It was reported this week that EastEnders bosses have filmed three alternate death scenes for iconic character Pat Evans, who’s played by Pam St Clement…
Apparently, the three endings were that Pat would die in a fire, or die of cancer, or have a heart attack.
However, yesterday, the Daily Star reported that a show insider claims it’s the third option that will air; Pat will die of a massive heart attack.
The paper states that on New Year’s Eve, Pat will discover that she has terminal cancer, but as she’s surrounded by her friends and family – including Ricky Butcher, Bianca Jackson, and her sons, David and Simon Wicks – she’ll suddenly collapse when she has a massive heart attack.
In scenes which the insider described as, “the most moving” ever, Pat’s death will be one that’s sure to be a tearjerker.
Of the scenes, and of how Pat’s family take the news that the matriarch has cancer, the source said, “Pat’s exit will be epic. Many of her family, including stepson Ricky Butcher, his wife and Pat’s granddaughter Bianca can’t handle the news.
“Even twisted stepdaughter Janine Malloy struggles to cope.
“But in true Pat style she puts on a brave face and deals with what’s happening to her with dignity.”
The insider revealed that we’ll then see Pat pouring herself a gin at her front room bar before offering up a toast to her former husband, Frank Butcher.
The show source continued, “She takes one last look around the house she’s spent so many years in before going to her bedroom. Pat isn’t afraid of dying as she knows she’ll be joining Frank.
“She’s courageous and tough right up until the end. But as she’s coming to terms with having cancer her heart gives up.”
If you were in charge at EastEnders, which ending would you prefer for Pat? Let us know!
In the meantime, let’s take a look at how Pauline Fowler exited the show in a similarly tragic Christmas plotline…