The scene begins in a public bathroom when Kieran Harrington (Ian Toner) fresh after returning from his home back in America, splashes his cousin Andrew Kelly (Peter Campion) as they wash their hands. Andrew responds by grabbing a towel and whipping him playfully.
Kieran seems to be enjoying the tussle, and giggles loudly before the pair end up close together against a wall. As the atmosphere changes, the sexual tension is apparent between the men, which has already been noticed by others in the series, and Kieran suddenly kisses his family member passionately.
They regretted the lapse in judgement instantly, or at least one of the cousins did, as Kieran appeared more upset it was over.
“We can’t,” Andrew said, before Kieran responded: “I know – sorry."
The explosive series saw another shocking moment last night when cousins Andrew and Kieran kissed
The cousins start fooling around in a bathroom before it turns into something more
The pair get more than friendly in third episode of the series
I KNEW IT! #Redwater Oh WHY DID THEY HAVE TO BE COUSINS!?
The series, which focuses on popular long-running characters from the original soap – husband and wife duo Kat and Alfie (Shane Richie) – is set in Ireland after the pair decided to up sticks and head to the tiny little village so that Kat could be reunited with her son. Jessie Wallace recently said after the move that she doesn't miss her previous home on the spin-off's parent show.
The Walford regular admitted she gave up her son Luke, who is also Zoe’s twin and revealed to be Dermott in the spinoff, when she gave birth as a teenager.
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Three episodes in and already at the half-way point, more secrets are simmering and tension is boiling as the story unfolds to reach breaking point for the mini-series. The premiere has already featured a murderous twist.
Kieran has also been suffering from terrifying flashbacks to a night 20 years ago when his aunt was killed in a boating accident, and Andrew’s daughter is struggling to recover after she found her great-grandfather dead on the beach. But the Moons have almost been put aside in favour of exploring the history of other more minor characters.
Kat and Alfie's love story Mon, May 15, 2017
EastEndersKat and Alfie Moon in pictures.
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Kat and Alfie Moon's love story
The pair share a passionate kiss after other characters noticed the sexual chemistry between them
The Kat and Alfie Moon spinoff features a stellar cast
Fans shared their views of the surprising scene on Twitter, with some being more supportive than others. One said: “I KNEW IT! #Redwater Oh WHY DID THEY HAVE TO BE COUSINS!?”
And another insisted they’d already called the development: “For the record, I sensed a *vibe* between the cousins last week #Redwater.”
But one didn’t hold back their distaste at the turn of events: “#redwater incest here I can feel it.”