EastEnders spoilers: Dean is arrested for raping Linda – what happens next?

Tonight's episode will see Linda's attacker facing police questioning

Mick and Linda Carter were left breathing a sigh of relief last night when Dean Wicks was arrested at the close of Thursday’s episode. But what will happen to the salon owner now that the police have taken him in for questioning?

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Scenes to be shown this evening (BBC1, 8pm) will see the investigating officers grilling Dean (Matt Di Angelo) regarding LInda’s statement that he raped her. And as Dean pleads his innocence and tells his version of events, Shirley (Linda Henry) is forced once again to choose between her sons. But which one will she stand by?

Speaking earlier in the week to RadioTimes.com about the storyline, executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins promised that Dean will eventually get his comeuppance after raping Linda Carter – but not in the way that viewers might necessarily expect.

“There will be justice. And how it’s meted out will be satisfying but shocking too,” the show boss commented.

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You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s drama on EastEnders below: