EastEnders’ Mel take drastic action with knives over Hunter ‘suicide’ fears

Mel Owen is forced to take drastic action to protect Hunter on next week’s EastEnders.

The single mum even considers telling the police about Ray Kelly’s death and the New Year’s Day events after struggling to cope.

She also has to deal with questions from Billy and Ray’s wife Maddie, who is demanding money from her, as well as the police on her back.

Mel decides to lock Hunter in the house for his own good as she has no other options available.

With his unnerving behaviour spiralling out of control, she also decides to hide all the knives in the house to keep him safe.

EastEnders' Mel take drastic action with knives over Hunter 'suicide' fears

The police start interrogating Mel and Hunter
(Image: BBC / Jack Barnes)

EastEnders' Mel take drastic action with knives over Hunter 'suicide' fears

Hunter’s behaviour is growing increasingly concerning
(Image: BBC / Jack Barnes)

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This comes after Hunter runs away and leaves his mother waiting in despair for him to return.

Worried Mel also has to deal with Maddie when she storms into the E20 office demanding her share of Ray’s money.

Mel finally snaps when Maddie makes a comment about Hunter and grabs her in anger.

EastEnders' Mel take drastic action with knives over Hunter 'suicide' fears

Furious Mel attacks Maddie
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EastEnders' Mel take drastic action with knives over Hunter 'suicide' fears

She is terrified
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She refuses to help and terrifies Maddie, while witness Billy is left stunned.

When Billy emphasises with her situation, apologetic Mel realises that she can’t confess all to the police.

Mel is relieved when Hunter returns home but is shocked when she finds out where he has been.

EastEnders' Mel take drastic action with knives over Hunter 'suicide' fears

Mel offers to sell her share in the club
(Image: BBC / Kieron McCarron)

EastEnders' Mel take drastic action with knives over Hunter 'suicide' fears

DS Barnes pops round to ask some questions
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As a last resort she decides to locked Hunter in the house before heading to the Mitchell’s to give Phil a proposition.

She offers her share of the club, but has to dash back home when Hunter calls to say the police have arrived.

Mel discovers that her son has issued threats to Maddie and Nicola and is unsettled by his attitude.

EastEnders' Mel take drastic action with knives over Hunter 'suicide' fears

Hunter argues with Phil
(Image: BBC / Kieron McCarron)

EastEnders' Mel take drastic action with knives over Hunter 'suicide' fears

Mel decides to accept Phil’s offer
(Image: BBC / Kieron McCarron)

She decides to accept Phil’s offer and tells Hunter they are leaving Albert Square.

Despite him offering way below the value, Mel realises that she can’t stay around with Hunter drawing so much attention.

But will they actually leave?

*EastEnders airs Mondays and Fridays at 8pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm

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