The BBC has released images showing the shock moment that Kathy (Gillian Taylforth) finds out that her son Ben (Harry Reid) has been killed.
Next week's episodes of EastEnders will see tragedy strike for the Beales and the Mitchells when Ian answers Kathy's phone to discover that Ben has been involved in an incident and is in hospital with critical injuries.
With Kathy nowhere to be found, Ian rushes to Phil’s and they race to the hospital where, after a long wait, the doctor breaks the devastating news to Ian, Phil and Steven – Ben is dead.
Meanwhile, Kathy and Buster wake up in a hotel after spending the night together, but on her arrival back to the Square, Kathy is met by Shirley who tells her the news that Ben is in hospital.
Kathy’s world falls apart when Steven calls and breaks the upsetting news that Ben has died.
So how will Kathy feel when she realises that she wasn't there for her son when he needed her most? And will there be added guilt knowing that she was actually spending illicit time with Shirley's fella?
You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week's episodes of EastEnders below
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