EastEnders: Bobby Beale's life in danger after drug use

Justin Harp
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From Digital Spy

Bobby Beale faces serious danger in EastEnders after veering out into the train tracks in a drug-induced state.

The teen has been struggling in despair ever since he returned to Walford over the summer, having most recently been haunted by visions of his dead sister Lucy all throughout his home.

Everything came to a head earlier this week when he ran away from home after grandmother Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth) called the police on his friend Imran (Reda Elazouar), after wrongly assuming he was to blame for Bobby's erratic behaviour.

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In Tuesday's episode (September 17), Bobby alarmed both Callum Highway (Tony Clay) and Rainie Cross (Tanya Franks) when he woke up in the park.

Rainie once again antagonised the boy while rooting through the bins for pills, so Bobby tried to get away — only to narrowly avoid being clipped by Linda Carter's (Kellie Bright) car as she drove back into the Square.

"Have you got a death wish?" Linda screamed out in a panic.

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This alarmed even Rainie, so she caught up with Bobby and opened up to him about her past with drugs after getting him back home.

"I get you, Bobby, more than you think," she insisted. "I can tell you how it feels thinking you ain't got no-one."

Bobby angrily pushed her away by insisting Rainie was a "crackhead whore", yet she kept trying to sympathise by explaining she'd used drugs to dull her inner-pain.

"Drugs weren't the problem, my life was the problem," she insisted. "They just made it go away for a bit."

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Rainie's attempt to explain herself to Bobby backfired when it inspired him to buy some drugs, in hopes that they'd dull his own pain.

While Bobby thought the drugs might make the visions of Lucy go away, the high was far too strong for him to handle, with the the teen ultimately heading to the nearby train station.

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The cliffhanger for Tuesday's episode saw the ghost of Lucy motioning for Bobby to follow her as he dangerously wandered out onto the train tracks.

Back at the Square, Ian unloaded on Kathy for asking police to help find Bobby — insisting she'd be to blame if he was taken away again.

EastEnders will continue on Thursday (September 19) at 7.30pm on BBC One.

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