EastEnders' Ben comes up with new plan to save Lola

EastEnders spoilers follow.

EastEnders' Ben Mitchell will make a shock move as Lola's family prepare to say their goodbyes to her.

Lola will learn that she has weeks to live in episodes airing later this week, and by next week, her health is rapidly deteriorating.

While Lola's loved ones are forced to accept that the end is near, Ben is unable to come to terms with what's happening and becomes determined to pursue other treatment plans.

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As Jay prepares for Lola to come home, Ben struggles to accept her prognosis and is not sure that she should be leaving the hospital.

Lola arrives home and is greeted by the residents of Walford, who all rally around the family for support.

Sonia shares Reverend Mills' number with a distressed Jay and encourages him to reach out to her for support for Lola.

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Jay reaches out to Reverend Mills, who visits Lola and offers her comfort by sharing her religious outlook on death.

Lola becomes very low as her speech becomes more slurred and the reality of her prognosis sets in. Because of this, Lola refuses to see Janet and William.

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Honey struggles to deal with her complicated emotions towards the situation and confides her worries with Phil.

He comes up with a plan to let Janet revise for her GCSEs at Peggy's – away from all the upset at home.

Meanwhile, Ben lashes out at Honey and Billy amid all of this, accusing the family of accepting Lola's prognosis too easily.

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At the Arches, Jay confronts Ben, leaving him furious.

Concerned, Phil speaks to Ben and implores his son to stop being selfish.

As the family gather in Lola's bedroom, a guilty Ben heads over there to apologise for his actions.

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Afterwards, Ben leaves a voicemail for Dr Washington, requesting help to ensure Lola will still be alive in September.

Ben meets with Dr Washington to discuss a new treatment option available in America, before heading over to Lola's to join the party that Jay, Denise and Kim have arranged for her.

Unfortunately, Ben's emotions get the better of him and he makes a scene.

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Kathy and Callum try and force Ben to accept the reality of the situation, but will he listen?

EastEnders airs on Mondays-Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One. The show also streams on BBC iPlayer.

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