Last Friday’s episode of EastEnders saw Dot Branning (June Brown) facing up to the revelation that her son Nick (John Altman) was still alive.
In the closing seconds, Nick was seen looming out of the darkness, offering up one of his classic “’ello Ma” greetings before offering up a light for her cigarette and wishing her a happy Halloween.
Now, in scenes to be shown tonight (BBC1, 8pm), Nick will explain why he faked his own death and – as further truths come out – Dot is left reeling.
But can Dot forgive Nick and the likes of Charlie and Yvonne for lying to her?
Speaking recently about his return to the soap, actor John Altman said: “There is some gritty stuff coming up. It’s going to be a bit of a grim winter and he will sink to an all-time low.”
You can see a clip from tonight’s episode below: