EastEnders fans praise bombshell Hunter Owen siege storyline

Fans said Friday's shock episode deserved to win an award

EastEnders fans have flocked to Twitter to heap praise on the bombshell gun siege storyline.

Friday’s episode ended with Hunter Owen dead after he took hostages in the Queen Vic, while Ben Mitchell was left fighting for his life in Callum Highway’s arms.

Hunter tried to shoot pregnant Louise, but was only apparently stopped when police shot him.

After watching the tense episode, one soap fan wrote on Twitter: “Wow, I didn’t want that episode to end! @bbceastenders. Just blew every soap out the water! The actors, directors, writers and the crew. Well done!!”

A second shared, “If that episode doesn’t win some kind of award, I’m rioting.”

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Another praised Tamsin Outhwaite’s acting in the episode, which saw her trying to reason with her on-screen son.