The Lucy Beale whodunit is surprisingly riveting. Considering her death took centre stage in April and we knew then we wouldn't get a resolution until FEBRUARY, the story has been cleverly paced with enough intrigue to keep audiences interested.
It was recently confirmed that alongside a week of episodes with live elements for the 30th anniversary, the soap will also deliver its first ever flashback episode so that viewers see first hand what happened to Ian's daughter Lucy on that fateful Good Friday in Walford.
The episode will be written by Jesse O’Mahoney, who also wrote the episode which led to the last moment viewers saw Lucy Beale alive. Although the focus will be on Lucy Beale’s last moments, it will also feature other stories.
As part of the Flashback episode, several cast members will be reprising their roles. Hetti Bywater, who played Lucy Beale, will be joined by Jamie Lomas (Jake Stone) and Tanya Franks (Rainie Cross) to ensure that every moment of Lucy’s final night is revealed. Viewers will not only learn how Lucy met her fatal end but also why.
Speaking of the flashback episode, Executive Dominic Treadwell-Collins said “When we first created the Who Killed Lucy Beale storyline, we knew that we had to flash back to the night that she died on screen. So much happened on Good Friday 2014 after viewers saw Lucy leave her home and walk off into the night - and this Flashback episode will fill in the pieces for the rest of that night, before she was killed. This also gives us the opportunity to have some fun with other characters, with new twists appearing in old storylines as secrets from the year before are revealed. With the added live element for some scenes, this is going to be an extremely special episode and the pearl within our week of celebratory episodes for EastEnders' 30th birthday. ”
Speaking of reprising her role, Hetti Bywater said “It’s great to be part of the conclusion and find out what really happened the night Lucy Beale died…”
The soap recently narrowed the amount of suspects down and saw Emma Summerhayes discovery the killer's identity. Of course, this is EastEnders and the new year episode saw Summerhayes abruptly die from a fractured skull presumably taking her new discovery with her.