EastEnders: Soo, what did we think of Big Week when Sharon returned and Ben confessed?

Last week, EastEnders fans were treated to seven episodes of the hit soap, with last night’s double bill seeing returnee Sharon hopping on the good foot and doing the bad thing with Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) and Ben Mitchell confessing to the police that he murdered Heather.

The build up to both of the show’s Big Week plotlines has of course been large, and the show’s bosses were rewarded with unusually high viewing figures all week…

But what did you think of the week’s shows? Were they worth all the hype?

Well I have to say, I think they were. I’ve been gripped all week, and have only wished that each episode was an hour long instead of half an hour.

Sharon’s return – at first – I thought was asking us to suspend our disbelief somewhat, given that she simply abandoned her obviously much loved son Dennis at the venue where she should have been marrying fiancé John…

I thought, “Well those aren’t the actions of any mother, let alone one who’s over protective of her child…”

That said, David Cameron and his wife of course did just that; left their daughter in a pub only later having a Home Alone-esque moment of realization that they were one kid short. But there, he’s a Tory, so I don’t really class him as normal. Or indeed, human.

However, as the week wore on, I was just chuffed that Sharon (Letitia Dean) was back, and was therefore prepared to forgive that plot hole.

As to the climax to the Ben and Heather storyline, it was everything I’d hoped it would be, and I thought it was a nice twist to have the coppers down at Walford nick not believe Ben (Joshua Pascoe) forcing him to have to convince them of his guilt.

Then the cliffhanger of whether Shirley (Linda Henry) would or would not hand over THE photo frame to the police, which of course in the end, she did.

Next week, the whole Square is going to know exactly what happened to Hev, and they’ll also learn of Jay’s (Jamie Borthwick) involvement in helping to cover up the crime…

Here’s a sneak peek at Monday’s episode…

Will Jay retract his statement? Find out on Monday but in the meantime, don’t forget to let us know what you thought of last week’s episodes.

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.


  1. Dave on August 18, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Cos shes a has been
    & hes a wannabe

  2. Dave on August 18, 2012 at 3:50 pm


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