In EastEnders, Sonia Fowler (Natalie Cassidy) extends an invitation to Reiss Colwell (Jonny Freeman) to meet her daughter Bex as she prepares to move their relationship further.
In 2020, Bex left the square and her position at Oxford University behind in order to travel.
Once Rocky Cotton’s (Brian Conley) hidden wife is exposed in subsequent episodes, Sonia will be moved by Reiss’s efforts to assist Rocky and decide that it is time for Rocky and Bex to finally meet.
Just recently, after first meeting at Dot Cotton’s funeral, did Sonia and Reiss make things official.
They hit it off right away, but there was a little hiccup when Reiss began ghosting her. He later explained that this was because he hadn’t had many girlfriends and was concerned that things would not work out.
Actor Jonny Freeman said, “He’s feeling fairly thrilled [with this relationship].”
Reiss engaged in a brief struggle with Jed, which I believe he likely anticipated ending in defeat.
‘He was under huge pressure to help Sonia get rid of him and I think that took a lot of courage but essentially I think he’s feeling quite triumphant.’
Despite this, when it comes to meeting Bex, Reiss isn’t sure he’s ready.
‘He’s absolutely petrified!’, Jonny said.