EASTENDERS’ killer teen Bobby Beale has been displaying some worrying symptoms as he continues to see hallucinations of his dead sister, Lucy.
With the dramatic events of last week continuing to reverberate around the Square, the tortured Beale’s mental state is set to grow even more fragile.
In upcoming scenes, EastEnders fans will see Bobby descend into a state of distress.
He and housemate Rainie continue to trade insults, and when she reveals what happened between her and Bobby’s dad, Ian, the night Lucy disappeared – the youngster is utterly floored.
Disgusted by his dad’s actions, Bobby later chucks a bucket of water over Ian and storms off.
And unable to cope with the revelation, a distraught Bobby turns to Max Branning in his moment of need.
Max – played by Jake Wood in the BBC soap – then tries to calm Ian down and suggests that he be upfront with his son.
But later on in the episode, Ian will catch Bobby getting set to leave Walford – but pleads with him to stay.
Bobby eventually agrees but it’s not long before things get too much for him and he takes drastic action to confront his past.
EastEnders fans know that the troubled teen has been suffering from hallucinations of dead Lucy for several weeks now.
It was revealed earlier this year that he would be faced with mental health problems as he struggles to come to terms with what happened between him and his sister.
Meanwhile, Bobby – played by Clay Milner Russell – has turned to Islam to help him deal with the horrific memories of his past.
The storyline was praised when it was announced back in July with Zohra Khaku Director of the Muslim Youth Helpline saying: “The Muslim Youth Helpline have been providing feedback on Bobby’s storyline with the BBC EastEnders team.
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“In a time where young British Muslims see their faith overwhelmingly represented in a negative way, it is heartening to see Islam portrayed as a positive influence in Bobby’s life.”
Jon Sen, Executive Producer of ‘Enders added: “We are thrilled to be working with the Muslim Youth Helpline on a storyline which serves to challenge preconceptions and prejudices about the role of faith in young peoples’ lives.
“Bobby Beale’s story will show how a young boy uses religion to help find peace and give his life meaning, structure and purpose. We hope this storyline will demonstrate the positive impact of religion in modern society.”
So far Bobby is yet to tell anyone about his horrific hallucinations.