EastEnders took a strange twist on Friday night when a former Albert Square resident made a shock return from the dead.
On Thursday evening, Robbie Jackson found the remains of Dot Branning’s cat Dave in a wheelie bin.
But yesterday evening Dave miraculously came back to life and even managed to track down Dot at the hospital where she was recovering after suffering a fall.
Robbie and his sister Sonia Fowler had just told a devastated Dot that her beloved cat had passed away.
But a nurse then appeared to tell Dot her furry friend was actually in the building, and alive and well.
She said: “Mrs Branning, security have got a black cat downstair with your address on its tag.
“I’ve never known anything like this to happen before, but one of the other nurses said it happened to her once, a cat or a dog misses its owner so much it finds them.”
Dot was shown a picture of the cat, to which she exclaimed: “It might be him. Oh Jesus, oh Jesus let it be him!”
However, all may not be as it seems for poor Dot - new characters Joyce and Ted Murray think Dave is actually their missing cat Lucky.
Joyce said whilst nursing a drink in the Queen Vic: “They were telling me at the bar that Dot Cotton has had our Lucky,” to which her husband corrected her: “Branning, not Cotton.”
Joyce hit back: “I don’t care what she’s called, she’s a cat thief!”
The surprise twist left many viewers baffled with some taking to social media to tell of their disbelief.
One person tweeted: “Oh Jesus this Dave and Dot storyline is getting absurd. Follows her to the hospital. It’ll be travelling in the TARDIS next.”