Fans have an hour long episode to enjoy this Halloween, “We’re proud of this episode,” Executive Producer Dominic Teadwell-Collins has said. “Over the years we’ve made Halloween into a thing, getting scarier and scarier – and this episode is a little bit special. This episode kicks off a lot of big things.”
With several long running storylines promised to be coming to a head and a few others heating up – Stacey’s pregnancy and her relationship with Martin will feature prominently in the weeks to come.
Stacey asks Lee to fix a broken electrical socket and she and Whitney are surprised when they find a ring in Martin’s tool box.
Confiding in Whitney, Stacey tells her she doesn’t know what she should do and that she isn’t sure that she can marry Martin.
In a recent interview with the Daily Express regarding Martin’s proposal, Lacey said:
“She finds out before he can do it, because she’s nosy and he hid the ring in a rubbish place! She didn’t see it coming so it’s a huge shock and she doesn’t really know how she feels.”
Stacey confronts Martin with the ring.
Stacey later sees pumpkins spelling out “Marry Me”.
At their Halloween party, Martin decides to go ahead with his plan to propose. He gets down on one knee and and asks Stacey to marry him as Rebecca, Whitney and the other party goers look on.
Martin’s proposal will prove to be the last thing on anyone’s mind as the party comes to an abrupt end when an accident with the faulty electrics land Stacey in hospital.
Everyone is left wondering if she and the baby are safe, with Lacey saying it would cause heartbreak for the couple.
Kush holds Martin back as Stacey is put in to an ambulance
Kush supports Martin as Whitney, Donna and Rebecca watch as Stacey is taken away to hospital
Speaking with Metro, James Bye said: ‘Stacey and Martin are a really strong unit. He is protective of her and he becomes so excitable, especially as the baby comes closer to being born. I think they work well. She’s like his mum and they’re both quite fiery. He gives it back too. He’s head over heels.’
“[They’re] both really excited to have their little family and they want to live happily ever after,” Lacey said In the Express.
Producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins has previously suggested that Halloween would be a big time for Stacey, and that “a lot of things are kick started for Lacey Turner and James Bye…over the next few months, they are ones to watch.”
Will we find out that the baby is actually Kush’s child as many fans have speculated?
This episode was written by Leo Richardson who recently tweeted:
“Saw the #EastEnders Halloween special last night, which I had the joy of writing. It’s basically like a mini horror movie!”
EastEnders’ hour-long Halloween special will be shown on Friday, October 30 at 7:30pm on BBC One and BBC One HD