When Jay Brown’s girlfriend Lola Pearce gets ready for surgery to remove a brain tumor, he’ll have a hard time handling it.
When Lola Pearce (Danielle Harold) was diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor, Jamie Borthwick’s character Jay Brown was devastated. The EastEnders couple is unsure of their future, but Jay’s friends and family are witnessing him fall apart as Lola undergoes a procedure that will change her life.
In the episodes that will air the following week, Lola plans ahead as she gets ready for treatment.
The doctor informs the couple of the procedure she may undergo and any potential side effects.
Lola puts on a brave face and feels optimistic as she leaves the appointment.
But Jay finds it difficult to hide his feelings, and it’s obvious that he’s having trouble accepting the diagnosis.
Later, Lola and Lexi talk about next year’s Halloween with Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) and Callum Highway (Tony Clay).
Lexi is overjoyed as she lists off several possible costumes because Ben and Callum are already in the holiday spirit.
Jay is currently drowning in the weight of his girlfriend’s illness.
Before his best friend gets into a fight with Ravi Gulari, Ben is unaware of the situation (Aaron Thiara).
The Mitchell bad boy recognizes that his friend needs assistance, but Jay dismisses him.
Lola acknowledges at the hospital that she is concerned about the effects of her surgery.
Jay tries his best to calm the mother’s anxiety but finds it difficult to find the right phrases.
Ben, Mitch Baker (Roger Griffiths), and Harvey Monroe (Ross Boatman), realizing that he is struggling, intervene to assist at the funeral home.
The appreciative undertaker and Billy Mitchell are by Lola’s side (Perry Fenwick).
Before she is taken to surgery, the couple shares a tender moment as he tries to remain strong but is exposed by her.
Jay refuses to leave the hospital despite the doctors’ requests for him to rest.
Will the doctors have good news as Billy and Jay wait for Lola’s surgery to be finished?
Earlier this month, EastEnders revealed that Lola would be the focus of a heartbreaking tumor storyline.
The BBC soap opera collaborates with Macmillan Cancer Support and Brain Tumor Research.
Danielle, the star of Lola, said of the difficult plot: “It means so much to be trusted with a storyline like this, one that’s dear to many people. Unfortunately, many of our viewers will be able to identify with Lola’s story, and it has been heartbreaking to talk to and learn about the families affected by brain tumors.
“I’m so lucky to have them; they’ve been so amazing in sharing their experiences with me. Without their assistance, I couldn’t carry out this plot.
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