The Albert Square stalwart (played by June Brown) was left reeling after finding out that her cat Dave wasn’t a stray, but in fact belonged to Joyce (Maggie Steed) and Ted Murray (Christopher Timothy).
It was the final step for Dot, who decided she needed a break from Walford after a turbulent few months.
Confiding in Robbie Fowler (Dean Gaffney), the matriarch explained: “Well I’m worn out Robbie, what with all that’s gone off in the Square.
“Ian losing his son and his business and Lauren heartbroken. There’s just me with my fractured femur, Sonia with that man and Rebecca with all those troubles.
“I just want to get away,” she confessed.
However, as she reeled off a list of instructions on how to look after Dave when she took a trip to the seaside, viewers couldn’t help but fume about her leaving the cat so quickly when she had battled to keep him.
One wrote: “So Dot refuses to give Lucky/Dave back to his real owners, then abandons him and buggers off on an extensive holiday. WTF Dot?”
A second posted on Twitter: “So Dot fought for Dave only to leave him anyway?!! Like a kid with a toy.”
A third added: “Poor Dave. My man is stuck with Robbie now. Dot is evil still.”
It was a dramatic instalment all over, with Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) leaving his wife Linda (Kellie Bright) after learning she thought she cancer, but kept it a secret.
Published at Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:41:00 +0000