EastEnders serial killer Gray Atkins is finally poised for a comeuppance on the BBC soap opera next week following the murders of Chantelle Atkins, Kush Kazemi and Tina Carter
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EastEnders viewers are being kept in the dark about how serial killer Gray Atkins will leave the BBC soap opera.
He’s finally caught for his horrific crimes next week, leaving the residents wanting revenge – with a staged stunt.
Amid a series of showdowns, it’s unknown if the police will catch up to Gray or if he will meet a grisly end.
But what is known is that the truth about the death of his wife Chantelle Atkins came out shortly after the discovery of Tina Carter’s body.
The Carters soon learn that Gray was probably behind her death, while the residents still have no idea that Gray also killed Kush Kazemi.
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A trailer for next week’s episodes promises drama as several residents attack or seek out the killer near Walford.
When the police arrive, a manhunt is underway – involving more than one character in some sort of showdown with Gray.
Amid predictions of another victim along the way, we take a look back at Gray’s murders and why he carried out them.
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Chantelle was apparently Gray’s first murder victim, having killed her after years of domestic violence.
Gray was violent towards his wife and he also abused her emotionally to keep her under his control.
He managed to manipulate her until she found the courage to leave him.
Realizing that he would never change and that without him she could be free, she decided to escape with the children – with the help of Kheerat Panesar.
But Gray found out what she was up to and confronted her at home after releasing her early from family vacation.
She then told him she was leaving him and found the courage to tell him exactly what she thought of him and that he could no longer control her.
But tragically, Gray attacked her and pushed her so hard that she landed on the open dishwasher.
She was impaled by the broken dishes and knives pointing upwards, after which Gray left her for dead and set up an alibi to get away with.
Though Kheerat suspected Gray of being involved, he played the grieving husband so well that he got away with it.
But in December, Whitney Dean found evidence that Gray had abused Chantelle, leading to her and Kheerat’s conviction that he had actually killed her.
The Bakers and Taylors finally find out the truth about their beloved Chantelle next week, so how will they react?
Tina was Gray’s second victim on the series, dying just three months after Gray murdered Chantelle.
The character was on the verge of going on the run after being accused by police of assaulting Ian Beale, of which she was innocent.
What she didn’t know at first was that she was no longer being examined, but Gray, not wanting her with him, lied and told her that she had to flee that evening.
However, Tina ran into the lead detective, who soon confessed that Gray should tell her everything was clear.
She realized Gray had gotten behind the scenes and wanted to get her, so she went to his house to confront him about his controlling nature.
After comparing him to her abusive ex, Tosh, she soon came to the startling realization that he had abused Chantelle before her death.
But things took a dark turn when she accused Gray of killing his wife and he couldn’t hide the truth from his face.
He turned on her and was soon chasing her through the house before murdering her in the living room.
Tina had marks around her neck as she was shown lifeless on the sofa before Gray wrapped her body in a shower curtain and disposed of it.
It was only recently confirmed that her body was buried under the Argee Bhajee at all times and was discovered by Phil Mitchell.
It has now been identified as Tina’s body and by the time Shirley and Mick learn the truth next week they will be on the warpath.
Gray’s last victim so far was Kush, a very popular Walford resident.
At the time of his death, he was dating Whitney Dean, and after some trouble with the Mitchells and the law, the couple decided to go on the run.
Kush didn’t harm Gray and he didn’t reveal his killer secret, but that didn’t stop Gray from planning his death.
Gray was obsessed with Whitney at the time, and knowing that Kush was the reason she left was enough for him to kill again.
When Whitney Kush’s son took Arthur to a restroom, Kush waited on a subway platform, unaware that Gray was watching him.
He soon approached him and the pair got into a scuffle when Kush realized Gray was trying to hurt him.
But just as it seemed like Kush had defeated Gray, the character bounced off the ground and shoved him in front of an oncoming subway train before fleeing the scene.
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It is said to have been an accident, despite Whitney’s initial fears that the Mitchells would have had Kush killed.
Since then, there has been no connection or mention between Gray and Kush’s death, but fans are wondering how the murder will be uncovered as Gray faces his demise next week.
It’s also feared that Whitney and Gray’s new wife, Chelsea Fox, could be a final victim as Gray loses control after being found out.
Amid a trailer teasing several local residents trying to attack Gray, he’ll have showdowns with Chelsea and Whitney – one of them involving a stunt.
Do you have any theories or thoughts on the plot? Let us know in the comment section below
EastEnders airs Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.
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