Spoilers: Ben asks Phil for help in EastEnders amid Callum’s kidnap

Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) has been urgently trying to secure the funds in EastEnders in order to meet Keanu Taylor’s (Danny Walters) blackmail demands after he kidnapped Callum ‘Halfway’ Highway (Tony Clay) and, during tonight’s episode, he was left with little choice but to contact dad Phil (Steve McFadden) for help.

With Callum in Keanu’s possession, Ben wracked his brains as he attempted to come up with a solution to his problem. He toyed with the possibility of taking out a loan — as well as trying to get Shirley (Linda Henry) to allow him in on a dodgy deal — but all of his efforts continued to prove fruitless.

He even confronted Martin (James Bye) on the matter once more, but there wasn’t much he could do to help, and therefore the two came to blows once more.

Keanu paid Ben a visit and proceeded to clarify how he had less than 24 hours to pay him the £100,000 or Callum will die — a confrontation during which Keanu came to realise that Ben actually has feelings for his lover.

An emotional Ben stared at the clock, and — watching the time he’s got left to rescue his beau slipping away — he decided to do the only thing he could do.

Yes, he picked up his phone and rang dad Phil — whom viewers will remember is currently on the run — and asked for his help.

Will Ben’s request bring Phil back to Walford?

Will Ben be able to secure the funds in order to save Callum?

EastEnders continues Friday 14 February at 8pm on BBC One.

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