JAY Brown found solace amid his grief when he recently struck up a friendship with Lola Pearce lookalike Nadine Keller.
But the disturbing nature of the mechanic’s relationship with the sex worker will be revealed in EastEnders next week.
BBC One viewers have suspected Nadine was up to no good since her first appearance in Walford.
It turns out that the newcomer, portrayed by Jazzy Phoenix, has been working as a prostitute and has recently hooked up with Jay (Jamie Borthwick).
All suspicions about her appeared to be confirmed when bosses exposed Jay for another drug abuse storyline.
It all starts next week when Jay wakes up at Nadine’s house and is shocked to find a bag of ketamine on her bedside table.
Jay confronts her, but Nadine says it helps her cope and can help him too.
At home, Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) is annoyed that Jay was out all night again, and Callum Highway (Tony Clay) later confronts him about Nadine.
Jay explains that he’s just going to sleep there, but Callum is skeptical.
He warns Nadine to leave Jay alone and tells her about Lola’s death.
After Ben gets mad at him for neglecting Lexi, Jay comes home with treats to make her a special dinner.
But later he visits Nadine and gets some ketamine from her.
Ben and Callum are relieved that Jay has spent the night at home, and Lexi excitedly arranges a pizza and movie night.
However, Jay is still having trouble coming to terms with this and Callum catches him going to Nadine again.
Jay tries to apologize, but accidentally drops the bag of ketamine, and Callum is horrified to realize he’s on drugs.
Despite Jay begging him not to, Callum insists he tell Ben.
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Ben is worried about Jay and thinks he needs to see a counselor.
Callum agrees to talk to Jay about it, but they end up fighting over Nadine.
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EastEnders airs Monday to Thursday at 7:30pm on BBC One.