EastEnders fans outrage at Lucy Beale killer
- Bang Showbiz
- 20 February 2015
'EastEnders' fans provided a mixed reaction to the revelation that Bobby Beale killed his half-sister Lucy Beale in last night's (19.02.15) episode, with some praising the "Shakespeare-like" writing and others insisting they had wasted 10 months of their lives waiting for the murdered to be unveiled
'EastEnders' fans took to social networking sites to blast the show after Bobby Beale was revealed as Lucy Beale's killer last night (19.02.15).
While some praised the writers for their "Shakespeare-like" work, many were left disappointed that Lucy's half-brother - played by Eliot Carrington - turned out to be the blonde beauty's murderer with some saying they felt "robbed" of months of their lives after the character (Hetti Bywater) was killed in April 2014.
NatalieMcCoy92 wrote on Twitter: "#eastenders you owe me 10 months of my life back. That was just crap and the wait wasn't worth it (sic)"
1979_Rom_ tweeted: "Ten months of my life lost on that storyline. Pfffft! As if tho! He's a child, wouldn't he have got away with it anyway?! #EastEnders (sic)"
zackycrooks wrote: "Feel robbed of a couple months of my life. #EastEnders #EELiveWeek (sic)
However, some praised the writers for doing such a good job on the whodunnit storyline.
Benjysays wrote: "Ian's son killed his daughter and his wife covered it up. Worthy of Shakespeare. @dominictc, you sir are a genius. Well played. #EastEnders (sic)"
Meanwhile, one woman was so shocked at finding out it was Bobby - which occurred in the final moments of last night's semi-live flashback episode - she screamed so loud that police were called to her house.
Sgt Richard Berns, from Brownswood ward in Hackney, north east London, tweeted: "A woman screamed so loudly after the identity of #LucyBeale's killer was revealed. Her neighbours called the Police. All calm now... (sic)"
Danny Dyer - who plays Mick Carter in the BBC One soap - was also shocked to see Bobby revealed as the killer and compared the youngster to fictional character Damien the antichrist from the 'Omen' film franchise.
He wrote: "So.........Damien lives....666......the shifty little mug.......roll on tomorrow. #EElive (sic)"
But the 37-year-old actor wasn't alone in drawing such comparisons as several Twitter users did the same, with some posting pictures of Damien in the movie series and joking it is Bobby.
NumericalNicola tweeted: "Ian Beale should have paid closer attention to The Omen, that little fella is a dead ringer for Damien #EELive (sic)"
kelleemojito wrote: "The kid has a haircut like Damien from the omen, I'm not surprised he's a killer. I'm more surprised he didn't kill his barber! #EastEnders (sic)"
However, some fans were not that surprised to see Bobby named as the killer as they had placed bets on him doing the deed.
JamesJourn wrote: "Bobby!! Cheers for lining my pockets, son!! #EastEnders #EELive @bbceastenders (sic)"
TheJackSullivan tweeted: "£500 Richer! #BobbyKilledLucy #EELive #EastEnders (sic)"
The school student was favourite with the majority of bookmakers shortly before last night's hour-long semi-live episode, which was followed by a semi-live flashback episode when he was revealed as the killer.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "Punters piled into Bobby's odds in the last week and favourite backers have got their just deserts for believing a child could have killed Lucy."
William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said: "Although Bobby was the favourite it still came as a massive shock that such a young cast member was the culprit.
"Ian and Jane now have a real dilemma and have to decide if they take this any further or draw a line under the Lucy episode."
If punters had backed Bobby last April then they would've got a huge price on the youngster, who was around 100/1 to be unveiled as the killer initially but his price was backed down to around 3/1 favourite.
Odds comparison site Oddschecker tweeted: "Bobby Beale was 100/1 to be the killer when the market opened last year #killertwist #devilchild (sic)"