The BBC One soap saw Martin Fowler (played by James By) stuck underneath the double-decker bus after it crashed into the market on Monday's episode.
Viewers watched on anxiously as Max Branning (Jake Wood) called for the residents of Walford to come together to attempt to lift the vehicle up and pull Martin to safety.
Wary of the scene, some fans took to social media to question the reality of people being able to lift a 12 tonne double-decker bus.
One person said on Twitter: “Just caught up with eastenders……somebody let me know how they lifted a double decker bus in the air please.”
The scene in EastEnders was eerily similar to what happened in real life
Bystanders saved a father-of-two who was trapped underneath the double-decker bus in 2015
“So now half the cast of #bbceastenders can lift a London double-decker bus that weighs 12.65 tonnes #EastEnders,” another confused viewer wrote.
A third commented: “I love eastenders but bringing the whole of Albert square to lift up a double decker bus really ain't realistic is it.”
While these viewers remained pessimistic, the scene did actually happen in real-life two years ago in east London.
Around 100 bystanders rushed to aid a uni-cyclist who was trapped under a 212 bus in Walthamstow in June, 2015.
The public managed to lift the extremely heavy vehicle high enough for the father-of-two Antony Shields to be pulled free.
He was then rushed to hospital in a serious condition.
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Max Branning told the residents of Walford to come together and lift the bus
Martin Fowler was pulled free from underneath the double-decker bus
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Some EastEnders viewers recalled the eerily similar incident on Twitter.
One wrote: "Today's Eastenders episode really happened in East (Walthamstow) I remember this day like it was yesterday."
“This happened in Walthamstow not long ago. A man got trapped under a bus and loads of people helped lift it #eastenders,” added another.
Part two of the soap’s disaster week, ended with a dramatic scene of Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) looking around and hearing a phone’s ringtone underneath the wreckage.
Having dropped the bus back down to the ground after pulling Martin out, some fans speculated that Albert Square residents inadvertently killed off his daughter-in-law Whitney (Shona McGarty).