Asked By: Lewis Ramirez Date: created: Jun 21 2023

Why did Lisa shoot Phil in EastEnders

Answered By: Reginald Rivera Date: created: Jun 24 2023

Lisa Fowler (played by Lucy Benjamin) is back in Albert Square and bothering Keanu Taylor (Danny Walters) for money. However, the EastEnders heartthrob wants access to his daughter Peggy after Lisa claimed her mum Louise (Tilly Keeper) has gone off the rails in Portugal.

Unbeknownst to Keanu and Louise’s father Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden), Lisa is actually dealing with a gambling addiction which is why she wants to borrow money. Lisa will do all she can to get her hands on extra cash to pay off her debts and return to Portugal with Peggy. As she deceives her friends and loved ones, Express.co.uk takes a look back at Lisa’s most infamous storylines.

Lisa shoots Phil Mitchell During Mel’s wedding with Steve Owen, Phil confessed to never loving her, which led to Lisa covertly shooting him in revenge, in the episode which aired in March 2001. Lisa became the instrumental driving force in one of Eastenders’ most highly anticipated storylines, dubbed Who Shot Phil? as Phil fell victim to an ‘unknown’ gun assailant.

Over 20 million viewers tuned in to watch Lisa confess to Phil’s attempted murder, in one of the biggest ‘whodunnits’ of the decade. Once Lisa’s secret was uncovered, and Phil realised he drove her to the shooting, he then framed his enemy Dan Sullivan. Lisa lies about Louise’s father Lisa’s pregnancy with Phil’s child caused a shake-up in the square as she opted to hide her secret about who the child’s father was.

She claimed it was her partner Mark Fowler, giving birth to her daughter Louise Mitchell, in November 2001. But she later confided in Phil’s wife at the time, Sharon Mitchell, about Phil being Louise’s father, which led to Sharon informing Phil. He then forced Lisa to accept his part in Louise’s life.

The pair went on to reconcile, however when she later discovered that Phil wants Louise and not her, she relocated to Portugal with Louise. Lisa abandons her daughter Louise In 2012, Louise returned to Walford alone which left her in the care of Phil. Although Lisa attempted to gain contact, Phil disregarded her and it was soon uncovered that she had a breakdown – leaving her to abandon Louise.

Upon Lisa’s return, Phil’s mother, Peggy Mitchell allowed Lisa to permanently have Louise, as long as Phil was able to see her. Lisa kidnaps daughter Louise After years of battling with Phil over the custody of their daughter and with Louise back in Phil’s care, Lisa attempted to kidnap her daughter from Phil.

Who shot Phil in the classic EastEnders?

Suspects –

Lisa Shaw ( Lucy Benjamin ) – Phil’s ex-girlfriend. She had attacked Phil with a plate earlier in the week, and was appalled with him for his abusive mistreatment towards her. Lisa was later revealed to be the person responsible. Mark Fowler ( Todd Carty ) – Lisa’s new boyfriend. He was resentful towards Phil for his callous treatment of her. Dan Sullivan ( Craig Fairbrass ) – Phil’s former best-friend and business partner. The pair embarked on a conflict after Phil had conned Dan’s share of The Queen Vic, causing Dan to swear revenge on Phil. Prior to the shooting, Dan was seen leaving a telephone box after Phil received a hoax call. Ian Beale ( Adam Woodyatt ) – Phil’s stepson and arch-nemesis. Ian hated Phil for causing him to be subjugated to financial bankruptcy, in which Ian had consequently lost all of his assets as a result. They had also got into a fight just hours before the shooting. Ian was then found under the bushes shortly after Phil was shot. Steve Owen ( Martin Kemp ) – Phil’s love rival. Steve had just found out that Phil had previously had sex with his wife Mel, and a gun that had been hidden in Steve’s office went missing just before Phil was shot. His mother had also taken a liking to Phil, much to Steve’s disgust. Mel Owen ( Tamzin Outhwaite ) – Phil’s one night stand lover and Steve’s fiance-turned-wife. On Mel and Steve’s wedding day, Phil decided to tell Steve that he had slept with Mel. She is furious with Phil for this. Mel also dislikes Phil for mistreating her best friend Lisa whilst they were together.

Asked By: Jacob Lopez Date: created: Oct 10 2022

Did Lisa shot Phil Mitchell

Answered By: Miguel Miller Date: created: Oct 13 2022

Lisa shot Phil in 2001 (Picture: BBC) EastEnders viewers love a whodunit, and Who Shot Phil? was one that kept the nation riveted back in the early noughties. Now, 22 years later, it has been revisited, leaving one Walford resident shaken to their core.

Lisa Fowler ( Lucy Benjamin ) made a dramatic return to Albert Square this week with granddaughter Peggy in tow, and set about causing trouble from the very moment she arrived. After accepting Sonia Fowler’s (Natalie Cassidy) offer to stay with her, Lisa got down to business and began blackmailing Keanu Taylor ( Danny Walters ) over access to Peggy.

Desperate to see his daughter, Keanu turned to business partner and new found friend Reiss Colwell (Johnny Freeman) for advice on how to pull money out of Taylor’s Autos. Back at home, Reiss made it very clear to Sonia that he wasn’t comfortable with moving money around in the business, which Sonia brushed off, pointing out that he was lucky he didn’t have to hide a gun.

  1. Though Reiss laughed it off, he soon realised she was serious, asking if Keanu really had a gun.
  2. Sonia assured him that it was a long time ago, when he and Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) were at odds.
  3. Him and Ben were playing cops and robbers Well, just robbers really, and they weren’t really playing,’ she told him.

‘And they kidnapped a cop. But, don’t worry, it was only Callum.’ Reiss couldn’t believe what he was hearing (Picture: BBC) Reiss was clearly horrified, claiming that he was going to faint, but Sonia wasn’t finished there. She assured him that people change, and told him to look at Lisa as an example. When Reiss asked what Lisa had done, she nonchalantly informed him: ‘She shot Phil.’ Poor Reiss didn’t know what to do with himself as he took in the information, horrified that not only was he working for a ‘gun-toting gangster’, but also living under the same roof as an attempted murderer.

  • The 2001 episode which saw Lisa revealed as Phil Mitchell’s (Steve McFadden) shooter was watched by a whopping 20 million people and garnered a ‘huge reaction’ from fans, according to actress Lucy Benjamin.
  • I think the whole success of that storyline was that we managed to keep it so secret and journalists did play along with it.

But I also think that the press department specifically kept it so that no one knew about it being Lisa that shot Phil, and so the reaction was huge at the time, when it was revealed that it was Lisa. ‘It was huge because I think people wanted it to be her.

Does Lisa shoot Phil again?

1998 – 2003 : Affair, marriage and birth of Louise – Lisa Shaw first appeared in Albert Square as a trainee market inspector, but clashes with her boss Michael Rose because of her poor time-keeping. However, she starts to fall for him, and the pair strike up an affair.

Lisa soon begins to feel guilty, and demands that Michael chooses between her and his wife Susan, Michael initially chooses Lisa, but does not tell Susan, and Lisa threatens to tell her. To escape the breakdown of his marriage, he flees Walford with Susan in February 1999, leaving heartbroken Lisa behind.

She later makes friends with Mel Healy and moves in with Mark Fowler, Although Mark has feelings for her, Lisa does not notice, having a fling with Gianni di Marco and a relationship with Phil Mitchell, resulting in Lisa’s pregnancy. Phil asks her to have an abortion but she refuses so he asks her to move in after coming round to the idea but she miscarries and blames Phil.

  • Lisa loses her job when Ian Beale reports her for being absent, so she becomes dependent on Phil.
  • He is happy with the situation but she loses her confidence and becomes jealous of Phil’s former wife, Kathy Mitchell and son Ben, hiding letters and a video from them.
  • This irritates Phil and he has sex with Mel when she is upset, following a fight with Lisa on Christmas Day.

Regretting this, Mel agrees not to tell Lisa but does when Lisa says she intends to get pregnant again. Devastated, Lisa ends her relationship with Phil and moves in with Mark but she is already pregnant. She keeps this secret as Phil keeps belittling her, and on Mel and Steve Owen ‘s wedding night, Phil says that he never loved her and suggests Mel give her tips in the bedroom.

In revenge, Lisa steals a gun from the E20 nightclub and shoots Phil. He survives and confronts her after leaving hospital but realises that he drove her to it and frames his enemy Dan Sullivan instead. Wanting to keep Phil away from her child, Lisa and Mark marry, claiming that he is the baby’s father.

