Not only has evil Stuart Highway stolen Mick Carters liberty from him but he now seems to have destroyed his family and moved in on his wife, home and business too. The EastEnders baddie looked smug as can be as he installed himself behind the bar of the Queen Vic after being invited in by Linda – and Tina was aghast at what was happening.
Having found Linda talking closely with Stuart in a cafe, Tina lost her cool and injured Stuart by smashing a glass container over his head (which is seemingly made from granite). But Linda stood by Stuart and later in the Vic told Tina that she knew Mick better than any of them – and she knows that he is guilty. She even added that if Mick spends the next ten years in prison, then she couldnt care less.
Things then escalated when Linda took his framed football shirt and smashed it outside before inviting Stuart in to help her get rid of her husbands things. As tensions mounted, Tina, Halfway and Whitney headed out but when they arrived back, Tina found all of her stuff thrown outside.
She burst into the pub and demanded to know what was happening with Linda and when she learned that Stuart was upstairs, making himself at home, she tried to storm past but Linda threatened her with violence.
Stunned by how hoodwinked Linda seems to be, Tina was at a loss as she found herself thrown out but she reminded Linda that Shirley owns part of the pub – and when she gets back she wont stand for this.
Linda stood her ground but seemed shaken by the showdown. Many fans think that she is putting on an act to try and lure Stuart into a trap while others have given up on Linda, despairing at her belief of Micks guilt.
Quite what is going on remains to be seen but Stuart wont be smiling for long as before Christmas comes round, he will be staring death in the face when Mick takes his revenge…