EastEnders: Stacey & Max Are In For ‘Fascinating’ Storylines

February 25, 2010 by  
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EastEnders fans will be delighted to hear that there are some ‘fascinating’ storylines ahead for Stacey Slater and Max Branning.

This follows news that there will be a special two-hander dealing with the two characters who found themselves intertwined after Stacey confessed to the murder of Archie in the live episode last week.

“There are specifically big things coming up between Max and Stacey,” said Jake Wood eho plays Max Branning in the soap. “I know that there’s a two-hander episode between those two characters, which is going to be filmed very shortly and will go out very quickly.”

Stacey is of course racked with guilt after husband Bradley fell to his death from the roof of the Queen Vic while being chased by police who believed he killed Archie Mitchell. It was undoubtedly one of the most ill-fated honeymoons in the history of Albert Square.

Discussing how the story will now progress, departing boss Diederick Santer told Walford Web: “I think it’s very interesting for Stacey. Certainly what we have planned for the next few months will be fascinating.”

“The special double episode will explore the motives behind what Stacey did, and be a big test for Max. Can he forgive Stacey for what she’s done, even though it led to the death of his son? Will he turn her over to the police?

“One thing that we’ll be keen to show is that Stacey was lucid at the time of Archie’s death – striking him with the Queen Vic bust was not a function of her bipolar. She had sound reasons to be angry with Archie – he took advantage of her, he ruined her second chance with Bradley, he caused the chain of events which killed her best friend, he even effectively ran her beloved brother Sean out of town.

“All of this will be explored, as will the question of whether she really meant to kill him. For now, it stays a secret between two people, but who knows whether Max can keep it a secret forever?”