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Reg Cox's Death (1985)
When EastEnders first aired, the first storyline the viewer were faced with was Reg Cox's Death. The first scenes saw Den Watts, Ali Osman and Arthur Fowler breaking into 23 Albert Square as they were concerned for Reg and found him dead in his chair.
Episode aired: 19 February 1985
Angie tells Den she has Cancer (1986)
Angie can't think of any other way to stop Den Watts from leaving her for his girlfriend Jan Hammond. Angie tells Den she has cancer and Den says he will stay with her but if he finds out she's lying he will kill her.
Episode aired: 16 October 1986
Petition for Divorce (1986)
Den Watts gives Angie his petition for divorce. This episode was aired Christmas Day 1986 and was watched by 30.15 million viewers, this is the highest rated episode of soap in British television history.
Episode aired: 25 December 1986
Den's Shooting (1989)
Mark reveals, he's HIV Positive (1991)
The Car Lot Arson (1994)
Frank Butcher was in need of a large amount of money, so decided to get Phil Mitchell to torch the Car Lot so Frank could claim the insurance money. For a full story click here.
Episode aired: 8 March 1994
Arthur wrongly Imprisoned (1995)
Arthur Fowler is elected as the secretary of the Walford Allotments committee and by the end of the year he has raised £20,000. Willy Roper who needs the money to pay for his mother's nursing home costs, tricks Arthur into paying the money into different accounts and when the money goes missing completely Arthur gets all the blame.
Episode aired: December 1995
Ian shot by a Hitman (1996)
Ian Beale suspected his wife Cindy of having an affair, he hires a private investigator and it transpires she is cheating on Ian with David Wicks. Ian threatens to her to court and get custody of the children. Cindy later hires a hitman (John Valecue) to take him out. The gunshot wound did not kill Ian and he later recovers in hospital.
Episode aired: 7 October 1996
Peggy finds out she has Breast Cancer (1996)
Peggy Mitchell finds out she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Initially she doesn't want to have the operation but she eventually goes through with a lumpectomy.
Episode aired: December 1996
Bianca gives birth in The Vic (1998)
Tiffany's Death (1998)
Grant learns that Tiffany is going to try and leave the country with Courtney without him. Grant takes Courtney and to escape. Tiffany chases after them and is hit by Frank 's car as he's coming round the corner.
Episode aired: 31 December 1998
Phil finds tries to kill Grant (1999)
Phil Mitchell finds out about his brother Grant having a one night stand with Phil's ex wife Kathy Beale who he wanted to get back with. Phil and Grant are in car and Phil fires at Grant's windows then fires at the dashboard, they then go plummeting into the river Thames.
Episode aired: 14 October 1999
Ethel's Death (2000)
Ethel was dying from cancer and she asked dot to help her end her life.
Episode aired: 7 September 2000
Sonia has an unexpected Birth (2000)
Sonia Jackson begins to go into labour but has not idea she was pregnant in the first place. Sonia initially though she had just gain weight due to overeating.
Episode aired: 26 October 2000
Phil get Shot (2001)
Phil hears the doorbell and opens the door and no one is there. He goes out and shouts "I know who you are, I know who you are, the next time I see you, i'm going to tan your backside, you hear me. Phil is then shot and falls down his outside steps.
Episode aired: 1 March 2001
Zoe's mother revealed (2001)
Jim's marriage proposal (2001)
Little Mo defends herself (2001)
Steve Owen's Death (2002)
Steve Owen plans to run to the United States with Melanie Owen , Lisa Fowler, her boyfriend Mark Fowler, and Lisa and Phil 's daughter, Louise. Steve takes Louise in the car with him and Phil chases them in his car. Steve lose control of the car and crashs into a barrel of petrol against a wall. Phil runs up to the car and Steve passes Louise to Phil through the window but Phil is unable to rescue Steve and the car explodes, killing Steve.
Episode aired: 1 March 2002
Jamie Mitchell's Death (2002)
Jamie Mitchell is meeting Sonia Jackson and has bought her flowers and as he cross the road to go into Bridge Street Café, he is hit Martin Fowler's car. Jamie later dies in hospital from his injuries.
