Its not quite the welcome home that he was expecting but Phil Mitchell is in for a big shock when he returns to EastEnders tonight to find that his house is a hotbed of passion – with his wife Sharon cheating on him upstairs with Keanu Taylor.
And thats not all as downstairs, Louise is getting closer to Keegan Baker and as they declare their feelings towards one another, they take the next step in their blossoming relationship.
Phil arrives back in Walford to surprise Sharon – and surprise her he does as she is left stunned and terrified to hear his voice as she lies in bed with Keanu.
Keanu and Sharon have had an on/off affair during Phils lengthy absence but have now thrown caution to the wind after declaring their love for each other. But as they head upstairs to make up for lost time after Sharon makes it clear at last where she and Keanu stand, they could end up regretting it.
It has long been Sharons fear that Phil would find out. Knowing that he would be capable of killing Keanu if he discovered the betrayal, Sharons blood turns cold as he enters the house. But can she and Keanu cover up and hide what has been going on? Or is the game up?
Downstairs, Keegan and Louise are equally worried as anyone who goes near Phils daughter doesnt tend to win his approval. So will Phil catch them in the act – and will this provide an adequate distraction for Sharon to hide her own actions?
Whatever happens, things have definitely now changed for Sharon and Keanu – Phil is back to stay so where does this leave the love declaration they shared?
And what about Louise and Keegan? Is there a future for their romance? Or will Phil determine to put a stop to it?