Everyone believes it and their romance becomes real. Lisa gives birth to baby Louise, and Lisa tells Sharon Watts, that Phil is Louise’s father. Sharon, however, tells Phil that Louise is his daughter and he forces them to accept he will be part of Louise’s life.

  1. Despite initial animosity, when Lisa sees Phil with Louise, old feelings resurface and they eventually reconcile.
  2. However, Phil wants Louise, not Lisa, and when she realises, she and Louise emigrate to Portugal.
  3. Phil finds her and brings Louise home after blackmailing Lisa about shooting him and making her think she is unstable and an unfit mother.

Phil leaves her standing on the edge of a cliff, and she is presumed dead. On Phil’s wedding day to Kate Morton, Lisa returns to reclaim her daughter. He is difficult, leading her to plan to shoot him again but Den Watts persuades her to let him do it.

What did Phil do to Lisa?

1998–2010 – Lisa Shaw first appeared in Albert Square as a trainee market inspector, but clashes with her boss Michael Rose ( Russell Floyd ) because of her poor time-keeping. However, she starts to fall for him, and the pair strike up an affair. Lisa soon begins to feel guilty, and demands that Michael chooses between her and his wife Susan ( Tilly Vosburgh ).

  1. Michael initially chooses Lisa, but does not tell Susan, and Lisa threatens to tell her.
  2. To escape the breakdown of his marriage, he flees Walford with Susan in February 1999, leaving heartbroken Lisa behind.
  3. She later makes friends with Mel Healy ( Tamzin Outhwaite ) and moves in with Mark Fowler ( Todd Carty ).

Although Mark has feelings for her, Lisa does not notice, having a fling with Gianni di Marco ( Marc Bannerman ) and a relationship with Phil Mitchell ( Steve McFadden ), resulting in Lisa’s pregnancy. Phil asks her to have an abortion, but she refuses, so he asks her to move in after coming round to the idea, but she miscarries, and blames Phil.

Lisa loses her job when Ian Beale ( Adam Woodyatt ) reports her for being absent, so she becomes dependent on Phil. He is happy with the situation, but she loses her confidence and becomes jealous of Phil’s former wife, Kathy Mitchell ( Gillian Taylforth ) and son Ben (Morgan Whittle), hiding letters and a video from them.

This irritates Phil, and he has sex with Mel when she is upset, following a fight with Lisa on Christmas Day. Regretting this, Mel agrees not to tell Lisa, but does so when Lisa says she intends to get pregnant again. Devastated, Lisa ends her relationship with Phil and moves in with Mark, but she is already pregnant.

  1. She keeps this secret, as Phil keeps belittling her, and on Mel and Steve Owen ‘s ( Martin Kemp ) wedding night, Phil says that he never loved her, and suggests Mel give her tips in the bedroom.
  2. In revenge, Lisa steals a gun from the e20 nightclub and shoots Phil.
  3. He survives, and confronts her after leaving hospital, but realises that he drove her to it, and frames his enemy Dan Sullivan ( Craig Fairbrass ) instead.

Wanting to keep Phil away from her child, Lisa and Mark marry, claiming that he is the baby’s father. Everyone believes it, and their romance becomes real. However, Lisa gives birth to her baby, named Louise, and Lisa tells Sharon Watts ( Letitia Dean ) that Phil is Louise’s father.

  • Sharon, however, tells Phil that Louise is his daughter, and he forces them to accept he will be part of Louise’s life.
  • Despite initial animosity, when Lisa sees Phil with Louise, old feelings resurface, and they eventually reconcile.
  • Following an affair, Lisa leaves Mark, and goes to live with Phil.
  • However, Phil wants Louise, not Lisa, and when she realises this, she and Louise emigrate to Portugal,

Phil finds Lisa, and brings Louise home after blackmailing Lisa about shooting him, making her think that she is unstable and an unfit mother. Phil leaves her standing on the edge of a cliff, and she is presumed dead. On Phil’s wedding day to Kate Morton ( Jill Halfpenny ), Lisa returns to reclaim her daughter.

  1. He is difficult, leading her to plan to shoot him again, but Den Watts ( Leslie Grantham ) persuades her to let him do it.
  2. He and his son, Dennis Rickman ( Nigel Harman ), frame Phil for armed robbery, and Lisa gains custody when he is imprisoned.
  3. She leaves the Square with Louise.
  4. Several years later, Jack Branning ( Scott Maslen ), a former policeman, tells Phil that Lisa and Louise are living in South East London.

After seeing Louise call another man “daddy”, Phil decides that she is better off with Lisa. Two years later, Louise arrives alone in Walford, saying that Lisa has gone on holiday but not returned. Louise is taken into care, but when Phil discovers this, he has a DNA test to prove Louise is his daughter, and gains custody of her.

  • Later that year, Phil is visited by a social worker, Derek Evans ( Simon Lowe ), who says that Lisa has made an application to see Louise.
  • Phil does not want Lisa to have contact with Louise, but Phil’s mother Peggy Mitchell ( Barbara Windsor ) takes her to see Lisa on Louise’s request.
  • Peggy slaps Lisa for abandoning her daughter, and Lisa reveals she had a breakdown and thought Louise might be better off without her, but the neighbour she left Louise with promised to look after her.

Lisa worries that Phil might hurt Louise physically after Phil has hit Peggy, who is unable to assure Lisa that this will not happen. Peggy allows Louise to stay with Lisa permanently, as long as Phil can visit her. Phil steals the social worker’s bag to get Lisa’s address, and drives there to confront her, but finds the house abandoned and empty.

Who hit Phil Mitchell in Eastenders?

Phil Mitchell
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Steve McFadden Daniel Delaney (2022 flashback)
Duration 1990–2003, 2005–present
First appearance Episode 526 20 February 1990
Classification Present; regular
Introduced by Michael Ferguson (1990) John Yorke (2005) Kate Harwood (2005)
Spin-off appearances
  • Dimensions in Time (1993)
  • The Mitchells – Naked Truths (1998)
  • Marsden’s Video Diaries (2010)
  • Last Tango in Walford (2010)
  • EastEnders: E20 (2011)
  • Phil on Remand (2012)
In-universe information

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Phil Mitchell is a fictional character from the BBC soap opera EastEnders, played by Steve McFadden, He was introduced to the soap opera on 20 February 1990 and was followed by his brother Grant ( Ross Kemp ), sister Sam ( Danniella Westbrook / Kim Medcalf ) and mother Peggy ( Jo Warne / Barbara Windsor ).

Phil was one of the major characters introduced by executive producer Michael Ferguson, who wanted to bring in some macho male leads. Phil and his brother Grant became popularly known as the Mitchell brothers in the British media, with Phil initially portrayed as the more level-headed of the two thugs.

Storylines featuring the Mitchell family dominated the soap opera throughout the 1990s, with Phil serving as one of the show’s central characters and protagonist villains since the 1990s. McFadden temporarily left the series in late 2003, then returned in April 2005 for a brief appearance before making a permanent return in October 2005.

A teenage version of Phil, played by Daniel Delaney, appeared in a flashback episode broadcast on 5 September 2022, which focuses on the Mitchell family in the 1970s. Phil’s most prominent storylines include his battles with alcoholism and addiction ; suffering from cirrhosis of the liver ; various criminal dealings; having an affair with Grant’s wife Sharon Watts ( Letitia Dean ) — a storyline popularly dubbed ” Sharongate “; a failed marriage to Kathy Beale ( Gillian Taylforth ); a longstanding rivalry with his tormented stepson Ian Beale ( Adam Woodyatt ); sparking numerous feuds; relationship problems; seeking to avenge the death of Sharon’s adoptive brother and later husband Dennis Rickman ( Nigel Harman ) by confronting his gangland killer, Johnny Allen ( Billy Murray ), in the ” Get Johnny Week ” storyline; becoming a prime suspect in the murder of his uncle Archie ( Larry Lamb ) (see ” Who Killed Archie? “); developing an addiction to crack cocaine that sparks the events of The Queen Vic Fire Week ; his ongoing struggle to bond with his children Ben ( Max Bowden ) and Louise ( Tilly Keeper ), and discovering that his wife Sharon has had an affair with and later fallen pregnant by his daughter Louise’s fiancé Keanu Taylor ( Danny Walters ).

One of the most culturally significant storylines featuring the character aired in 2001 and was dubbed ” Who Shot Phil? “. The events saw Phil shot in a whodunit mystery, with the assailant eventually revealed to be his former girlfriend and Louise’s mother Lisa Shaw ( Lucy Benjamin ).

Did Dan shoot Phil in EastEnders?

