KAREN Taylor is going to go head to head with Phil Mitchell tonight on EastEnders when his son Dennis attacks her boys Chatham and Riley.
The launderette assistant – who is played by actress Lorraine Stanley in the BBC soap – will furiously rage at the dangerous gangster when she discovers his wayward adopted son Dennis has pelted her young boys with water balloons.
Instead of letting it go, Karen storms into the Mitchell’s house and gives Phil both barrels while his horrified wife Sharon looks on, clearly terrified Karen will expose her secret affair with Karen’s son Keanu.
But as things start to get out of hand, Karen could be outmatched by burly Phil but she finds a surprise ally in her son in law Gray.
Gray stands up for his mother-in-law and goes face to face with Phil in tense scenes and doesn’t back down no matter what threats Phil throws at him.
But while Gray has proven he can handle Phil for a moment, he may have more on his plate when Phil discovers Sharon is pregnant with Keanu’s baby – as is his daughter Louise – because fans fear he will murder him.
Viewers of the BBC soap reckon both women are about three months pregnant at the moment, meaning they will be giving birth around the festive season – just in time for a dramatic storyline.
Last week The Sun revealed that Phil’s wife Sharon (Letitia Dean) will fall pregnant aged 48 – with Keanu’s baby.
Keanu (Danny Walters) is already expecting another baby – with Phil’s daughter Louise (Tilly Keeper), which is no doubt going to send shockwaves through the square.
And fans think Phil – who believes he is the dad – is not going to react well to the news.
Taking to Twitter to discuss what he might do, one person wrote: “Oh hell Louise is up the duff for real this time Phil is going to kill Keanu #EastEnders.”
Another said: “Keanu is in danger! I think Phil will MURDER him! #EastEnders”.
A third wrote: “Oh my god! As if I just read that Sharon is going to get pregnant by Keanu as well!! Wow, Phil is going to blow a gasket when he finds out #EastEnders”.
A fourth said: “If EastEnders has taught me one thing, other than Phil Mitchell likes a drink, is that someone always dies in a Christmas special!”
Keanu and Sharon first hooked up earlier this year, but the pair split and Keanu then got with Louise.
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However, he got with Sharon again after she drove Louise to the abortion clinic for a procedure she didn’t go through with.
Keanu had hit the bottle after learning that Louise has visited an abortion clinic – and things got even worse when he discovered Sharon took her there.
Nonetheless, she fell for his manipulative charm and they ended up snogging passionately among the vehicles at the Arches.
But with Phil prowling around looking for Sharon, many fans thought it seemed obvious what was going to happen next.
The Sun revealed how Phil and Sharon’s latest storyline is part of new Enders boss Kate Oates’ plan to put veteran stars at the heart of the soap again.
A source said: “Phil will go on a bloody rampage when he learns the truth, especially as Keanu has also got Phil’s daughter Louise pregnant. The randy lothario has knocked up Phil’s wife and his daughter!
“It will also raise the question of Sharon having a pregnancy so late in life and the complications that come with that.
“Kate wants Phil and Sharon to be at the heart of the show over the summer and this is just the start as chaos unfolds.”
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