THINGS are about to take an unfortunate turn for returning character Alfie Moon.
Next week in EastEnders, the character played by Shane Richie is kidnapped by a gunman.
Alfie Moon gets into trouble next week
It all begins when he tries to keep his sons busy
He gives them a challenge – guess the code to Phil Mitchell’s safe
Alfie returned to Albert Square in September, 2022, to stop Kat Slater (portrayed by Jessie Wallace) from tying the knot with Phil Mitchell.
Since then, he’s been kept at a safe distance from any turmoil in Walford – but that’s all about to change.
In scenes due to air next week on BBC One, he first tries to reassure Kat that he’s got everything under control at home and tries to keep his sons busy.
Alfie thus comes up with a game – the boys have to guess the code to Phil’s safe and, together, they all work it out.
More EastEnders stories
Little does Alfie know this could have devastating consequences for him.
The youngsters find a whopping amount of cash in the safe but Alfie hurries them to put the money back when he hears Sam Mitchell (Kim Medcalf) turn up.
In later scenes, Alfie is juggling problems at the cab office but is determined to get to the shops to buy Tommy a zombie video game.
Mitch Baker’s (Roger Griffiths) cab breaks down, meaning Alfie has to reorganise his schedule as he has to drive Vi Highway to bingo instead.
Thankfully for him, he has just enough time to get to the game shop… until a masked gunman jumps into his cab.
It’s revealed the masked gunman, named Keith, has robbed a building society and he demands that Alfie be his getaway driver.
Alfie decides to take a risk nonetheless and drives to the shop to get Tommy’s game.
After a successful purchase, Alfie is thrown when Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner) calls to tell him the boys have told her about the safe game.
Keith overhears the conversation and his ears prick up when he learns Phil’s safe contains £30k.
He orders Alfie, at gunpoint, to take him to Phil Mitchell’s and the cabbie has no choice but to comply.
This could leave him in a lot of trouble with Walford tough man Phil, whose wedding he tried to stop upon his return.
I’m obsessed with Christmas & my clever tips will make any cheap tree look luxe
What will Alfie do?
EastEnders airs from Monday to Thursday on BBC One.
But the game will have devastating consequences for Alfie
How will Alfie cope?