In other coded clues, Alfie kept referring to Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) as “a weapon”.
Linda is among the group of Walford women crowded in The Vic during the upcoming fateful episode, so the use of the word could be a nod to her involvement.
Furthermore, Alfie was referred to as Stacey’s “knight in shining armour”.
Eagle-eyed fans may have spotted during the brief flashforward that a figure of a knight was placed behind Stacey.
What could these new clues mean? Fans will no doubt be taking note of all the hints being thrown at them until the festive period – will it become clear who the murder victim is soon?
EastEnders continues on Monday at 7.30pm on BBC One.