EastEnders spoilers: Old faces Mary and Lofty return to the Square!

EastEnders Mary Smith in The Vic
(Image credit: BBC / Kieron McCarron)

Mary and Lofty return for Dr Legg's funeral, Masood's nieces Iqra and Habiba make an entrance, Sharon tries to find out about Keanu.

Dot has been up all night and isn’t up to attending Doctor Legg’s funeral. Her anguish deepens when she suspects that the Walford locals are not paying enough respect to his memory.

When Rainie turns up at Dot’s to offer her help, Sonia’s not impressed to see her. At the chapel, Sonia steps in for an absent Dot and reads the eulogy for Doctor Legg. The wake at The Vic is well attended. Dot is able to pop in and is pleased to see so many people there, including two former Albert Square residents Lofty Holloway and Mary Smith!

The three former neighbours reminisce about Doctor Legg as everyone prepares to bid him a final farewell.

EastEnders Masood Ahmed Habiba Ahmed and Iqra Ahmed

Masood sees his nieces Habiba and Iqra get off the tube

Masood’s nieces Iqra and Habiba make a big entrance to Albert Square when they cause a commotion at the tube station! The pair have arrived after hearing about Masood’s planned departure to Australia, as they want to get their hands on Walford East. Masood is surprised to see the girls and they quickly cover, insisting they will look after the restaurant while he’s away.

But is there something they’re hiding? Masood is suspicious the pair are up to no good. He’s concerned when they dismiss the agency staff, telling them they’re not needed. Can Habiba and Iqra set his mind at rest before he leaves for the wedding?

Karen is pressuring Sharon to find out what’s going on with Keanu in Spain. When Sharon fails to get anything out of Phil she makes a mysterious phone call. Who has she called for help? There’s a shock in store for Sharon later in the day when an old face turns up on the doorstep. It’s Lofty!

EastEnders continues on BBC1 on Thursday 21 February at 7.30 pm

Rachel Lucas
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