ACTOR Danny Dyer gave BBC One viewers his final scenes on Christmas Day.
Tonight on EastEnders, the fallout from all the drama begins in Albert Square.
The love triangle is over
BBC One aired Mick Carter’s last EastEnders scenes
Mick Carter lived his last moments in Walford less than a decade after making his debut in the fictional borough in 2013.
The Vic landlord’s swan song played in the midst of his Christmas Day celebrations as his mother Shirley Carter (played by Linda Henry) was determined to expose his partner Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks).
For several months, the villain wreaked havoc for Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) whom she was convinced would steal Mick away from her.
When she spotted Jada Lennox (Kelsey Calladine-Smith) back in the Square, Janine panicked.
In an attempt to keep the youngster away from Linda, Janine invited the latter alongside Shirley to sit at her Christmas table.
Unfortunately for her, Shirley remained just as adamant on exposing her and an explosive row occurred between the two women.
Mick was forced to face reality and was shocked to know everything that had happened behind his back.
This was before he was given a way out of the BBC One soap.
In tonight’s instalment of the London-based show, the events of Christmas Day weigh heavily on everyone’s minds.
The aftermath of what happened hits home – but will the truth out?
Boxing Day kickstarts a new era without Mick Carter in EastEnders.
In future scenes, Walford residents wake up confused by the news that the Queen Vic will not be opening.
Soon enough, news about recent events will spread like wildfire.
Linda Carter will also have to learn to live without Mick’s presence in the Square.
“I’m staying for the foreseeable future”, actress Kellie Bright recently said.
“I’m still having a great time there and I’ve always said I’ve loved it and I feel quite excited about what the future might bring for Linda.”
Speaking of which, the soap star teased “a brand new chapter” for her character.
“It’s going to be a brand new chapter for her and I don’t know what that looks like.”
“She has been with him since they were kids. It’s all she’s ever known and I think she’s going to find it hard.”
EastEnders airs from Monday to Thursday on BBC One.
Janine Butcher was finally exposed
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