As revealed yesterday, crack addict Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) sets the iconic pub alight during a furious row with mum Peggy (Barbara Windsor) over his recent drug use.
Peggy has been making a desperate attempt to get Phil clean again by locking him upstairs in The Vic and ignoring his pleas to be let out. However, when Phil makes an escape and Peggy tries to stop him from stealing more money from the business, the pair have a huge showdown.
As their argument reaches its climax, Phil threatens to burn down the pub. Though Peggy thinks her son is only bluffing, he throws down a lit match and she's horrified as they're surrounded by flames.
The fire soon spreads and spirals out of control, prompting everyone inside to try to escape.
Will Peggy and Phil make it out alive? And what about the rest of Albert Square's residents?
These scenes air on Thursday, September 9 at 7.30pm on BBC One.
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