looking like a shell of her former self. Ash (Gurlaine Kaur Garcha), Suki’s daughter, notices something is off and asks Nina Gupta (Hersha Verity) to check on her mother.
Suki is instructed to carry on as usual by Ranveer’s son Ravi (Aaron Thiara), who is subsequently miffed to discover the Minute Mart is closed.
She receives a reality check from Ravi, who also cautions her about behaving normally, and Suki, who also reveals to her children that they have jointly purchased Walford East. But is Suki’s enormous secret about to cause her to crumble? Will the truth be revealed?
4. The Taylor-Bakers say goodbye to Avery
When Tara Misu, Felix’s alter ego, instead shows up for Avery’s burial, Mitch Baker (Roger Griffiths) is unhappy, but at the wake he realizes that Felix did this for his father.
Although Mitch apologizes, the troubled undertaker Stuart’s tardiness is what causes the actual drama of the day. Stuart upsets Mitch because he also overlooks certain crucial things.
Following Tara’s heartfelt remembrance of Avery, Mitch, Felix, and Finlay (Ashley Byam) go outdoors to release a dove in his honor. Will the boys be able to settle into Walford with the help of Mitch and Karen Taylor (Lorraine Stanley) as they bid their father a tearful farewell?
As the week progresses, Avery’s urn arrives, and Karen tries to lighten the situation by asking Felix and Finlay to throw Bernie a birthday party (Clair Norris).
Additionally, Finlay brings up the idea of starting his own food stand, and Honey, a market inspector, concurs. When Mr. Lister rejects the proposal, the siblings devise a scheme, though.
5. Stuart takes a big step
As the complaints build after the mishap at the funeral, Jay dismisses Stuart for his errors.
Considering what he’s going through, that’s a little harsh! Callum hears that his brother has lost his job, and he and Stuart’s grandmother Vi (Gwen Taylor) are still concerned. Stuart talks to the doctor in the hospital about being diagnosed with cancer.
Later, Karen assists Vi and Callum in their search for Stuart, and they discover him packing away everything. They inquire about his ailment, but Stuart replies that everything is OK.
Karen feels his suffering and Stuart opens up to her in private despite the fact that his family is more perplexed than ever by his unpredictable behavior. He informs her that he has granted his wife Rainie (Tanya Franks) complete custody of their child Roland, and she has requested never to see him again. Karen urges him to seek postpartum depression treatment. Stuart ultimately consents, and she goes with him to the doctor. Will Stuart tell the doctor about his problems?
6. Will Honey and Billy reunite?
Mr. Lister overhears Honey and Ash talking about being single after they have finished. In order to impress Honey, he gets Lola to give him a quick makeover while Honey and Sonia Fowler (Natalie Cassidy) are having their hair done.
Honey sets herself the goal of accepting every invitation, so when Mr. Lister asks her out, she accepts. Billy is instructed to ask his ex out by Eve Unwin (Heather Peace), who observes an awkward conversation between Billy and Honey, but Mr Lister has already done so.
Billy is shocked, but Sonia tells him about Honey’s challenge when she notices his disappointment. Sonia encourages Billy to interrupt Honey’s date and ask her out after Billy reveals that he wants to get back together with her.
Finlay notices Honey’s uneasiness and intervenes by posing as her lover to save Honey from Mr. Lister, but someone else is once more quicker. Billy feels humiliated, but is it possible that he will still get his wish?
7. Mick and Linda’s bond is still strong
Linda’s intentions for a karaoke night at The Vic are thwarted by Mick’s girlfriend Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks), but after Mick gets home, Janine realizes he likes the entertainment. She is able to restart the karaoke, but when Mick and Linda join forces on stage to sing together, she loses it.
Is Janine’s eventual exclusion just a question of time given the Carters’ continued closeness? We all want Mick and Linda to get back together, but any reconciliation will inevitably be short-lived given Danny Dyer’s departure from EastEnders. But we already know which woman we’d prefer to see Mick with before he leaves.