Did EastEnders' Aunt Babe really want Sylvie to die?

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From Digital Spy

Forget cursing the Carters, Aunt Babe's most despicable act during her explosive EastEnders exit was how she treated Sylvie.

Tonight's (February 9) episode saw Babe (Annette Badland) take her sister (Linda Marlowe) to the canal and cruelly tell her that her dead husband Stan was on the other side.

Oh, and then she left her alone.

Fortunately Sylvie was found and brought back to the Vic, soaking wet, eventually leading to Babe being kicked out. But did she REALLY want Sylvie to die?

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Photo credit: BBC

"It would have been fate - she didn't push her in. But if the worst had happened, I think Babe would have been enormously relieved - that burden all of her life would have been lifted and she could have become that mother she has always wanted to be," Badland told Metro.

"But to her, it was down to fate - she didn't actually do it, she just left her there. She enticed her to do something and then walked away from it - she would not have actually killed her.

"It's interesting, she left it to the Gods to settle. But then, goddamnit, it falls apart again, why does it never go right?"

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

And after all the business with Sylvie, Babe was kicked out of the Vic for good, leading to her cursing her family's name.

Badland even reckons the curse WILL work. We're scared.

EastEnders continues tomorrow night (February 10) at 8pm on BBC One.

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