Viewers of EastEnders were stunned as Lacey Turner made a shock return to see Martin end his marriage to Stacey.
In tonight's episode of the BBC soap (October 28 2019) Martin went to meet his wife, who hasn't been seen on screen since August.
However, it was far from a happy reunion.
Stacey began questioning her husband over the cuts and bruises on his face, but he didn't want to say anything to his wife.
Things soon got worse between the couple when Martin told Stacey he wanted to end their marriage.
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At first Stacey knew there was a reason Martin was behaving strangely, but the stall owner went to desperate lengths to protect Stacey.
In order to get Stacey to believe he really wanted their marriage to end, he told her he had slept with his ex-wife Sonia and wanted to be with her leaving Stacey heartbroken.
Fans were stunned by Martin's lies, and hit out at the soap for such a ridiculous plot saying Martin should have just told Stacey the truth.
Others suggested Stacey would never stay away from her family, even if she believed her marriage was over.
Martin is such a wimp, it’s Stacey’s fault they are in this mess, he should have just told her about Ben, stupid storyline yet again #EastEnders
— Irish Colleen (@irish_Carole) October 28, 2019
@bbceastenders what a load of crap this Ben, Martin and Stacey storyline is. Waste of half an hour of my day. No wonder theres people saying cancel it. Watched it for so long it's getting worse. #worldsworstsoap #EastEnders @BBC
— Beth Louise Squires (@Beth251993) October 28, 2019
Martin is infuriating!! Argh!! 😠 Why doesn’t he just tell Stacey the truth!! What an idiot!! #EastEnders
— Nicole ‘Gloss’ Reece (@Gloss80Official) October 28, 2019
#EastEnders As if Stacey would believe that, and not go and confront Sonia! Or ask one of her relatives 😂
— karen T (@magentawillow) October 28, 2019
If Martin is "breaking up" with Stacey, doesn't that give her zero reasons to not go back home to see Jean etc? #EastEnders
— EastEnders Weekly Podcast (@eastendersweek) October 28, 2019
So, despite the fact that she doesn’t have a proper place to live, her mum is ill, and one of her children is still on the square, Stacey is going to stay away from Walford because her husband is pretending to be back with his ex? For months? #EastEnders
— Ally Ives (@AIves36) October 28, 2019
— RobynT (@RobynKTovey) October 28, 2019
Fans of the show know Stacey left Walford with husband Martin and two of her three children Lily and Hope because she was the one who attacked Phil Mitchell.
Phil's son Ben, who also wanted him out of the picture, came into the Arches after the attack and said he would cover, so he could blame the attack on Arches' mechanic Keanu.
But when Phil survived and Keanu's name was cleared, Ben had no reason to cover for the couple anymore.
Martin returned a couple of weeks ago to support his daughter Bex, who attempted to take her own life.
But when Ben saw him, he told Martin he now worked for him.
His latest threat was aimed at Stacey and the kids and said if he saw Stacey back in Walford, he would throw her and the Slater kids off the bridge.
In real-life actress Lacey went on maternity leave.
EastEnders airs Monday and Friday at 8pm and Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.
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