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How Did Billy Jackson Die In Eastenders?
Billy Jackson has recently joined the army but he wont die fighting for his country instead he dies after binge drinking and his sudden death will shock the whole square and devastate the Jackson Family.
Carol having missed Billy while he has been away puts all her effort into to throwing her son a big party for his 22nd birthday but Bianca is concerned Carol is getting too involved and tells her she needs to back off a bit so Carol decides to meet up with Lewis, the soldier she met when Billy signed up for the Army, unfortunately Carol finds out that the love rat is married and so feeling low decides she will concentrate on her son's big birthday bash after all. Billy knows nothing of the party his Mum is planning and has gone on a bender in the south end but feeling sorry for her Mum Bianca goes and drags Billy back to the square, the party goes well with all the residents of the square there to help Billy celebrate his birthday Kim kisses Ricky (ooh-err) and Billy and Lauren get a bit worse for wear after too much to drink.
However the next morning when Bianca finds him lying on the sofa she thinks he is just asleep and it is only when she tries to wake him that she realises to her horror that her little brother is in fact dead. The aftermath of Billy's death will be a tragic time for the Jackson Clan Bianca will never get the picture of her dead brother out of her head, Whitney struggles with the loss of the love of her life and Carol can't cope with the death of her youngest son. Everybody rally's round to help Carol as she becomes more depressed and struggles to cope with day to day life, her Brother Max will be a big support as he has not long lost his own son Bradley, Billy's Dad Alan Jackson will return for the funeral along with his Grandmother Blossom, who are both played by the original actors.
I think it is good that Eastenders are doing this story line as it shows youngsters the dangers of binge drinking. It is sad that Billy is being killed off though as he has not long returned to the square but Good on Eastenders for bringing yet another story line that reflects the social issues we have today.
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Billie Jackson Die's Updated
As we know Bianca finds her brother Billie dead on the sofa on Monday nights episode after a night of binge drinking. And after she fails to wake him a devastated Bianca realises he has passed away in the night and calls Mum Carol to tell her what has happened. Carol can't believe what Bianca is telling her and so she rushes back home to find a Doctor there with her Son Billie but no one will let Carol in to the front room and when she finally gets to her son she still can't believe her son is dead as he just looks like he is sleeping peacefully. Eventually Billie's body has to be taken away and distraught Carol has to say her last goodbyes to her deceased Son. Later the Police turn up and question the family on whether there was any drugs or alcohol involved.
It is not long until Carol's grief becomes Anger and she is looking for someone to blame and when her niece Lauren who is the one who provided the spirits starts to laugh nervously to herself Carol lets out all her anger on her and promptly kicks Lauren out of the house that is until until Dad Max steps in and shouts at carol "Lauren didn't kill your son he drank himself to death. Where did he learn to do that Carol? In the army. Why was he in the army? To get away from you He couldn't stand you So if anyone killed him Carol it's you.". An upset Carol leaves the house and then has the sad task of telling Billie's Dad Alan but when the grieving Dad turns up on the square Carol can't face him and hides herself away. Later on Carol visits Dad Jim and when he looks her in the eye and tells Carol that he is always there for her Carol breaks down and finally grieves the loss of her son. meanwhile Lauren admits to sister Abby that she was in fact the last person to see Billie alive.
Later on Billies Sergent drops off Billies personal items and passes on the Army's condolences and soon after while looking through Billie's box of personal belongings Carol stumbles across his laptop where she finds a video clip of Billie and friend Connor singing about their Mothers and at the end of the song Billie says Carol should fall over and die which understandably leaves Carol devastated.
While all this is going on a grieving Bianca finds out that randy neighbour Kim Fox snogged hubby Ricky at Billie's birthday bash Bianca Sees her on the square and vents all her rage on to a shocked Kim but once she has calmed down she realises Ricky's kiss with the neighbour was nothing and decides to have a cup of tea with Kim and try to make amends and when Kim offers Bianca support over the death of her brother the two begin to bond and scrap the tea and opt for a bottle of rum instead but the drinking session infuriates Mum Carol after just losing her son to the dreaded drink. Meanwhile Whitney is also grief stricken at losing the love of life and even more so when she finds a text message from him saying he still loves her.