When she discovered Lily (Lillia Turner) and her brand-new granddaughter Charli gone, Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner) in EastEnders faced the greatest nightmare of any mother.
Stacey was terrified to return to the hospital where Lily was recuperating after giving birth and discover an empty room with no trace of Lily or her child whatsoever.
They had just left the room to have a quick conversation with a midwife, so Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) was equally as surprised to see them gone when he arrived.
As Lily pushed Charli in her cot while pacing along the hospital corridor, viewers quickly discovered Lily’s exact location.
She ran into the creepy stalker Theo outside the elevators, but she was unaware of the peril she was in.
Lily, who had earlier informed Ricky Mitchell (Frankie Day) that he was “loaded,” should be added to the group discussion concerning gifts for baby Charli, had really requested him to come visit.
Since Stacey wasn’t there to assist and Lily was having trouble getting her infant to stop fussing, Lily quickly asked Theo for assistance.
Theo told Lily that he had come to say goodbye due to an argument with Stacey while he rocked baby Charli to calm her.
Viewers will be aware that Theo confessed to being the stalker of Stacey the day before she had reported him to the police. However, when they were unable to locate any evidence against him, authorities were forced to release him.
Theo dramatically shifted the narrative when he rejoiced in informing Lily that her mother was once again working as a camera operator—something Lily had been adamantly against from the start.
Thankfully, Stacey finally caught up with her at that point, taking Charli back and ordering Lily to leave Theo alone.
The episode ended with him asking about moving into the home next door to the Slaters, so unfortunately, this may not be the last we see of him.
Will Stacey continue to suffer?