A very familiar EastEnders face is about to pay a visit to Walford after over a decade since he last popped by and Dot Branning is thrilled to see Dr Legg again – until he drops some heartbreaking news on her that changes everything.
Dot returns from Ireland in upcoming episodes and she is clearly out of sorts, much to the concern of Sonia Fowler and Jack Branning. When Dot admits that she has some serious health worries, they insist that she gets herself checked out.
Dot is given a clean bill of health by doctors but she isnt convinced and wants another opinion. She then realises that she wont rest until she gets it confirmed by the one GP she would trust with her life.
She heads to visit Dr Legg, who greets her warmly with a hug. And when he takes her blood pressure and tells her that she has nothing to worry about, she can finally relax. While she is with Dr Legg, she encourages him to come to Walford to catch up with everyone.
Sonia Fowler has planned a birthday party for Robbie Jackson and so Dot invites the beloved doctor to join her as a guest there. Those who remember Dr Legg are thrilled to see him and he is enjoying being in familiar surroundings with friendly faces.
As they watch the party unfold, Dot and Dr Legg enjoy reminiscing about the old days but soon the fond smile is wiped from Dots face when Dr Legg admits that he has some shattering news for her. As he drops his bombshell, Dot is left reeling.
Is he about to reveal to her that he doesnt have long to live? Viewers have been speculating since show boss John Yorke revealed an emotional storyline for Dr Leggs return stint that it would be for a tearful exit storyline.
Having watched so many loved ones depart the world, is Dot about to lose another friend?
EastEnders airs these scenes on Friday 19th October at 8pm on BBC One.