As Anna Knight (Molly Rainford), a newcomer to Walford, continued her quest for her mother, Bobby Beale (Clay Milner Russell), revealed his past to her and revealed what had happened to his sister Lucy Beale.
The character was taken aback by Anna’s response when she said that she was aware of what he had done and acknowledged that it was difficult to comprehend. However, she continued, “But I know when I’ve met a good person.”
One of EastEnders’ most captivating plotlines was the murder of Lucy Beale, which captivated the nation in 2015 with a long list of suspects, including Max Branning (Jake Wood), Peter Beale (at the time played by Ben Hardy), and Whitney Dean (Shona McGarty).
Later, in a special live programme, the truth was made known, but who was Lucy and what had become of her?
What happened to Lucy Beale? Who was she?
Peter Beale’s twin sister, Lucy Beale, was born to Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) and Cindy (Michelle Collins), who were then married.
During her stay in Walford, the 1993-born character was portrayed by four different actresses: Eva Brittin-Snell (from 1993 to 1996), Casey Anne Rothery (from 1996 to 2004), Melissa Suffield (from 2004 to 2010), and Hetti Bywater (from 2012 until the character’s death in 2015).
During her time in the Square, Lucy was a troublemaker, with storylines involving teenage pregnancies, abortions, cheating on her GCSEs, attempting to prevent Ian from marrying Mandy Salter (Nicola Stapleton), dealing with Ian’s breakdown, and engaging in a number of relationships, including an affair with Max Branning (Jake Wood).
In the 4,480th episode of the soap opera, Lucy left the Beale household on Good Friday of 2014. Before leaving, she took one last glance at the storied house.
Later, her body was discovered on Walford Common dead, setting off one of the largest whodunnits the show has ever produced.
Who was Lucy Beale’s killer?
Before the perpetrator was identified, viewers were kept on the edge of their seats for almost a full year. various plot twists revealed that various residents had good reasons to wish Lucy dead.
The plot thickened throughout the week of episodes celebrating the show’s 30th anniversary, and the culprit was revealed during a live broadcast of the soap opera.
It was revealed in a flashback that Bobby Beale, who was portrayed at the time by Eliot Carrington, was the one who actually struck the victim.
After finding her body when she got home, Ian’s ex-wife Jane Beale (Laurie Brett) learned that he had killed his sister with a jewellery box because he thought she “made everyone unhappy.”
She therefore contributed to the crime’s cover-up by taking Lucy’s body from the residence and burying her on Walford Common.
The Beale family learned the truth when Jane confessed in a fully live episode that marked the soap opera’s 30th anniversary and served as its climax.
Although Bobby didn’t admit to the murder until 2016, the persona served time for the crime before reentering Albert Square in 2019.
After that. Bobby put a lot of effort into turning his life around, and it worked. He is great friends with Freddie (Bobby Brazier), works at the chippy, lives with Kathy (Gillian Taylforth) and Rocky (Brian Conley), and converted to Islam in order to find peace and put his violent past behind him.