is imminently returning to EastEnders
The iconic character will waltz back into Walford later this month, with Kim Medcalf reprising the role, taking over from actress Danniella Westbrook.
Kim had previously played Sam between 2002 and 2005.
Sam’s return will no doubt prompt a lot of questions within the show’s own universe, given that she hasn’t been seen in almost six years.
But for us in the real world, it’s been a long time coming, and it’s safe to say that expectations are high!
There are only a few weeks to go, and Metro.co.uk is just as excited as the fans, as we contemplate all the storyline possibilities that her return could offer.
So, we’ve decided to take a look at all the things we need to see when the legend herself sets foot back in Albert Square.
Care to join us?
A strong return story
A major return such as Sam’s needs to be pitched just right, otherwise it could run the risk of falling apart before it’s even begun.
We all love a bit of nostalgia, but that alone is simply not enough to warrant any comeback, let alone a monumental one. A strong and believable narrative needs to be at the core, so that the returning character – in this case, Sam – has more to offer to the show’s future than just exist as a reminder of how incredible it once was in the past.