Early on in the episode, the Mitchell family were seen discussing the fact Grant couldn’t make it to the funeral, and while this is technically true, he was in the episode:
As Peggy’s family and friends gathered by her graveside, the camera cut to Grant stood on the other side of the churchyard, clutching a red rose and fighting back tears.
Despite Pam Coker’s best episodes, the funeral didn’t exactly go to plan, and viewers saw Phil storm out of the church, unable to complete his eulogy.
This scene came after Sam was seen leaving the building when it all got too much, meaning that none of Peggy’s kids were present as she was lowered into her grave.
Nevertheless, it all turned out as well as it could in the end, and after finding out a family secret from Sharon, Phil delivered a speech that would have made his mum proud, back at the Queen Vic.
Ross is set to make another (proper) return to ‘EastEnders’, and will be back as a regular cast member later this year.