On EastEnders’ August 1 episode, viewers saw Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) set in motion a shocking plan to frame Keanu Taylor (Danny Walters) for Phil Mitchell’s (Steve McFadden) brutal attack. Max Bowden gave his two cents on his character’s recent actions.
“Obviously Phil and Ben have never had the best of relationships,” Bowden said in an interview with Digital Spy.
“Ben feels like he has been replaced as the Mitchell protege, and he doesn’t like it. He doesn’t like Keanu. Ben now feels very inferior and just wants to get rid of him. I think he has been planning to get back at Keanu all along, but the opportunity presented itself to him on that particular day. That allowed him to develop his motive.”
EastEnders News – Will Police Believe It Is All Keanu Taylor’s Doing?
Bowden also teased that his cruel revenge plan will have “big repercussions” not just for him but for all those who are involved. Bowden also hinted that it’s highly unlikely that the crime be pinned on him. But the question remains, has he done enough that the police to believe that it was all Keanu’s doing?
“I don’t think it will fall back onto Ben and make him eligible for the crime, but it’s a question of whether he’s covered his tracks enough to make Keanu the guilty one,” he said.
“Phil Mitchell is a name that people fear and the way that it will all come to a head is going to be terrifying. Obviously there is going to be a big police presence and there’s going to be lots of drama involving the families involved.”
EastEnders News – It Was Stacey Fowler Who Clubbed Phil Mitchell
“We are bringing together several different families in the one storyline, so there will be big repercussions for all of them,” Bowden added.
Viewers may recall that Stacey Fowler (Lacey Turner) clubbed Phil using a wrench after seeing that the latter was choking Martin Fowler (James Bye). Phil, who was unconscious and bleeding out, was left fighting for his life. Stacey, Martin, and Kat Slater (Jessie Wallace) were all on the crime scene when Ben turned up at The Arches.
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The three wanted to do the right thing and call the police, but Ben threatened them at gun point, saying he’d take care of it. He saw an opportunity and immediately came up with a plan to frame Keanu for what happened to his dad. Spoilers revealed that one character will be arrested next week. But fans have to tune in to find out if Keanu will find a way to prove that he’s innocent.
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