Could Walford have a brand new ice cold killer in the making?
On Thursday, fans saw crafty Aunt Babe reveal that it was really Abi Branning who locked her in the freezer – not her sister Sylvie Carter, who she had pointed the finger at as a convenient way of getting her out of the way.
Revealed: Abi Branning is the notorious freezer locker of Walford. #EastEnders https://t.co/Qrh8rvgZNj
— BBC EastEnders (@bbceastenders) August 18, 2016
Babe (Annette Badland) looked like she was burying the hatchet with Abi (Lorna Fitzgerald) when she helped her to get her job back at the pub – but once they were alone, the plot twist was revealed.
The recently refrigerated Babe said: “You did me a favour in a roundabout way. My family think it was Sylvie who shut me in. Poor old dear will be under house arrest from now on.”
Abi said: “It’s a pity you didn’t freeze to death,” and Babe replied: “I taught you well, girl. Except, I’d have finished what I started…”
The doof doof doof moment had the desired effect for many fans.
OMG it was Abi not Sylvie who locked babe in the freezer wtfð® @bbceastenders #EastEnders
— sophâï¸ (@sophnorton) August 18, 2016
Some viewers were only sorry that Aunt Babe eventually thawed out.
good on abi for locking babe I'm that freezer she should have froze to death #eastenders
— rach (@qoldmagic) August 18, 2016
Others thought Abi could probably do with a career change at some point soon.
Aunt Babe and Abi work together again? Recipe for disaster.#EastEnders
— Melvin (@MTKigz) August 18, 2016
Abi’s actions definitely earned a big thumbs up from viewers sick of Aunt Babe’s slyness.
Oi Oi love Abi for locking babe in that freezer, when can I lock someone I hate in the freezer?!
— chloe (@ChloeCarringto1) August 18, 2016
So it was Abi who locked Babe in the freezer ð± well done Abi ðð @bbceastenders #EastEnders ð¬ð½ððºâ¤âºð
— â¥Kezza_Louâ¥ (@KerryLouiseRoss) August 18, 2016
EastEnders continues on Friday at 8pm on BBC One.