As her animosity with Gray Atkins develops, EASTENDERS legend Whitney Dean might be destined to suffer life-changing injuries in a brutal attack in forthcoming scenes on the BBC serial.
Whitney (Shona McGarty) has been on a crusade to expose Gray (Toby-Alexander Smith) as a killer since discovering his first wife, Chantelle Atkins, was murdered (Jessica Plummer). The EastEnders villain has married Chelsea Fox (Zaraah Abrahams) and thwarted her attempts to leave him, putting the mother-of-one in jeopardy.
While Whitney tries to comfort her, it appears that the legendary character may suffer as a result of a fictitious quarrel that could have disastrous effects in upcoming scenes on the BBC serial.
Chelsea continues to be concerned about her premature baby in the hospital on Friday night’s episode of the weeknight serial drama.
She hasn’t left his side since giving birth to Jordan, but in the next installment, she will return to Walford.
Although she has noticed a softer side to her husband following the birth of their child, she is still unclear if she can trust him completely.
Whitney has also paid a visit to the hospital to pleading with her friend to be careful, and the two have finally reunited at the club.
Unfortunately, when the killer shows up and sees the two women talking together, they must act quickly.
Gray is well aware that Whitney is on to him, and she may be influencing what his new wife is thinking and planning.
Chelsea, not wanting her abusive husband to take it out on her, throws a drink in her friend’s face, humiliating her in public.
Unfortunately, if the drink is loaded with acid and leaves Whitney with life-altering injuries, this could have serious consequences for her.
As viewers are aware, a far-right gang has been lurking in the shadows of Walford, preparing attacks left, right, and center.
Even if they were the ones who poured acid in the drink, Chelsea would still be held responsible for the attack.
The burns caused as a consequence of the acid attack would be apparent on her face, and they would forever impact Whitney’s life.
The legendary mascot would be brought to the hospital for emergency treatment, as the far-right group was unhappy that their attack didn’t proceed as planned.
She’d find out that she’d need skin grafts and a lengthy healing process to keep the wound from becoming infected.
Chelsea would be ashamed that her actions had caused such grief back on the Square, and she would be more focused on Whitney than her husband.
Will Gray, on the other hand, be relieved that some distance has been established between his wife and her companion, allowing him to take complete control over her?
Whitney is a character that Jon Sen, the executive producer, and Kate Oates, the BBC’s Head of Continuing Drama, intended to bring to the foreground of the show a few years ago.
“We discuss regularly in the story office about Whitney and her terrible past, and her history with men, and her bad luck in relationships,” Jon told Express.co.uk and other newspapers, describing their ambitions for the legendary character.
“Shona plays tragedy so well and Whitney is such a compelling character. She is a character you can give these really tough stories to.
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“And she plays them with such beauty and conviction — and power. You err away from her being happy!
“When I joined, Kate and I had a conversation where we both said ‘We’re fascinated by Whitney,'” he continued to explain.
“This conundrum — this character with this past that we all know about — and the fact that she can’t find happiness, and where do we go?” Jon continued.
“And we agreed that in terms of investing in that character, we wanted to put her to the front and center of the program.”
Another chapter in Whitney’s never-ending journey may be seeing the character learn to live with life-altering injuries.
Shona, who plays Whitney, has expressed curiosity in witnessing her character go through such a traumatic and painful experience.
Shona explained: “I like being busy – I’ve been really lucky to be trusted with such big stories; I don’t want it to stop.”
“I want heartbreak and tragedy all the time if I could. But I love Whitney and playing her – I don’t know, maybe she will be happy one day?”
Shona also mentioned her character’s happiness in her Secrets on the Square interview in 2020, saying that she would like to see her character happy at some point.
“I’d like (Whitney) to be comfortable and happy – I realize that’s a big ask,” the actress said. Perhaps she should seek assistance with her problems.
“Maybe find someone nice who is a bit of a cheeky chappy, a bit of a laugh. And I really want her to have kids, I always wanted her to have babies.”
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