Could EastEnders’ Bex Fowler be mourning the death of her best friend Louise Mitchell?
Teaser pictures from the soap released on Tuesday show a distraught-looking Bex (Jasmine Armfield) being comforted by her family as she struggles to take in the aftermath of the Walford High prom.
Fans of the BBC One programme will know that Louise (Tilly Keeper) is in for a night of horror at the end-of-year party and rumours have been circulating that her character will be killed off.
A dramatic trailer showed bullies Madison and Alexandra vowing to sabotage the prom, a crowd screaming and Louise lying on the floor crying in agony, before ending on a shaken Bex sitting in hospital looking shocked.
The new pictures show Bex sitting around the kitchen table with dad Martin (James Bye) and stepmother Stacey (Lacey Turner) who look equally devastated at the events that have unfolded.
More sneak peek images show Bex in mum Sonia’s (Natalie Cassidy) kitchen as her music teacher Mr Pryce pays a visit to her.
The soap is keeping the outcome of the prom firmly under wraps, but with Louise nowhere to be seen in the aftermath photos and Bex looking inconsolable, viewers may be assuming the worst.
:: The EastEnders prom airs on BBC One on Thursday and Friday, with the aftermath photos taken from episodes due to air on July 24 and 25.