Episode aired: 25 December 2002
Den's returns alive (2003)
Janine pushes Barry (2004)
Janine is telling Barry she doesn't love him on a cliff and Barry tells Janine he know that there is love in her and that they can find it together. Barry goes to grab Janine and she pushes him away, which results in him falling all the cliff.
Episode aired: 1 January 2004
Den's Dies again (2005)
Den is murdered by Chrissie after he assaulted her and says the words "You'll never get me out of the Vic!".Chrissie use the The Queen Victoria bust to bash him in the head.
Episode aired: 18 February 2005
Dennis's Death (2005)
Dennis is walking Albert Square Gardens to meet Sharon at the New Year fireworks party but just as Sharon sees him he is stabbed by an unknown person. Fast forward years later we discover that it was Danny Moon who killed Dennis.
Episode aired: 30 December 2005
Pauline's Death (2006)
Pauline died from a Brain Hemorrhage caused by Joe Macer but she did not realise that she was dying and went into the square and dropped dead in the square garden in the snow on Christmas Day.
Episode aired: 25 December 2006
Max and Stacey's affair reveal (2007)
The Branning Family, Slater Family have all sat down on Christmas Day to open their presents and watch the TV but Max finds and unopened present under the tree for Bradley, it turns out to be a wedding DVD made by Lauren but Lauren says its wrong but the family still want to see it and Max puts it into the DVD player and after a while the DVD shows Max and Stacey kissing.
Episode aired: 25 December 2007
Mad May's Death (2008)
May Wright tries to kidnap Summer Swann and after he failed attempt May goes down stairs to the Kitchen and lights a cigarette which cause the gas coming from the oven to explode.
Episode aired: 18 June 2008
Wellard's Death (2008)
Danielle's Death (2009)
After the episode aired 41,000 fans complained about this ending of this episode.
Episode aired: 4 April 2009
Stacey Bipolar (2009)
After the Death of Stacey's friend Danielle, Stacey becomes more and more paranoid throughout the episode. Stacey smashes her bedroom up and she is later taken away by the Police.
Episode aired: 15 May 2009
Trina's Death (2009)
Trina is alone with Lucas in a shed in Walford allotments, Trina starts kiss Lucas and says no. He shoves her away from him and Trina falls into a rake. When she turns around is holding her neck as it stuck into the rake and she is losing blood. Lucas does not help her and just walks away.
Episode aired: 4 September 2009
The Vic on Fire (2010)
Yusef's Death (2011)
The B&B has problems with water dripping all over the house. The water then drips in exposed electrics and sparks fly into a box of fireworks stored in the B&B and cause a huge fire. Phil, Denise, Tamwar and Masood are all trapped inside. Yusef revels that Masood is trapped inside but Zainab lies and tells him his daughter Afia is still inside. Yusef runs inside which leads to his death.
Episode aired: 26 December 2011
Ian's Breakdown (2012)
After Ian has an emotional breakdown he goes missing from Albert Square but two months later is spotted by Lauren. Lauren tells her her parents Tanya and Max, they bring him back to the square with the assistance of Alfie Moon.
Episode aired:31 July 2012
Liam Butcher Joins a Gang (2013)
Nick Cotton fake funeral (2014)
Ian tells Peter Lucy is Dead (2014)
Alfie Insurance Scam (2014)
Alfie is struggling for money so he decides to light a cigarette and throw it in a waste paper bin and claim of his house insurance. He sets the fire unaware the Kat is upstairs. He walks aways from the house and lets it burn. He then finds out, when he rings Kat and finds that she is still inside the house and runs in to save her.
Episode aired:16 September 2014
Kathy returns from the Dead (2015)
Kathy Sullivan returns during EastEnders 30th Anniversary episode, she arrives in a black taxi cab and gets out and says "Hello Phil".
Episode aired:19 February 2015
Bobby admits to Kill Lucy in the Queen Vic (2016)
After Bobby Beale loses his temper and hit his Mum Jane Beale over the head with a hockey stick repeatedly. He then went over to The Queen Victoria to tell Ian Beale what had happened saying "I killed Mum .. just like I killed Lucy" and everyone in the pub hear him.
Episode aired:23 May 2016
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