Viewers were left completely baffled as a character mysteriously disappeared in tonight’s Casualty.
Little boy Elijah (Inathi Romani) was seen climbing into a freezer as he played a game of hide and seek with his mum Lia Faulks (Michelle Asante).
He quickly sparked mounting concern when no one went to go and find him.
As the instalment continued, Lia went about her day to day life and Elijah would only appear briefly.
Viewers raced to Twitter to air their confusion about the scenes.
One person quizzed: “I’m confused. Was that the little boy in the freezer at the beginning?”
“I’m confused, did he get out the freezer off-screen? Or will his mum suddenly remember her kid is still hiding somewhere?” grilled another.
“I talk to Elijah when I’m stressed”
A third added: “I’m so confused about this. Does this woman have schizophrenia or something?”
However all became clear when it was later revealed that Lia’s son had passed away in a “terrible accident” and she still sees him.
Speaking to paramedic Ruby (Maddy Hill), she explained: “I talk to Elijah when I’m stressed. He was my son.
“It was an accident, a terrible, tragic accident. No one’s fault.”
She added: “It was one moment, two years. Bit by bit it has changed everything.
“He’s still with me, everywhere I go.”
“I don’t want to get better. I don’t want Elijah to go.”
Casualty continues next Saturday on BBC One.