It's almost time to find out who killed Lucy Beale but will it be one big disappointment, asks Kim Gregory

Who killed Lucy Beale? It’s the question that every EastEnders viewer, every TV lover and pretty much everyone who doesn’t live under a rock has been asking for the past nine months.

Yep, it’s been NINE WHOLE MONTHS since Albert Square teen Lucy Beale died – and we’re still in the dark about who did it.

You can have a baby in that time. Take a round-the-world trip. Maybe even start a new life in Mexico.

So you can imagine how desperate all us EastEnders lovers are to find out who’s responsible.

There’s been constant guessing throughout every episode, theories galore, countless office debates and even cash bets on who viewers think could be the killer.

But wait – what’s this? She could have killed HERSELF?? Ohmygod. 

Yep, Lucy‘s suicide is the latest rumour to be doing the rounds. Which would mean that the answer to that agonising, nine month long, cripplingly frustrating question of who killed Lucy Beale would be: Lucy.

I’m sorry, but I’m just not having that.

Call me old-fashioned, but after waiting nine months – I repeat, NINE MONTHS – I want a classic EastEnders dramatic ending. I want a screaming match, I want someone unexpected to break down and confess everything. I want them to drive past The Old Vic and out of the Square in a police car, looking mournful as the traditional ‘DUN, DUN, DUN DUN D D D D’ sounds, and I want to never see that character again – not even in a mental Dirty-Den-Has-Risen-From-The-Dead-esque plot twist.

At the moment, not even the EastEnders cast will know who killed Lucy until just half an hour before the live episode is aired on February 19th, so there’s no chance of us mere mortals getting our hands on the secret.

For now, let’s just pray the answer isn’t Lucy – because, let’s face it, that would be the WORST, most long-drawn-out, most frustrating plot twist EVER.

Dun, dun, dun dun d d d d….

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Kim Gregory