EastEnders' Lola to upset Isaac over his schizophrenia

Justin Harp
·2-min read

From Digital Spy

EastEnders spoilers follow.

Lola Pearce will have a misunderstanding with Isaac Baptiste in EastEnders next week.

Isaac (Stevie Basaula) has been holding back from fully opening up to girlfriend Lola (Danielle Harold) because of his mum planting doubts in his mind over whether she'd accept his diagnosis.

The teacher finally had enough this week, telling Sheree (Suzette Llewellyn) that he is ready to tell his loved ones that he has schizophrenia so he can move forward with the next phase of his life.

Photo credit: Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes - BBC
Photo credit: Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes - BBC

Next week, Isaac will put his plan into action when he shares his diagnosis with Lola while they're opening up about their past experiences on a date.

Lola is stunned by Isaac's admission and is left with questions about the disorder. She decides it's best to do some research about schizophrenia, but her decision has some unexpected consequences.

Isaac turns up while she's still researching, leaving both uncomfortable when he sees the information she's been looking up.

Photo credit: Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes - BBC
Photo credit: Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes - BBC

The soap has previously aired scenes where Isaac spoke to his mother Sheree about the progress he has made in his life since he had to be hospitalised years earlier.

Stevie Basaula recently spoke about how Isaac views his mum Sheree meddling in his love life, explaining: "He's really angry and frustrated by that point because he's warned Sheree before and told her to back off but the fact she's gone behind his back to potentially scare Lola off, he's really upset.

"He doesn't understand why she won't allow him to make his own decisions, he's quite capable of looking after himself. When it comes to Lola, he feels like she's great and understanding and the world has moved on from how Sheree might feel about things."

EastEnders airs these scenes in the week beginning on Monday, March 1 on BBC One.

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