Linda Carter has left fans dismayed in EastEnders by turning her back on her jailed husband Mick, who has been framed by sinister Stuart Highway for shooting him. Stuart has admitted to Mick that he shot himself but he is triumphant as Mick continues to suffer and faces a long spell in prison.
With even Linda now seemingly convinced that Mick is guilty, she walked out on him and announced to the rest of the Carters that she was done with him. Despite Shirley and Tinas attempts to talk her round, Linda continues to refuse to visit her husband.
With Mick at his lowest ebb, Halfway and Tina again try to get through to Linda and beg her not to give up on her husband. But Linda isnt for budging and then makes a shocking announcement that leaves the family reeling.
Things then get even worse as Linda decisively removes her wedding ring – is this really the end of the couple? Or could ongoing theories that Linda is playing the long game to try and get Stuart to admit the truth become a reality?
Either way, Kellie Bright was giving nothing away when recently quizzed on the matter by Metro.co.uk but with fans having voted Mick and Linda as their Best Partnership at the Inside Soap Awards, there surely must be some hope for the pair.
Down the line, Mick will emerge from prison and he will only be interested in having his revenge on Staurt. With a two hander episode being confirmed for Stuart, the truth seems set to come out.
And Mick is not going to take this lying down. He angrily confronts Stuart, taking him hostage after bundling him into a car. And the showdown then turns violent as Mick is seen raising a weapon to strike – is this story set to end with a murder?
Before then though, Linda has to make her own decisions – has she really turned her back?
EastEnders airs these scenes on Tuesday 6th November at 7:30pm on BBC One.