EastEnders fans BAFFLED after spotting this MISSED moment in last night’s episode

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Fans spotted something that Whitney Dean appeared to have missed...

Last night's EastEnders saw Whitney Dean being held captive by Leo King's mum, Michaela Turnball... while all her friends and family wrongly assumed she had run away from Walford.

Fans were shocked last week when Michaela turned up under the cover of darkness to threaten Whitney with a knife... and then last night's episode saw Sonia discover that Whitney's bed hadn't been slept in.

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Whitney's friends and family covered for her at the meeting with Gray's boss, Laura (Picture: BBC)

But while everyone started to worry about where she had gone, Jean found Whitney's letter for Sonia that she had written when she was planning to run away from Walford in a bid to avoid her trial for murder.

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However, while everyone assumed that Whitney had done a runner and they were forced to cover when Gray's boss, Laura, came to the Square for a meeting, fans knew that Whitney's departure from Walford hadn't been on her own terms.

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Laura wasn't impressed by the fact Whitney was a no-show (Picture: BBC)

At the end of the episode it was revealed that Whitney was being held hostage in a small flat, and Whitney was seen banging on the door, begging for someone to let her out.

However, while Whitney might have been focusing her efforts on escaping through the door, fans noticed that there might have been another way for her to get away from Michaela.

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Fans noticed that Whitney was missing a major escape route (Picture: BBC)

Despite the door being locked, there was a huge window in the room, and the room was full of things she could have used to smash the glass...

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While it remains to be seen exactly what Michaela has planned for poor Whitney, Gray last night revealed that if she misses her bail check next week then she will be heading back to prison and there's nothing that anyone can do to help her.

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Will anyone save Whitney before it's too late?(Picture: BBC)

Will someone realise what has really happened to Whitney before with Michaela gets her revenge?

EastEnders will temporarily air a reduced schedule of two episodes a week. Watch on Mondays at 8pm and Tuesdays at 7:30pm on BBC One. 

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.