EastEnders fans questioned if Linda Carter would quit the BBC, but she changed her mind – before passing Janine Butcher
EastEnders’ Linda Carter took on the role of longtime villain Janine Butcher on Thursday night, when a twist saw the BBC’s U-turn exit.
She refuses to be threatened and mocked by her love rival anymore, following Janine’s merciless plan to get her out of Walford, and away from her ex-husband Mick Carter.
In the midst of Janine’s newfound romance with the character, she’s recently felt threatened by Linda’s return and her history with Mick.
So she’s been looking for a way to get the alcoholic to leave the family for good, and it looks like Linda will take on that.
That was until she realized she couldn’t leave her family behind, and Zack Hudson soon begged her not to break her daughter Nancy’s heart.
Earlier in the week, Janine offered to pay Linda £25,000 to leave, before she rose to £50,000 and handed over the money.
So, on her most recent visit to Walford, she was annoyed to see Linda still hanging around when she showed up at the pub.
In fact, Linda is saying goodbye secretly to Mick and Nancy, with plans to run away that same day.
Zack realizes this and tells her not to go, because Nancy will never make it through.
Later in the episode, Janine is seen talking to Mick in the bar that has just returned – and she seems very happy with the way things are going.
As Mick ran upstairs with the kids, Janine looked puzzled to see who was covering the bar in his absence, pointing Linda out.
Janine is horrified to see Linda still around and in the pub, when she asks why she hasn’t left yet.
Linda then reversed the situation and refused to hand over the money, but stated in the end she would not leave.
Janine demands her money back before making threats, as Linda pretends she doesn’t know what she’s talking about.
When Janine started to get angry at her, she warned, “You’re making a huge mistake. You don’t know what you’re facing here, Linda.”
Linda replied: “Why don’t you go upstairs and tell Mick that you paid the mother of his kids £50,000 to go and never see them again. I’ll come down here,” you said. Let me know how it goes.”
Janine then screams, “Listen to me…” but Linda doesn’t have that, and makes it clear that she has nothing on.
She said: “No, you hear me, I stay for good because nothing in this world can make me leave my children, not 50,000, not alcoholic and certainly not you. Now, have a lovely evening.”
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EastEnders airs Monday through Thursday at 7:30pm on BBC One.
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