EastEnders fans have accused the soap of recycling Bex’s adoption storyline.
Last week Denise was devastated to learn her son Raymond, who she gave up for adoption, had been involved in a car crash. Sadly Raymond’s adoptive parents and sibling had been killed, leaving the toddler orphaned.
Denise has secretly been visiting Raymond in hospital and met the little boy’s grandmother.
But fans have accused the soap of reusing a similar storyline, which happened in 2005.
Back in 2002, Bex Fowler, who was known as Chloe then, was given up for adoption. She was adopted by Neil and Sue Miller, who changed her name to Rebecca.
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But in 2005, Neil and Sue died in a car crash and Rebecca went to live with Sue’s mother Margaret. Sonia and Martin then pretended to be friends of Neil and Sue.
Anyone else getting deja-vu with @bbceastenders? First Bex’s adoptive parents die and she ends up back with Sonia and Martin, now I sense Denise will have a battle with Ellie for Raymond! #DejaVu #EastEnders
— Laura Williams (@MissLaura1979) September 28, 2020
I see #EastEnders is reusing an old plot with Denise & her adopted son, Raymond. Bex’s adoptive parents were killed in a car crash too.
— GreenyT (@greenytracy) September 26, 2020
#EastEnders Conveniently killed off Raymond's adopted family so that Denise can have him back – same way they did with Chloe/Bex
— Judith Wiseman (@JudithW59) September 25, 2020
Margaret decided to make Sonia and Martin legal guardians of Bex incase anything should happen to her. But was unaware that the couple had split due to Sonia’s adultery.
I see EastEnders is reusing an old plot with Denise and her adopted son, Raymond.
When Margaret found out the truth she was furious. However she died not long later after and Pauline and Martin took in Bex.
EastEnders: Recycled storylines
But this isn’t the first time viewers have accused the soap of recycling storylines.
Last year, a trailer aired which showed Phil Mitchell had been attacked. At the time of the trailer airing, no one knew who the culprit was and compared it to the 2001 whodunit storyline ‘Who shot Phil?’
But when the episode aired, it was revealed that Stacey Fowler was the one who attacked Phil.
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Next week Phil goes to see Raymond again in hospital and immediately feels a bond with the little boy as he strikes up a conversation with Ellie.
But he lies to her about who he is and why he’s visiting. Will Ellie find out who Phil and Denise are?
EastEnders airs Mondays at 8.05pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.35pm and Fridays at 8.30pm on BBC One.
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