Mick Carter, a resident of EASTENDERS, was determined to help his wife, Linda, get out of the drinking after she nearly lost her life in a boat party accident last month. However, coming scenes suggest that Linda is going to relapse-is she going one step too far, leaving herself in fatal danger? EastEnders fan-favorite couple Mick Carter (played by Danny Dyer) and Linda (Kellie Bright) seem to have gotten their marriage back on track after Linda vowed to stay away from alcohol for good. This week, Linda and Mick will be preparing for the funeral of their best pal Sharon Mitchell’s (Letitia Dean) son Dennis (Bleu Landau), but as the emotions run high, will Linda hit the bottle again and leave Mick distraught?
BBC viewers have seen Linda gradually spiral down the route of alcoholism in recent months, putting a massive strain on her marriage. She struggled to continue as usual after her young son, Ollie (Harry Farr), was diagnosed with autism and increasingly hit the bottle to cope with it. However, her habit soon spiraled out of control, and she ended up almost losing her life over the festive period after a particularly drunken evening. The beloved resident ended up in a hospital bed over Christmas, but it wasn’t enough to stop her from keeping the alcohol for good. Mick, desperate to save his wife’s life in order, tried several methods to get her back on form. He encouraged her to do dry January with him, which she agreed, but soon broke her promise, because she had not been able to make it through the month without drinking. The pair looked set to divorce after a drunken Linda had issued a divorce paper to Mick after she had been fed up with not trusting him.
They made a huge U-turn after the tragedy of the boat party, in which they both almost lost their lives, forcing them to reconsider. Linda promised to change for the better, as Mick gave her another chance to prove that she meant what she said. So far, after attending AA meetings and staying away from alcohol for good, she has impressed her husband. The landlady even made a mass clear, getting rid of all her secret stash around Carter’s home to make sure she resisted the temptation.
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However, as Mick continues to be concerned, he will decide to sell Queen Vic and bring a new landlord to fill his shoes. He realizes that the fighting chance he has of saving his marriage will be to move out of the famous pub and focus on Linda’s recovery.
Nonetheless, a preview trailer for future episodes shows that things could go from bad to worse as Linda is expected to relapse. On Dennis ‘funeral day, feelings run high through Walford as the people gather together to remember the teenager.
Dennis was the son of Sharon’s best friend, Linda, who was shattered by the death of the youngster. This seems like it’s going to be too hard to deal for Linda as Mick places an entire bottle of vodka on her kitchen table. Viewers see Linda desperately trying to get back on track for the sake of her husband and the rest of her family. She’s successfully managed to go without drinking in the soap for more than a month, but if she went on a binge now, will it be deadly? Will Mick be left distraught if his wife’s habit forces her to the point of no return, and she fails to make it out alive.