Fans of EASTENDERS may have to say goodbye to two iconic families as one resident attempts to avoid prison, but will the families ever return?
When Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) broke up with Kat Slater (Jessie Wallace), he left her heartbroken before revealing he was facing a life sentence. Kat and Phil became engaged in EastEnders in an unexpected turn of events, but will this lead to the Slaters and Mitchells permanently leaving Walford?
Kat was furious when she discovered Phil had forged her signature on documents relating to his assets in Thursday’s episode of the BBC soap.
“Was what we had actually real?” she joked. Or were you just trying to get me to be the front cover of your book?”
“You know it wasn’t like that,” Phil retorted, “why can’t you see that this makes sense?”
He was signing over his assets to give her sons a “future,” according to the shady deal.
“I need you to take this on because there’s security there for you, for the kids and for Raymond,” Phil said.
“Don’t throw money at me Phil because I’ll just throw it right back,” Kat fumed. “All of this is making me feel like a gold digger I was with you for you.”
“Trust me, if none of this was happening, I would want to be with you forever. I just want to make sure you’re taken care of,” Phil said.
“I know I should have asked you first, Kat, but you’re the only person I trust.”
“So why did you finish with me?” Kat asked and the dodgy dealer hit back: “Because it ain’t fair on you.”
Phil admitted to Kat that he still loved her, but that he couldn’t act on his feelings because of his impending prison sentence.
“Neither you nor I have a future,” he exclaimed, “so the sooner I can let you go, the sooner you can move on.”
“There is no happy ending for me and no wedding bells for you.”
Kat suggested that the couple get married and have a happy ending after all.
The dodgy dealer happily accepted the Slater matriarch’s proposal.
DCI Samantha Keeble (Alison Newman) paid Phil a visit, reminding him that he’ll be in a prison cell soon.
The detective repeated the offer she had made to Phil, stating that if he became a police informant, he would avoid prison.
Phil told Keeble he had no intention of assisting the cops at any cost.
Will he devise a scheme to avoid prison once and for all now that he’s engaged to Kat?
He had previously asked Kat to go on the run, and while she had declined, the situation is now very different, with Phil facing life behind bars.
The Slaters are a family, as evidenced by the family’s decision to move in with Phil.
Will fans say their goodbyes to both the Slaters and Phil as they embark on a joint mission?
Keeble previously admitted that the deal she was offering was not widely known among her coworkers and that her bosses would be furious if Phil fled the country while on bail for murder conspiracy.
Will Phil’s exit strategy compel the detective to stage a cover-up?
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