EastEnders fans have slammed the show over Max Branning’s exit with some calling it ‘a disgrace.’
Last year Max began an affair with Linda Carter, who felt as if her husband Mick no longer wanted to be with her.
However on New Year’s, when Linda was going to leave Walford with Max, Mick revealed to his wife that he had been sexually abused by childhood carer Katy Lewis when he was 12.
Linda ended things with Max and over the last few weeks, he has been desperately trying to win her back.
This week he attempted to get The Vic back for Linda by blackmailing Sharon’s ex husband Phil to try and sign it over.
However, Mick came into the pub warning Max to keep away from his wife.
But when Max said to the former pub landlord that Linda was only with him out of pity, he hit him and sending him flying over a table.
Later, Linda came to see Max telling him that she didn’t love him and he needed to leave Walford.
EastEnders: Max Branning’s exit scenes
Max’s brother Jack also told him it would be best if he left, so Max picked up his granddaughter Abi and packed their bags.
As Max’s car wouldn’t start, he headed towards the tube station with the toddler.
However when he caught her staring up at Rainie’s flat, he made the decision to leave the little girl with her great-aunt.
Eyy EastEnders you’ve done Max dirty with that exit.
Max then headed to the tube station alone as Julia’s theme played.
However some people were disappointed by Max’s exit plot saying he deserved better.
I agree it was time for max to leave #EastEnders but his exit storyline was a disgrace
— sharon mitchells stunning weave (@sharon_weave) February 19, 2021
Eyyyy #EastEnders you’ve done Max dirty with that exit
— Nikki ♥️ LLL Blog (@love_lippy) February 20, 2021
— Jerry (@JerryUtd_) February 19, 2021
Aww I loved max. Totes got emosh although I think he could of had a more explosive exit. He’ll be back #EastEnders
— Abbey Smith (@Abbeyleighsmith) February 19, 2021
Honestly, Max deserved a better exit storyline but it was at least in character and the acting was superb tonight. #EastEnders
— Laura Lou (@LauJane_) February 19, 2021
Max deserved a better exit than that ?? #eastenders
— sarah 🏹 (@sarwahgordon) February 19, 2021
Of all the exit storylines they could have given Max, they gave him on that centres others and destroys his character. #EastEnders
— Joseph (@josephfelldown) February 19, 2021
Jake Wood pays tribute to Max
Jake payed tribute to his EastEnders character on Twitter, sharing kind messages from fans and a picture of Max.
He wrote: “My last ever appearance on @bbceastenders tonight @bbcone @8pm. Farewell Walford, I’ll miss you.”
— Jake Wood (@mrjakedwood) February 19, 2021
EastEnders airs Mondays at 8.05pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.35pm and Fridays at 8.30pm on BBC One.
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