EASTENDERS made a huge change to the show in tonight’s episode as fans prepared to say goodbye to Lola Pearce.
In Wednesday night’s EastEnders Lola (Danielle Harold) passed away after battling a terminal brain tumour.
EastEnders paid tribute to Lola as the emotional episode opened
Lola passed away after a battle with a terminal brain tumour
As the heartbreaking episode opened, the usual credits had been turned dark in tribute to the much loved character.
Fans rushed to Twitter to comment on the move, with one writing: “Omg the EastEnders titles have gone black for poor Lola.”
Another said: “The dark opening credits, I’m already cold.”
And a third added: “The dark opening credits to reflect the mood of the episode to come.”
This week the devastating aftermath of Lola’s death was revealed, with her loved ones struggling to deal with their emotions.
Phil Mitchell (played by Steve McFadden) is firstly unimpressed that his son Ben (Max Bowden) intends to sell the Arches to Sharon Watts and he’s hellbent on the deal.
It’s later revealed why Ben is so adamant on leaving the Arches behind.
Once the sale is done, Ben focuses all his attention on his daughter Lexi (Isabella Brown) but she’s finding it hard to open up.
He takes her for ice cream and tries to get her excited about going to see Callum Highway (Tony Clay), but all Lexi wants to do is go home to Jay Brown (Jamie Borthwick) and get into bed.
Callum advises Ben to brave the subject of Lola and to allow a grieving Lexi to talk about her mum.
In later scenes, Ben and Jay have an emotional afternoon with Lexi and encourage the grieving girl to talk about her mum.