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11 January 2018, 12:23
Mel Owen's back to cause trouble for Ben Mitchell.
Making a shock return after 15 years, Mel Owen is back and she’s out for Ben Mitchell’s blood.
Mel’s character played by Tamzin Outhwaite, burst through the doors of the Arches in Tuesday’s episode, as Ben was planning to up and leave with the money he stole.
Whilst Ben doesn’t know who Mel is, (despite being his brother, Ian’s ex wife) Mel knows he has something to do with the missing money, and is determined to get it out of him.
Fans have sussed out that Mel is working on behalf of Ciara Maguire, who is the ex of Aidan and the man behind the heist that went terribly wrong.
Mel’s return will reportedly trigger Ben’s final scenes according to pictures which were released last year which showed the pair filming climactic scenes on location.
Meanwhile, fans have been speculating over whether Ben, played by Harry Reid, will end up dead once the truth about the money gets out.
Who's watching Ben? Is he gonna die?#EastEnders— Ty (@TweetieeTy) January 9, 2018
Anyone else think Aidan is gunna kill Ben #EastEnders— Stephanie Gannon (@donkeysteph1) January 9, 2018
Others have been pleading to the Eastenders managers to not kill him off, just yet.
Nice one, please, please Eastenders do not Kill Ben off want to see Harry Reid come back again in the future.— Angela Hill (@angela4baz_hill) January 10, 2018
is ben going to do a runner with it all and that’s his exit or is there going to be a twist? just pls don’t kill him off #EastEnders— lo ❀ (@lindacartcr) January 8, 2018
Only time will tell!