History TearJerker / EastEnders

19th May '16 4:33:59 PM TheFowler4F
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* [[spoiler: Peggy's death]] and its aftermath. The scene in the following episode of [[spoiler: Phil reading her final letter to him]] and the roaring sob he gives in response is downright chilling.
2nd Apr '16 11:02:19 AM nombretomado
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* Billie Jackson's death. No big build up, just a party gone too far and a guy drinking himself to death. However, the episode dealing with the immediate aftermath was crushing; there were only about three lines of dialogue in the last 10 minutes as the characters tried to deal with the shock, and the tone was shockingly downbeat, even for EastEnders.

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* Billie Jackson's death. No big build up, just a party gone too far and a guy drinking himself to death. However, the episode dealing with the immediate aftermath was crushing; there were only about three lines of dialogue in the last 10 minutes as the characters tried to deal with the shock, and the tone was shockingly downbeat, even for EastEnders.''[=EastEnders=]''.
7th Jan '16 12:12:45 PM Psi001
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* Kat discovering that she [[spoiler: had twins when she had Zoe, and that the baby boy was left with her aunt.]] It doesn't help that it's closely followed by [[spoiler: Charlie having a third heart attack and dying.]]

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* Kat discovering that she [[spoiler: had twins when she had Zoe, and that the baby boy was left with her aunt.]] It doesn't help that it's closely followed by [[spoiler: Charlie having a third heart attack and dying.]]]]
* Pretty much ''any'' ending which uses the softer "Julia's Theme" rendition of the closing theme is guaranteed to be this. Meta example since it was affectionately named after Julia Smith, the late co-creator of the series.
7th Jan '16 11:52:38 AM Izzie
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* Fatboy being crushed to death in the boot of a car, having been mistaken for Vincent by thugs hired by Ronnie, and Vincent's subsequent reaction. Especially sad is the revelation that Fatboy was terrified of small spaces, and when Vincent lies to Dot and tells her that Fatboy's is doing a gig in Austria instead. The shot of the framed photo of Dot and Arthur is heartbreaking.

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* Fatboy being crushed to death in the boot of a car, having been mistaken for Vincent by thugs hired by Ronnie, and Vincent's subsequent reaction. Especially sad is the revelation that Fatboy was terrified of small spaces, and when Vincent lies to Dot and tells her that Fatboy's is doing a gig in Austria instead. The shot of the framed photo of Dot and Arthur is heartbreaking.heartbreaking.
* Kat discovering that she [[spoiler: had twins when she had Zoe, and that the baby boy was left with her aunt.]] It doesn't help that it's closely followed by [[spoiler: Charlie having a third heart attack and dying.]]
31st Dec '15 8:53:21 AM Raffalo11
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* Ethel Skinner was the show's original old aged pentioner and met her end in 2000, passing away on her birthday after asking Dot to help her die via euthanasia.

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* Ethel Skinner was the show's original old aged pentioner pensioner and met her end in 2000, passing away on her birthday after asking Dot to help her die via euthanasia.



* Abi, after heavily drinking, and being dumped by Jay, accidently runs over and kills her dog, Tramp, while trying to leave for Univesity when her dad refuses to up-and-take her until she sobers up.

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* Abi, after heavily drinking, and being dumped by Jay, accidently accidentally runs over and kills her dog, Tramp, while trying to leave for Univesity University when her dad refuses to up-and-take her until she sobers up.



* Shabnam and Kush did not hold on so well when they find out that their still-to-be-born baby has died inside the womb.

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* Shabnam and Kush did not hold on so well when they find out that their still-to-be-born baby has died inside the womb.womb.
* Fatboy being crushed to death in the boot of a car, having been mistaken for Vincent by thugs hired by Ronnie, and Vincent's subsequent reaction. Especially sad is the revelation that Fatboy was terrified of small spaces, and when Vincent lies to Dot and tells her that Fatboy's is doing a gig in Austria instead. The shot of the framed photo of Dot and Arthur is heartbreaking.
19th Sep '15 11:11:44 AM AmarhC
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* Surprisingly Nick Cotton's death ends poignantly. Rather than the climactic end one would expect, he slowly succumbs to poisoning from heroin and dies in his mother's arms, and perhaps for the one sincere time in his life, asks for her forgiveness over all his past sins. Though Dot can't quite answer that request, when he finally passes, she respectfully closes his eyes and gives him a kiss on the forehead.

