EastEnders viewers were devastated for Rainie Highway (Tanya Franks) during last night’s episode (Wednesday, June 22) after Stuart Highway (Ricky Champ) gave back baby Roland to his biological mother Bernie Taylor (Clair Norris).
Recently in EastEnders, Stuart has been suffering from postnatal depression and has been struggling to bond with his son.
Last night’s episode saw Rainie panicking after Stuart ran off before the social worker came to visit.
As Vi Highway (Gwen Taylor) and Callum Highway (Tony Clay) went off to find him, Rainie was trying her best to stay calm in front of the social worker and reassuring her that everything was going well with Roland.
Vi and Callum managed to find Stuart and convinced him to go back home for the social worker's visit.
As he arrived, a nervous Stuart tried his best to stay composed in front of the social worker, but things got too much to bear when Rainie started lying about how much Stuart loved Roland.
Stuart ordered the social worker to leave and forced her out of the house, leaving a furious Rainie to pick up the pieces.
Rainie confronted him about his behaviour and Stuart told her that he has no love for Roland and that he doesn’t care.
Stuart’s anger erupted and he violently threw the cot across the bedroom, before shouting that he doesn’t want him anymore.
He then took Roland and carried him across the Square to Bernie’s house.
As he profusely rang the doorbell, Rainie pleaded with him to stop, until a stunned Bernie and Karen Taylor (Lorraine Stanley) opened the door.
Stuart demanded that Bernie take him back, but Bernie refused.
As Karen tried to liaise with the couple, Stuart was adamant that he didn’t want Roland anywhere near him and gave Roland to them before they could say another word.
It was an emotional scene as Bernie and Karen shut the door and a distraught Rainie sobbed, begging for them to give her baby back.
Heartbroken fans were crushed by the intense scenes…
#Eastenders heart is breaking for rainie 💔June 22, 2022
Oh the ending of Eastenders Has just Broke my Heart! Rainie Screaming 🥺 #Eastenders @bbceastendersJune 22, 2022
My heart is honestly breaking for Rainie.All she wanted was a family of her own and she nearly had it only for it to be taken away by the man she loves.Her and Stuart are one of the best couples on the square as well! #EastEndersJune 22, 2022
That was actually heartbreaking watching Rainie like that. #EastEndersJune 22, 2022
EastEnders continues tonight at 7:30pm on BBC One.
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