In surprising scenes to shut out EastEnders’ 35th anniversary week, Dennis Rickman Jr (Bleu Landau) has died.
After a lot speculating, Denny has lastly been revealed as the promised boat get together casualty.
Poor Sharon Mitchell (Letitia Dean) should mourn her son’s dying as she welcomes a brand new child boy into the world, 15 years after Dennis Rickman – Dennis Jr’s father – confronted his personal premature demise.
As we proceed to reel from the shock, right here’s what we find out about why it was actor Bleu Landau who ended up having his character killed off tonight.
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On the topic of why Dennis was chosen to be the casualty of the week, producer Jon Sen stated: ‘When we mentioned this – and it’s true of any cleaning soap or drama – you need consequence.
‘That is the primary factor that comes out of the dying we’re seeing. It is the place it goes, it’s the people who find themselves left behind and the story that it generates. It is very effectively thought out.
‘There is one thing nearly Greek about this explicit person as it may very well be argued that it’s been arrange for fairly a while.’
Dennis’ father, Dennis Rickman, was stabbed to dying within the New Year’s Eve episode of EastEnders in 2005, when Sharon was simply three months pregnant, so it actually has a way of historical past repeating itself.
Sen added: ‘We mentioned it in depth and really had a number of arguments about it. The story convention room is a vibrant place.
‘We mentioned numerous completely different choices however we knew in our hearts that this was the story that might actually energy us by means of months and months and months of future tales which we’re actually enthusiastic about.’
As for the aftermath of Dennis’ dying, present boss Kate Oats has teased that the implications of Denny’s passing shall be ‘extreme’.
She stated: ‘Much modified for some as clearly the implications are going to be so extreme. A catastrophe of this magnitude has a big effect and it has long-standing penalties – I believe individuals are going to recollect this for a very long time to come back.
‘The narratives drive on for months and months. In some instances, there shall be penalties to this story in a 12 months to come back.’
Fans had already been fearing the worst for Dennis as the teenager had beforehand been seen trapped in a room under deck on the get together boat.
Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) was the one who locked him in there within the first place after rocking as much as the boat to confront him over the harmful Islamophobic abuse Bobby (Clay Milner Russell) confronted as a results of Dennis’ on-line antics.
Even although Ian was capable of get Dennis out of the room, Dennis nonetheless tragically drowned within the Thames.
Will the guilt Ian feels at having an admittedly unintentional hand in Denny’s dying trigger him to come back clear to Sharon, and can his good friend ever discover it in her coronary heart to forgive him?
EastEnders continues Monday at 8pm on BBC One.