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EastEnders has dropped a brand new post-Christmas trailer teasing that there are more Keanu Taylor (Danny Walters) twists to come after he was left dead in a shock shooting. While we had been made to think that being shot by Martin Fowler (James Bye) were Danny’s final scenes, a new video has conveyed brand new scenes which will air as part of a flashback episode.
It has been confirmed that a special episode will fill in some gaps from Christmas Day and answer some questions around who was involved Keanu’s fate and whether he is dead or alive. The trailer showed a stand off between Martin and Keanu while also showing that Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) ends up somewhere she didn’t expect to while drunk. Has she been caught in the Keanu and Martin showdown?
The video also shows Sharon Mitchell (Letitia Dean) bursting into tears while Patrick Trueman (Rudolph Walker) wants answers from Sheree (Suzette Llewellyn) who was last seen on Christmas Day leaving with a mystery man named Isaac.
Jean Slater (Gillian Wright) also comes face to face with Daniel Cook (Ade Edmondson) – who she previously thought had been dead. It’s clear that the flashback will deliver some answers and some twists – and more secrets will come to light and be held for some time to come.
Speaking about the upcoming flashback episode, Executive Producer Jon Sen said: ‘We all agreed that Christmas is so good we wanted to do it twice! So this year the New Year’s Day episode will be a format-busting sixty minute episode taking us back to the beginning of Christmas Day to see the stories from different perspectives.
‘As the episode unfolds, viewers will discover what really happened on that day, when new secrets were born and fresh alliances forged. I can’t wait to see how fans react.’
Kate Oates recently spoke of the impending instalment, enthusing: ‘All serial dramas have played with format over recent years and it’s less of a surprise these days so to do it, there has to be a reason. There was so much story to get in there – there are lots of unanswered questions from Christmas Day and some of them, the audience won’t even have realised have been raised until they watch.
‘What I really like about this Christmas is there’s a lot of history in there. Martin’s story looks at the history of what happened with Jamie all those years ago, the Carter story looks at the history of the Vic – we very much pay tribute to EastEnders history while being rich in story. The flashback episode is built around lots of little clues and it will pay off really awesomely I think – the writers, directors and actors have done a brilliant job in just making it feel really clever and exciting. We’ve done it for a really good reason.’
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