EastEnders SPOILER: Phil Mitchell returns from prison as he gets revenge on Lewis for Ben’s rape


EastEnders SPOILER: Phil Mitchell returns from prison as he sets out to seek justice for Ben’s rape – heading for a bloody revenge rampage on Lewis

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He’s been locked behind bars since the beginning of the year after being accused of conspiracy to murder.

But EastEnders‘ Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden), is back with a vengeance as new snaps from the set show him as a free man, armed with a revenge plot.

Following his release, Phil makes a bloody beeline for Lewis Butler (Aidan O’Callaghan) – seeking revenge for his son Ben’s (Max Bowden) rape.

EastEnders SPOILER: Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden, pictured left) returns from prison as he sets out to seek justice for Ben's rape - heading for a bloody revenge rampage on Lewis Butler (Aidan O'Callaghan, pictured right)

Out for blood: Phil appears to makes a bloody beeline for Lewis Butler (Aidan O'Callaghan) - seeking revenge for his son Ben's (Max Bowden) rape

EastEnders SPOILER: Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden, pictured left) returns from prison as he sets out to seek justice for Ben’s rape – heading for a bloody revenge rampage on Lewis Butler (Aidan O’Callaghan, pictured right)

Showdown: The snaps show Phil with a bloody mark on his hand, as things appeared to have gotten messy

Showdown: The snaps show Phil with a bloody mark on his hand, as things appeared to have gotten messy

The snaps show Phil with a bloody mark on his hand, while Lewis appears to have a nasty gash on the side of his face.

And in true Mitchell fashion it’s a family affair, as Phil’s sister Sam (Kim Medcalfe) was snapped too – suggesting she has a part to play in the drama.

With Ben also appearing at the scene, which takes place at an unused warehouse, it appears things could get nasty in the showdown.

Ouch! While Lewis appears to have a nasty gash on the side of his face as he faced the wrath of Phil

Ouch! While Lewis appears to have a nasty gash on the side of his face as he faced the wrath of Phil

Downtime: Actor Steve was surrounded by a swarm of the show's crew as they took a time out from filming, grabbing a bite by a trailer

Happy: The crew appeared in high spirits during the day of filming in the new location

Downtime: Actor Steve was surrounded by a swarm of the show’s crew as they took a time out from filming, grabbing a bite by a trailer

Family affair: And in true Mitchell fashion it's a family affair, as Phil's sister Sam (Kim Medcalfe) was snapped too, alongside Ben

Sombre: Ben appeared downcast in the shots as he carried a hoodie in his hand

Family affair: And in true Mitchell fashion it’s a family affair, as Phil’s sister Sam (Kim Medcalfe) was snapped too, alongside Ben

Two against one? The shots suggest that Sam is part of the drama, as she walked around the set

Two against one? The shots suggest that Sam is part of the drama, as she walked around the set

Explaining that Phil is ‘out for blood’, a show insider told The Daily Star: ‘When Phil gets out of prison, he is out for blood. He wants revenge over what happened to Ben. It’s going to be explosive.’

The snaps also showed the cast having some downtime from filming, as they grabbed some lunch and coffees while at the East London warehouse.

Phil’s revenge comes from Lewis’ attack on Ben back in May, in which the harrowing scenes left fans wincing at the screen.

Messy: Aidan walked the set with a crew member, as he appeared to have mud and dirt over his shirt

Messy: Aidan walked the set with a crew member, as he appeared to have mud and dirt over his shirt

No mercy: Explaining that Phil is 'out for blood', a show insider told The Daily Star: 'When Phil gets out of prison, he is out for blood. He wants revenge over what happened to Ben'

Turmoil: They also explained that 'It’s going to be explosive.'

No mercy: Explaining that Phil is ‘out for blood’, a show insider told The Daily Star: ‘When Phil gets out of prison, he is out for blood. He wants revenge over what happened to Ben’

Dark: Phil was dressed all in black for the filming, sporting a camouflage hat

Dark: Phil was dressed all in black for the filming, sporting a camouflage hat 

Following a row with husband Callum Highway (Tony Clay), Ben took to a dating app as he headed to drink away his sorrows.

Seeing barman Lewis on the app, the pair began to chat – before Ben headed to the bar to see him, where they flirted and got cosy.

As they began to kiss upstairs and things got heated, Ben received a picture of husband Callum and immediately felt guilt, coming to his senses and telling Lewis he was going to leave. 

Brutal: Phil's revenge comes from Lewis' attack on Ben back in May, in which the harrowing scenes left fans wincing at the screen

Brutal: Phil’s revenge comes from Lewis’ attack on Ben back in May, in which the harrowing scenes left fans wincing at the screen

Drunken: Following a row with husband Callum Highway (Tony Clay), Ben took to a dating app as he headed to drink away his sorrows during the May episode

Flirting: Seeing barman Lewis on the app, the pair began to chat - before Ben headed to the bar to see him, where they flirted and got cosy

 Drunken: Following a row with husband Callum Highway (Tony Clay), Ben took to a dating app as he headed to drink away his sorrows during the May episode

Horrible: In the difficult to watch scenes, Lewis refused to let Ben leave - before brutally raping him

Horrible: In the difficult to watch scenes, Lewis refused to let Ben leave – before brutally raping him

But as things took a turn for the worse, Lewis told him he ‘shouldn’t start anything you can’t finish’, holding Ben down as he then brutally raped him. 

Leaving Ben with an STD and emotional trauma, he was unable to share what had happened – before finally opening up to mum Kathy in recent scenes.

And Walford hardman Phil Mitchell is ready to fight for his son as he is now released, causing potential turmoil in the square once again.

Not having it: And Walford hardman Phil Mitchell is ready to fight for his son as he is now released, causing potential turmoil in the square once again

Not having it: And Walford hardman Phil Mitchell is ready to fight for his son as he is now released, causing potential turmoil in the square once again

On location: The filming took place at an unused warehouse in East London

On location: The filming took place at an unused warehouse in East London

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