Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) has been struggling to hold it together in EastEnders, and things only got more difficult when she received a huge update about Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) and Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks).
After killing Keanu Taylor (Danny Walters) last Christmas in defence of best friend Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean), Linda has been struggling, relying more and more on alcohol to get her through the day.
In recent scenes, she became even more distressed when Ricky Butcher sent her a photo of Mick and Janine’s baby, revealing to Elaine Peacock (Harriet Thorpe) how upset she was that he was being brought up in Germany, and not around his brothers and sisters.
Devastated, Linda made her excuses and rushed off to The Albert to drown her sorrows, though she wasn’t there for long.
It didn’t take long for barman Felix Baker (Matthew Morrison) to throw her out for being too drunk, but luckily best friend Alfie Moon (Shane Richie) was there to take her home.
Back at Alfie’s flat, Linda was inconsolable as she lamented that Mick’s baby was the last part of him she had left, and now she felt as though she was grieving him all over again.
Though Alfie tried to assure her that everything would work itself out, Linda argued that the baby being miles away was karma for what she did at Christmas, leaving Alfie totally confused.
Linda’s actions on Christmas Day have been kept top secret by her and the rest of The Six, though the guilt of covering up a murder has slowly been getting to all of them, with Linda seemingly being the first to crack.
Poor Linda continued to drink, and though Alfie tried his best to stop her, she revealed that she was determined to drink herself to death over ‘what she did to him at Christmas’.
Concerned Alfie soon sought advice from Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner), who was horrified by how much Linda had let slip.
Will they tell Alfie the full story, or manage to cover Linda’s tracks?