ALBERT Square icon Dot Branning passed away off-screen and will get the send-off she deserves this week.
إيست إندرس bosses agreed to celebrate the late ألاردايس المرتبط بعودة الصدمة في بيرنلي لديه مشجعون في حالة من الانهيار by airing funeral scenes. But there’s more drama ahead.
1. Dot’s funeral takes place
Dot moved away from the Square in emotional scenes aired in 2020 and hadn’t been seen ever since.
To make matters worse, she has failed to write Dot’s eulogy.
Lauren Branning (Jacqueline Jossa) makes her return, joining Ricky, Jack and Sonia as they reminisce about Dot – and the latter admits she has writer’s block.
In an attempt to get inspiration, Sonia uses Dot’s spare key to the launderette to let herself in and her former husband Martin (جيمس باي) finds her there.
He comforts an inconsolable Sonia over the unwritten eulogy and says she should speak from her heart.
في مشاهد لاحقة, Dot Branning’s funeral begins and Albert Square residents line the streets to say goodbye.
الأكثر قراءة في الصابون
Sonia and the rest of Dot’s family are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love for the late matriarch as she leaves the Square for the last time.
2. Colin and Barry are reunited
Jacqueline Jossa won’t be the only familiar face to reprise her role this week.
A number of soap icons will be back to pay tribute to their close pal, on and off-screen.
Such is the case of Colin Russell portrayed by Lord Michael Cashman.
Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean) is surprised but delighted to see that Colin has rocked up the Square as the mourners make their way to the funeral.
Dot’s coffin later arrives in front of The Vic, with Colin and Sharon strolling behind it.
Mourners head to the pub for the wake where Colin opens up on his life to Sharon and tells her what he has been up to.
Unbeknownst to them, Felix Baker gives directions to a man driving a flash car around the Square to Dot’s wake.
Colin leaves the Vic on Kathy Beale’s (Gillian Taylforth) who points out the man behind the wheel of the car.
She’s stunned to see Colin’s former boyfriend, Barry Clark (Gary Hailes).
How will the reunion go?
3. Sonia panics
Outside the church, Sonia bumps into Reiss Colwell, who reveals he was Dot’s great nephew.
Both men bring Dot’s wake to the house, cutting Sonia and Reiss’ conversation short.
ومع ذلك, after an emotional day, Sonia finds herself alone with Reiss and they share a moment.
Sonia isn’t quite out of the woods as it’s revealed in later scenes of the London-based drama.
The reading of Dot’s will weighs heavily on her conscience, leading to Sonia asking Reiss to stay with her in Walford.
4. Dot’s will is read
This prompts Sonia to ask Reiss to stay in Walford with her.
Dotty has been looking forward to sell Dot’s house in the hopes of getting enough money to travel around the world.
لاحقا, Dot’s solicitor Kenneth Foskett arrives and divulges Dot’s last wishes to Sonia, جاك, Dotty and Reiss.
Tension is brimming as they all listen to what Kenneth has to announce – and one of them soon explodes when they realise they can’t get what they want.
Could there be another family feud?
5. Lauren and Linda clash
Both women spot one another at The Vic and Linda’s heart is in her mouth at the sight of Lauren.
The latter isn’t one to forgive and forget and immediately lashes out against Linda for breaking her father’s heart.
But Lauren may be surprised to find out there’s something she doesn’t know.
6. Janine spirals
After Linda’s showdown with Lauren, Janine pressures Mick into telling her about their wedding plans.
ومع ذلك, the Vic landlord refuses to go her way and decides it can wait until after Dot’s funeral.
Fuming, Janine plays it cool by bluntly asking Kathy to cater for the event… right under Linda’s nose.
When Mick decides to tell Linda about his wedding with Janine, the latter reassures him by informing she already knew.
Linda also tells Mick his happiness makes her happy in return.
But Janine goes a step further in her plan and suggests Mick should buy Linda out of the pub to fully get rid of her.
Mick refuses again, arguing this could send Linda into a downward spiral – and he’s quick to offer up a solution.
Will it make Janine happy?
7. Kat gets furious
The owner of Kat’s Cabs doesn’t seem happy in her romance with Phil Mitchell.
This is later confirmed when the tough man played by Steve McFadden refuses to pick up her calls.
Alfie is curious and asks her if she’s really sure about her decision to marry Phil – prompting Kat to make a shocking confession.
In later scenes at No.25, Sharon and Kat start rowing but soon begin to bond over the challenges of being Phil’s other half.
Kat reassures Sharon and tells her she’ll find love again.
The Walford royalty, ومع ذلك, refuses and asserts she doesn’t need a man to be happy.
Could someone change her mind?