Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) is to be sent into a panic during an upcoming episode when she realises that she might be pregnant.
The Queen Vic landlady, who was recently raped by Dean Wicks, will be seen being violently sick after recoiling from some lavender-scented bath foam. Mick (Danny Dyer) says that he thinks she might be pregnant and – worried that he might be right – she rushes out to buy a test kit.
Later on, Linda locks herself in the bathroom and takes the test, but will face an impossible decision when she gets a positive result, especially seeing as she hasn’t yet told Mick about her recent ordeal.
But show boss Dominic Treadwell-Collins has recently admitted that Mick will eventually discover about Linda’s rape.
“Mick will find out,” said the soap’s executive producer. “We keep referring to Mick’s temper. And, let’s not forget, Dean has raped Danny Dyer’s screen wife! But what will happen when Mick finds out? That’s what we want the audience to wait for. And we’re rumbling towards Christmas.”
You can see Linda take her pregnancy test when EastEnders airs these scenes on Thursday 6 November.