Hunter Owen was brutally attacked by Ray Kelly tonight after he tried to exact revenge for the copper trying to kill his mum Mel.
EastEnders fans feared that Hunter was killed by Ray after he reached for the knife.
In the tense scenes, Hunter was seen reaching for the knife but was intercepted by Ray.
Viewers then weren’t able to see the horrifying scenes as just the kitchen door was shown with Hunter pleading with his "dad" to stop,
And fans were shocked.
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One tweeted: " ah Hunter is dead #EastEnders."
While another commented: "WTH IS HUNTER ACTUALLY GOING TO END UP DEAD #EastEnders."
A third remarked: "WTAF? #EastEnders."
Another wrote: "Did he kill him?!?!? holy s*** #Eastenders."
*EastEnders returns at 8.30pm tonight on BBC One
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