LOLA Pearce is trying to enjoy her final moments with loved ones after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
But when she receives devastating news in EastEnders next week, her husband Jay Brown makes a big decision.
The hairdresser’s health has deteriorated drastically in recent weeks as an actress Danielle Harald prepares to leave Albert Square after more than a decade.
Despite her condition, Lola was determined to work at Fox & Hare, but as her health deteriorated she was forced to say goodbye to the salon.
Kim Fox (Tameka Empson) is organizing a farewell karaoke party for Lola on BBC One next week.
Unfortunately, Lola is overwhelmed by the day’s events, especially when Kim struggles to find a karaoke machine.
The trio of women panic when they can’t find her, and Jay Brown (Jamie Borthwick) soon joins the search with Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick).
Billy eventually finds a confused Lola on the floor in front of the gym and she panics when both her speech and mobility are impaired.
A debilitated Lola wakes up in the hospital with Ben, Jay and Billy by her side and soon receives the heartbreaking news that her palliative chemotherapy hasn’t worked.
Fully aware that Lola’s time is running out, Jay rushes her out of the hospital in later scenes with the idea of enjoying a day of fun at the seaside.
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Lola then discovers a ruby necklace that she plans to buy for her daughter Lexi as a 16th birthday present.
By the sea, the couple share a heart-to-heart conversation and Jay has a huge surprise for Lola.
Viewers of the long-running drama are bracing themselves, as reportedly has Danielle Harold filmed the final scenes of her character.
Lola’s death was confirmed by a flash forward and the filming of one tearful mourning scene.
But how will it look on our screens?
EastEnders airs Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.