Eastenders – Honey Mitchell's 'date rape' storyline explained

HONEY Mitchell is set to face a devastating ordeal this week in EastEnders after her date Paul spikes her drink. 

The shop assistant – who is played by Emma Barton in the ITV soap – will meet DC Ward for an update on her case next week after reporting Paul to the police. Here’s the lowdown…

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What do we know about Honey Mitchell’s ordel in EastEnders?

EastEnders viewers know that Honey returned to the Square in September with a new lease of life after taking some time out following her break-up with love rat Adam. 

And this week’s episodes of EastEnders will see Honey decide to make a foray into the world of dating after finally moving on from Adam.  

Billy will bump into Honey on her way to her date during tonight’s episode of the soap (October 27) and later express his concerns to Jay that she could get hurt. 

And it seems he’s right to be worried as later in the week, disaster strikes when Honey agrees to a second date with Paul, during which Paul spikes her drink.

The soap is keeping exact plot details hidden, but spoilers have revealed that viewers will see Honey meeting DC Ward for an update on her case next week. 

So clearly Honey will report Paul to the police after the traumatic ordeal.

But what’s going to happen beyond that point remains to be seen, and viewers will have to tune in to find out. 

Will Paul face justice in EastEnders?

Things aren’t looking so great for Honey as official spoilers have revealed that Paul will be released on bail next week in EastEnders. 

Billy is fuming when he discovers that Paul is no longer behind bars. 

Later, Jay realises what Billy is up to and finds him about to beat up Paul with a brick. 

Might Billy see red and murder Paul?

With EastEnders keeping shtum, viewers will have to tune in to find out.

Will the ordeal bring Honey and Jay closer?

Spoilers have revealed that Jay and Honey will grow closer in the aftermath of her ordeal next week. 

Jay will attend the meetings with DI Ward to support Honey and tell her he’s amazed by her strength. 

The news has left EastEnders viewers predicting that there might be a romance between the pair on the horizon.

One viewer said: "We're not heading for a Honey and Jay romance are we?"

Another added: "I can’t wait to watch if the rumours are true the Honey and Jay relationship #EastEnders."

A third said: "Is Honey falling for Jay?"

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