Keegan (played by Zack Morris) has been struggling since his attack on EastEnders and losing his mate Shakil (Shaheen Jafargholi) who was stabbed to death on the BBC soap after a run-in with a gang in Albert Square.
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When Carmel (Bonnie Langford) hears about his plight she rushes over to see Keegan.
However, the grieving mother is alarmed by his response.
Carmel tries to calm Keegan down and gives him a reality check.
However, Keegan throws her support back in her face.
This episode will air in tomorrow night’s episode, ahead of Shakil’s funeral this coming Friday.
During the funeral episode, Keegan will share some words about his friend as the service gets underway, along with a tearful Bex Fowler (Jasmine Armfield).
Other residents seen in spoiler photos attending the funeral include Louise Mitchell (Tilly Keeper), Mo Harris (Laila Morse), Tiffany Butcher (Maisie Smith) and Bernadette Taylor (Clair Norris).
While Shakil lost his life, Keegan was also injured during the attack but was found by Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) and taken to hospital in time to save his life.
Unfortunately Shakil, who crossed paths with Mick after being stabbed, didn’t make it to a hospital in time and lost his life.
His mother Carmel has been working tirelessly ever since in a bid to fight knife crime in the area, but Keegan has been struggling to cope with the situation.
During the episode, viewers will hear true life accounts from those who have lost someone to knife crime.
EastEnders will be breaking from tradition in the upcoming episode as part of the current knife crime storyline.
On deciding to include a true life element within the episode, executive consultant John Yorke said: “From the very beginning we were determined to treat the difficult subject of knife crime in a responsible, non-sensationalist way.
“We started out with detailed research, and the more stories we heard the more we felt other people should hear them too.
“The episode gradually evolved into something unique for EastEnders – real families telling their own devastating stories alongside our own characters.
“We’ve tried to find a way to do justice to an incredibly difficult, tragic and emotive subject.”
He added: “With huge help from the families of real life victims and the support groups they work with, we hope we’ve come some way to getting that enormity across.”