Tina Carter is set to face horror at the hands of intimidating new villain Stuart Highway as his actions during a night out leave her shaken and unable to concentrate on work. And the EastEnders danger comes for her in the same week that Stuart confronts Linda in an frightening manner, confirming his edge of darkness that could bring trauma to the Queen Vics resident clan.
Its no secret to fans that Stuart has a temper – we have seen him explode with anger on a number of occasions around Halfway and Mick and he also picked a vicious fight with Robbie Jackson. Later, after he fooled Mick with a faked predator sting, he goaded his friend into a violent fist fight.
Stuart returns to Walford following the predator confrontation that saw an innocent man get publicly accused of being a child abuser and he holds his hands up to say that he got it wrong and reveals that he has given up his paedophile hunting missions.
Mick and Stuart soon reunite and the booze is flowing but Linda isnt happy to have him back around – and when he helps her out in the barrel store, she makes it clear to him that she would rather he went away. However, Stuart turns nasty and leaves Linda shaken.
When Mick hears about this, he demands an explanation and Stuart apologises, claiming that he had been joking and he offers a gesture to make things up to her. Later, Tina arrives and is surprised to see Stuart but they end up on a night out together at the clubs 80s night.
However, the night soon takes a turn for Tina and at work the next day, Kathy Beale is frustrated that she cant seem to concentrate. But Sonia Fowler sees there is more to Tinas odd behaviour and asks her what has happened.
What has Stuart done this time and are the Carters in serious danger?
One to watch: Thursday 12th July at 7:30pm on BBC One.