Peter Beale (Thomas Law) managed to upset several of his family members in recent EastEnders scenes as he asked for opinions on his Beale’s Eels logo designs.
Ian and Cindy Beale (Adam Woodyatt and Michelle Collins) caused a huge stir among Walford residents when it was revealed that they had gone into business with rapist Dean Wicks (Matt Di Angelo).
Now, Peter has continued to upset the applecart, and his family have been sure to let him know.
When Peter approached nan Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth) about his designs, she made it clear that she couldn’t care less about the business, and expressed her disgust that Peter could focus on logos while Sharon Watts’ (Letitia Dean) son Albie was missing.
Peter was quick to tell her that she wasn’t being fair, but she soon reminded him that it wasn’t fair when he ran off with all of her money.
Peter made a swift exit after that, but he was soon set to face more stern words when half-sister Gina Knight (Francesca Henry) realised what he was up to.
She was quick to reveal that it ‘made her sick’ that he would choose to work with Dean after what he’d done to Linda Carter (Kellie Bright).
Though Peter explained that he was just designing logos, Gina made it clear that she was still judging him, and told him that she thought he was better than that.
Later, Peter tried to explain that Dean was ‘only a silent partner’ in the company, but Gina revealed how even this was enough to make women feel unsafe.
She explained how she had been harassed by men through most of her life, and that if any woman told her that she’d been raped then she would believe her, explaining that she wasn’t just taking Linda’s side because they live together.
When Peter tried to argue, she pointed out that Peter making Dean feel welcome in Albert Square in anyway makes her and other women feel unsafe.
Gina’s explanation seemed to get through to Peter, who apologised and admitted that she was right.
He resolved to make it clear to Dean that he didn’t want anything to do with him, much to Gina’s satisfaction.
As Peter left, Gina admitted to Linda, who had overheard the conversation, that she hadn’t expected him to react that well, and soon Linda had pulled her into a grateful hug.
With Peter now also turning against Dean, how much longer will he want to stick around where he isn’t wanted?