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EastEnders spoilers: Max Bowden reveals gun consequences for Ben Mitchell



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EastEnders star Max Bowden has warned that the criminal job that Ben Mitchell is going to involve himself with dad Phil (Steve McFadden) could have serious consequences when a gun becomes involved.

In an episode that is dedicated to a dramatic day in Ben’s life is he struggles to cope with his hearing loss, he spots that Phil and Danny Hardcastle (Paul Usher) are being followed.

But as he arrives at the scene of the big job, he realises he has walked into a very dangerous scene again.

Speaking to about how bad things could get, Max explained: ‘The whole point of Phil’s ambiguity towards Ben going is he doesn’t think he’s up to it. Ben shows that in the moment that a gun is involved – certainly it could lead to big consequences and a lot of danger.’

While we can’t reveal the outcome, it is fair to say it looks set to be another game changer – and Ben may regret getting involved.

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Max sighed: ‘More than anything, he is trying to prove something to himself – he thinks he has become weak and it’s a big change. Proving himself to his dad is always in his psychology – but more than that, he wants to prove that he is still Ben and still capable of doing these things; or thinks he is.’

And the popular actor has loved the opportunity to get his teeth into the special episode, which is a break from the norm for soap.

He said: ‘It was a lot of honour – a huge excitement. It’s new and innovative but also focusing on a subject matter that’s not well represented in TV and film – a huge responsibility and a challenge which I am really happy to take on.

‘It was very different. We shot mainly on two cameras – we normally use four. It was a slower shoot and more focus on the cinematography and the effects of the hearing and the communication barriers work through different shots as well as the acting.’

Another element to the episode sees Ben dramatically clash with Lola (Danielle Harold) over her betrayal with Peter Beale (Dayle Hudson) – and this is what could initially be what drives Ben to the edge.

Max mused: ‘That comes as a distraction – off the back of him drawing his own conclusion. He’s not stupid. He knows what Lola has been like in the past – so it’s his way of revealing his darker side to try and feel something when he is in a stage of feeling really helpless.’

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EastEnders spoilers: Ben dies as dodgy job spirals out of control?



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Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) is determined to prove himself capable in EastEnders of taking part in the dodgy job orchestrated by Danny Hardcastle (Paul Usher), but — with dad Phil (Steve McFadden) having refused him the opportunity to do so — the young lad takes drastic action, and things soon spiral as a result.

Phil is in need of some capital, as he wants to purchase The Queen Vic for Sharon (Letitia Dean), and therefore he agreed to take part in a dodgy deal with old adversary Danny.

Ben has attempted to prove that he’s more than capable of being involved, but Phil has remained uncertain about such a thing. However, he ultimately agreed to allow him to take part.

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In a special episode — which is told entirely from Ben’s perspective — the day of the job arrives, but the young man soon finds his attention is elsewhere, as he sets his sights on Peter (Dayle Hudson) and Lola (Danielle Harold) together — and due to him being distracted by such a sight, he nearly gets hit by a car.

Determined to get to the bottom of what’s going on, an angry Ben questions Lola, but Jay (Jamie Borthwick) soon intervenes.

Later, Phil runs through the job with Ben, but Ben struggles to understand what his dad is saying — which results in the Mitchell hard-man becoming frustrated once more.

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However, Ben reveals a gun that he’s come into possession of, which proves to be the final straw for Phil, who then puts his foot down — revealing that Ben can no longer take part in the job.

Ben is fuming, and therefore storms off — focusing his attention on the question of what’s going on with Peter and Lola, but Jay soon confronts him for upsetting his girlfriend — revealing that she had an abortion and claimed Ben was the reason.

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An enraged Ben then drags Lola out of the salon and forces her to admit that she slept with Peter.

He has some horrid words for the mother of his daughter, before heading off to the Prince Albert to get drunk.

Later, he looks for Peter, but — in the process of doing so — he spots a van following Danny and Phil as they depart for the job, which leaves him suspicious.

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Worried about what the presence of said van might mean, Ben takes Gray’s (Toby-Alexander Smith) car from the Arches, and — after changing the number plate — he rushes to the warehouse where the job is due to take place.

However, the job is already underway, and the situation soon spirals out of control — and Ben ends up having a gun pointed at him as he makes an alarming discovery.

Will Ben get shot?

What alarming discovery does he make?

What will transpire?

Is it next Monday yet?

One to watch: Monday June 1 at 8pm on BBC One.

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