During an incident in the kitchen, Jean Slater (Gillian Wright) broke a dish and wanted to be the one to tidy the mess away. It was when she put the broken remains of the plate in the bucket was a note from Whitney explaining she's runaway from Walford.
With the note being in the bin, it was obvious Whitney had thought of running away but decided against it by putting the letter in the bucket.
Jean told of the contents of Whitney's note explaining of her vanishing leaving her family to wonder where she had runaway to.
It's never that simple in Walford as the viewing audience discovered at the closing moments of tonight's episode.
EastEnders continues on BBC One.