Michael Moon is a bad, bad man, and in a special hour-long episode of EastEnders tonight, he’s set to prove that not only is he more bad than… the most bad thing you can think of, he’s also cunning and devious, and very determined.
But damn, he’s got good teeth. Nice dentistry impresses me.
However, back to the subject at hand, and as viewers will of course know, Michael (Steve John Shepherd) has conned poor Jean Slater (Gillian Wright) out of thousands of pounds of not only her own cash, but that belonging to Alfie Moon (Shane Richie) and the Vic’s VAT fund.
We had a glimpse last week of Michael attempting the plausible deniability strategy just as he and Janine (Charlie Brooks) were leaving for their hols in Paris, when he told Jean, “Money? What money?” as she frantically begged him to return the pub’s £10k…
And when he’s back in the Square tonight, having had time to tweak his cunning plan, he sets out to make it seem that Jean’s delusional…
He do so by inviting her round to his and Janine’s place to talk about the ‘investment’, but when she arrives, the door is rather curiously wide open, so Jean goes inside and sits down, waiting for Michael.
However, Janine arrives home and wants to know what Jean’s doing in her house, to which Jean replies that Michael arranged to meet her there.
But when Michael turns up, he denies that he made any such arrangement and tells Janine that Jean is obsessed with him and won’t leave him alone, despite him having told her to stay away.This prompts nasty Janine to warn Jean off, telling her that she’s nothing more than a deluded stalker. Aww poor Jean!
Jean is of course nonplussed by the whole thing, and the poor woman even begins to doubt herself when she tells Roxy (Rita Simons) all about it! But fear not Jean, Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace) is mounting her trusty steed as we speak, and will race to your rescue on Thursday night!
In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at tonight’s episode…