EastEnders fans ‘figure out’ a chilling new twist for obsessive stalker Theo as he continues to target Stacey and ruin her life
Eastenders fans believe they have figured out a chilling new twist for stalker Theo Hawthorne as he continues to target Stacey Slater as he makes a cunning new plan to ruin her life.
The fan-favourite character has been targeted by a stalker after she began posting adult content to make money.
And Theo’s true motive was finally exposed this week after Stacey realised he was her online client and stalker.
In recent scenes, Theo had become obsessed with the character, played by Lacey Turner, and tried to initially get closer to her without her catching on.
First, he began tutoring Stacey’s pregnant daughter, Lily for free but was left disappointed after Stacey stopped the sessions.
In retaliation, he broke into the Slater household, trashed Stacey’s bedroom, and slashed the lingerie she wore during her adult content.
Stacey returned home to discover the break-in and was left shaken, running out into the Square where she bumped into Theo, who asked if she was okay.
He then proceeded to come over to change her locks, saying it would prevent the stalker from getting back in.
In scary scenes earlier this week, Theo trapped Stacey in her kitchen and tried to explain his reasons behind tormenting her.
Fans of the show hoped that this would be the last they see of Theo. However, the stalker took new worrying steps on Thursday’s episode as he revealed his plans to rent the flat next to Stacey and her family.
In a quick snippet, Theo says: ‘I hear the neighbours are lovely!’.
Meanwhile, an oblivious Stacey held her newborn granddaughter Charli at the same time, insisting: ‘No one will ever come between us all!’
Viewers of the famous soap have now been left fearing for Stacey while speculating what lengths Theo will go to next.
Taking to social media, one fan said, ‘While watching today’s/Thursday episode, I had a VISION of a possible storyline: Theo kidnaps Lily’s baby to get Stacy’s attention!!! Who’s with me?’
While another fan agreed: ‘I have to agree with you. I thought the same thing.’
Elsewhere, other viewers believe that Theo is working alongside Ruby who is currently in prison.
And fans shared an interesting theory to suggest Ruby could be working with Theo from the inside to get revenge on Stacey.
One fan speculated ‘Do you agree with my theory that Ruby & Theo could be working together? Surely Theo can’t be that clever when it comes to Stacey’s backstory.
‘The only person I can see working with Theo to get revenge on Stacey and the Slaters is Ruby.’
Fans complained that the soap is ‘getting on their nerves’ as they accused the show of portraying Stacey Slater as ‘stupid’.
Fans were angered by the storyline, saying that Stacey would not have failed to work out that Theo was the stalker after all of the warning signs.
They took to Twitter to accuse EastEnders of portraying Stacey as ‘some thick idiot’ and claiming she used to be ‘the most street smart person on the square’.
One person wrote: ‘I hate when characters who aren’t stupid are written as stupid so the plot can work. Stacey would have realised it’s Theo by now.’
Another added: ‘How is Stacey not finding it strange that Theo is literally EVERYWHERE where she is? Appearing MOMENTS after she discovered the break in. Stacey open your eyes!!!!’
A third chimed in: ‘Why are they trying to portray Stacey as some thick idiot who wouldn’t see through the psycho? Totally out of character.’
A fourth echoed: ‘Stop dumbing this story down! Stacey should be smarter than this. All to prolong icky creepy’s existence.’
And a fifth agreed, writing: ‘them purposely writing stacey as dim when she is the most street smart person on the square is really getting on my nerves’.
While a sixth tweeted: ‘Come on Stacey, work it out. She cancels Theo’s tutoring & literally not 5 minutes later her home’s full on broken into it.
‘She immediately runs outside & whose literally the very first person she bumps into…. Theo. Doesn’t exactly take a genius to put it together’.
And a seventh asked: ‘I was checked out for well over several years so I know I’m missing a lot, but what the hell happened to Stacey Slater?
‘From what I remember she was one of the most street smart people on the square so how the hell has she not figured out this Theo dude is creepy af?’