EastEnders in April 2012 saw the aftermath of Heather Trott’s shocking murder at the hands of Ben Mitchell, while Alfie Moon and Bianca Jackson both faced mayhem thanks to Derek Branning
EastEnders has changed quite a bit over the years, including the face – but not just in terms of new characters appearing.
Many of the soap’s famous characters have been remade since 2012, including Ben Mitchell, Dotty Cotton, and Peter Beale.
The show is currently airing about grief and loss, as well as the usual romance and fun.
Shirley Carter recently buried a loved one following a brutal murder at the hands of an undercover killer in Walford.
Back in April 2012, to be fair, a similar situation was unfolding when the Mitchells covered up the murder of Shirley’s best friend Heather Trott.
Heather is accidentally killed by Ben with Jay Brown at the time, but Phil encourages them to dispose of the body and lie to the police about what happened.
Shirley spent most of April and then desperate for the truth, investigating Heather’s death – while she would eventually work things out, with Ben being sent to jail.
Elsewhere, Alfie Moon and Bianca Jackson are caught up in Derek Branning’s sly dealings.
Alfie is tasked with performing jobs for the local gangster, and when he refuses is threatened.
When he went missing while completing work, Roxy Mitchell was left in a state of panic.
Bianca struggles to keep things together when she is electrically fined by the board for one of Derek’s scams, which leads to a confrontation with her mother Carol amid her financial difficulties.
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Things come to a head, resulting in Bianca having a verbal spar with Derek about his antics – with Bianca soon deciding that she needs some time away from Walford.
Meanwhile, Michael Moon isn’t interested in his wedding plans to Janine Butcher – especially when she asks him to sign it first.
Longtime fans of the film will know that Michael, the father of Scarlett, Janine’s daughter, ended up dying at the hands of his villainous partner a year later.
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EastEnders airs Monday through Thursday at 7:30pm on BBC One.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/eastenders-10-years-ago-heather-26651832 EastEnders 10 Years Ago: Heather Covers Murder, Alfie In Danger, and Bianca's Escape