EastEnders: Lauren and Abi Branning fell from the Queen vic roof in dramatic scenes [BBC]
EastEnders viewers were recently left stunned when sisters Lauren and Abi Branning seemingly fell to their deaths following the explosive Christmas Day episode.
The sisters were on the Queen Vic roof trying to coax down their dad Max Branning, who had embarked on the rooftop to take his own life.
But in a tragic twist, just as they persuaded Max not to kill himself, Lauren slipped and fell off the roof – with Abi falling too trying to save her.
The aftermath of the horrific fall played out on Boxing Day, with both sisters left fighting for their lives.
EastEnders: Abi Branning and sister Lauren Branning were feared dead following the dramatic fall [BBC]
EastEnders: Tanya and Max Branning were visited by the doctor who broke some news about their daughter – but which one? [BBC]
With Lauren rushed into surgery and Abi with a suspected brain injury, viewers were left on tenterhooks to see whether they would survive.
The end of the episode saw a doctor inform their parents Max and Tanya Branning that they had news of their daughter, but in a cruel twist, the episode ended on a cliffhanger without viewers knowing what had happened.
An announcer then informed viewers that they had to wait 48 hours to know the outcome, leaving fans infuriated.
Taking to Twitter, viewers lashed out at the show for making them wait for two days.
EastEnders: Viewers were furious that they had to wait 48 hours to find out if Lauren Branning survived [BBC]
“All of us last night shouting at the tv!!! Two days to wait!!! @bbceastenders Which one!!!!!! #Eastenders,” commented one person.
While another fumed: “Are you frigging kidding me?? I’ve got to wait until Thursday to find out which daughter they are on about??? #Eastenders.”
A third ranted: “Can’t cope … how can we wait till Thursday to find out who’s dead?? #Eastenders.”
“Just finished watching @bbceastenders…They’re actually rude. How dare they make me wait til Thursday for the next episode. I’ve never been so on edge!” said a fourth.
EastEnders: Fans were impatient to know Abi Branning pulled through or not [BBC]
“God I can’t wait till Thursday for more #Eastenders! Which daughter?!” moaned a fifth.
With another adding: “Genuinely don’t understand how #EastEnders can do this to me… The next 48 hours are gonna be looooooooooong #whichdaughter.”