Mick Carter is set to be left staggered when he returns home to EastEnders only to be left believing that his wife Linda has gone as far as sleeping with their mortal enemy Stuart Highway while he has been in prison – and as he cant bring himself to get confirmation, will the marriage Linda did everything to save end up on the rocks anyway?
Fans know that Linda didnt go through with sleeping with Stuart in order to get the truth from him and in the wake of Dylans confession, she is hopeful to have her husband home. He eventually arrives back and Ritchie has the news that fresh evidence has exonerated him from the crime.
But Mick is struggling with getting back to normality – especially with sleazy Stuart still hanging around Albert Square like a bad smell. He is haunted by everything he has been through thanks to Stuart and Linda worries about how her released husband is coping.
He notices some changes around the Vic which unsettle him and when he then discovers from Kim and Denise that Stuart moved in to the Vic while he was away, he is floored and wonders what else Linda gas been hiding.
He is soon left believing that Linda slept with Stuart and is horrified by the prospect. He cant bring himself to ask Linda for the truth and so instead simmers with rage and his thoughts turn to revenge on Stuart before long.
With Linda focused on trying to get Micks life back to normal, he is hiding his plans from her and their reunion is the last thing on his mind as he puts his plan to get back at Stuart into action.
But with Mick thinking Linda cheated and then contemplating killer action that could land him right back in prison, has Lindas mission to save him been a complete waste, leaving them in tatters after all?