EastEnders: Samantha Womack makes her final appearance as Ronnie Mitchell

Emotional scenes saw Jack break down in tears

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EastEnders has screened a surprise appearance from Ronnie Mitchell in Thursday’s episode of the BBC1 soap.

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But don’t go thinking that she’s had a miraculous resurrection in the style of Kathy Beale – no, Ronnie made her comeback as a corpse as Jack went to see the body of his late wife at the chapel of rest.

Viewers had thought that the last they’d see of Ronnie was in a video message she made for Jack prior to her demise. But Samantha Womack was on hand to play dead in an emotional scene that saw Jack break down and place a photo of the family in her coffin.

The sight of Ronnie’s dead body must surely place a full stop on the character, with their now being no chance of her ever making a ‘back-from-the-dead’ return.

But with Roxy’s corpse having been conspicuously absent from the funeral parlour, perhaps one Mitchell sister could one day – for want of a better word – resurface?

You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of EastEnders below.

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