EastEnders stalwart Stacey (played by Lacey Turner) finally unveiled her plan to get her own back on Martin (James Bye) following their split earlier this month.
The BBC soap aired explosive scenes when it was revealed that Stacey had cheated on Martin with her old flame Max Branning (Jake Wood), but things have been strained between the once-loving couple ever since.
Tonight, viewers were convinced that the soap’s writers had made an unforgivable flaw as Martin hadn’t actually done anything wrong.
Martin was upset when Stacey had appeared at Dot Branning’s (June Brown) house with the police, claiming that he was trying to keep their children Arthur and Hope away from her.
What actually happened, was that the busy father had lost track of time, and had simply forgotten to drop the children back off with their mother at the agreed time.
“What did I do to you that was so bad?” He asked an angry Stacey.
Unaware that Hayley (Katie Jarvis) had actually manipulated him into keeping the kids longer, he said to the newcomer: “She must really hate me.”
Eventually, it was revealed that Stacey actually knew exactly what was going on, having acted in cahoots with the brunette, which left viewers angry.
“Still annoys me how Stacey’s acting like she has done nothing wrong when she’s the one who slept with Max and treated Martin like dirt after everything he’s done for her during her bipolar episode #EastEnders,” one person wrote.
Another said: ”After everything Martin did for Stacey and she’s doing this, when he stuck by her during her psychosis etc, ugh I hate her!!! #Eastenders.”
“Stacey caused this! Cheated on Martin and now treating him like crap! So out of order #EastEnders,” a third user commented.
While a fourth raged: ”So it’s a plot to get full custody of the kids? Stacey, you’re low mate.
“Martin’s actually a decent bloke and all you’ve done is mug him right off!! #EastEnders.”
“I hope Martin comes out on top of this cos he’s a nice guy & Stacey’s the one that’s done wrong plus now she’s playing dirty #EastEnders,” another fan added.