EastEnders Spoilers: Is Joey Branning about to confess to his sister Alice that he watched their dad Derek die and did nothing to help?!
It was reported before Christmas that on the day of Derek Branning’s funeral, his son Joey would break down and confess a huge secret to his sister Alice (Jasmyn Banks) and it now appears that the secret Joey’s set to spill is that he, along with several others, watched Derek die of a heart attack while doing nothing to help him!
Fans of the show will of course know that Derek – who was played by Jamie Foreman – collapsed on the street outside his brother Max’s house on Christmas Day.
As he fell to the floor clutching his chest, though Joey initially moved as though to help, he was stopped by Derek’s former lover Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace) and as we saw, Joey (David Witts) Kat, Max (Jake Wood) and Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) only went to Derek’s side after he’d died…
It’s something that none of them have since discussed, however, at Derek’s funeral, when Joey breaks down, he’ll leave Alice horrified by what he says, and desperate to know more, she’s set to quiz the others who were there at the time.
Poor Alice is of course really the only person who’s genuinely mourned Derek, and even his sister Carol (Lindsey Coulson) shunned him post-mortem when she discovered that he’d taken it upon himself to hide a letter that her former lover David Wicks sent to her earlier in the year.
So will Alice be able to forgive any of her family for letting her dad die without even trying to get him any medical attention?
Find out next week, but for now, here’s a look at some other ‘Enders action from Monday’s episode…