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* Surprisingly Nick Cotton's death ends poignantly. Rather than the climactic end one would expect, he slowly succumbs to poisoning from heroin and dies in his mother's arms, and perhaps for the one sincere time in his life, asks for her forgiveness over all his past sins. Though Dot can't quite answer that request, when he finally passes, she respectfully closes his eyes and gives him a kiss on the forehead.forehead.
*Shabnam and Kush did not hold on so well when they find out that their still-to-be-born baby has died inside the womb.
15th Jul '15 6:43:23 PM TheFowler4F
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* Cindy reading Ian the letter Lucy had written apologising for her behaviour before she was killed in the 30th anniversary episode. (The impact was increased by the fact that the episode was completely live.)
* Surprisingly Nick Cotton's death ends poignantly. Rather than the expected climatic end one would expect, he slowly succumbs to poisoning from heroin and dies in his mother's arms, and perhaps for the one sincere time in his life, asks for her forgiveness over all his past sins. Though Dot can't quite answer that request, when he finally passes, she respectfully closes his eyes and gives him a kiss on the forehead.

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* Cindy reading Ian the letter Lucy had written apologising for her behaviour before she was killed in the 30th anniversary episode. (The The impact was increased by the fact that the episode was completely live.)
live.
* Surprisingly Nick Cotton's death ends poignantly. Rather than the expected climatic climactic end one would expect, he slowly succumbs to poisoning from heroin and dies in his mother's arms, and perhaps for the one sincere time in his life, asks for her forgiveness over all his past sins. Though Dot can't quite answer that request, when he finally passes, she respectfully closes his eyes and gives him a kiss on the forehead.
27th Feb '15 9:49:33 PM Psi001
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* Cindy reading Ian the letter Lucy had written apologising for her behaviour before she was killed in the 30th anniversary episode. (The impact was increased by the fact that the episode was completely live.)

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* Cindy reading Ian the letter Lucy had written apologising for her behaviour before she was killed in the 30th anniversary episode. (The impact was increased by the fact that the episode was completely live.))
* Surprisingly Nick Cotton's death ends poignantly. Rather than the expected climatic end one would expect, he slowly succumbs to poisoning from heroin and dies in his mother's arms, and perhaps for the one sincere time in his life, asks for her forgiveness over all his past sins. Though Dot can't quite answer that request, when he finally passes, she respectfully closes his eyes and gives him a kiss on the forehead.
21st Feb '15 2:05:19 AM cwickham
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* The sudden death of [[CoolOldLady Nana Moon]] at Christmas, though it was known she was going to die, it was still a shocker. Alfie's reaction makes things worse.

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* The sudden death of [[CoolOldLady Nana Moon]] at Christmas, though it was known she was going to die, it was still a shocker. Alfie's reaction makes things worse.worse.
* Cindy reading Ian the letter Lucy had written apologising for her behaviour before she was killed in the 30th anniversary episode. (The impact was increased by the fact that the episode was completely live.)
20th Feb '15 1:19:08 PM Evilgidgit
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* Ronnie Mitchell finally finding out Danielle was her daughter and the climax of it. ''Dear God.'')

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* Ronnie Mitchell finally finding out Danielle was her daughter and the climax of it. ''Dear God.'')'' For the record, Ronnie always thought her daughter was dead thanks to her asshole of a father Archie until his wedding to Peggy revealed the truth. Ronnie chased after Danielle, only for Janine Butcher to accidentally run Danielle over.
* Ronnie again, finding the corpse of her newborn son.



* Ronnie again, finding the corpse of her newborn son.



* The deaths of Bradley Branning and Wellard hit hard, seeing as their circumstances aren't really ordinary compared to many other deaths in the show.

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* The deaths of Bradley Branning and Wellard hit hard, seeing as their circumstances aren't really ordinary compared to many other deaths Branning's death in the show.live 25th anniversary episode.



