Just how far will Linda go to catch Stuart out?
LINDA’S BEEN PLAYING the long game with Stuart in a bid to get Mick out of jail. She’s convinced him her marriage is over, she’s allowing him to stay at The Vic and this week she even lets him play Santa in the Christmas grotto – all in the hope that he’ll eventually let his guard down and admit he shot himself and framed her beloved hubby.
But Linda’s Oscar-worthy performance has come at a price. Mick genuinely believes that his missus has left him, and Shirley realises that he’s at rock bottom when he refuses a visit from her and Tina. Worried about her son’s wellbeing, she gives Linda an ultimatum – either she gets a confession by the end of the week, or they do things her way.
An upset Linda ups the ante, but when she and Stuart share a kiss, she bolts from the room, disgusted by her actions. Fearing she’s blown things, she quickly backtracks and later on, after closing time, she explains how guilty she felt about the kiss and then offers Stuart a nightcap. What lengths will she go to save Mick’s skin?
PLUS Kat and Alfie kiss and make up, Hayley finally decides on a name for her baby girl, Tiffany involves Lily in her dodgy drug dealing, Jean beats Kim and Honey to get the Christmas choir solo, and Louise asks Keanu for more driving lessons.
LINDA HOPES STUART WILL LET HIS GUARD DOWN AND CONFESS
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