Linda’s cancer confession Eastenders
LINDA FINALLY TELLS MICK SHE HAS SECRETLY BATTLED CANCER
True, Linda Carter has had a lot on her plate the past few weeks. Mainly it’s been husband Mick’s appeal to other women, such as daughter-in-law Whitney and pub boss Fi Browning. Plus there was son Johnny being shot by traumatised Ted Murray followed by the ambulance crash.
But, still, at some point since her return, Linda really should have found the time to tell Mick that when she was away she wasn’t just looking after her poorly mum… because while she was gone Linda had treatment for cervical cancer.
Woody Woodward knows Linda’s secret, so does Jack Branning. Jack also knows that Linda was given the all-clear at a hospital check-up a couple of weeks ago because he was with her!
And, worryingly for Linda, that’s something else Mick doesn’t know…
Life for Mick and his ‘L’ is feeling more normal than it has for months. At least, Mick thinks it is. ‘But Woody spots that Linda is in pain,’ our Eastenders insider reveals. Is she sick? Worried Woody tells Linda she has to talk to Mick but Linda doesn’t want to, not because she doesn’t love him, but because she loves him so much and she doesn’t want to spoil things. ‘But Linda also admits to Woody that the symptoms she has now are the same as the ones she had when she discovered she had cancer,’ adds our source. What? She’s only just been given the all-clear! But she was warned the cancer could return. So Linda needs to know if it has – but there’s a five-week wait for an appointment. Surely she won’t carry on kidding Mick that everything’s completely fine? No. She finally tells him the truth. ‘Mick clocks that Linda’s not well and she confesses she had cancer and she’s scared it has returned,’ says our source. That bombshell predictably blows Mick’s world apart, but he leaps into action and gets Linda to a doctor. It’s afterwards that Mick is heartbroken and furious, when he finds out that Woody has known all along about Linda’s cancer…
Mick already doesn’t like Woody, now he’s going to hate him. But it’s how he feels about Linda that could be more worrying. Can he forgive her for not confiding in him from the start? We’re not so sure. And, while he’s hurt and vulnerable, will Fi swoop to offer comfort of a sexual nature? Very possibly!
Mick’s sympathy turns to anger when he learns Woody already knew!