As fans of EastEnders will of course know, a terrifying blaze is set to rip through the B&B in Walford this Christmas, and today, the BBC have released this first sneak peek preview of the inferno…
O my life! How evil does Yusef (Ace Bhatti) look?! But there, he is evil, so I guess it’s fitting…
As we saw in last night’s episode, he slapped Zainab (Nina Wadia) round the face – albeit that she hit him first, but even still – after he told her to “offload the boy”, meaning her son Kamil, to Mas (Nitin Ganatra).
And suddenly realizing what she was getting herself into, Zainab panicked and tried to leave the house with Kamil, but of course, Dr Nasty was waiting for her and ordered her to leave Kamil with him.
She did so, but managed to put a note through Masood’s door which read, “I made a terrible mistake. HELP ME!!!”
However, when he and Jane (Laurie Brett) got home from dinner at Ian’s (Adam Woodyatt), Masdidn’t see the note, and it was brushed aside. And the Daily Mirror reports today that the note won’t be discovered for nearly a week! Which is a damning indictment of the level of cleaning that goes on – or not – at the B&B!
But nonetheless, when he does find Zainab’s desperate plea, he realizes how serious the situation is, but by then, Yusef’s effectively keeping Zainab a prisoner, and he’s taken Kamil away, refusing to tell Zainab where he is until they’re in Pakistan.
On Christmas Eve, Masood declares, “I will not stand by and let that man kidnap my family.
“I will kill him if I have to.”
The whole storyline comes to a dramatic climax on Christmas Day, and of course, nobody who’s involved is going to walk away unscathed.
I cannot wait!