Jay Brown (Jamie Borthwick) and Lola Pearce (Danielle Harold) have been trying to rekindle their romance since the latter returned to EastEnders af
Jay Brown (Jamie Borthwick) and Lola Pearce (Danielle Harold) have been trying to rekindle their romance since the latter returned to EastEnders after a few years away.
But Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) has used every opportunity to come between the pair, claiming he is trying to “protect his brother from getting hurt”.
When the mechanic invited Jay and Lola to a Mitchell event the two slipped away to The Queen for some alone time after feeling smothered by controlling Ben.
It has been said Ben might have ulterior motives for splitting Jay and Lola up as it was teased he will plan to scam his father Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) and Lola will get involved so she can make enough money to leave Walford for good.
Despite Ben’s bizarre behaviour towards Lola and Jay it was, in fact, Jay who confused viewers when he made a surprise admission.
In Lola’s absence, the handyman told Ben he no longer had any interest in Ruby Allen (Louisa Lytton), despite previously attempting to woo her.
When Ben asked: “So what about Ruby?” Jay replied: “Things just don’t feel right with me and Ruby”.
Jay’s unexpected remark baffled soap watchers, with some even claiming the plot made “no sense” given his earlier infatuation with Ruby.
Taking to Twitter to discuss the scene, one person asked: “Wasn’t Jay saying all this stuff about Ruby a few weeks ago?”
“Jay’s words about Ruby not making sense when weeks ago he was telling Keanu how strongly he felt about Ruby!” another groaned.
Meanwhile, a third tweeted: “Jay saying him and Ruby aren’t right what the f***? It makes no sense considering Jay was always the one chasing Ruby and wanting to make it work.”
Elsewhere, Phil’s dodging dealings could put his daughter’s life at risk as a foe comes after one of his family members in upcoming episodes.
His daughter Louise Mitchell (Tilly Keeper) will be kidnapped by an unknown assailant while under the watchful eye of Keanu Taylor (Danny Walters).
Her capture is going to come as a huge shock to Phil and Keanu as brand new spoiler photos teased the intense moment they found out she is missing.
Keanu is beside himself with worry when he gets the news as he stands frozen in Albert Square in one image.
ater, he breaks the bad news to Phil, leaving the father looking utterly devastated in the following images.
Eventually word travels to Louise’s half-bother Ben, who upon hearing the news looks equally as scared for his sibling.
A short synopsis accompanied the images, which read: “The Mitchells are in store for a rough ride when past dodgy dealings catch up with them.
“Having failed his one job to protect Louise, Keanu desperately calls Phil – who is furious to hear Louise has been kidnapped.
“As Ben and Keanu set off to find Louise it’s a race against time to bring her back to safety.”
EastEnders tonight on BBC One at 7.30pm.