Rocky Cotton (played by Brian Conley) started the year in hospital after suffering a heart attack and was forced to miss the recent charity boxing match due to poor health. His fellow EastEnders believe Rocky to be relatively fit and healthy, but could he be hiding a tragic secret as he vows to regain the trust of Sonia Fowler (Natalie Cassidy) and Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth)?
In recent BBC soap opera scenes, Rocky decided to leave the Queen Vic to give the Carters some much-needed space to grieve.
He made this decision when he had no way to stay or any form of income.
The cheeky chappy turned to Harvey Monroe (Ross Boatman) who was initially hesitant to let him stay.
However, after some persuasion, the taxi driver agreed to let Rocky move in.
The reformed con man explained that he planned to pay his share by taking a job with the funeral director.
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But, on Tuesday’s EastEnders, it became clear he wasn’t cut out for the role.
During an interview with Rainie Highway (Tanya Franks), Rocky ran out of the premises vomiting.
He said, “I’ll be fine in a minute, it’s just the smell of chemicals.”
“I thought you said you had worked at a funeral home before,” Rainie questioned.
“I’m fine, I’ve never seen a real [body before],” he has answered.
“The world is bigger than Walford and I hope you don’t stay here thinking you can fix things between us, you’re nothing to me,” Kathy brushed off.
“You don’t mean that I know you don’t know that,” remarked the reformed crook.
“Whatever feelings I had for you Rocky, they died like the bodies in there,” the business owner replied.
Rocky shouted, “I love you Kathy Beale and that will never change.”
The impostor is determined to make things right with Kathy and Sonia after pretending to be the latter’s father.
However, could his insistence on staying at Walford be released for his health?
Rocky owes the two Walford ladies money and can be determined to pay it back quickly because he knows his time is running out.
The cheeky chappy recovered from a near-fatal heart attack and may have received some devastating news from his doctor during a follow-up appointment.
If he chose to keep such tragic news quiet, will Rocky have a chance to redeem himself before it’s too late?
EastEnders airs on BBC One Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm.