Warning: This article contains spoilers for Wednesday night's (7th February) EastEnders, which is now available on BBC iPlayer.


The Six need to be worried, as Keanu Taylor's (played by Danny Walters) mum is on to their case on EastEnders.

In Wednesday's gripping instalment (released on iPlayer on Tuesday, with FA Cup football pushing the episode back a day in the schedules), Karen (Lorraine Stanley) was shouting the odds about her boy across Albert Square, particularly in the cafe during one gruesome scene in which she stood on the exact spot her son was buried in.

To be fair to Karen, she just wanted to know where her son is, convinced something bad's happened to him – a mother's instinct is always right.

Stacey Slater and Karen Taylor have a tense discussion in Stacey's kitchen. Stacey is in all black, while being pointed at by Karen, who's wearing a pink t-shirt, black and white fur coat, and has her hair tied up.
Stacey Slater and Karen Taylor have a tense discussion. BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron

The Six – sans Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean) and Denise Fox (Diane Parish) – all reacted differently to Karen's outburst, with Linda (Kellie Bright) panicking the most.

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Cool and calm Stacey (Lacey Turner) set about taking Karen to one side and spoke on her level as a mother about her anxieties.

She was backed up by Kathy (Gillian Taylforth), who warned her about making an enemy of Phil (Steve McFadden) – who's still looking for his money she stole from him.

Kathy wondered if it would be easier if Phil took back the mechanics to consider Keanu and Karen's debt paid, which he got on board with.

Kathy and Stacey caught up with each other at the end of the day and shared how they'd convinced Karen to leave and have removed traces of Keanu from the Square.

Stacey pondered that this whole ordeal could be over soon – and it might have been, if Karen wasn't stood to the side listening...

Will she connect the dots?

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