EastEnders drops huge plot twist in explosive New Year's Day episode

EastEnders fans were given an explosive start to the soap's year, as the New Year's Day episode featured a shock plot twist in the Keanu shooting drama.

The flash back episode finally revealed what happened on Christmas Day, in the aftermath of Keanu's affair with Sharon Mitchell, leading to her pregnancy, being revealed. 

While viewers previously saw Phil Mitchell take his revenge on Keanu, the fiancé of his daughter Louise, by ordering Martin to shoot him dead, the latest episode showed Linda Carter brutally shooting Keanu. 

It was Linda! EastEnders fans were given an explosive start to the soap's year, as the New Year's Day episode featured a shock plot twist in the Keanu shooting drama

It was Linda! EastEnders fans were given an explosive start to the soap's year, as the New Year's Day episode featured a shock plot twist in the Keanu shooting drama

During the Christmas episodes Ben, Phil's son, was seen watching the moment before Keanu was shot by Martin on his phone. 

After the episode aired, fans on Twitter were convinced his death was staged, either by Martin alone, or with the help of Ben, but it has now been revealed Linda found herself unwittingly part of the plan. 

In a flashback Keanu was seen pleading for his life as Martin pointed a gun at him, before he managed to struggle free of the ropes tying his hands, leaving to a violent tussle for the gun.

Flashback: The flash back episode finally revealed what happened on Christmas Day as Linda Carter brutally shot Keanu while Martin watched on

Flashback: The flash back episode finally revealed what happened on Christmas Day as Linda Carter brutally shot Keanu while Martin watched on

Unbeknownst to Martin Linda had fallen asleep in the back of his van after getting drunk, before she was seen stumbling out and trying to work out where she was.

After hearing a bang Linda saw Martin emerge from the warehouse with the gun and after failing to run away, Martin dragged her inside to the scene of the crime. 

Martin was shown alive but bleeding from a head wound, with Martin telling a horrified Linda: 'I know what they had planned... but now it's not only one witness, it's two.'

Fight: In a flashback Keanu was seen pleading for his life as Martin pointed a gun at him, before he managed to struggle free of the ropes tying his hands, leaving to a violent tussle for the gun

Fight: In a flashback Keanu was seen pleading for his life as Martin pointed a gun at him, before he managed to struggle free of the ropes tying his hands, leaving to a violent tussle for the gun

After receiving a text from Ben asking whether it was 'done', Linda quickly came up with a plan, telling a panicking Martin that they needed to shoot Keanu in the shoulder on camera.

After Martin refused, Linda suddenly grabbed the gun and shot Martin, sending him flying backwards.  

Rushing to his side, she attempted to stem the bleeding before trying to get Keanu to stand up and plead for his life before Martin pretended to shoot him again. 

Rude awakening: Unbeknownst to Martin Linda had fallen asleep in the back of his van after getting drunk, before she was seen stumbling out and trying to work out where she was

Rude awakening: Unbeknownst to Martin Linda had fallen asleep in the back of his van after getting drunk, before she was seen stumbling out and trying to work out where she was

Witness: After hearing a bang Linda saw Martin emerge from the warehouse with the gun and after failing to run away, Martin dragged her inside to the scene of the crime

Witness: After hearing a bang Linda saw Martin emerge from the warehouse with the gun and after failing to run away,

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