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A drunken Phil lashes out at Sharon

Long time viewers know that Phil hasn’t done well drowning his troubles in a bottle. In the past he became abusive to Kathy and also to Ben. His abuse will resurface once again and Sharon will be bearing the brunt of his wrath as she tries to help her husband deal with his addiction.

Sharon tries to talk to Phil as he begs her to get him another drink.

© BBC / Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron

Nevertheless, Phil finds a bottle of whiskey and drinks it in the bedroom.

© BBC / Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron

When she offers him food, he drunkenly knocks the plate out of her hand.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 17/11/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 27/11/2015 - Episode: 5180 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Sharon hands Phil a plate of food.  Sharon Mitchell (LETITIA DEAN), Phil Mitchell (STEVE MCFADDEN) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 17/11/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 27/11/2015 - Episode: 5180 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Sharon hands Phil a plate of food and he drunkenly smashes it from her hand.  Sharon Mitchell (LETITIA DEAN), Phil Mitchell (STEVE MCFADDEN) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 17/11/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 27/11/2015 - Episode: 5180 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Sharon hands Phil a plate of food and he drunkenly smashes it from her hand.  Sharon Mitchell (LETITIA DEAN), Phil Mitchell (STEVE MCFADDEN) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron
WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 17/11/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 27/11/2015 - Episode: 5180 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Sharon hands Phil a plate of food and he drunkenly smashes it from her hand.  Sharon Mitchell (LETITIA DEAN), Phil Mitchell (STEVE MCFADDEN) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron

Terrified, she locks Phil in their bedroom and realises that her ear is bleeding. Will she try to deal with Phil on her own or will she enlist the help of the rest of the family?

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 17/11/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 27/11/2015 - Episode: 5180 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: A terrified Sharon locks Phil into the bedroom and realises her ear is bleeding.  Sharon Mitchell (LETITIA DEAN) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron
WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 17/11/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 27/11/2015 - Episode: 5180 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: A terrified Sharon locks Phil into the bedroom and realises her ear is bleeding.  Sharon Mitchell (LETITIA DEAN) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron
WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 17/11/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 27/11/2015 - Episode: 5180 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: A terrified Sharon locks Phil into the bedroom and realises her ear is bleeding.  Sharon Mitchell (LETITIA DEAN) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron
WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 17/11/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 27/11/2015 - Episode: 5180 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: A terrified Sharon locks Phil into the bedroom. Phil Mitchell (STEVE MCFADDEN) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron

Locked in the bedroom with a bottle of whiskey that he has found, he sinks to the floor in despair. Is this the beginning of another downward spiral for Phil, or will he finally realise that the only way to fight Gavin will be if he is sober?

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 17/11/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 27/11/2015 - Episode: 5180 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: A drunk and desperate Phil lies on the bedroom floor.  Phil Mitchell (STEVE MCFADDEN) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron
WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 17/11/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 27/11/2015 - Episode: 5180 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: A drunk and desperate Phil lies on the bedroom floor.  Phil Mitchell (STEVE MCFADDEN) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron

EastEnders airs these scenes the 26th & 27th of November on BBC One and BBC One HD.

About the author

Melissa Berry

An EastEnders fan since the very first episode, Melissa has had the privilege to visit the EastEnders set twice (not many fans can say that!) and met many of the cast. She also appeared on EastEnders Revealed: Angie & Me, with Anita Dobson!