SERIAL killer Lucas Johnson targets Karen Taylor as he pretends to be someone else and takes her on a date next week in EastEnders.
The preacher turned murderer – who is played by actor Don Gilet in the BBC soap – killed five Walford residents before he was sent to prison in 2016.
And next week Lucas will set his sights on Karen.
Things quickly escalate when Jack tells Denise that Chelsea both propositioned and blackmailed him to keep her drugs secret.
Denise confronts Chelsea over her actions and updates Lucas when she runs into him.
Chelsea admits to Lucas that if Jack had dropped her in it, she’d have been killed.
Lucas promises to sort things for Chelsea, but doesn’t realise he’s being played.
Later, Lucas asks for Karen’s name and invites her for a drink, introducing himself as Jordan.
Meanwhile, his probation worker tells him they’ve found him a job and a flat in Newcastle but Lucas turns it down.
At the date, Karen takes a sneaky picture of Lucas and sends it to the family chat.
Will the picture blow Lucas’s cover?
Viewers will remember that killer Lucas’ reign of terror began in 2009 when his ex Trina went to meet him at the allotments, where he ended up impaling and murdering her on a rake.
Lucas then killed Denise’s ex Owen when he discovered Lucas’ killer secret and also murdered three prostitutes during his time in Walford.
Will Karen be his next victim?
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Speaking about Karen’s attraction to ‘Jordan’, Lorraine Stanley – who plays Karen in the BBC soap – revealed: “Karen thinks that he is very hot! She wants something new, and is a little bit bored, and along comes this guy, who she is instantly attracted to!”
She added: “The loss of Chantelle and her grief with it all is overwhelming so she wants something to distract her and make her feel happy.”