Steven (played Aaron Sidwell) was seen to threaten both Abi Branning (Lorna Fitzgerald) and Josh Hemmings (Eddie Eyre) after discovering Lauren Branning (Jacqueline Jossa) secretly had an abortion.
Believing it was his child, Steven began to rage in scenes similar to his dangerous past of shooting his stepmother (Laurie Brett), kidnapping his father (Adam Woodyatt) and trying to kill Pat Butcher (Pam St. Clement).
Breaking down to Ian, his father advised: “When you want something as badly as you do there’s a danger that that’s all that matters.”
Admitting that he wanted to be with Lauren long-term, Steven became emotional and started to see that Abi was trying to pull them apart.
After revealing Lauren’s secret to Steven as revenge, Abi expected her sister’s life to be destroyed.
Chasing Steven across Albert Square, Abi screamed: “What are you playing at?” after witnessing him kissing Lauren.
She continued: “I’m a nervous wreck in there expecting you to tell her. Are you doing this to punish me? Please Steven tell me what you’re going to do.”
Demanding that Abi “dropped it” for good, Steven snapped: “If you say and do anything to damage me and Lauren, I promise you Abi, you will regret it.”
He then gave Josh a warning after he turned up at their house unannounced, threatening: “You must think I’m really stupid, I know what you’re doing. Lauren’s too nice to see what you’re up to but I’m not nice. I see you mate, I see you very clearly.”