EastEnders has aired a grim death as Hunter Owen was forced to step in and defend his mum Mel – by shooting his stepdad Ray Kelly dead in cold blood. Hunter had always idolised Ray to the point of hero worship but now that he has seen his true colours, he is shedding no tears over his demise.
After Ray escaped police custody and kidnapped Hunter after a showdown, Mel raced to the rescue where she was involved in a dramatic showdown in the woods with her bigamist and killer husband.
It culminated in Mel running down Ray in the car but as she and Hunter checked that he was dead, he stirred and a final struggle saw Hunter pull the trigger as Mel faced real jeopardy. Now the mother and son have a dead body on their hands – but will Hunter be going down or will they be covering up the murder?
Mel will go to any lengths to protect her son so it seems unlikely that she would be prepared to allow him to go to prison for Ray but they have a body to deal with and they both need to be on the same wavelength. Can they get their stories straight and get out of this mess?
Or will one of them be heading to a prison cell, giving the late Ray one last laugh?
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