A hugely dramatic storyline kicks off in EastEnders tonight, as twisted Stuart Highway heads back to the Square to get revenge on the Carter family and his own brother Halfway.
On Friday evening’s 8pm show (31 August), the Carters – who have been trying to get back to normality – are left horrified when Stuart starts calling the pub phone.
First of all he reveals that Halfway paid him a visit the week before, leaving Mick & co. stunned by the betrayal.
Then he calls back with a huge bombshell to drop on Mick – a video with something so sickening he storms round to Stuart’s with revenge on his mind.
Stunned to find his former childhood friend waiting for him with ‘tools’, though, Mick tries to do the right thing – until Stuart winds him up so much he explodes with rage.
Meanwhile, Tina is also left horrified when she discovers that Stuart’s other victim, Dylan, has retracted his statement against the bully.
Tina is confused until Dylan explains to her that Stuart has been terrorising him and making him fear for his life.
She suggests he spends the night at the Vic to feel safe…
Elsewhere, an edgy Halfway asks Whitney to spend the night at the pub, too, to make sure she’s safe.
The pattern of events eventually lead to explosive scenes next week, when Mick finds himself restless and can’t sleep when everybody else is slumbering, so he decides to take Lady Di out for a walk.
But unknown to the residents of the Vic and the extra guests, Stuart is lying in wait in the pub.
A character is left fighting for their life – but WHO is shot? And who was the gunman?
Does Stuart finally get the ultimate revenge on those he feels have wronged him? Or do the Carters take a shot at Stuart in a bid to defend themselves?
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EastEnders continues tonight at 8pm on BBC One