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.
Nevertheless, Phil finds a bottle of whiskey and drinks it in the bedroom.
When she offers him food, he drunkenly knocks the plate out of her hand.
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?
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?
EastEnders airs these scenes the 26th & 27th of November on BBC One and BBC One HD.