'EastEnders' horror as Lily and Arthur VANISH into thin air next week

EastEnders favourite Martin Fowler
EastEnders will air a shocking twist for Martin Fowler next week. (Image credit: BBC)

Next week's EastEnders will see Martin Fowler beside himself when Lily and Arthur go missing

The pair, who currently live with Martin and his wife Ruby Fowler, find themselves mixed up in the drama with Isaac Baptiste as he continues to avoid taking his medication for schizophrenia. 

EastEnders fans will know that Isaac has been on a downward spiral since deciding to come off his medication. As well as acting out of character, he has also become obsessed with the murder of his late half-brother, Paul, and is determined to prove that Ruby's late father, Johnny Allen is the one who killed him. 

Ruby and Martin EastEnders

Isaac has become convinced that Ruby's late father killed his half brother.  (Image credit: BBC)

Next week will see Lola, Kim, and Patrick discuss Isaac's condition as he continues to have hallucinations. But while they might mean well, their concern is too late for Arthur and Lily, who bump into Isaac in the Square.

Later, when the kids are nowhere to be seen and Isaac is in the middle of a breakdown having barricaded himself into Ruby and Martin's house, everyone starts to fear the worst.

While Patrick tries to talk his son around, begging him to let him into the locked house, Martin and Ruby are beside themselves over missing Lily and Arthur and decide to call the police.

Patrick Trueman reassures Isaac Baptiste in EastEnders

Patrick tries to get Isaac to reveal where Lily and Arthur are.  (Image credit: BBC)

As they wait for the police, Martin starts to panic that he will never see the kids again... not realising that Isaac had convinced the pair to go to the park to have a picnic. Wanting the children out of the way while he confronted Ruby about Paul's death, Isaac told them that they should stay away from the Square.

But with Lily and Arthur now nowhere to be seen, will the police manage to track them down before something awful happens?

EastEnders schedules have changed this week because of Euro 2020 — see our TV Guide for full listings. You can also watch all of this week’s episodes on BBC iPlayer now. 

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. 

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