EASTENDERS THEORY: Since returning to Albert Square for Tina Carter’s funeral, Linda Carter has been struggling with her alcohol addiction. According to a new Express.co.uk theory, her daughter Nancy could be the one to get her mother the help she requires.
Linda (Kelly Bright) has been behaving strangely over the last week. She returned to Walford to attend Tina’s (Luisa Bradshaw-White) funeral, but her drunken outburst at the crematorium devastated Nancy (Maddy Hill) and her former partner Mick (Danny Dyer), and she was barred from the wake. Linda’s alcoholism soon spirals out of control, according to official soap spoilers; will Nancy stage an intervention?
Before Tina’s funeral, Linda and Mick were at odds, and things only got worse when Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks) was the woman who consoled him as he sobbed while reading Tina’s eulogy.
Linda was envious and was quickly chastised by her daughter Nancy for her “selfish” behavior at the funeral and for “making the day about her.”
Devastated Linda began drinking Vodka outside the church before kicking off at the crematorium as Mick appeared ready to move on with Janine.
Later that week, an inebriated Linda attacked love rival Janine in The Queen Vic and was escorted out by Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean), who was looking after her.
Linda’s addiction spirals out of control in the coming scenes, and she turns to alcohol for comfort.
Linda is surprised to see her daughter Nancy at Sharon’s after she spends the night with Zack Hudson (James Farrar), according to BBC soap spoilers.
Following a tumultuous week, Nancy makes it clear that she doesn’t want anything to do with her mother Linda.
Nancy later discovers bottles of alcohol in Linda’s suitcase, as well as a family photo.
She decides to speak with Linda and extends an olive branch to her after feeling guilty about alienating her mother since her return to Albert Square.
After overhearing a conversation about it, Nancy discovers Linda has been drinking around Sharon’s son.
Will Nancy be the one to assist her mother in receiving the care she requires?
Despite Nancy’s displeasure with her, she may be Linda’s only hope for overcoming her addiction.
Nancy might be able to persuade her mother to accompany her out of Watford so they can get the help she requires.
Linda’s situation is likely to worsen if she stays in Walford and sees Mick and Janine together, so a break from Albert Square would be beneficial.
In a recent interview, Kellie Bright, who plays Linda, discussed her character’s return.
Kellie said she was “dreading” seeing Mick again and felt “pretty wretched” about their failed relationship when asked how Linda felt about it.
“I believe she is very hurt, and I believe she is actually terrified of the future and what it may hold for her,” the soap star told Digital Spy.
Linda might still have time to turn her life around with Nancy’s help.