The following article includes spoilers for this week’s episodes of EastEnders, which have not yet been shown on television but are now available to watch as a boxset on BBC iPlayer.
In upcoming scenes, Peter Beale (Dayle Hudson) decides to leave the Square, which is a significant decision for his future.
Viewers are aware that the management of Walford East has been struggling since Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden), who committed the assault, beat up his own nephew.
Peter felt deceived by Kathy (Gillian Taylforth), who concealed the fact that Ben had participated in the attack despite knowing about it.
In this week’s episodes, which are now available to watch on iPlayer, Peter finds it difficult to forgive Kathy since she is so eager to demonstrate how much she loves her grandchild.
The two have sex in the restaurant since Peter doesn’t want anything to do with her and confides in Dana Monroe (Barbara Smith) about how he’s feeling.
Ben, meantime, is having trouble, so Kathy makes him a priority. She then decides to throw Rocky (Brian Conley) a party, but in actuality, she’s hoping it will cheer up her son.
Ben and Peter again fight after the party, which has the opposite effect. After becoming upset, Ben throws a major bombshell, saying that he saw Peter having sex with Dana earlier that day in Walford East.
Ben is detained by Peter for his involvement in the assault as payback! In an effort to keep her grandson out of jail, Kathy disowns him and then tells the police lies about where he was on the night of the assault.
Her strategy is successful, and Peter is shocked to learn that Ben is once again a free man. Ben, in the meantime, brutally drowns Peter’s head in the sink for informing the police what he done.
In the scenes that follow, Peter storms out of the Square after deciding to leave Walford because he is dissatisfied with both his nephew and Kathy.
This summer, EastEnders’ normal broadcast schedule was thrown off by sports, therefore it was decided to give viewers the option of watching episodes of the BBC One soap online before they were broadcast.
Up until mid-August, new episodes of the soap opera will be released on iPlayer every Monday.
Later this week, these programmes will still be broadcast on BBC Two. And this is a week in Walford that should not be missed, whether you’re binge-viewing or watching on television.