With a funeral ceremony that pays respect to the hairdresser in a vivid and colourful style, Lola Pearce (Danielle Harold) will be put to rest in EastEnders in a really unique way.
Fans are aware that the well-known character has a fatal brain cancer, and earlier this year, in a scene, she was shown to have fewer than six months to live.
This week, the narrative took another terrible turn when Lola’s physicians confirmed that her most recent round of palliative treatment had failed and that she now had just weeks to live. As a result, Lola’s movement and speech have been severely limited.
In a fit of rage, Lola begged Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) to assist her in taking her own life. On Friday (May 19), Jay Brown (Jamie Borthwick) will accompany her on a special excursion to the beach to make a memorable experience.
However, the end is drawing nearer since Lola’s tragic passing will happen much sooner than fans had anticipated, as EastEnders was seen shooting funeral sequences at the end of last month.
Residents of Walford have been seen wearing bright colours to church rather than conventional mourning attire, indicating that the service in question would be a particularly special one that aims to highlight Lola’s individuality and originality.
Jay, Ben (Max Bowden), Phil (Steve McFadden), Billy, and Callum Highway (Tony Clay) are among of those picked to carry their beloved Lola into the church. The casket will also have Lola’s name etched on the side.
During the filming, there were floral tributes for the character, one of which said “mum.”
Having seen images of what’s in store, including lots of balloons, EastEnders will also commemorate Lola’s life with a unique and joyous event on the Square, dubbed Lolafest.
The best of Walford will gather to celebrate and remember their beloved Lola, and there will undoubtedly be music and laughter.
Naturally, Lola will also be recalled by Walford at Christmas since a flash-forward episode to the holiday season revealed that a photograph of her will be up on the Queen Vic’s bar.
Monday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, EastEnders airs.