Strong EastEnders scenes, which highlighted the dangers women may encounter on a night out, featured Rose Ayling-character Ellis’s Frankie Lewis being followed home by a creep who wouldn’t take no for an answer.
After an unpleasant meeting with her new boss on Wednesday’s (September 7) episode of the BBC One soap opera, the beloved character went out with friend Lola Pearce (Danielle Harold).
Frankie went to the headmaster’s office in the hopes that he would take the matter seriously after discovering earlier this week that Denzel Danes (Jayden Ladega), Amy Mitchell (Ellie Dadd), and Nugget (Juhaim Rasul Choudhury) had posted an inappropriate video of her online.
She was incredibly disappointed by his response, though, so Lola suggested a night of clubbing in the hopes that it would make her feel better.
Frankie was initially hesitant but eventually agreed, and when she went to the club with her friends, she began to have fun.
However, one of the clubgoers wouldn’t leave her alone and started getting in her face before groping her on the dance floor.
Her desire to go home was sparked by Frankie’s repeated withdrawals from him, which made it clear that he needed to back off.
Lola was adamant about going with her, but Frankie urged her to stay put, saying that everything would be fine.
She only noticed the pest from the club sitting across from her when she boarded the subway, and he quickly moved beside her before putting his hand on her leg and making additional unwanted advances.
Once more pushing him away and yelling, “No,” Frankie got off at Walford station and started walking home, sure he hadn’t followed her.
Though he had.
The creep then followed her while calling out in later scenes as she emerged from the station entrance.