At Christmas 2009, Eastenders villain, Archie Mitchell was murdered in the Vic, ever since the whole nation has been asking ‘whodunit?‘
There were many suspects lined up for the killer including; Bradley Branning (Charlie Clements), Jack Branning (Scott Malsen), Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks), Ronnie Mitchell (Samantha Janus), Roxy Mitchell (Rita Simons), Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden),Sam Mitchell (Daniella Westbrook) and Proper East end girl Peggy Mitchell (Barbra Windsor).
The killer was revealed, on the 25th anniversary, which was marked by a live episode which was to answer the question ‘whodunit?‘
Not even the cast knew before the episode, in the Aftermath show, which aired on BBC3 straight after the relevance, on this show Neil McDermott who plays Ryan Malloy said that “if you were tapped on the shoulder,that meant you were the killer.”
So the show went on,with only the writing team knowing the killer.
The Killer was revealed in a very dramatic way in which, Bradley had forgotten the passports just as they were escaping Albert square and the police so he went back to the house to get them, only to get caught by police when Stacey rung him, he tried to escape from police by running and jumping over a series of buildings, to be greeted by a narrow and risky walk along the roof of the Vic, of which he fell and hit his head on the floor killing him :(, as a result Stacey (Lacey Turner) revealed to his father Max Branning (Jake Wood) that it was in fact her who had killed Archie at Christmas.
On the aftermath show two other endings that were on the cards were shown, one in the involving both Stacey and Max, as the show did end, but Max was revealed as the killer, also one with Janineand Ryan in wich Ryan reveled that he had killed Archie Because he was Jealous.