She wanted to leave, but from what she's said since they had promised they wouldn't kill her off. But then Bryan Kirkwood decided what he decided and they killed her off instead. It was like Martine McCutcheon all over again. But really it ranks with killing Ronnie, Roxy and Abi as one of the most stupid decisions the show has ever made. They treated Pat's exit terribly too, so I don't know why they didn't just have her coming and going as and when was needed. I would have loved to see her reunited with Janine again. I'm loving the scenes between Stacey and Kheerat, they make me all giddy. The chemistry between the two of them is so good. And this Linda development is frustrating, but it's typical soap I guess. I'm just not looking forward to this potentially being stretched out for the next six months.