EastEnders: Why is everyone talking about Dot Branning and #3dot?

Dot's from the Endz

On last night’s EastEnders, Dot Branning (played by 88-year-old June Brown) caught a body (her son’s) and was picked up by the feds. It happens to us all.


Twitter and Instagram users rallied behind her with the hashtag #3dot (free Dot). Fans noticed this was similar to the three dots tattoo sported by gangsters and other campaigns for imprisoned rappers. And thus, the meme of the week was born: Dot Cotton as an OG from the Endz. 

There’s Dot spittin rhymes…


A photo posted by ChantelleMcginnigle (@chantellemcginniglex) on Feb 19, 2015 at 3:55pm PST


A photo posted by Bobby Beale (@manlikebobby) on Feb 20, 2015 at 3:53am PST

…lethal weapons…


….and eyebrows.

(Context? Context.)


A photo posted by Billyray (@billyray_75) on Feb 20, 2015 at 4:31am PST


A photo posted by @3dotb on Feb 20, 2015 at 2:40am PST

Don’t worry. Dot’s going to beat the rap.

EastEnders at 30 concludes tonight at 8pm on BBC1

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