We found ourselves jumping off the couch when it was revealed that Theo Hawthorne (William Ellis) had been the enigmatic guy paying Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner) for video conversations, much like many of EastEnders viewers across the nation.
His actions became increasingly troubling, and we huddled under pillows, wondering whether anybody would ever discover out what he was really up to.
Theo is about to finally expose his actual character to a shocked Stacey, so that moment is about to arrive.
Stacey has no idea who has been harassing her as of now. She just knows that it must be someone she knows because they knew things she hadn’t disclosed in their online calls concerning their connection with Martin Fowler (James Bye).
Actress Lacey Turner said, “Stacey is obviously afraid, and knowing that it’s someone she knows is making her feel really vulnerable.” She doesn’t know who it may be, so the idea that she might run into them every day worries her a lot right now, and things just seem to be getting worse.
She has so much on her plate right now that she’s attempting to shut some of it out, though. Since Lily (Lillia Turner) is expecting shortly and is still having financial difficulties, she only wants to safeguard her family and make sure everything will be alright for the baby’s arrival.
Although her family is close by, Stacey prefers to take on her own challenges and is hesitant to accept assistance. She is afraid, but she hides it from Martin and other people because she believes she is to blame.
However, she does feel a lot safer knowing that Martin and Eve (Heather Peace) will watch out for her, and she has grown fairly dependent on Theo’s presence.
She is unaware that Theo is the person she has been so terrified of, and his true nature will soon be revealed when Eve and Martin find evidence that demonstrates he is the stalker.
Theo manages to get his hands on Stacey’s phone while they try to reach her, and he quickly understands that his time is running out. Realising that time is of the essence, he tells her what he has done.
Stacey is floored, and things swiftly become worse, according to Lacey.
‘She simply doesn’t believe it at first since she can’t picture him being able to achieve anything like this. He has been putting on such a show for her for months while genuinely helping her, so he is the last person she would ever suspect.
Stacey doesn’t begin to fear until she sees how mistaken he is about their connection and that she is in danger.
Stacey is completely taken aback by his admission, and Lacey admits that she never anticipated him at all.
If she had, she would never have allowed him to be close to her family. Stacey had relied on Theo and seen him as a friend and almost a protector up to this moment. He has been giving Lily free instruction, and he has been very helpful to Stacey in dealing with the stalker problem.
She has no idea who this person is who she has allowed into her and her children’s lives for so many months, which is why it is so difficult for her.
How much risk does Stacey now face because she is confined to the home with the man who she knows is her stalker? Will she survive unscathed?