Storylines – Dan Sullivan arrives in Walford — a fictionalized borough in East London — on 7 June 1999, appearing as the latest boyfriend of local café manager Carol Jackson ( Lindsey Coulson ). They soon move to Walford’s local community, Albert Square, where the couple plan to get married after Dan learns that Carol is expecting his child.

  • Their wedding plans surprise Carol’s daughter Bianca ( Patsy Palmer ), as she and Dan had a fling when she was a teenager on holiday many years before.
  • After the pair find themselves secretly reacquainted with each other, Dan and Bianca start an affair — even though she is married to local resident Ricky Butcher ( Sid Owen ), who ends up befriending Dan.

Eventually, Carol discovers the affair and publicly exposes it in front of Ricky and their neighbors. She then disowns Bianca, breaks-up with Dan by chucking him out of her house, and later aborts their child before leaving Walford. Bianca subsequently departs the square after she and Dan are unable to resume their relationship.

  1. Shortly afterwards, Dan and Ricky begin to clash after Ricky blames Dan for ruining his life and marriage with Bianca.
  2. The hostility between them escalates when Dan begins to flirt with Ricky’s sister Janine ( Charlie Brooks ), which promptly sparks a conflict between the siblings’ father Frank ( Mike Reid ) and Dan himself.

One such incident between them involves Frank punching Dan for making remarks on how he brought up his children. This eventually becomes too much for Ricky, who ends up leaving the square in April 2000. It is at this point where Dan has become closely acquainted with Phil Mitchell ( Steve McFadden ) — the square’s local hardman who is also partly related to the Butcher family as he is Ricky’s former brother-in-law and Frank’s eldest stepson.

Dan quickly establishes himself as Phil’s best-friend as the two continue to bond over their relationship problems and business interests, with Phil even confiding to Dan about how Ricky previously married his sister Sam ( Danniella Westbrook ) before his marriage with Bianca emerged years afterwards.

Towards the Millennium celebrations, Dan finds Phil spending his Christmas alone at The Queen Victoria public house and comforts him over his wife Kathy Beale ( Gillian Taylforth ) and their son Ben leaving the county without him months ago. They soon proceed to form a business partnership when Phil sells his ownership of The Queen Vic to Dan for £5; with Phil having done so to spite his mother Peggy ( Barbara Windsor ) in retribution for supposedly favoring his brother Grant ( Ross Kemp ), who recently left the square following a botched criminal job between the brothers, more than him.

  1. Phil slowly regrets this decision after his girlfriend Lisa Shaw ( Lucy Benjamin ) confronts him for upsetting Peggy.
  2. However, Dan refuses to relinquish his ownership of the pub back to Peggy and later discovers that Phil is running a car lot scam with both Frank and their colleague Roy Evans ( Tony Caunter ).

When Lisa is rushed to hospital one night, Dan offers Phil a lift to the hospital and the two begin arguing over his ownership of the pub — which Dan once again refuses to relinquish back to Peggy for £10,000. Phil lashes out in response to this, but Dan overpowers Phil and threatens to report him to the police.

Phil backs down and leaves Dan outside of the hospital, where inside he finds out that Lisa has suffered a miscarriage and that their unborn baby has died. The next day, Dan learns that Phil plans to kick him out of the house and responds by reporting his motor scam to the police; Phil later changes his mind after he makes amends with Dan, and the two plan on further establishing their partnership whilst Dan hopes to cover-up his betrayal from Phil.

By then, Dan has romantically bonded with Phil’s barmaid and Lisa’s best-friend: Mel Healy ( Tamzin Outhwaite ). Their growing relationship is initially contracted when Dan befriends and later dates one of the pub’s regular customers, Teresa di Marco ( Leila Birch ), which causes her overprotective brother Gianni ( Marc Bannerman ) to become suspicious over his intentions.

When Gianni witnesses Dan further wooing Teresa and her friends, he confronts them and warns Dan to stay away from his sister. They nearly brawl after Gianni chucks a drink at Dan for dismissing him, but Mel separates them and Teresa later ends her crush on Dan at her family’s urging. Dan then continues to develop his relationship with Mel, who soon learns about him reporting Phil and his motor scam to the police.

Mel subsequently confides this secrecy to Lisa, who ends up telling Phil about Dan tipping off the police about his motor scam. This causes Phil to end his friendship with Dan, and he later plots to win back his share of the pub as payback. Phil arranges a card game between him and Dan, who ends up losing after the former tricks him into refunding his £5.

  1. Outraged, Dan swears revenge on Phil.
  2. He soon learns that Mel told Phil about his tip-off and, suspecting that she conspired with Phil against him, begins stalking her — up to the point where he even threatens Mel with phone calls.
  3. This continues until Dan, while corning Mel just as she finishes one of her with her night shifts at the pub, finds himself confronted by her boyfriend Steve Owen ( Martin Kemp ) — who threatens to kill Dan unless he leaves the square.

At first Dan ignores Steve and plans to further harass Mel, but is forced to change his mind when Steve visits him with a gun — thus making his threat clear; Dan seemingly complies to his demands and leaves the square on 7 July 2000. Six months later, Dan returns to the square in 26 February 2001 — still determined to get revenge on Phil.

He plans to confirm this to Steve and, after learning that he and Mel are set to get married at the start of March 2001, sets out to visit him at his nightclub; the E20. There, he finds Phil’s cousin Billy ( Perry Fenwick ) working as Steve’s secretary and orders him to summon Steve himself. Billy initially refuses and attempts to threaten Dan by brandishing Steve’s gun out of his safe, but Dan is unfazed and — after taunting Billy over how he would really feel about killing a man — easily disarms Billy, forcing him to drop his gun and discuss like “big boys”.

Moments later, Steve arrives and orders Billy to get out of his office. Dan then proceeds to sarcastically offer Steve his congratulations, and the two begin exchanging threats to each other when Steve reminds Dan of the last warning he gave him about leaving the square for good.

Although Dan tells Steve that he is back in the square to deal with Phil and not Mel, he is dismissed at the expense of warning Steve to not be fooled by Mel as she previously did to her ex-husband Ian Beale ( Adam Woodyatt ). Their conversation ends with Dan offering Steve a handshake, to which Steve threateningly rejects by telling Dan to get out of his office — which prompts Dan to tell Steve that he’ll regret crossing him.

On the day Steve and Mel get married, Dan approaches Billy at Steve’s wedding reception and demands that he bring Phil for him when the latter arrives. Billy complies and tells Phil that Dan is waiting for him in Steve’s office, much to Steve’s frustration.

  1. Upon confronting each other, Dan tells Phil that he plans to settle his score with him and begins to taunt him just as Phil gives Dan five seconds to get out of his sight.
  2. When Phil ends up chucking wine from his glass into Dan’s face, Dan threatens Phil by promising him that he’ll regret it.
  3. Later on that night, Phil is shot by an unknown assailant — though not before Dan resorts to harassing him with phone calls.

Following Phil’s shooting, Dan becomes a prime suspect. He soon begins to target Phil’s godson Jamie ( Jack Ryder ), threatening to inflict violence on the youngster unless he agrees to repay him the money Phil owes him. Jamie makes his effort to avoid succumbing to Dan’s threats, even when Phil learns about Dan’s comeback.

Dan also continues to torment Mel once more, and begins clashing with Steve over their similar issues with Phil. It is soon revealed that Lisa is the culprit who shot Phil. After confronting Lisa over the shooting, Phil forgives her and decides to frame Dan — knowing that Dan is a much bigger threat to him than Lisa.

He first contacts Dan’s former crime boss, Ritchie Stringer ( Gareth Hunt ), and together the pair hatch a plan where Dan would be given the same gun that Lisa used to shoot Phil. Once the weapon is in his position, Dan later confronts Phil at the garage to extort money from him — threatening to shoot him otherwise.

  1. When Jamie ends up walking to see Phil being held at gunpoint, he attempts to disarm Dan — who fights off Jamie and ends up shooting the garage’s clock from the resulting impact.
  2. Moments later, the police arrive thanks to Phil’s tip-off and Dan is consequently arrested; he is later charged with attempted murder and will be put on trial for the crime in July 2001.

Before the trial commences, Phil convinces Steve to work together in getting Dan imprisoned — under the guise that the pair, though archenemies, would be well-ridden of their common nemesis and Mel’s tormenting ex-boyfriend once and for all. Phil also summons his lawyer Marcus Christie ( Stephen Churchett ) to help Jamie prepare in testifying against Dan, while also forcing Ian to help contribute to his testimony as well.

