On “EastEnders,” Bianca Jackson (Patsy Palmer) makes a shocking revelation regarding her absence earlier this year. Viewers may recall that Bianca was nowhere to be found when her daughter Tiffany Butcher (Maisie Smith) was going through rough times earlier this year.
On the show’s September 2 episode, Bianca revealed that she’s just been released from prison, which explains why she was off canvas all this time.
Bianca showed up in Walford to attend Whitney Dean (Shona McGarty) and Callum Highway’s (Tony Clay) wedding. Knowing her, fans weren’t surprised to see Bianca get herself in trouble again. She was arrested along with Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace). The two remained locked up in jail until the morning of the wedding.
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Kat reassured Bianca that they’d be out soon but Bianca knew it wouldn’t be that easy for her. She’ll have to face bigger consequences since she just got out of prison. This revelation could pave the way for the longer-term storyline that “EastEnders” show bosses teased when they confirmed that Palmer was returning to the sudser.
“It was always part of our plan to bring Bianca back,” Kate Oates said. “We knew that we wanted some classic names in the show for the September launch.”
Oates revealed that they thoroughly discussed the idea of bringing a name back. However, they didn’t want to bring just any character who’ll immediately be taken off the canvas. They needed someone who can help launch a long-term storyline.
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Jon Sen also chimed in and said bringing back Bianca can make this happen. The character will “kick off another long-term story for them all.” He believes that soaps are far more effective if they can bring back characters who can trigger interesting new stories even after they’re gone.
— BBC EastEnders (@bbceastenders) September 2, 2019
Sen added that they were all excited when the idea of bringing Bianca back came up. But they knew right then and there that they had to make sure that once the iconic character returns, she should be able to jump-start a story that can last for as long as 18 months.
Of course, viewers will have to tune in to find out what will happen next! Keep checking Hollywood Hiccups for all the latest news!