EASTENDERS’ killer teen Bobby Beale has been displaying some worrying symptoms in EastEnders as he continues to see hallucinations of his dead sister, Lucy.
With the dramatic events of last week continuing to reverberate around the Square, Bobby’s mental state is set to grow even more fragile.
As this week continues to unfold, EastEnders fans will see Bobby descend into a state of distress.
He and Rainie continue to trade insults, but when Rainie reveals what happened between her and Bobby’s dad, Ian, the night Lucy disappeared – Bobby is utterly floored.
He’s distraught even after Ian apologises and tries to explain what happened to him.
But when Rainie tells the absolute truth about that night, Bobby is left absolutely distraught.
Bobby speaks to Max and, disgusted by his dad’s actions, he chucks a bucket of water over Ian and storms off.
Max Branning – played by Jake Wood in the BBC soap – tries to calm Ian down and – after telling him that Bobby knows the full truth that night – he suggests he’s upfront with his son.
But later, Ian will catch Bobby getting set to leave Walford and pleads with him to stay. Bobby eventually agrees but it’s not long before things get too much for Bobby and he takes drastic action to confront his past.
EastEnders fans know that Bobby has been suffering from hallucinations of dead Lucy for weeks.
It was revealed earlier this year that the troubled teen would suffer from mental health problems as he struggles to come to terms with what happened between himself and Lucy.
And 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 has yet to tell anyone about his horrific hallucinations.