Is the last one tomorrow or next week. They really should do a mega-duff duff for the end of season cliffhanger. Probably end up being the worst cliffhanger ever - did they ever solve the mystery of the bins?
Next Tuesday (16th) is the last one.
To be fair as an avid EastEnders fan, I am actually looking forward to a short break. To start afresh in a couple of months time with current storylines having progressed off-screen is going to be intriguing and could develop other storylines in itself and bring in a different dynamic to the show that's not previously been possible.
For example, Mick and Linda the current stalwart behind the Queen Vic have been teasing for months now (unintentionally) that they are moving out of the Vic. No more is going to be known about this until the show resumes. So if six or so months pass by during the break and we see Mick and Linda in the duldrums and a new stalwart suddenly behind the Queen Vic bar, much could be made from the story of what had happened during the interim. Either that, or just expect an equivalent scene to Bet & Len reminiscing on recent events on the first Coronation Street after the ITV strike nearly 41 years ago.
I'd imagine they're also going to use this time to carefully plan what is going to be possible as a lead up for its Christmas and New Year storylines, which may have changed entirely since what would have been their initial plans earlier in the year. As previously mentioned I would expect that they remain with two episodes a week probably until Christmas at the earliest.
January 9th 1989 - December 3rd 2006