Despite all their efforts, however, Dan is found not guilty by the jury in August 2001. Deducing that Phil had framed him for the shooting and that Steve had been conspiring with their shared enemy against him, Dan resolves to get revenge on his two alpha male rivals once and for all — up to the point where he wrongfully asserts that Steve is the one who shot Phil.

He first blackmails Billy into giving him leverage against Phil and Steve. When he learns from Billy that Mel had a one-night stand with Phil on Christmas Night 2000 before marrying Steve months later, Dan realizes that Mel is the key to his plan and sets out to target her as a result of this.

  • Dan soon kidnaps Mel and holds her captive in an abandoned tower block building, whereupon he alerts Phil and Steve of the situation.
  • When he calls them again, Dan demands that Phil and Steve give him £ 100,000 each in exchange for Mel’s safety.
  • It soon becomes clear that Dan’s plan to get revenge on Phil and Steve was to kidnap Mel, the common link between the three rivals, and then blackmail the pair into giving him £200,000 ransom in order to rescue Mel from captivity.

This forces Phil and Steve to work together in getting £200,000 for Mel’s safety. As they do so, Dan attempts to justify his actions to Mel by telling her what Phil and Steve have been up to; Mel gradually realizes that Dan is telling the truth about being framed for Phil’s shooting when he reveals that the pair have been secretly colluding in their ownership of the Queen Vic with Phil’s ex-lover Sharon Watts ( Letitia Dean ).

It is then Dan informs Mel that Steve has been having an affair with a blonde woman named Karen to elude himself from grieving over the death of his estranged mother Barbara (Sheila Hancock), which Dan had learned from Billy when blackmailing the latter into giving him leverage against Phil and Steve.

These revelations soon help Mel improve the situation despite Dan promising Phil and Steve that he will kill her unless the ransom is completed. Phil and Steve are eventually successful in getting the £200,000 ransom money, but later get into an argument when Phil secretly acquires a handgun and plans to kill Dan to protect Jamie and Peggy from him.

  1. Steve argues that he just wants to get Mel back safely and insists on doing the exchange on his own, only for Dan to then call Phil and demand that he — not Steve — make the exchange on his own.
  2. Phil complies with Dan’s demand and sets off to make the exchange on his own.
  3. When he arrives, Dan puts Mel in a hiding place and then cautiously gets Phil prepared for the meet-up.

He first demands Phil to leave his jacket in his car, then to open the duffel bag containing the £200,000 ransom money, and lastly insists that Phil prove he is unarmed. This forces Phil to reveal the gun he hid in his jacket, and Dan forces him to leave the gun in the car before making his way up the building.

As Phil obliges, Dan gets out his own handgun and sets off to confront Phil at the elevator. He then awaits for Phil’s arrival, but is caught off-guard when Phil suddenly disarms Dan and holds him at gunpoint. After forcing Dan back into the room where Mel is being held captive, Phil is unable to find her and demands to know where she is kept hidden.

Dan then begins to taunt Phil over his one-night stand with Mel, which provokes him in kicking Dan to the ground. Phil then prepares to kill Dan, telling him that he will become the first person who he will have intentionally murdered in light of having never really done so before.

In that moment, however, Mel intervenes by cutting off the lights. This distracts Phil, and Dan uses the opportunity to disarm him before knocking Phil unconscious. Upon realizing that Mel saved his life, Dan thanks her for saving his life and gives Mel £50,000 in gratitude. When Phil starts to regain consciousness, Dan handcuffs him to a radiator and plans to kill him.

Mel, however, appeals to his better nature and urges him to be better than Phil. In response, Dan asks Mel to wait outside for him while he deals with Phil on his own. Once Phil has woken up, Dan threatens to shoot him unless he begs for mercy. Phil refuses and dares Dan to kill him.

Eventually, Dan pulls the trigger — causing Phil to flinch. However, the gun is not loaded; Dan reveals that he unloaded the gun to take Mel’s advice in proving that he is better than Phil, whom he saw was terrified of dying at the moment he flinched when Dan pulled the trigger. After stating they are now even, Dan gets his final revenge on Phil by gagging him and leaving him handcuffed at the radiator — bidding his archenemy a morbid and taunting farewell.

Phil later frees himself and leaves the area, but by then Dan is already long gone after dropping Mel off at a rendezvous point near Walford. Earlier on when they parted ways, Dan apologizes to Mel for putting her through the situation with his revenge plan and wishes her the best of luck.

  1. Dan then leaves the country with his £150,000 ransom money — considerably richer than when he first arrived in Walford.
  2. Though he is not seen again on the square again, Dan leaves flowers on Steve’s grave following the latter’s death in March 2002 — at the epic climax of his feud with Phil — bearing the message “Gotcha!”.

In 2003, Billy is led to believe that Dan is back in the square to settle a few scores after hearing rumors of his supposed comeback — although this is off-screen. This is later revealed to be a hoax by the police to connect Phil to the alleged murder of Lisa.

Whose body did Phil find EastEnders?

EastEnders fans were divided over how Tina Carter’s corpse was discovered, believing the body should have been found weeks earlier on the BBC soap Video Loading Video Unavailable EastEnders: Phil discovers Tina’s body EastEnders fans were baffled on Friday night, as Phil Mitchell made a gruesome discovery at the Argee Bhajee – just weeks after builders were assessing the building. The restaurant was caught up in a gas explosion, but work was not continued on the venue in the fallout due to an apparent lack of funds.

Work and assessments were halted, and the building has remained unused ever since. But there was horror there on Friday night, as Tina Carter’s decomposed corpse was found over a year after her murder. Phil made the grim discovery while trashing the Argee Bhajee to scare off stepson Tommy Moon’s bullies.

EastEnders fans were baffled on Friday night, as Phil Mitchell made a gruesome discovery at the Argee Bhajee ( Image: BBC) No one actually knows Tina is dead, presuming she had gone on the run – as backed up by her secret killer Gray Atkins. Gray murdered Tina though in December 2020, months after murdering his wife Chantelle – something Tina realised to be the case.

  • On Friday, Phil looked gobsmacked to realise he had unearthed a body before he called the police to the scene.
  • Tina Carter’s decomposed corpse was found over a year after her murder ( Image: BBC) But fans were divided over the moment, and while some were glad it was Phil who found her others called out the twist.

Some viewers suggested Tina should have been found weeks ago, when the workmen were in the building, as others questioned why her corpse did not smell having been there all that time. Taking to Twitter, one fan said: “I mean not Phil smashing the ground and finding tina’s body when the construction men could have found it weeks ago lmao.” Another said: “This whole Phil smashing up floorboards is really contrived, quite recently builders finding Tina was a real possibility (makes more sense ), then apparently they ran out of cash to complete the job on the argee bahjee!” A third fan added: “A body, decaying for over a year, would have stunk.

The Argee Bargee would have been visited a lot over the last year (it was up for sale), but it was Phil Mitchell with a baseball bat that found Tina? Sure.” EastEnders fans were divided over how Tina Carter’s corpse was discovered, believing the body should have been found weeks earlier ( Image: BBC) Meanwhile, another fan commented: “The builders in # Eastenders must of caught the lurgy &lost all sense of smell is my theory as to why they couldn’t smell a rotting corpse,if that is Tina down there.” While for more than a year it wasn’t disclosed where Tina’s body was after her death, recent scenes revealed her corpse was buried in Walford.

Scenes next week will show the Carters learning the distressing news that Tina is dead, and her body has been located. Got any theories or thoughts on the storyline? Let us know in the comments section below EastEnders airs Mondays and Fridays at 8pm, and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm on BBC One.

Who was on the picture given to Phil EastEnders?

EastEnders fans ‘rumble’ Keeble’s target as they ‘work out’ character in photo EastEnders viewers are convinced they have worked out who Phil Mitchell has been asked to grass on to DCI Keeble

  • EastEnders teased a twist was on the way on Thursday night ahead of the special flashback episode focussing on the Mitchells.
  • It’s been hinted that Phil Mitchell’s long-time nemesis DCI Keeble is linked to the flashback, with fans speculating something from the past has led to her determination to bring down the soap family.
  • But a scene on Thursday night left viewers stunned, as Keeble made it clear there was one person she wanted Phil to grass on, and tell her “everything he knew” about them.
  • Viewers didn’t see who she was referring to, as she passed Phil a brown envelope containing a photo of the individual.

