Note: This story discusses topics including rape and sexual assault.
EastEnders has aired another a huge twist in Stacey Slater's ongoing stalker storyline.
Spoilers for this week's episodes had confirmed that a shocking incident would occur in the wake of Theo's hearing, but further details had been held back until transmission.
The fallout of the magistrate's decision has far-reaching consequences for Stacey in Tuesday's iPlayer episode (October 3), as Theo makes it clear that the ruling hasn't changed anything for him.
In a horrifying turn of events, Theo later breaks into the Slater house while Stacey is home alone and attempts to rape her.
Theo is interrupted by Freddie, who arrives at the Slaters wanting to apologise to Stacey for their earlier run-in.
Horrified, and full of emotion following his altercation with Graham, Freddie then attacks Theo to try to make him stop.
A vicious fight between them ensues, but things get out of hand when Freddie repeatedly hits an unconscious Theo, consumed with pure rage.
The closing moments of the episode saw Stacey and Freddie stand over a lifeless Theo, as the reality of what has just happened dawns on them. Will Theo be okay?
If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, you can access more information from Rape Crisis England and Wales, who work towards the elimination of all forms of sexual violence and sexual misconduct, on their website or by calling the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999. Rape Crisis Scotland's helpline number is 08088 01 03 02.
Readers in the US are encouraged to contact RAINN, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline on 800-656-4673.
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EastEnders airs on Mondays - Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One. The show also streams on BBC iPlayer.
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