EastEnders fans ‘work out’ Theo’s chilling plan as he moves next door to Stacey | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV
EastEnders viewers have been left predicting that Theo Hawthorne (played by William Ellis) will abduct baby Charli as the stalker moves next door to Stacey Slater.
During Thursday’s trip to Walford (September 15), doting nan Stacey (Lacey Turner) looked on top of the world as she stepped outside to empty baby Charli’s nappy bin at her daughter Lily’s (Lillia Turner) request.
But she got the shock of her life after coming face to face with her stalker Theo Hawthorne.
As fans of the BBC One soap will know, Theo recently confessed to the petrified mum-of-three that he was her online client paying for adult content and is convinced the pair belong together.
Stacey had failed to realise her mystery stalker was her daughter’s tutor Theo all along, and she lashed out calling him a “geeky little Geography teacher” which left him angry and showed another side to him.
But in a devastating blow, Stacey was left terrified when the police told her it was “her word against his”, and there was nothing they could do about Theo.
However, Theo’s twisted behaviour has now taken another turn for the worse as he moves into the house next door to the Slaters on Albert Square.
In a chilling scene, Stacey walked to the front of her house and dropped the rubbish bag into the wheelie bin before looking up to see her stalker.
“Ah black bins this week, good to know”, Theo creepily tells Stacey: “I moved in, look I know we got off on the wrong foot and all, but now that we’re neighbours maybe we can…”, he is cut short when Stacey runs inside and frantically locks the door while Theo looks on with a puzzled expression.
After Stacey bolts the doors shut she takes deep breaths in as she looks at Lily cradling baby Charli in the living room.
Now, some EastEnders viewers think Theo is going to kidnap baby Charli as his obsessive behaviour spirals out of control.
Taking on X, @WalfordGossip wrote: “#EastEnders I think Theo’s gonna kidnap Charli! He’s such a creep like why would you move right next door to someone who’s reported you of stalking?!.”
“Stacey discovering that Theo had moved in next door was such a chilling scene oh my god, I definitely think he’s gonna kidnap baby Charli at some point #EastEnders”, added @sharonsstacey.
While @griannedoherty stated: “Theo’s either going kidnap Charli or somehow manipulate Lily, she’s clearly already feeling slightly overshadowed by Stacey. He could even make false reports to Social Services. Living right next door, what exactly is his end goal? Terrorize Stacey into loving him?”
EastEnders airs on BBC One every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm.