WHITNEY Dean has accepted the fact she'll become a mother following her one night stand with Zack Hudson.
But when she's brought to hospital, the beloved EastEnders character gets horrific news about her unborn baby.
The market trader played by Shona McGarty found out she was pregnant after taking a pregnancy test with Stacey Slater.
Since then, she has adapted to the thought of motherhood, just as her twelve-year-old niece Lily Slater expects a baby of her own.
In upcoming scenes of the BBC One soap, Whitney's good friend Felix Baker (portrayed by Matthew James Morrison) pitches a money-spinning idea for a drag queen night to Prince Albert owner Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth).
Felix even throws Whitney a bone by suggesting the queens should be styled by her stall, which is bound to help her financially.
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Meanwhile, Zack Hudson (James Farrar) who has been keeping his distance from Whitney is reminded of his financial obligations to her and their baby.
All seemingly goes well until Whitney panics when she experiences spotting .
Kat Slater (Jessie Wallace) offers to go with her to the hospital to get checked out.
Once there, Dr Lane tells Whitney her ultrasound has flagged up a situation with the baby.
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Viewers may suspect the baby's health is in jeopardy due to Zack's own issues.
The heartthrob was recently warned by one of his old acquaintances, Brett, he could be HIV positive after they had shared needles in the past.
Although in shock, Zack eventually did the right thing and got tested and the diagnosis confirmed what Brett had suspected.
However, Zack hasn't found the right time to tell Whitney the truth while multiple other women are susceptible of having contracted the virus through him.
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As Whitney remains in hospital, Sam Mitchell (Kim Medcalf) brings Zack her support but she's furious when he reveals he's not picked up his meds.
She encourages him to be honest with Whitney about the entire situation.
Kat collars Zack in later scenes as Whit reels from what she's learned about her baby.
The chef decides to head to her place straight away and, after profusely apologising, he's told the news about their baby.
EastEnders airs from Monday to Thursday on BBC One.
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