Mick Carter has lashed out on tonight’s EastEnders, blaming wife Linda for the loss of the Queen Vic pub.
Scenes just broadcast saw Mick phone a tearful Linda, who explained that she only acted for the best when she decided to sign away the freehold on the Walford boozer.
But it wasn’t enough to calm Mick, who took his anger out on Whitney, Shirley and Max before being seen privately accusing Linda of failing to keep the faith and selling their dream.
Tonight’s cliffhanger then saw a drunk Mick launch a plate of food at the parrot wallpaper in the living room of the pub, the vibrant decor having – up to this point – been a symbol of their strong marriage.
Viewers will no doubt now be wondering whether Mick will seek support from Whitney, who has been keen to supplant Linda in the affections of the Queen Vic landlord.
The rest of this week’s episodes will Whitney and Johnny come up with an idea that they hope will boost Mick’s spirits, but events don’t exactly go to plan.
Friday’s episode of EastEnders will then see an increasingly desperate Mick meet with Fi – but will he be able to find a way out of the new contract?
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