EastEnders SPOILER: Janine Butcher squabbles in the street with boozed up Linda Carter after troubled alcoholic attempts to get behind the wheel – with baby Annie in the back seat!
Linda Carter’s turbulent relationship with alcohol is set to take a dangerous turn after the inebriated barmaid gets behind the wheel of her car with her baby inside.
In yet to be aired scenes, Linda – played by Kellie Bright – looks worse for wear while attempting to drive with her young daughter Annie asleep in the rear.
Fortunately Janine Butcher is on hand to prevent potential disaster, despite taking steps to eradicate Linda from her ex-husband Mick’s life for good.
Danger: Linda Carter’s turbulent relationship with alcohol is set to take a dangerous turn after the inebriated barmaid gets behind the wheel of her car with her baby inside
The scheming character, played by Charlie Brookes, is seen squabbling with a seemingly paralytic Linda after managing to coerce her out of the car.
In a curious twist of fate, she serves as an unlikely hero of sorts by climbing behind the wheel and driving off with her nemesis in the passenger seat and an oblivious Annie still asleep in her cradle.
Troubled Linda returned to Albert Square for Tina’s funeral but was previously rejected by Nancy and even argued with Mick – now romantically involved with Janine – before the service.
Face to face: Fortunately Janine Butcher is on hand to prevent potential disaster, despite taking steps to eradicate Linda from her ex-husband Mick’s life for good
Under the influence: In yet to be aired scenes, struggling alcoholic Linda – played by Kellie Bright – looks worse for wear
Trouble brewing: Linda is clearly in no fit state to be driving
Viewers saw a devastated Mick break down in tears as the grief-stricken pub landlord took his turn to speak at the service.
As always Janine jumped to Mick’s aid, leaving his ex-wife Linda furious as she stormed out in embarrassment.
Tina, portrayed by Luisa Bradshaw-White, was brutally murdered over a year ago on the show by serial killer Gray Atkins, played by Toby-Alexander Smith.
Oblivious: Young daughter Annie was asleep in the rear as Linda and Janine argued
Watch out: Janine appeared to hold Linda back as she made an attempt to get back into her car
Scheming: But Janine comes to the aid of her troubled nemesis in yet to be aired scenes
Come here: She is seen reaching out in an attempt to restrain a paralytic Linda
After the funeral, Linda also came to blows with Janine in front of a hapless Mick as they confronted one another in the Queen Vic.
Elsewhere, Albert Square is set to be rocked by more drama after Sam Mitchell joined forces with rivals Sharon Watts and Kat Slater for a tense meeting with a sinister business associate of Phil’s.
The character, played by Kim Medcalf, made her explosive return to Walford last week, drafted in by big brother Phil Mitchell to run his business empire while he languishes in prison.
Arms reach: The character lunges towards Linda in a desperate attempt to stop her
Surrounded: Crew member looked on as the scene was filmed away from the show’s Elstree home
Don’t do it: Janine took control of the situation after managing to get Linda out of the car