Tonight's (October 6) EastEnders marked a sad new stage in the ongoing storyline which has seen Carmel Kazemi become convinced that Stacey Fowler is abusing her son Arthur.
When Carmel spotted bruises on Arthur's arms, she was concerned that Stacey could be responsible, and set about investigating what's been going on behind closed doors at the Fowlers'.
Viewers were shocked last night when Lily, Stacey's young daughter, seemed to confirm Carmel's worst fears that Stacey had been hurting Arthur. Carmel then contacted social services, and tonight that led to Lily and Arthur being removed from Stacey and Martin's care, and put with Carmel and Kush for the night.
Fans were heartbroken at the emotional scenes as Stacey's children were taken off her, despite Carmel having realised earlier that she might have got the wrong idea about what was going on.
Here are some viewer reactions to tonight's episode:
That is so so cruel :( poor Stacey !!! #eastenders- Sophie]]>💙💜🇬🇧🙁👑🍀🍀😓🍁🍂🎃