EastEnders SPOILER: Bobby Beale reaches breaking point as he and brother Peter watch their dad Ian fight for his life after mystery attack
EastEnders brothers Peter and Bobby Beale will reach breaking point on Thursday as their dad Ian fights for his life in hospital.
The pair struggle to keep their cool as suspicion mounts around who was responsible for the attack on their dad, which has sparked a massive whodunnit.
Peter had plenty of reasons to hate his dad after learning he’d been taken out of his will, and Bobby certainly has a murderous streak after killing his sister Lucy, but it remains to be seen who will be responsible for the attack on their father.
Terrifying: EastEnders brothers Peter and Bobby Beale will reach breaking point on Thursday as their dad Ian fights for his life in hospital
In scenes set to air on Thursday night, Bobby (Clay Milner Russell) struggles to keep a level head as pressure mounts on him and his brother.
He and Peter (Dayle Hudson) try to keep a cool head amid mounting questions around who would attack their dad.
Fans will have to wait and see whether either of them crack when the police come calling, and whether Ian (Adam Woodyatt) will recover from the shocking attack.
Questions: The pair struggle to keep their cool as suspicion mounts around who was responsible for the attack on their dad, which has sparked a massive whodunnit
Ian’s attack already has a long list of suspects, and the storyline will extend beyond the festive period as viewers eventually discover what happened before the unconscious businessman was discovered by Sharon.
Fans have already been given one piece of the jigsaw, with Albert Square regular Tina Carter claiming Ian lashed out at her shortly before he was attacked, leaving her with a split lip.
Speaking to sister Shirley about the incident, which left her covered in blood, she said: ‘Things flared up in the Square so I followed him into the house.
‘Things got heated and I hit him and he hit me, I wasn’t going to stand for it so I went for him.
Left for dead: Ian was hospitalised after being brutally attacked by a mystery assailant, with a long list of suspects wanting revenge on the businessman
‘He tripped and he fell and he hit the table. He was dazed when I left the house. Supposing he left the house and went to the Vic and passed out…’
However, the true identity of Ian’s assailant will remain a closely guarded secret until Christmas.
A source said: ‘People are queuing up to cave Ian’s head in. As far as legendary EastEnders characters go, Ian is up there with the best so this storyline will leave viewers shocked.
‘He has no shortage of enemies so exactly who attacked him and left him for dead will be the focus of the weeks that follow.’
EastEnders airs on Thursday 10th December at 7:40pm on BBC One.
Unpopular: However, the true identity of Ian’s assailant will remain a closely guarded secret until Christmas