EastEnders Spoilers: Sharon Rickman’s addiction to painkillers reemerges after her son Dennis runs away! (VIDEO)

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Fans of EastEnders will know that Sharon Rickman (Letitia Dean) hasn’t had a great time of it of late, and has of course broken up with Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) after he ditched her at the altar…

And things are made a hundred times worse when her son Dennis rebels against being made to move out of Jack’s place and into Phil Mitchell’s (Steve McFadden). The poor little boy is furious with his mum over her split from Jack, and of course, he’s too young to understand it wasn’t his mum’s fault at all.

However, things come to a head for Dennis when, after he spots Jack in the café and runs over to him, throwing his arms around him – Dennis of course calls Jack ‘dad’ – only to have Sharon yell at him to follow her and leave…

The little boy yells back, and Sharon tries unsuccessfully to hide her humiliation as Jack gently tells Dennis to go with his mother and do what she says…

But unbeknownst to Sharon, when they get back to Phil’s, Dennis packs some belongings in his rucksack and quickly hides it when she comes in to check on him.

In the episode that airs on Tuesday 16, Dennis pleads with Sharon to let him see Jack, but she refuses. Then later, when Jack visits Phil’s to check on Dennis, Sharon send him packing, telling him he gave up the right to care about Dennis when he dumped her!

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Later, when she calls Dennis downstairs to eat lunch, she soon discovers he’s runaway, and in a panic, she starts searching for the little boy…

However, at the gym, Jack finds Dennis hiding out, and after texting Sharon to let her know Dennis is safe, he sits down to talk to the upset child before taking him back to Phil’s. While he’s there, he leaves a note for Sharon telling her that he’s going away for a while and offering her the use of his flat while he’s gone.

But Sharon doesn’t notice the letter right away, but when she does read it, she rushes over to Jack’s but he’s already pulling away in his car and fails to see her.

On Thursday 18, Sharon moves her stuff back in to Jack’s, hoping for some normality again, and later on, feeling the need for a chat, she calls in on Tanya (Jo Joyner), however, Tanya’s out…

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But at the house, Sharon cuts her finger and goes in search of a plaster, but instead, she finds a bottle of Tanya’s painkillers, and, after a few moments of deliberation, she takes one and puts the full pack into her pocket…

Is Sharon’s addiction back? Find out next week, but for now, here’s a look at the next visit to Walford…

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.