Tensions continue to run high for the Carter clan in the coming weeks when Mick bars Dean from attending Stan’s send-off.
Even before he’s heard that Dean is to be released from prison, Mick is busy in the Vic cutting Dean out of family photographs. But when word gets out that his wife’s rapist is being freed, Mick really lets rip.
After realising that Linda is having a showdown with Dean over at Patrick’s house (more information on that here), Mick storms round and puts an end to the conversation.
He tells Shirley that she’s welcome at the funeral, but Dean isn’t. All of which leaves Shirl in the position of having to choose once again between her two sons. What will she do?
Later in the week, Linda will attempt to reassure Mick that she’s OK, despite Dean’s continued presence on the Square. But Mick will kick off and force Dean to leave the Vic.
Shirley and Buster decide to pursue Dean and – after realising how her son has suffered in prison – Shirley reaches a decision and decides to ask Phil for a cash loan. Just what is she up to?
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