The BBC has released new images showing the aftermath of Patrick Trueman’s stroke, which is set to be broadcast later this month.
Patrick, played since 2001 by the actor Rudolph Walker, will collapse after rowing with Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) over his whereabouts on the night Lucy was killed. After discovering that Ian was actually with Rainie Cross on the evening of Lucy’s murder, Patrick issues him an ultimatum: tell Denise or he will.
But when Patrick is later met with the sight of Ian driving Denise (Diane Parish), the pressure becomes too much. A frustrated Patrick calls Denise and leaves a voicemail on her phone before suddenly keeling over.
Later, after learning about what’s happened, Denise rushes to the hospital to be by his side. But can Ian square what’s happened with his conscience following his heated showdown with Patrick? Find out when EastEnders airs these scenes on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 July.