Shirley’s engagement celebrations take a shocking turn next week
At The Vic, Ben has been tasked with watching over Ian – Phil’s still worried he might let slip the truth about Heather’s murder
Phil and Shirley arrive at the pub for their engagement celebrations
Patrick presents Shirley with her engagement present…
…it’s a large picture of her and Heather!
Spotting Heather’s image pushes Ian deeper into turmoil
Alfie suspects there’s more to Ian’s breakdown than meets the eye, but Ian isn’t giving much away
Ben accidentally lets slip to Ian that Jay also knew about Heather’s murder
Ian’s sent upstairs at The Vic after causing a scene
Jean fails to get Ian to open up about what he’s been going through
Phil apologises to Shirley for having to head off – Sharon’s turned up and needs his help!
Phil assures Shirley he’ll be back to celebrate their engagement after helping out Sharon
Shirley finds Ian in a distressed state after he has another disastrous run-in with Lucy
Shirley makes it her duty to look after Ian
Later, Shirley heads over to see Denise. But she’s stunned when she spots the picture frame she believes was used to kill Heather!
Out in the Square, a shocked Denise listens as Shirley tells her about the frame
Denise suggests Shirley may be confused about the frame
Shirley is determined to trace the frame back to Heather’s killer
She sets out to investigate how the picture frame ended up in the B&B
Shirley’s on a mission to trace the frame and find the killer
Meanwhile, Ben is waiting to surprise Phil and Shirley with an engagement cake
At home, Ben is terrified as Shirley tells him she’s found the murder weapon!
He’s even more thrown when Shirley tells him she now knows the truth… Phil killed Heather!
Ben insists that Phil would never have killed Heather, but Shirley refuses to listen
As Ben tries desperately to defend his dad, he inadvertently lets out a vital piece of information that only the killer could know!
The truth dawns on Shirley – that Ben killed Heather. What will she do? Watch the action unfold on BBC1’s EastEnders from Monday, August 13