In future EastEnders scenes, Karen Taylor (Lorraine Stanley) will take extreme steps to shield son Keanu (Danny Walters).
Recently, viewers saw Keanu resort to crime to pay for Albie’s baptism, but this all backfired when he was detained for drug distribution intent.
Ravi Gulati (Aaron Thiara), who was distraught at hearing of his detention, wanted to know whether he had set him up.
Even though Keanu maintained he hadn’t, Ravi assaulted him out of retaliation and left him for dead.
Keanu and Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) were shocked when Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean), who suspected Ravi was responsible for the assault, denounced him to the police.
Dad Nish Panesar (Navin Chowdhry), who watched Ravi’s incarceration, was furious and worried about how this would effect the family’s image.
To keep Nish off Keanu’s back in subsequent episodes, Karen will resort to Suki Panesar (Balvinder Sopal).
Karen believes it’s time to act when Keanu declines the chance to celebrate his engagement to Sharon at the Queen Vic because he is afraid of Nish’s wrath.
Karen pleads with Suki to help shield her son from Nish’s fury by requesting that Nish halt his grudge in a mother-to-mother exchange.
Suki may be willing to defy Nish to assist Keanu, but Karen is left on her own.
Could Suki be planning to utilise Karen and Keanu in that scheme given that she earlier told Eve Unwin (Heather Peace) that they would bring Nish down and get rid of him permanently?