* Ethel Skinner's Death in 2000.
* Jamie's death.
* The episode aired on 20/8/2012 is one big tearjerker for Jay.

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* Ethel Skinner's Death Skinner was the show's original old aged pentioner and met her end in 2000.
2000, passing away on her birthday after asking Dot to help her die via euthanasia.
* Jamie's death.
* The episode aired on 20/8/2012 is one big tearjerker for Jay.
death after Martin runs him over.



* The day after Derek's death, we learn that he had arrange to meet up with his father, who is still recovering from his stroke. Having got dressed up for a day out with his eldest son, Jim called the Branning house when Derek didn't show up in time. One can only imagine the look of utter sadness on Jim's face when he was informed of Derek's spoiler:passing.
* Zoe calling Kat 'Mum' for the first time when they said their goodbyes just before Zoe caught her train out of the series.
* The storyline of Ronnie Mitchell finding out that Danielle was her daughter that she gave away. The climax of it was ''utterly tragic beyond belief''
* The episode where Ethel died, especially her final scenes with Dot... a heart-rending story fantastically and sensitively acted. Also Mark Fowler's departure.
* The episode where Dot was by herself.
* The Live Episode where Bradley Branning falls from the roof of the Queen Vic when the police are chasing him as he calls for Stacey to run. Stacey cries his name and then silence follows before Max is finally able to reach his son's side and find a small pool of blood coming from his head.
* The entire episode where [[spoiler:the Beale family learns of Lucy's death]]. First there is [[spoiler:Ian]] who can clings to even the shred of hope that it's all just a nightmare until he sees [[spoiler:her dead body]], then there his the informing of [[spoiler:Cindy and Bobby which is done out of view with cries in audible]]. The most heartrending however is when [[spoiler:Peter finds out about her, both he and his father sobbing in each other's arms along with Peter screaming was harrowing beyond words.]]

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* The day after Derek's death, we learn that he had arrange to meet up with his father, who is still recovering from his stroke. Having got dressed up for a day out with his eldest son, Jim called the Branning house when Derek didn't show up in time. One can only imagine the look of utter sadness on Jim's face when he was informed of Derek's spoiler:passing.
passing.
* Zoe calling Kat 'Mum' "Mum" for the first time when they said their goodbyes just before Zoe caught her train out of the series.
* The storyline of Ronnie Mitchell finding out that Danielle was her daughter that she gave away. The climax of it was ''utterly tragic beyond belief''
* The episode where Ethel died, especially her final scenes with Dot... a heart-rending story fantastically and sensitively acted. Also Mark Fowler's departure.
* The episode where Dot was by herself.
* The Live Episode where Bradley Branning falls from the roof of the Queen Vic when the police are chasing him as he calls for Stacey to run. Stacey cries his name and then silence follows before Max is finally able to reach his son's side and find a small pool of blood coming from his head.
* The
entire episode where [[spoiler:the the Beale family learns of Lucy's death]]. death. First there is [[spoiler:Ian]] Ian who can clings to even the shred of hope that it's all just a nightmare until he sees [[spoiler:her her dead body]], body, then there his the informing of [[spoiler:Cindy Cindy and Bobby which is done out of view with cries in audible]]. audible. The most heartrending however is when [[spoiler:Peter Peter finds out about her, both he and his father sobbing in each other's arms along with Peter screaming was harrowing beyond words.]]



* Abi, after heavily drinking, and [[spoiler:being dumbed by Jay]], accidently runs over [[spoiler: and kills]] her dog, Tramp, while trying to leave for Univesity when her dad refuses to up-and-take her until she sobers up.

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* Abi, after heavily drinking, and [[spoiler:being dumbed being dumped by Jay]], Jay, accidently runs over [[spoiler: and kills]] kills her dog, Tramp, while trying to leave for Univesity when her dad refuses to up-and-take her until she sobers up.up.
* Wellard being put down is one heck of a tearjerker.
* Ian has a heart-to-heart chat with Phil following Lucy's death and breaks down in his on-and-off nemesis' arms.
* The sudden death of [[CoolOldLady Nana Moon]] at Christmas, though it was known she was going to die, it was still a shocker. Alfie's reaction makes things worse.
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