What happened to Cindy Williams Jr. from EastEnders?

In forthcoming EastEnders scenes, Cindy Jr. is mentioned (Image: BBC)

Following the historic resurrection of Cindy Beale (Michelle Collins), Cindy Williams Jr. will be mentioned in an episode of EastEnders.

When it was announced earlier this year that Cindy Sr. would make a historic comeback despite having been killed off decades ago, fans of the BBC One soap opera were left in awe.

Cindy Ford was brought into witness protection after turning informant on her cellmate Jackie Ford, who was wanted by police at the time, thanks to clever writing and a few retcons, it was later discovered.

As a result, the well-known figure has been residing overseas, hidden from the prying eyes of everyone who knew her a lifetime ago. However, now that Jackie Ford has passed away, Cindy may finally live her life to the fullest, which enables her to go back to Walford if she so chooses.

Amazing scenes last week showed the superstar return to London for the first time in 25 years with the goal of making amends for past wrongdoings. She had already made contact with her son Peter (Thomas Law), who had previously assumed she had passed away.

Fans will recall that Peter’s twin sister Lucy (Hetti Bywater) tragically passed away nine years ago; as a result, Cindy will have to live with the fact that she was never given the chance to get to know her.

Among her other children are Anna and Gina Knight (Molly Rainford and Francesca Henry), who both moved to the Square earlier this year without knowing that it was their mother’s former home.

Cindy will consequently meet up with her daughters again later this week. That just leaves Cindy Jr., who has been conspicuously missing from this legendary comeback plot. However, the character is mentioned in later scenes. If you’re having trouble remembering who she is, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered!

What happened to Cindy Williams Jr. from EastEnders?

Cindy Jr. was initially introduced in 1998 but just started appearing regularly in 2013 (Image: BBC).

The daughter of Cindy Beale and Nick Holland is Cindy Williams Jr.

After hearing that Cindy had passed away while giving birth to her when she was serving a jail term for attempting to kill Ian (Adam Woodyatt), she was first presented in 1998.

Nick had no desire to interact with Cindy Jr., who had been relocated to Devon to live with his aunt Gina and grandma Bev. However, Ian couldn’t help but feel some responsibility for the kid and wanted to make sure she was well cared for; as a result, Gina, who was unable to have children of her own, was given custody.

Cindy departed the Square after making occasional appearances as a newborn between 1998 and 1999, then she made a single appearance in 2007.

As Cindy Jr. grew to know her siblings Peter, who was then played by Ben Hardy, and Lucy, she would return to Walford in 2013, with Sex Education actress Mimi Keene taking up the role.

Cindy Jr. is the daughter of Nick Holland and Cindy Beale (Image: BBC).

She had a hard time fitting in, frequently felt rejected, and held herself responsible for her mother’s terrible “death.” After having a one-night fling with TJ Spraggan’s (George Sargeant) son, she found out she was pregnant.

To the dismay of their families, Cindy Jr. and TJ chose to raise the child together. Cindy Jr. felt inferior to Lucy since she thought Ian preferred Lucy above her.

After Ian sent her back to Devon, the character was written off, but she later came back for the funeral of Lucy, who sadly perished as part of the show’s 30th anniversary.

Cindy Jr., who was aware that Ian was fabricating his alibi on the night of the killing, was crucial to the Who Killed Lucy plot. Later, she gave birth to Beth with Ian at her side, returning to No. 45 Albert Square after the event had knitted the two of them together.

Cindy Jr. struggled to connect with Beth and thought about letting Jane (Laurie Brett) and Ian take care of the child, but after learning that the former had been complicit in hiding Lucy’s murder, she changed her mind. She gave Jane and Ian an ultimatum, ordering them to send Beth away or else she would reveal what had happened to Lucy.

TJ later left the Square to live with his family in Milton Keynes, and Beth followed him.

In the meanwhile, Max Branning (Jake Wood) was accused of killing Lucy, and Bobby attempted to damage his car. Cindy intervened and told Bobby to stop. But when Bobby got angry, he pushed Cindy onto the very location where Lucy died.

When Liam, who was then dating Cindy, learned that Bobby had killed Lucy, he was horrified. As a result, he turned to blackmail, telling Ian to give him a sizable quantity of money to keep them quiet so that they could leave the Square together.

Meanwhile, Cindy sent Bobby an email with a video message attached in an effort to let him know that he was the one who killed Lucy. However, Sharon (Letitia Dean) was able to remove the message before Bobby could read it, and Ian then spoke with Cindy Jr. to tell her to stay away from the area.

Meanwhile, Liam made a surprise appearance in 2021 under the acting direction of Alfie Deegan, confirming that he and Cindy were still dating.

On Monday, August 28 at 7:30 p.m. on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, EastEnders will resume.

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