As he battled for his life during last nights episode, viewers were touched by Jay Browns (Jamie Borthwick)''s "soy" gesture to Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) (Tuesday, July 2).
As he lay in a pile of rubbish, Ben struggled to breathe and clutched his chest. In Monday''s episode (July 1)
The Mitchells were concerned about Bens'' safety last night, so Jay and Ben''s ex-husband Callum Highway (Tony Clay) searched for him.
Ben was found unconscious and not breathing in the trash heap outside The Arches by a devastationd Callum.
Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth) rushed over to help her son, which was when Jay made the touching gesture to Ben that enticed supporters.
Yes, it''s my brother, and he''s collapsed, and he''s not breathing, according to Jay.
Kathy stomped as Callum performed CPR on Ben until the ambulance arrived, who quickly rushed him to the hospital after failing to revive him.
Doctors sat down and placed Ben in a coma, where they told Kathy, Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) and Callum that Ben had overdosed.
Sam Mitchell (Kim Medcalf) came to the hospital after hearing the news and told her brother that Ben never purchased medications from Peggys.
Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean) quickly gave Phil the bombshell, which showed that Ben actually bought the drugs that killed him near-fatal from Peggys, and that Sam let it happen.
Jay and Ben have been family friends since they were young and in some ways have incorporated the Mitchell family. Phil was a part of the club when his dad, Jase Dyer, was murdered.
Fans could not help but recognize the sweet gesture Jay made in honor of Ben as the intense scenes unfolded.
Ben does not have much empathy, but Jay isn''t even hesitating to call him his brother when he dialled 999 is a very sweet day #EastEndersAugust 2, 2022
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Jay is known as Ben''s brother. #eastendersAugust 2, 2022
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