Linda Carter will face a new setback as the troublesome Shelley returns to the BBC soap. In coming scenes that will air next week, Linda is seen making progress with her alcohol addiction with her support group, but Shirley and Tina will remain concerned when she tries to get Ollie from school.
At school, Linda apologizes to Shelley for their previous run-in. Still, she's left humiliated when Shelley takes her to work on her addiction Isaac then diffuses the scenario by telling Linda to help out at school. Earlier, Linda becomes unnerved when Shelley comes to The Vic and asks Isaac about Linda's drinking problem.
But this time, it's Shelley who ends up humiliated–when Linda stands up for herself in front of everyone. As Isaac compliments, Mick shares his pride in his wife. Will she be able to shake off the disappointment and begin to recover from addiction? This comes after a significant setback for Linda, in which she learned that Mick still doubted her.