Bobby Beale Turns Damien Thorn: Internet Reacts
It finally happened. Bobby Beale – Ian’s cute, not-yet-corrupt (or so we thought) 11-year-old son – has been unveiled as the murderer we’ve been waiting for since last August.
— BBC One (@BBCOne) February 19, 2015
It wasn’t as big a shock as it could have been, as bookies had Bobby placed as favourite immediately before the show aired, but we didn’t think EastEnders would actually go into Omen territory.
Neither, apparently, did most of the Twitter. Here are some of the best responses to the revelation:
Suddenly small children were being recognised for the danger they pose to society:
ever since eastenders last night im keeping my little brother locked up in the dog cage so he doesn't beat me to death with a brick
— lara (@irlsansa) February 20, 2015
Quite worried about how my little brother watched eastenders with me tonight, might have to chuck him out can't take these risks
— Sabrine (@SabrineAouni) February 19, 2015
Little brother and I were about to get into a fight over scrabble, I let him win I am not risking anything tonight mate #EastEnders
— amrit (@InnerAphrodite) February 19, 2015
Some critiqued the originality of the storyline:
— Behlul (@behlul_official) February 19, 2015
Others were simply amused:
— Aaron Anthony (@_Aaron_Anthony_) February 19, 2015
— #Sinu. ♤ (@sinu_suresh) February 19, 2015
Meanwhile, Dot’s storyline caused confusion over which show was on television:
— Chuck Thomas (@chuckthomasuk) February 20, 2015
— Sadie Evans (@Sidpea) February 20, 2015
Tune in for yet another live episode of EastEnders tonight at 8pm on BBC One.