It has already teased that one character would not survive its 35th Anniversary special in the week.
And EastEnders ' Phil Mitchell will take the stage in a dramatic episode of Thursday as he furiously confronts Karen Taylor aggressively in his search for her son Keanu.
Phil and his son Ben walk the warpath in dramatic scenes to try and find Keanu after he abducted Callum Highway and it remains to be seen whether their plan will take a deadly turn.
Phil (played by Steve McFadden) confronts Karen (Lorraine Stanley) with a gun in his hand in scenes set to air Thursday, wanting to know where Keanu (Danny Walters) is.
Ben (Max Bowden) is keeping a pregnant Sharon (Letitia Dean) hostage across the street, after learning that Keanu has returned to Walford to try to reunite with his unborn child's mother.
Whether Keanu will meet a grisly fate remains to be seen if Phil attempts to track him down, as he went on the run after his affair with Sharon was exposed
Sharon's life not expected to get any easier as she goes into labour later this week with Keanu's kid.
The episode will eventually see the Mitchell clan heading to the boat where the rest of the Square has been celebrating, but the festivities are short-lived as an accident yet to be seen flooding the ship.
As the rescue operation begins, police retrieve a body from the river after taking an accidental dive into the water, and it is expected that their identity will be revealed in the series on Friday.
At odds: after hearing that Sharon had an affair with Keanu, Phil was desperate for vengeance, and she is now pregnant with his child.
Earlier this year, Bosses reported that one character would not survive the anniversary scenes, and it has been strongly hinted that Keanu could be the target of Phil's relentless pursuit.
Danny Dyer, who plays Mick Carter on Tuesday, suggested that it might be him who fails to survive the anniversary scenes after the episode on Monday saw him and Linda's wife stuck under the deck flooded with water.
This morning he said ''It's me, I die. I was gutted. They called me upstairs, I go out strong, and I'm happy about it. No, listen. You know I can't declare it.'