EastEnders has seen its fair share of deaths throughout the years, and this holiday season was no different.
After a brutal fight between Mel Owen (played by Tamzin Outhwaite) and Ray Kelly (Sean Mahon), things didn’t look good for the Owen family.
However Hunter Owen (Charlie Winter) intervened at the final moment to shoot his stepfather and save Mel.
This threw the family into a panic as they were forced to bury the body and lie to everyone they know about the goings-on.
Eventually Mel and Hunter took some time out of Walford to clear their heads and get their stories straight.
But it soon becomes clear that Hunter will only be interested in looking after the gun he lied about throwing away.
Upcoming scenes will see Hunter not handling the truth of his father’s death well, as he goes on to goad Keanu Taylor (Danny Walters) into a fight.
And later Hunter ventures to the E20 club looking for women to chat up – but is eventually brought home by a concerned Jack Branning (Scott Maslen).
Faking tears and regret, Hunter will manage to deceive Mel into thinking he is okay
But the pair of them will be left gobsmacked when Ray’s former wives Nicola Kelly (Alexandra Gilbreath) and Maddie Wright (Robyn Paige) arrive on their doorstep.
Obviously the duo were not happy when they found out about Ray’s heinous act of polygamy, but they are still concerned about where he is.
Mel is left with one thing in mind: protect Hunter and the truth about Ray’s death.
This turn of events leads her into worry, and gets her thinking about what the next step would be to keep her son safe.
Mel will be seen going to Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) for advice after.
Ian explains the details behind his own murderous son, Bobby Beale (Eliot Carrington), giving her some ideas on where to go next with her tough situation.
But as Maddie and Nicola continue to close-in on Mel and Hunter’s fallible story, could Hunter be at risk of being outed?
Hunter may have one option left – leave Albert Square and stay out of sight, and out of mind.
Hunter’s exit could be on the horizon as he attempts to keep himself safe or will he find himself looking to kill once again and kill the intrusive wives?
Viewers may need to prepare themselves for a teenage serial killer storyline.
EastEnders continues tonight at 7.30pm on BBC One.