Lola Pearce’s passing on EastEnders has had a lasting impact on all the characters of the soap, as well as the viewers. However, Ben and Lexi have perhaps been the worst effected by the tragedy. Back in the day, when Lola was diagnosed with incurable brain-tumor. Ben set out to find an experimental treatment for her. So that she could at least extend her life as much as possible.
However, in an unfortunate twist of fate, Lola passed away on EastEnders even before Ben could return home. She never got the chance to try the experimental treatment. While Ben never got the chance to say goodbye to her. He and Lexi have been mourning the loss ever since. The latest spoilers tease that in the upcoming episodes, the father and daughter will have to come face-to-face with a monumental moment of marking a milestone without Lola by their side.
EastEnders: Ben Breaks Down Under The Grief Of Losing Lola
Previously, on EastEnders, Lola really wanted to witness the special moment of seeing her daughter Lexi start secondary school. Unfortunately, she lost her life before she got the opportunity. Now, the time for Lexi to mark that milestone is finally upon us all. Both, Lexi and Ben are facing uneasy emotions over knowing how much Lola wanted to see this. But now they have to do it without her. Feeling overwhelmed by the complex emotions, a tortured Ben takes off to The Vic to drown his sorrows in alcohol.
However, Callum soon calls him back home on EastEnders. He advises Ben that he needs to be at Lexi’s side during these difficult moments. She has already lost her mum and needs her father to comfort and support her more than ever. Feeling encouraged by his husband, Ben gives Lexi a pep talk, which makes her feel a lot better. Eventually, Lexi manages to rise above her distraught feelings and gets excited about starting secondary school.
Ben too, tries to appear calm, but Callum sees right through it on EastEnders. He asks Ben if there is anything that is bothering him. But Ben assures him that he alright. Previously, he opened up to Callum about his Bulimia, and even started therapy after taking Kat’s advice. It is clear that Ben is far from okay. Do you think he will open up to Callum again? Tell us in the comments. Meanwhile, stay tuned to TV Season & Spoilers for more EastEnders updates on Ben and Callum’s life!