EastEnders actor Steve John Shepherd, who of course plays twisted Michael Moon, has revealed to Soaplife that Michael’s so intent on exacting revenge on his dad Eddie (David Essex) he’s even prepared to let his half-brother Tyler get killed!
As viewers will know, Michael has lined up a boxing match for Tyler (Tony Discipline) for September 13th, which is the anniversary of Michael’s mother’s suicide…
And Michael has promised Vanessa Gold (Zoe Lucker) a big pay out if she can ensnare Eddie and split him and Carol Jackson (Lindsey Coulson) up.
Steve said, “Michael wants Eddie to shoulder the blame for his mum’s death…
“Damaged people are dangerous. He’s come up with this elaborate plan where he’s orchestrated a fight for Tyler.
“He’s made Tyler think he’ll win, but his opponent is a superior fighter. Eddie dotes on Tyler so Michael thinks it will teach his dad a lesson if Tyler gets hurt.”
As to why Michael chose to enlist Vanessa in his revenge plot, Steve said, “He sees weakness in her…
“She goes along with the plan because she’s desperate for money, but questions Michael when she finds out about the fight.
“She doesn’t want to be part of anything illegal and is worried about Tyler getting hurt.”
And when asked, “How does Michael react when Vanessa tries to back out?” Steve said,
“He flips and threatens her, saying that if she doesn’t go along with his plan to make Eddie suffer, then she won’t get her money…
“And Jodie won’t get the dream wedding she wants. He vows that together they will break Eddie’s heart.”
As to whether Michael would see Tyler get killed, Steve said, “His [Michael’s] mind works in a laser beam kind of way – he puts a beam on his project and doesn’t worry about any collateral damage that might be caused.
“He wants justice in his own mind. It’s recognition from Eddie. It’s closure.
“There are some intricate scenes coming up between Eddie and Michael where they kind of begin to work stuff out.”
Viewers can see all that drama unfold in the coming weeks.