EastEnders teased a twist was on the way on Thursday night ahead of the special flashback episode ( BBC)

  1. As he pulled it out he seemed shocked and immediately refused to give her what she wanted, while viewers only saw part of the picture.
  2. It’s not been confirmed who Keeble and Phil were talking about, but fans took to to share their predictions – and a few names have topped the list.
  3. Keeble had asked Phil to give her information on a list of old associates of his in return for keeping him out of prison.

EastEnders viewers are convinced they have worked out who Phil Mitchell has been asked to grass on ( BBC)

  • But she was furious when he instead warned all the names on the list that they were at risk, causing them to flee.
  • Phil then challenged her, pointing out she must have an ulterior motive for what she’s asked of him and he wanted answers.
  • It’s then that she told him there was one person she wanted information on before handing him the photo.
  • Fans immediately questioned if the photo was of his brother Grant Mitchell, amid hopes of a return.

It’s not been confirmed who Keeble and Phil were talking about, fans took to Twitter to share their predictions ( BBC)

  1. Both of the brothers will appear in the flashback episode, set in 1979, and now fans think the episode will give away something huge about the Mitchells’ past, and it might be linked to Keeble.
  2. Taking to Twitter, one fan said: “I think Keeble wants information on Grant.”
  3. This was echoed by another viewer who said: “I think it’s Grant in the photo,” as a third tweet read: “Gotta be Grant in that photo.”
  4. EastEnders airs Mondays to Thursdays at 7:30pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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Did Phil Mitchell sleep with Tracey?

Okay we’re not sure how we feel about this. – This week EastEnders are celebrating their 35th anniversary and despite the impending doom of one of the residents dying, fans were shocked last night when Tracey – the legendary barmaid – revealed a sex secret about Phil Mitchell. Yup. Tracey, who is played by Jane Slaughter, has been on the show since it first began on 19 February 1985 and although she started on the flower stall she soon went on to work behind The Vic and has been there ever since. Tracey revealed she’s slept with Phil ©BBC After Mo asked, “You and Phil Mitchell?!” Tracey admitted, “It was years ago. It was just one night. Though saying one night would be a generous description.” Obsessed. Phil and Tracey had a secret night back in the day ©BBC

Asked By: Nicholas Anderson Date: created: Sep 25 2022

Did Phil Mitchell sleep with Tracy

Answered By: Xavier Watson Date: created: Sep 25 2022

EastEnders character Tracey has confessed to once sleeping with Phil Mitchell. Yep, in last night’s (February 17) 35th anniversary episode, the Queen Vic barmaid admitted to Big Mo that she had a one-night-stand with Phil years ago. “You and Phil Mitchell?” Mo asked as the two met on the dance floor. BBC Tracey then replied: “It was years ago. It was just one night. Saying that, a night would be a generous description!” Well, this is an anniversary week development we can get behind! The revelation was clearly a moment of light relief in what’s set to be a tragic week, with one character set to be killed off in a boat disaster, While the victim won’t be revealed until later this week, boss Kate Oates and executive producer Jon Sen have admitted there was “only ever one candidate” to kill off. “There is something almost like a tragedy about this particular person who dies and it could be argued that it’s been set up for some time,” Kate said.

“It is like a Greek tragedy.” Jon added: “In retrospect you’ll see that there is only ever one candidate really who can generate the story we wanted to tell going forward for months and months.” EastEnders continues tonight at 7.30pm on BBC One. Digital Spy now has a newsletter – sign up to get it sent straight to your inbox.

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How many times has Phil Mitchell been shot in EastEnders?

If Denise plans to keep Raymond from Phil, will she decide the only way to keep her son safe is to kill his father? Meanwhile, Kat has grown increasingly jealous of Phil’s relationship with ex-wife Sharon. The grieving mother had been relying on Phil to help her find Dennis Rickman’s (Bleu Landau) daughter but will she grow tired with him if the search continues to fail? Phil is no stranger to upsetting his former lovers and has been shot twice, once by Lisa Fowler (Lucy Benjamin) in 2001 and again by Shirley Carter (Linda Henry) in 2014.

Asked By: Sebastian Davis Date: created: Mar 02 2023

Does Phil turn informant

Answered By: Angel Long Date: created: Mar 05 2023

Phil has recently returned from a stint in prison after agreeing to become an informant for the police. Not much is known about his work with the police, but could Phil be the one to have put his son in danger and sent him to prison? Zack could also have called the police on Sam and Ben, feeling confident that his suspicions are correct.

Why is Lisa back in EastEnders?

EastEnders spoilers follow. EastEnders ‘ Lisa Fowler will hide a major secret as she returns next week. Lucy Benjamin has reprised her role as Lisa, who arrives back in Walford determined to make Keanu pay for what he did with Louise. It’s evident that money’s a problem for Lisa, when she runs off to avoid paying a cab fare. BBC Lisa – who has granddaughter Peggy with her – soon bumps into Sonia, who invites her for a coffee. As they talk, Lisa explains that things are rough in Portugal with Louise, explaining that she’s gone off the rails. After an awkward run-in with Phil, Lisa plans to lie low until she can confront Keanu. BBC However, when Reiss lets slip that Lisa and Peggy are in town, Keanu rushes over to see his daughter. Keanu is determined to put things right but is not prepared for Lisa’s financial demands. Sharon and Keanu excitedly prepare to introduce Albie to Peggy afterwards, but Phil can’t believe Lisa is letting Keanu anywhere near their granddaughter. BBC As Sharon urges him to get a wedding venue booked, Keanu quizzes Reiss about how to get money out of Taylor’s Autos fast as he needs cash. He enjoys another visit with Peggy and later asks Lisa if he can spend more time with her. Phil and Lisa also have a tense conversation about Louise. BBC Lisa is rattled when Phil vows to find out what she’s hiding. As Lisa is determined to keep her secret from Phil, she puts even more financial pressure on a struggling Keanu. Keanu is horrified when Lisa lays out her financial demands, and he turns to Reiss for help again. BBC When Lisa flounces out with Peggy, Kat advises Phil to call the police, but will he? Discussing Lisa’s motives for returning now, Lucy said: “She’s definitely come back on a mission. She knows what she wants to do and nothing is going to stop her.

What happened to Jamie in EastEnders?

Jamie Mitchell
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Jack Ryder
Duration 1998–2002
First appearance Episode 1692 9 November 1998
Last appearance Episode 2436 25 December 2002
Classification Former; regular
Introduced by Matthew Robinson
In-universe information

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Jamie Mitchell is a fictional character from the BBC soap opera EastEnders, played by Jack Ryder, The character debuted on 9 November 1998 and became one of the show’s central protagonists, until he was killed-off on 25 December 2002. During his time on the programme, Jamie’s story arc mostly revolved on his close relationships with his godfather Phil Mitchell ( Steve McFadden ) and on-off girlfriend Sonia Jackson ( Natalie Cassidy ).

The character was originally Phil’s second cousin once removed, but later became his surrogate son, after it transpired that Jamie had been regularly abused by uncle and guardian Billy ( Perry Fenwick ), who himself debuted on the show a week before Jamie’s first appearance. Elsewhere, Jamie’s romance with Sonia faced many complications, ever since she gave birth to Chloe (Jade Sharif) at the age of 15; Jamie always knew he was never the father of Sonia’s child, and did not know who the father was, until it was revealed that his friend, Martin Fowler ( James Alexandrou ), was actually Chloe’s father; this was a result of Martin and Sonia’s one night stand, prior to her dating Jamie.

As such, Jamie was involved in some high-profile storylines that his family were often involved in. This included Jamie getting protection from Phil and his brother Grant ( Ross Kemp ) when Billy ends up moving into the square; nursing Phil back to health after his criminal job with Grant ended with the Mitchell Brothers plunging their getaway car in the River Thames ; losing his virginity to Phil’s troublesome stepsister Janine ( Charlie Brooks ) before his romance with Sonia emerged; sparking friendships with both Sonia’s brother Robbie ( Dean Gaffney ) and Phil’s employee Garry Hobbs ( Ricky Groves ); temporarily dating Sonia’s neighbour Zoe Slater ( Michelle Ryan ) after their relationship nearly collapses; getting embroiled in feuds with Phil’s two archenemies, Steve Owen ( Martin Kemp ) and Dan Sullivan ( Craig Fairbrass ), that escalated in the Who Shot Phil? scenario; clashing with both Steve’s widow Mel Healy ( Tamzin Outhwaite ) and Martin’s older brother Mark ( Todd Carty ) over the circumstances behind Phil’s shooting; comforting Phil and Grant’s sister Sam ( Kim Medcalf ) over her failed relationship with Billy’s sworn nemesis Trevor Morgan ( Alex Ferns ); and helping reclaim the stolen purse that belonged to Phil’s mother Peggy ( Barbara Windsor ).

