The Carter’s begin to understand that time is running out for Stan, next week on EastEnders.
As Stan’s health doesn’t improve and he can’t come home, the family realise that he doesn’t have long left and they need to spend as much time with him as possible.
Shirley visits the hospital alone to see Stan in just as much pain, and as she becomes emotional, they finally share a much needed heart to heart.
Mick also visits Stan by himself as he prepares to say goodbye and shares his feelings to the man that he’s always called his dad.
With all troubles regarding Dean left to one side, these sad events unite the whole family, including Shirley and Mick who are once again there for each other again as support through these difficult times.
Will the Carter family stay strong and united?
EastEnders airs these scenes on Friday 10th April 2015 on BBC One.