Lauren Branning breaks down over the loss of her sister Abi

EastEnders Lauren Branning
(Image credit: BBC / Kieron McCarron)

Lauren, Max and the Brannings have to face facts on the day that Abi’s life support machine is due to be turned off

The Brannings finally arrive at the day they have been dreading above everything… The time has come to switch off Abi’s life support. Reality finally sets in for a devastated Lauren. Will Max accept the inevitable, though, or will he remain in denial and call a halt to things yet again?

Also, Tiffany finds herself in a dangerous situation.

Rachel Lucas
Forward Planning Deputy Manager

Rachel is a soaps and TV writer for, soaps podcaster and resident soap expert for UK TV listings magazines What's On TV and TV Times. After graduating with an art and design degree from Birmingham City University, she found her true calling in all things soap and has been writing about them for magazines and websites for over 20 years. A self-confessed soap addict, she's always had a great love of all the UK and Aussie soaps and owns everything from a Neighbours 1990 Annual to a DVD box set of classic Corrie episodes to prove it.