When Lola Pearce (Danielle Harold) and Jay Brown (Jamie Borthwick) learn that Lola only has weeks to live, expect a very emotional episode of EastEnders tonight, May 18.
Despite receiving a brain tumour diagnosis a year ago, Lola’s condition began to swiftly worsen in this week’s episodes.
When Lola collapsed outside the gym, she was brought to the hospital, where doctors discovered that her palliative chemotherapy treatment had failed and her malignancy had spread.
Doctors claimed that stopping Lola’s therapy was in her best interests, despite the horrified Ben (Max Bowden) demanding that something be done.
Lola tells Jay tonight that she’s still in the hospital and she’s not sure how many more nice days they’ll have.
In this two-person episode, the couple has several heart-to-heart conversations about the life they’ve had and the one they won’t ever have together while playing games in the arcades and eating lunch by the sea.
When Lola sees a necklace at a store, she can’t help but think that Lexi (Isabella Brown) would love to have it for her 16th birthday. The issue? It’s a lot of money, but when a police officer confronts the couple, we find out that Lola stole the jewellery, so money won’t stop her from obtaining what she wants!
How much legal trouble will Jay and Lola get into if they get into trouble?
Will Lola have the strength to inform Jay about her scheme after last night’s episode ended with her requesting Billy (Perry Fenwick) to assist her in taking her own life when the time comes?
In an interview with The Sun, Danielle gushed over her last moments, calling it “the most beautiful episode of EastEnders,” but she also said that it took her a while to get up the nerve to read it.
She said, “I didn’t want to read my final script.”
If we are at work, we pick them up at the script desk, and my final copies had been sitting there for a long time.
They kept asking whether I had already taken them, but I kept saying, “No, I don’t want to.”
Until I was ready, “I left them there.”
It took Danielle another two weeks to settle down with a cup of tea and unwrap them once she eventually brought them home.
But she didn’t have to wait long before she started feeling things.
When I reached the second page, I was in tears.
The most beautiful EastEnders episode I’ve ever read was also the toughest thing to read.