LINDA Carter will be seen going to drastic measures in EastEnders next week as she tries to hide her escalating alcohol problem.
Tensions at the pub are running high as the day of Ollies autism assessment arrives.
After snapping at Tina, Linda covers when Shirley quizzes her about an empty bottle of wine in the bin.
At the hospital, Mick and Lindas worries are evident.
As Ollie is called for his assessment, all Mick and Linda can do is wait.
It was revealed back in September that Linda whos played by Kellie Bright in the BBC soap would face a battle with the booze.
After her latest cancer scare, Micks false imprisonment and Ollies suspected autism, Linda, below, sees no way out.
EastEnders boss Jon Sen said: Lindas descent into alcoholism will be instantly recognisable to many.
Its a journey that begins with a single drink to cope with the everyday ups and downs, but quickly escalates to a point which wreaks devastation on their life and the lives of those around them.
In telling Lindas story, we hope that anyone in Lindas situation, or those around them, notice the signs of alcoholism and seek the help needed.
Shes not the only landlady at the Queen Vic to have had a problem with drink.
In 1985 Angie Watts, played by Anita Dobson, turned to booze during her marriage to Dirty Den. But this time producers have been working with alcoholism charity Drinkaware to help get the storyline right.