EASTENDERS fans rejoiced as Jean managed to talk Hayley out of taking her own life in tonight’s episode.
But there is going to more heartbreak ahead for the mum-to-be, after she hinted Kat would have wanted her to jump if she knew the truth.
In last night’s episode, viewers were in tears as Hayley considered suicide after reaching rock bottom.
For weeks, she has been hiding the fact Kat’s husband Alfie Moon is the father of her unborn child.
However, Jean has managed to work it out and, after an almighty row, Hayley said she didn’t want to live anymore.
In tonight’s upsetting episode, Kat and Jean ran to the block of flats where Hayley was.
Kat pleaded with her to see sense but through tears Hayley told her: “If you knew, you’d want me to do it…”
Jean immediately stepped in and told Kat to leave, knowing her reaction to the shocking news could tip Hayley over the edge.
With Kat gone, Jean talked to Hayley and begged her to think again.
She told her: “You have a choice Hayley. I know it doesn’t feel like it. But you do have a choice.
“Once your baby is born nothing else will matter. But you don’t want to hurt her. You just want to hurt yourself.”
Throwing her bottle of wine to the floor, Hayley made out as if she was gong to jump but Jean grabbed hold of her.
She told Hayley she’d previously tried to take her own life multiple times and said she would never give up on Hayley.
Her words worked but Hayley had one condition, telling Jean: “Kat can never find out.
“Promise me, she can never find out.”
Once Jean had promised, Hayley fell into her arms and the pair started to sob.
Viewers praised Jean for what she had done, with one writing: “Jean is the star of this episode.”
Another commented: “Everyone needs a Jean in their life!”
While another admitted: “This episode is so heartbreaking!”
Although Hayley is now out of trouble, it seems life is only going to get harder for her.
Kat is seriously unimpressed with her behaviour and when the women arrive back in Albert Square, Kat lets rip.
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Hayley overhears everything and is left once again feeling hopeless and destitute.
Although Jean has vowed to take care of her, nothing stays secret in soap-land for long.
EastEnders continues on Monday at 8pm on BBC One.
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