Mel Owen (played by Tamzin Outhwaite) has been struggling to cope ever since the death of her son, Hunter Owen (Charlie Winter) earlier this year on EastEnders. Since then, she has been throwing herself into preparations for the arrival of Louise Mitchell’s (Tilly Keeper) baby. However with Lisa Fowler (Lucy Benjamin) and Keanu Taylor (Danny Walters) sharing their concerns over her attachment to the baby, will Mel be driven to do something she’ll regret?
In tonight’s instalment of the BBC soap, Mel rushed Louise to hospital when the mum-to-be revealed she had been experiencing pains, but the nurse mistakenly thought Mel was her mother.
“Don’t worry about your mum it’s always first time grandmas that get the most stressed,” the nurse remarked.
“I didn’t want to embarrass her, thought I’d just play along with it,” Mel explained.
“Alright grandma,” Louise joked but when Lisa turned up at the hospital it became apparent Mel enjoyed the mistake.
EastEnders spoilers: Mel Owen is very close to Louise and her unborn baby (Image: BBC)
EastEnders spoilers: Mel rushed Louise to hospital (Image: BBC)
“What are grandmas for?” Mel light-heartedly remarked to Louise but Lisa and Keanu realised her comment meant something more.
Later on in the episode, Lisa told Mel they know longer wanted to move to Portugal and Mel didn’t take no for an answer.
Explaining why it’s so important they move, Mel told Lisa she knows Sharon Mitchell’s (Letitia Dean) baby isn’t Phil’s (Steve McFadden).