As Ronnie and Roxy Mitchell had an emotional heart-to-heart ahead of their upcoming exits, the end credits were different to usual.
Instead of featuring a famous Duff Duff and the EastEnders theme tune, Ronnie and Roxy remained on screen.
Also a sweet message played, with the names of all the cast and crew from this year rolling.
It read: “EastEnders was brought to you in 2016 by…”
EastEnders: Viewers have been left confused after the soap appeared to air its last episode of 2016 [BBC]
What followed was a huge list of names, with Ronnie and Roxy still in shot.
The theme was replaced by Florence + The Machine’s cover of You’ve Got The Love.
Viewers were baffled by the new credits, with many left believing the soap wouldn’t air again until the new year.
There are still some episodes to go though, with the soap returning on Thursday 29th December.
Following this, there will be an episode on the 30th and this is the final episode of 2016.
With no episode airing on New Year’s Eve, there will be an hour-long episode on January 1st 2017 to bring in the new year.
EastEnders: Tonight’s episode aired with a message crediting the cast and crew of 2016 [BBC]
EastEnders: Viewers were confused by the unusual credits at the end of the episode [BBC]
But thanks to the huge credits, many fans wrongly thought there wouldn’t be another episode until then.
Taking to Twitter, confused fans questioned whether there was a meaning behind the message on the screen.
One viewer asked: “So is that it for 2016 then?”
Another questioned: “Wait… was that the last episode of 2016?”
EastEnders: Ronnie and Roxy Mitchell had an emotional heart-to-heart [BBC]
One fan said: “#EastEnders why is it ending like this it’s not even the last one of 2016 yet.”
Another a greed: “That’s odd. Normally they do those credits in the last episode of 2016, weird ending. #EastEnders.”
Other confused fans admitted: “Had to check Eastenders was actually on on Thursday then.. #EastEnders.”
Meanwhile, a viewer asked: “‘EastEnders was brought to you in 2016 by’ is there no #EastEnders until next year??”
EastEnders: Roxy Mitchell was shocked when a character predicted she would die [BBC]
Tonight’s episode saw Roxy Mitchell’s death predicted ahead of her big exit from the soap – does this mean she will be killed off?
It’s been reported Roxy and sister Ronnie will die in upcoming scenes, and tonight a creepy scene appeared to hint this was the case.