Next week we will see Jim Branning's family learn that he has passed away at the nursing home he has been living for the past few years.
Carol will be the first to hear the sad news when she receives a telephone call explaining his passing.
Carol is faced with telling the entire family including Dot who is behind bars and was unable to keep up with her visits to Jim. Dot will be wrapped with guilt.
Carol decides to send Sonia to break the sad news and Sonia returns home with a letter from Dot. The letter simply reminds Carol that Jim was her father and despite their turbulent relationship she should grieve for him.
Carol reads the letter and breaks down in Sonia's arms
EastEnders recently announced its decision to pay tribute to the late John Bardon after the popular actor, who played Jim, passed away in September last year.
These scenes will air on Thursday, April 9 and Friday, April 10 on BBC One.