I was also, equally shamefully, full of squee over last night's end credits, which comprised the theme tune and aerial photograph constructed out of fan-submitted videos of themselves singing the theme song. :D
And also the random influx of old characters: Carol, Sonia, Billy (I think it's even the same actor).
And enjoying the Phil/Shirley 'ship more than I should be.
Come to think of it, I haven't been this excited about EastEnders since the Kat/Alfie wedding crasher episode, which I actually taped because I was working and couldn't bear to wait two more days to see it in the omnibus. Though perhaps worse is that I kept the tape for some months afterwards because it was JUST. SO. GOOD.
Look at it this way: at least my favourite soap is highly unlikely to get cancelled, which is more than can be said for any of the so-called 'intelligent' shows I normally watch. Which is alas probably its only saving grace. It was my rebound show when Farscape ended and I've stuck with it ever since...
Anyway. I shall go and hide in a cupboard to hang my head in shame. T'ra.