EastEnders fans are convinced they there will be a another explosive return to Albert Square after Johnny Carter’s debut on Friday evening.
Played by Charlie Suff, Johnny made his dramatic debut as he returned to reunite with his mum Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) who is continuing to cause concern with her drinking.
Yet with Johnny’s comeback, some viewers are convinced another huge character could also be making a comeback.
Explaining their theories, fans predicted Max Branning will return, three years after he exited the soap.
EastEnders fans predict a second explosive comeback after Johnny Carter made his return debut during Friday’s episode
Played by Charlie Suff, Johnny made his dramatic debut as he returned to reunite with his mum Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) who is continuing to cause concern with her drinking
Yet with Johnny’s comeback, some viewers are convinced another Max Branning (Jake Wood) could also be making a comeback after he left the square in 2021
The pair had a fall out while they were away, and while it isn’t clear if Lauren is still speaking to Max, he is also the father to Linda’s daughter Annie (Savannah Keir), and with Lauren concerned for her little sister, viewers are now hoping Max will return.
Taking to Twitter, fans shared their theories as one wrote: ‘Linda about to f**k up and make Max come back for Annie. #EastEnders’.
A second suggested: ‘Lauren is gonna tell Max about Annie’ and a third predicted: ‘On top of everything else, the worse thing to happen is that Max could appear and try to take Annie’.
Another added: ‘Yeah and there is potential to bring Rainie back as well if Max returns with Abi JR (who is also Cindy’s grandchild) and could fight Max for custody as she was Stephen’s mum’.
Meanwhile Johnny has made comeback after five-years to discover his mother Linda is a in the depths of alcoholism as she struggles to cope with the guilt of brutally murdering Keanu Taylor on Christmas Day.
Solicitor Johnny looks suave in a suit and tie as he surprises his mother (Kellie Bright) with a visit, before putting her to bed in a bid to sleep off her drunken stupor.
He is also set for even more heartache as he will no doubt deal with the mystery of his missing father Mick (Danny Dyer) not to mention the fact Linda’s rapist – and his uncle – Dean Wicks (Matt Di Angelo) is also back in Walford.
Johnny was last spotted in Walford was in January 2018, when he departed Walford for a new legal career in Manchester.
Explaining their theories, fans predicted Max Branning will return, three years after he exited the soap
With Lauren Branning in the soap, fans predict she could be in contact with her father Max and he may come and take his daughter Annie (pictured)
Lauren is also back in Albert Square, hinting that Max too may return after the two met up in New Zealand
Johnny has made his comeback after five-years to discover his mother Linda a in the depths of alcoholism as she struggles to cope with the guilt of brutally murdering Keanu Taylor on Christmas Day
During the latest episode, Linda told Elaine that she was giving up drinking, however later Lauren caught her with a bag of hidden booze.
Concerned, Lauren was quick to offer to look after her little sister Annie and whisked her away before Linda had time to agree.
However, things went from bad to worse when Kathy Beale arrived and got into a furious row with Linda.
Linda ended up slapping Kathy in the pub as Lauren and Annie watched on and despite their efforts to get Linda to sober up she instead fled to The Albert.
Felix then tried to help Linda but she then threw up and staggered out into Walford, where she found herself disorientated on the floor outside the bar, where she was rescued by a horrified Johnny.