With the events of the last week still ripe and raw with the residents of Albert Square, anyone who believed that baby Tommy being handed back to his rightful mother would be the end of this story line, would be gravely mistaken, as this train crash is far from stationary.
We have already seen the devastation it has caused to the Branning family, Jack (Scot Maslen) in particular, but also in Roxy Mitchell (Rita Simons) who is currently dating baby Tommy’s real father, Michael (Steve John Shepherd), and was shocked when revealing her grief to him in last nights episode to be told that he does not care and does not have any feelings about the revelation that the son he thought was dead is in actual fact still alive.
But is he Tommy’s dad?
In a recent interview Shane Richie, who plays Tommy’s real father, Alfie, has suggested that amongst other bumps in the road for him and on screen wife Kat (Jessie Wallace), there is a rumour that the fertility tests they had done in Spain to determine whether Alfie could have children, could have been wrong.
Speaking to Buzz he said: “Kat and Alfie are happy to have Tommy back, but they still buried the baby they thought was their son. That destroyed them and their relationship. The cot-death storyline is just the start of what’s going to happen to Kat and Alfie. I’ve also heard rumours about whether Alfie is really firing blanks. He had a fertility test in Spain. Could it be wrong?”
We know that this transition period is going to be hard for all involved, and a happy ending is far from close to engulfing this situation, but I think you would agree that Alfie finding out he is the real dad would certainly make one seem possible.