In the follow-up to “Who Shot Phil?” and its aftermath, Jamie’s conflict with Billy improves after the source behind their hostility was disclosed due to Billy having been previously abused in orphanage. At the same time, however, Jamie’s relationship with Phil deteriorates after he helps his former girlfriend Lisa Shaw ( Lucy Benjamin ) escape to Portugal with their daughter Louise,

This resulted in Phil beating Jamie up in October 2002, a moment that issued thirty-one complaints to the Broadcasting Standards Commission, Two months later, the character’s exit was presented when Jamie – after getting engaged to Sonia – is hospitalised after Martin runs him over in his car; Jamie consequently spends his last days in hospital until he eventually dies of spleen damage on Christmas Day.

When Ryder decided to quit his role, executive producer John Yorke said that the ‘door would be left open’ for Jamie to return. This was later overturned when Yorke was succeeded by Louise Berridge, who made the choice to kill Jamie off. The decision was highly criticised, and Ryder said it was a shock for him – though he stated that if he had not been killed off, he would not have returned anyway.

In 1999, Ryder was nominated three times for Best Newcomer and for his exit storyline was nominated for Best Exit in 2003 at The British Soap Awards,

Asked By: Jose Moore Date: created: Apr 10 2023

How does Phil find out Louise is his

Answered By: Isaiah Taylor Date: created: Apr 10 2023

2001 – 2003 : Birth and paternity issues – A pregnant Lisa has a difficult relationship with Phil Mitchell and does not want him to know that he is her baby’s father – letting people believe that her partner Mark Fowler is Louise’s dad, who she later goes on to marry.

Mark stays with Lisa and wants to bring up the baby as his own, however when Lisa goes into labour, Phil is the only person that can help her. Lisa reveals to Sharon Watts that Phil is actually Louise’s father, however Mark is named as Louise’s father on her birth certificate. When Louise is kidnapped by Steve Owen, Phil chases him in a car chase.

Steve crashes his car and passes Louise to Phil before the car explodes. While Sharon is babysitting her, Louise stops breathing and at the hospital, it emerges that Louise has an infection and is rushed to intensive care, prompting Lisa to decide to tell Phil that he is Louise’s father.

Before she has the opportunity, Sharon tells Phil the truth; he persuades Lisa to reconcile with him, but it becomes apparent that Phil and his mother, Peggy Mitchell, want custody of Louise. When Lisa and Mark get into an argument, Mark refuses to give Louise to Lisa, leaving her to walk out the house.

She goes to see Phil and tells him to go and get Louise from Mark. Phil goes over to the house to get Louise and Mark tries to stop him, telling Phil that Louise is all he has and he doesn’t want it to be over. Phil tells Mark that Louise is his daughter, and it was all over the minute Lisa found out she was pregnant with another man’s baby.

Mark says goodbye to Louise and Phil takes her to Lisa. Phil and Peggy exclude Lisa from Louise’s care and hire a nanny. With the help of a lawyer, Phil then puts his name on Louise’s birth certificate and changes her surname to Mitchell. On the day that Peggy plans to throw a celebration for changing Louise’s surname from Fowler to Mitchell, Lisa takes Louise leaves Walford to live in Portugal, joining her best friend and Steve’s former wife, Mel Owen,

Phil discovers a postcard with Mel’s address and goes to Portugal, returning with Louise and stating that Lisa will not return. He confides in Kate Morton that he bullied Lisa to give him custody of Louise and warned her to stay away from Louise. Lisa returns to claim custody of Louise, which she obtains after Phil is arrested, and they subsequently leave Walford.

Does Lisa have a baby?

Lisa Confirms She & Brian Welcomed Their First Child Together – Despite accusations online that Lisa faked her pregnancy, Lisa gave birth to a baby boy with Brian, According to US Weekly, the parents are gushing over the marriage. Lisa shared, ” The baby is chunky and healthy! He is just the cutest thing, ” she continued, ” I love it,

Does Mark find out about Lisa and Phil?

Who was Lisa Fowler married to in EastEnders? – Lisa eventually realised Mark Fowler could be a good match for her and the pair went on to tie the knot in an attempt to keep Phil away from the baby. Both of them also claimed that Mark was the baby’s father and everybody in the Square believed them.

  • Slowly but surely, their romance became strong and real with Lisa giving birth to her daughter Louise in November, 2001.
  • But when Sharon Watts learned Phil really is the father of baby Louise, she pushed Lisa to include him in the tot’s life.
  • Mark was left heartbroken when Lisa intended to reconcile with Phil who, unbeknownst to her, only had eyes for Louise and used her to get more access to his daughter.

After five months of marriage, Lisa left Mark to resume her affair with Phil. A heartbroken Mark confronted Phil and almost raped Lisa as a result. Horrified by his own actions, Mark left Walford, leaving Lisa to realise her mistake and wish to reconcile with Mark.

  1. Mark returned to the Square on Christmas 2002 but with his health taking a drastic turn due to AIDS, he remained focused on making the most of his last moments.
  2. In January 2003, he found out his fate was sealed as his body rejected the medication used to prolong his life and slow down the onset of AIDS.

He made a tearful farewell to his loves ones and rode off on his motorbike a month later. His brother Martin received a phone call in April, 2004, from his nurse who informed him Mark died from an AIDS-related form of Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Lisa, on the other hand, had found refuge in Portugal and made several returns to the Square as Phil fought to be in Louise’s life. 2 Lisa was married to Martin Fowler’s late brother Mark Credit: BBC

Why did Stacey hit Phil?

So why did Stacey try to kill Phil in EastEnders? – Stacey attacked Phil after he had an argument with her husband Martin and her cousin Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace). Before the attack, a drunk Kat had been mocking Phil over some stolen money, but then Phil threatened her children and she followed him into The Arches. Stacey and Martin Fowler have gone on the run (Picture: Jack Barnes/BBC) Things quickly escalated and Martin went to investigate and defend Kat from Phil, but things soon get out of hand when he made a comment about Stacey, calling her a ‘nutjob’. Martin and Phil started to fight, and as things escalated, Phil started to throttle Martin and wasn’t listening to the pleas from Stacey, so she picked up a wrench and hit him.

  • It’s unlikely that Stacey was trying to kill him, judging by her reaction since the attack, but instead was most likely just looking to protect her husband.
  • With Phil now coming out of hospital, he is set to confront Kat about the attack, but will the truth start to unravel.
  • EastEnders continues on Monday 12 August at 8pm on BBC One.

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Asked By: Samuel Thompson Date: created: Aug 03 2022

Does Kat marry Phil

Answered By: Jackson Lewis Date: created: Aug 05 2022

It’s Kat and Phil’s wedding day and Alfie confirms worrying secret in EastEnders spoilers – OK! Magazine.

Who has been in EastEnders the longest?

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Why is Phil away in EastEnders?

EastEnders legend Steve McFadden leaves Phil Mitchell behind for new role EastEnders actor Steve McFadden has played Albert Square’s entrepreneur turned bad boy Phil Mitchell for 33 years, but could be set to leave with his latest role pulling him away from the small screen EastEnders legend Steve McFadden leaves Phil Mitchell role for new off-screen acting job

  • actor Steve McFadden has been a Watford regular for over 30 years, with viewers seeing his familiar face as Phil Mitchell in the soap since 1990.
  • Yet the iconic soap actor is set to leave Albert Square and his Watford pals as Steve has landed himself an acting job away from TV.
  • The actor is set to take to the stage as he takes on a role in panto in a production of Jack and the Beanstalk at Dunstable’s Grove Theatre.
  • Whilst the seasonal panto role will mean Steve is forced to take time away from the BBC soap, there’s still speculation over whether this could mean he’s leaving EastEnders for good.

Phil Mitchell, played by Steve McFadden, could be set to exit EastEnders ( BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron) EastEnders viewers know there’s a big storyline brewing with one character set to be killed off in an explosive Christmas Day episode. Whilst viewers have been less guessing who the unlucky Albert Square resident could be, there’s every chance it could be Phil Mitchell meeting his untimely end.

  • In February a teaser flash forward episode, which has now been dubbed ‘The Six”, showed six Watford women standing around a body on the floor of the Queen Vic.
  • Sharon Watts announces “He’s dead” to her shocked co-stars.
  • Some viewer theories have pointed to the character being killed off as Phil Mitchell, especially as Sharon is seen standing in a white wedding dress and she and Phil have a longstanding on and off again romantic history.

