Big information has landed within the cleaning soap global.
Tamzin Outhwaite is creating a surprise go back to EastEnders – greater than 15 years since her departure in April 2002.
The comeback will see her reprise her position as Melanie Owen, who first moved to the sq. in October 1998. According to the BBC, she’s going to quickly start filming scenes that can air within the new yr.
But whilst we eagerly look forward to her go back, those are the entire questions we need replied in 2018…
What turned into of her child?
Mel fled Walford after the surprising loss of life of her husband Steve Owen (Martin Kemp) – whilst pregnant together with his child. Will she have her now-teenage kid in tow? Will they know their overdue father’s drug-dealing previous? Where will they are living? Will they only do what any Albert Square stragglers do and transfer in with Dot Branning? Does Dot have an never-ending hall of bedrooms in her East End area? Okay, we digress.
Will Phil need his a reimbursement?
‘Stupid query’ alert. If there may be something Phil Mitchell at all times needs, it is ‘his a reimbursement – or else’. Implicated in Steve’s crimes, Mel confronted a jail sentence again in 2002, therefore the entire ‘fleeing to Portugal’ factor. In flip, Phil misplaced the £30,000 bail cash he’d submit for her. Ouch. We’re primarily on board with the go back of vengeful Phil – it is been some time since he made an look.
Will she get jiggy with The Beale?
Please, Mel, no matter you do – do not move there with Ian Beale. We do not assume his deficient middle can take a lot more. Although, following Jane’s contemporary departure, in all probability a romantic reunion may just be at the playing cards. Mel’s marriage to Ian used to be short-lived when she found out he had lied about his daughter, Lucy’s, sickness to get her to marry him.
How will she react to the scoop of Lucy’s loss of life?
Speaking of Lucy, what’s going to Mel do when she learns that Lucy did honestly die, after she used to be murdered through her brother Bobby in 2014? Will she be all like, ‘Oh, vintage Ian, mendacity about Lucy’s loss of life! What is he like?’, or will she really feel sorry for him, and be offering a shoulder to cry on? Well, she agreed to marry the fellow when she idea Lucy used to be loss of life, what’s going to she do now that she’s honestly lifeless?
Will Louise pipe up?
Phil’s daughter Louise, whose mom is Mel’s easiest good friend Lisa Fowler (who additionally made a brief marvel go back to the cleaning soap previous this yr), went to are living with Mel as a kid (as a result of it appears Portugal is the go-to vacation spot to run clear of the Mitchells). Will Louise, who has been a bit of quiet since struggling burns on the Walford High School promenade fireplace (mate, it all is going down in Walford), shed some gentle on Mel’s go back?
Will she have it in for not-actually-dead Kathy?
After probably improving from the surprise that Ian’s mum, Kathy Beale, is not official lifeless (advised you all of it is going down in Walford), will Mel have it in for Kathy for breaking her brother’s middle? Back within the ’90s, vicar Alex Healy had a divine dalliance with Kathy sooner than she left for South Africa and left his deficient middle in tatters. If that’s not motive for pork, we do not know what is.
WE. CAN’T. WAIT.