Rocky Cotton will be exposed for his part in the café fire horror on EastEnders next week.
Spoilers for upcoming scenes on the BBC soap confirm that Rocky is struggling and feels under pressure by Nish to sell the café to him. Whilst we as viewers know that Rocky started a fire in the café to try and claim money off the insurance, leaving Bobby and Peter at risk of death, but Kathy is still unaware of what part he has played in the fire.
Struggling next week, Rocky decides to confide in his friend Harvey. He is adamant he should tell Kathy about what he did, and just when he feels like there’s no other choice, Kathy’s sons encourage her to think about Nish’s deal.
Kathy decides she has no choice but to sell the café to Nish but he implies Rocky was responsible for the fire. Fuming and devastated by the betrayal, Kathy heads to speak to Harvey to find out the truth and he all but confirms her suspicions. She heads to speak to Rocky, adamant she needs to confront him over what’s been said – but what will he say?
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Speaking about the upcoming scenes, Brian Conley – who plays Rocky – teased devastation for the pair as Kathy leans the truth.
“Kathy obviously has put up with a hell of a lot [Laughs] since the wedding. He’s so optimistic about the future and he tries to remain positive always, but I think he knows in his heart that it will be asking a hell of a lot from her to forgive him,” he said.
“But you never know, goodwill to all men and hopefully at Christmas the magic fairy will come down and change everything and put it all back to normal, but I think that’s very unlikely. [Laughs] I mean the fact that it is Christmas, Kathy might find it in her heart to forgive him, but I don’t think she will and he would have to do a hell of a lot to win back her trust.”
He added of what’s to come: “She has forgiven him in the past because their love is so strong and they truly love each other. All of this was to try and help the situation as they got deeper and deeper into debt and Rocky saw this as the only answer. It was always because he loved Kathy and he wanted to make it all right so maybe she will see through all of it and realise that’s what he was trying to do. But he has burnt down her caff, so we’ll have to wait and see.”
Rocky has “no one else to blame” for what happened and Brian revealed that Rocky is “just devastated about the whole thing” and he doesn’t “think he can see a way out even though he tries to remain positive”.