The Knights could have a link to Phil and even to the mysterious flash forward episode shown in February ( BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron)

  1. The only confirmed details of the mystery body on the floor are that he’s male and that he’s sporting a quirky pair of cufflinks.
  2. Whilst the clues could well point to Phil Mitchell exiting Albert Square for good, it’s also possible that actor Steve McFadden may balance his pantomime role alongside being his usual moody Phil on TV.
  3. EastEnders soap boss Chris Clenshaw has previously commented on the speculation from fans around the flash forward episode and hinted that new family The Knights including George Knight and Elaine Peacock could well play a big part.

Steve McFadden has played Phil Mitchell since 1990

  • He told the Mirror: “I think that it is very clear they’ve got a couple of bags, but actually, they come with a lot of baggage.
  • “They’re at the heart of the Square so they have a lot of interactions with most of the community The community have just lost Lola and so the family are thrust into their world going through that process.
  • “George very quickly, because he’s a former boxer from the East End, strikes up a good friendship with Phil who already knows him.
  • “It’s very interesting territory, people will be wondering if George and Phil are going to be enemies, and whether they’re going to fit in with the rest of the community.”

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Asked By: Howard Young Date: created: May 19 2023

Why is the photo of Janine important in Eastenders

Answered By: Geoffrey Sanders Date: created: May 19 2023

EastEnders is set for an explosive Christmas episode as writers tease fans with Janine’s villainous deeds. The character is currently set to marry Mick Carter, but Albert Square’s biggest schemer has some skeletons in her closet that jeopardise her happily ever after.

  • A big secret of hers has been hinted at recently with an incriminating photo of her popping up in a recent episode.
  • The photo is supposedly evidence of Janine’s involvement in a car crash she cause that almost called Mick’s old partner Linda and their daughter Annie.
  • Janine framed Linda for the crime, successfully convincing her she had been under the influence at the time of the crash, eventually leading to Linda pleading guilty in court but avoiding a jail sentence.

READ MORE: EastEnders’ Karen Taylor actor Lorraine Stanley says she ‘looks like she’s been on a three day bender’ Charlie Brooks is one of Albert Square’s biggest villians (Image: BBC) However, the photo, which is supposed to reveal the plot, has been called out by some fans. Even though it is seen as a smoking gun by many, others wonder why it is such a big deal.

  1. One person wrote on Twitter: “Still don’t get what is so incriminating in that picture.
  2. Janine could be doing anything.” Another added: “What’s the big secret about #janine being shady in the photo?.what was she doing?” A third said: “That photo doesn’t prove anything.” A fourth questioned: “#EastEnders I still don’t get what that photo of Frankie with Janine in the background proves other than she once put the bins out.” The photo which is taken by Frankie Lewis (Rose Ayling-Ellis) over the summer.

It wasn’t supposed to be of Janine who is captured doing something shady in the background. However, from the photo it could easily be argued that she is just putting the bins out, hence the viewers comment. EastEnders feels like it is heading towards Christmas finale, but will Janine get her comeuppance from just the revelation of the photo? Only time will tell.

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How many times has Phil Mitchell been shot in Eastenders?

If Denise plans to keep Raymond from Phil, will she decide the only way to keep her son safe is to kill his father? Meanwhile, Kat has grown increasingly jealous of Phil’s relationship with ex-wife Sharon. The grieving mother had been relying on Phil to help her find Dennis Rickman’s (Bleu Landau) daughter but will she grow tired with him if the search continues to fail? Phil is no stranger to upsetting his former lovers and has been shot twice, once by Lisa Fowler (Lucy Benjamin) in 2001 and again by Shirley Carter (Linda Henry) in 2014.

Did Dan shoot Phil in Eastenders?

Storylines – Dan Sullivan arrives in Walford — a fictionalized borough in East London — on 7 June 1999, appearing as the latest boyfriend of local café manager Carol Jackson ( Lindsey Coulson ). They soon move to Walford’s local community, Albert Square, where the couple plan to get married after Dan learns that Carol is expecting his child.

  1. Their wedding plans surprise Carol’s daughter Bianca ( Patsy Palmer ), as she and Dan had a fling when she was a teenager on holiday many years before.
  2. After the pair find themselves secretly reacquainted with each other, Dan and Bianca start an affair — even though she is married to local resident Ricky Butcher ( Sid Owen ), who ends up befriending Dan.

Eventually, Carol discovers the affair and publicly exposes it in front of Ricky and their neighbors. She then disowns Bianca, breaks-up with Dan by chucking him out of her house, and later aborts their child before leaving Walford. Bianca subsequently departs the square after she and Dan are unable to resume their relationship.

  • Shortly afterwards, Dan and Ricky begin to clash after Ricky blames Dan for ruining his life and marriage with Bianca.
  • The hostility between them escalates when Dan begins to flirt with Ricky’s sister Janine ( Charlie Brooks ), which promptly sparks a conflict between the siblings’ father Frank ( Mike Reid ) and Dan himself.

One such incident between them involves Frank punching Dan for making remarks on how he brought up his children. This eventually becomes too much for Ricky, who ends up leaving the square in April 2000. It is at this point where Dan has become closely acquainted with Phil Mitchell ( Steve McFadden ) — the square’s local hardman who is also partly related to the Butcher family as he is Ricky’s former brother-in-law and Frank’s eldest stepson.

Dan quickly establishes himself as Phil’s best-friend as the two continue to bond over their relationship problems and business interests, with Phil even confiding to Dan about how Ricky previously married his sister Sam ( Danniella Westbrook ) before his marriage with Bianca emerged years afterwards.

Towards the Millennium celebrations, Dan finds Phil spending his Christmas alone at The Queen Victoria public house and comforts him over his wife Kathy Beale ( Gillian Taylforth ) and their son Ben leaving the county without him months ago. They soon proceed to form a business partnership when Phil sells his ownership of The Queen Vic to Dan for £5; with Phil having done so to spite his mother Peggy ( Barbara Windsor ) in retribution for supposedly favoring his brother Grant ( Ross Kemp ), who recently left the square following a botched criminal job between the brothers, more than him.

Phil slowly regrets this decision after his girlfriend Lisa Shaw ( Lucy Benjamin ) confronts him for upsetting Peggy. However, Dan refuses to relinquish his ownership of the pub back to Peggy and later discovers that Phil is running a car lot scam with both Frank and their colleague Roy Evans ( Tony Caunter ).

When Lisa is rushed to hospital one night, Dan offers Phil a lift to the hospital and the two begin arguing over his ownership of the pub — which Dan once again refuses to relinquish back to Peggy for £10,000. Phil lashes out in response to this, but Dan overpowers Phil and threatens to report him to the police.

  • Phil backs down and leaves Dan outside of the hospital, where inside he finds out that Lisa has suffered a miscarriage and that their unborn baby has died.
  • The next day, Dan learns that Phil plans to kick him out of the house and responds by reporting his motor scam to the police; Phil later changes his mind after he makes amends with Dan, and the two plan on further establishing their partnership whilst Dan hopes to cover-up his betrayal from Phil.

By then, Dan has romantically bonded with Phil’s barmaid and Lisa’s best-friend: Mel Healy ( Tamzin Outhwaite ). Their growing relationship is initially contracted when Dan befriends and later dates one of the pub’s regular customers, Teresa di Marco ( Leila Birch ), which causes her overprotective brother Gianni ( Marc Bannerman ) to become suspicious over his intentions.

  • When Gianni witnesses Dan further wooing Teresa and her friends, he confronts them and warns Dan to stay away from his sister.
  • They nearly brawl after Gianni chucks a drink at Dan for dismissing him, but Mel separates them and Teresa later ends her crush on Dan at her family’s urging.
  • Dan then continues to develop his relationship with Mel, who soon learns about him reporting Phil and his motor scam to the police.

Mel subsequently confides this secrecy to Lisa, who ends up telling Phil about Dan tipping off the police about his motor scam. This causes Phil to end his friendship with Dan, and he later plots to win back his share of the pub as payback. Phil arranges a card game between him and Dan, who ends up losing after the former tricks him into refunding his £5.

Outraged, Dan swears revenge on Phil. He soon learns that Mel told Phil about his tip-off and, suspecting that she conspired with Phil against him, begins stalking her — up to the point where he even threatens Mel with phone calls. This continues until Dan, while corning Mel just as she finishes one of her with her night shifts at the pub, finds himself confronted by her boyfriend Steve Owen ( Martin Kemp ) — who threatens to kill Dan unless he leaves the square.

