I kissed Whitney!
Linda returns to The Vic, where Mick makes a shocking confession to her
Linda never thought Mick would stray – it’s not in his
There’s trouble at The
Vic this week, and we’re not talking about Fi Browning trying to flog artisan beer. Linda’s finally back with the faarmly after staying with her mum Elaine for what feels like three years, and with her and Whitney living under the same roof, Mick is feeling the strain. Finally, he cracks and tells his precious ‘L’ exactly what he got up to while she was away.
Mick’s on tenterhooks from the minute his missus arrives home. He toys with the idea of coming clean straight away, but keeps schtum as Linda busies herself getting things back on track.
The pressure starts to build, though, when Linda urges Mick to support Whitney’s engagement to Woody – which is the last thing he wants to do. Picking up on her husband’s cagey behaviour, she asks Johnny what’s going on. Linda then has a run-in with Shirley, who reveals just how much her son has struggled without her. Feeling bad that he’s suffered in silence, Linda tells Mick that, from now on, there must be no more secrets, and he then decides to bite the bullet and fess up. What follows is a dramatic three-hander episode with Linda, Mick and Whitney, in which the Carters’ relationship – once the most solid in the Square – is hanging by a thread.
‘Mick doesn’t mention Whitney’s name at first – he just says that he kissed another woman,’ reveals our Eastenders mole.
‘Linda is devastated. She knows that things have been difficult lately, but she never thought Mick would stray. It’s not in his nature.’
Accusations aren’t the only things being hurled, and Linda’s anger steps up a gear when she realises that Whitney is the other woman. Adds our mole: ‘Whitney then gets caught up in the furore. As tensions escalate, Mick hits back and gives Linda some home truths.’
The family soon realise that all’s not well between the couple, and Linda is faced with a barrage of questions. As she struggles to hold it together, Mick meets up with Jack and offloads over a beer. Can Jack convince his friend to fight for his marriage?
Showdown: How will Linda react when Mick tells all?
Eavesdrop: Whitney listens in on Linda and
Man talk: Mick confides in Jack