With Lee Carter’s (played by Danny Boy-Hatchard) depression spiralling out of control and Linda (Kellie Bright) miles away with baby Oliver, Mick’s been trying to keep the family together, but following the tragic collision The Queen Vic is in trouble.
Mick (Danny Dyer) desperately tries to bring Albert Square together with a light-heated quiz night, but his plans are foiled when a leak in the pub ceiling forces the popular drinking haunt to close, and in turn, leaves the landlord out of pocket.
What’s more, his night goes from bad to worse when Tina (Luisa Bradshaw-White) gets Sylvie (Linda Marlowe) to perform a song in front of the Walford locals, which goes exactly as expected.
Last night saw the Albert Square market trashed when a speeding double-decker ploughed into the East End hamlet, after the driver fell unconscious with a heart attack and his foot firmly on the accelerator.
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the crash in tonight's episode was not based on any real-life event
It’s believed at least two beloved characters will perish in the accident, but bosses have subsequently revealed who is still standing at the end of the BBC soap’s self-titled Disaster Week in the latest spoiler pictures.
Jay Brown (played by Jamie Borthwick), Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) and Sharon Mitchell (Letitia Dean) are all alive and well as the family receive a surprise visitor, presumably linked to Phil’s ominous phone call last week.
However, Louise Mitchell (Tilly Keeper) doesn’t get a mention, spelling trouble for the teen.
Mick Carter will be dealt a brutal blow when the Queen Vic roof starts leaking
EastEnders' bus crash is set to rock Albert Square for months to come
EastEnders have been forced to defend last night’s explosive episode after viewers drew comparisons to the Berlin terrorist attacks last month, which left 12 people dead and 56 others injured when a truck deliberately drove into a Christmas market.
A spokesperson for the soap has since denied the storyline was drawn from real-life events, in a statement which read: "EastEnders is a fictional drama and the crash in tonight's episode was not based on any real-life event.
“We are always mindful of the content within our episodes."
EastEnders continues tonight at 7.30pm on BBC One.