At first Dan ignores Steve and plans to further harass Mel, but is forced to change his mind when Steve visits him with a gun — thus making his threat clear; Dan seemingly complies to his demands and leaves the square on 7 July 2000. Six months later, Dan returns to the square in 26 February 2001 — still determined to get revenge on Phil.

He plans to confirm this to Steve and, after learning that he and Mel are set to get married at the start of March 2001, sets out to visit him at his nightclub; the E20. There, he finds Phil’s cousin Billy ( Perry Fenwick ) working as Steve’s secretary and orders him to summon Steve himself. Billy initially refuses and attempts to threaten Dan by brandishing Steve’s gun out of his safe, but Dan is unfazed and — after taunting Billy over how he would really feel about killing a man — easily disarms Billy, forcing him to drop his gun and discuss like “big boys”.

Moments later, Steve arrives and orders Billy to get out of his office. Dan then proceeds to sarcastically offer Steve his congratulations, and the two begin exchanging threats to each other when Steve reminds Dan of the last warning he gave him about leaving the square for good.

  1. Although Dan tells Steve that he is back in the square to deal with Phil and not Mel, he is dismissed at the expense of warning Steve to not be fooled by Mel as she previously did to her ex-husband Ian Beale ( Adam Woodyatt ).
  2. Their conversation ends with Dan offering Steve a handshake, to which Steve threateningly rejects by telling Dan to get out of his office — which prompts Dan to tell Steve that he’ll regret crossing him.

On the day Steve and Mel get married, Dan approaches Billy at Steve’s wedding reception and demands that he bring Phil for him when the latter arrives. Billy complies and tells Phil that Dan is waiting for him in Steve’s office, much to Steve’s frustration.

Upon confronting each other, Dan tells Phil that he plans to settle his score with him and begins to taunt him just as Phil gives Dan five seconds to get out of his sight. When Phil ends up chucking wine from his glass into Dan’s face, Dan threatens Phil by promising him that he’ll regret it. Later on that night, Phil is shot by an unknown assailant — though not before Dan resorts to harassing him with phone calls.

Following Phil’s shooting, Dan becomes a prime suspect. He soon begins to target Phil’s godson Jamie ( Jack Ryder ), threatening to inflict violence on the youngster unless he agrees to repay him the money Phil owes him. Jamie makes his effort to avoid succumbing to Dan’s threats, even when Phil learns about Dan’s comeback.

  • Dan also continues to torment Mel once more, and begins clashing with Steve over their similar issues with Phil.
  • It is soon revealed that Lisa is the culprit who shot Phil.
  • After confronting Lisa over the shooting, Phil forgives her and decides to frame Dan — knowing that Dan is a much bigger threat to him than Lisa.

He first contacts Dan’s former crime boss, Ritchie Stringer ( Gareth Hunt ), and together the pair hatch a plan where Dan would be given the same gun that Lisa used to shoot Phil. Once the weapon is in his position, Dan later confronts Phil at the garage to extort money from him — threatening to shoot him otherwise.

When Jamie ends up walking to see Phil being held at gunpoint, he attempts to disarm Dan — who fights off Jamie and ends up shooting the garage’s clock from the resulting impact. Moments later, the police arrive thanks to Phil’s tip-off and Dan is consequently arrested; he is later charged with attempted murder and will be put on trial for the crime in July 2001.

Before the trial commences, Phil convinces Steve to work together in getting Dan imprisoned — under the guise that the pair, though archenemies, would be well-ridden of their common nemesis and Mel’s tormenting ex-boyfriend once and for all. Phil also summons his lawyer Marcus Christie ( Stephen Churchett ) to help Jamie prepare in testifying against Dan, while also forcing Ian to help contribute to his testimony as well.

  1. Despite all their efforts, however, Dan is found not guilty by the jury in August 2001.
  2. Deducing that Phil had framed him for the shooting and that Steve had been conspiring with their shared enemy against him, Dan resolves to get revenge on his two alpha male rivals once and for all — up to the point where he wrongfully asserts that Steve is the one who shot Phil.

He first blackmails Billy into giving him leverage against Phil and Steve. When he learns from Billy that Mel had a one-night stand with Phil on Christmas Night 2000 before marrying Steve months later, Dan realizes that Mel is the key to his plan and sets out to target her as a result of this.

Dan soon kidnaps Mel and holds her captive in an abandoned tower block building, whereupon he alerts Phil and Steve of the situation. When he calls them again, Dan demands that Phil and Steve give him £ 100,000 each in exchange for Mel’s safety. It soon becomes clear that Dan’s plan to get revenge on Phil and Steve was to kidnap Mel, the common link between the three rivals, and then blackmail the pair into giving him £200,000 ransom in order to rescue Mel from captivity.

This forces Phil and Steve to work together in getting £200,000 for Mel’s safety. As they do so, Dan attempts to justify his actions to Mel by telling her what Phil and Steve have been up to; Mel gradually realizes that Dan is telling the truth about being framed for Phil’s shooting when he reveals that the pair have been secretly colluding in their ownership of the Queen Vic with Phil’s ex-lover Sharon Watts ( Letitia Dean ).

It is then Dan informs Mel that Steve has been having an affair with a blonde woman named Karen to elude himself from grieving over the death of his estranged mother Barbara (Sheila Hancock), which Dan had learned from Billy when blackmailing the latter into giving him leverage against Phil and Steve.

These revelations soon help Mel improve the situation despite Dan promising Phil and Steve that he will kill her unless the ransom is completed. Phil and Steve are eventually successful in getting the £200,000 ransom money, but later get into an argument when Phil secretly acquires a handgun and plans to kill Dan to protect Jamie and Peggy from him.

  1. Steve argues that he just wants to get Mel back safely and insists on doing the exchange on his own, only for Dan to then call Phil and demand that he — not Steve — make the exchange on his own.
  2. Phil complies with Dan’s demand and sets off to make the exchange on his own.
  3. When he arrives, Dan puts Mel in a hiding place and then cautiously gets Phil prepared for the meet-up.

He first demands Phil to leave his jacket in his car, then to open the duffel bag containing the £200,000 ransom money, and lastly insists that Phil prove he is unarmed. This forces Phil to reveal the gun he hid in his jacket, and Dan forces him to leave the gun in the car before making his way up the building.

As Phil obliges, Dan gets out his own handgun and sets off to confront Phil at the elevator. He then awaits for Phil’s arrival, but is caught off-guard when Phil suddenly disarms Dan and holds him at gunpoint. After forcing Dan back into the room where Mel is being held captive, Phil is unable to find her and demands to know where she is kept hidden.

Dan then begins to taunt Phil over his one-night stand with Mel, which provokes him in kicking Dan to the ground. Phil then prepares to kill Dan, telling him that he will become the first person who he will have intentionally murdered in light of having never really done so before.

  1. In that moment, however, Mel intervenes by cutting off the lights.
  2. This distracts Phil, and Dan uses the opportunity to disarm him before knocking Phil unconscious.
  3. Upon realizing that Mel saved his life, Dan thanks her for saving his life and gives Mel £50,000 in gratitude.
  4. When Phil starts to regain consciousness, Dan handcuffs him to a radiator and plans to kill him.

Mel, however, appeals to his better nature and urges him to be better than Phil. In response, Dan asks Mel to wait outside for him while he deals with Phil on his own. Once Phil has woken up, Dan threatens to shoot him unless he begs for mercy. Phil refuses and dares Dan to kill him.

  1. Eventually, Dan pulls the trigger — causing Phil to flinch.
  2. However, the gun is not loaded; Dan reveals that he unloaded the gun to take Mel’s advice in proving that he is better than Phil, whom he saw was terrified of dying at the moment he flinched when Dan pulled the trigger.
  3. After stating they are now even, Dan gets his final revenge on Phil by gagging him and leaving him handcuffed at the radiator — bidding his archenemy a morbid and taunting farewell.

Phil later frees himself and leaves the area, but by then Dan is already long gone after dropping Mel off at a rendezvous point near Walford. Earlier on when they parted ways, Dan apologizes to Mel for putting her through the situation with his revenge plan and wishes her the best of luck.

  • Dan then leaves the country with his £150,000 ransom money — considerably richer than when he first arrived in Walford.
  • Though he is not seen again on the square again, Dan leaves flowers on Steve’s grave following the latter’s death in March 2002 — at the epic climax of his feud with Phil — bearing the message “Gotcha!”.

In 2003, Billy is led to believe that Dan is back in the square to settle a few scores after hearing rumors of his supposed comeback — although this is off-screen. This is later revealed to be a hoax by the police to connect Phil to the alleged murder of Lisa.