Stuart Highway, who lives on EASTENDERS, is set to revert to his old ways in upcoming scenes on the BBC soap, and it’s possible that as he descends into chaos, he discovers the gravesite of one of Gray Atkins’ unwilling victims.
Stuart (Ricky Champ) has recently been through a lot of turmoil after learning that he has breast cancer. In recent scenes on the BBC soap, the former EastEnders villain has convinced himself that his wife, Rainie Highway (Tanya Franks), is having an affair with his childhood friend, Mick Carter (Danny Dyer). Unfortunately, in upcoming episodes of the weeknight serial drama, they may be the least of his problems, as a disturbing ordeal from his past may lead him to learn that Gray (Toby-Alexander Smith) was the one who murdered Tina Carter (Luisa Bradshaw-White).
The drama begins in next week’s episodes of the Walford-based drama, when Stuart goes to another cancer consultation.
After explaining all of the treatment options to the former villain, the medical professional advises him that surgery is the best option.
He also informs Square residents that he wishes to perform the procedure as soon as possible in order to address the health issue before it worsens.
Unfortunately, because of everything that is happening to Stuart’s body, the doctor informs him that he will need to take a strong course of medication.
This sends the undertaker into a panic as he recalls how drugs have harmed him in the past and nearly destroyed his life.
Stuart’s arrival on the Square in 2018 revealed that he had a tumultuous past with Tina, as the two used to go out clubbing while high on drugs.
The former villain went too far one night, locking Mick’s auntie in the boot of a car and driving it around at high speeds for hours.
Despite the fact that this was a one-time occurrence, Tina’s trauma lingered for the rest of her life, and she reported Stuart to the police.
A shooting, a set-up, and a near-death experience forced Stuart to reconsider his ways and how he wanted to live a better life.
He hasn’t had to think about what he did to Tina in a few years, ever since he and Rainie started a family.
However, as he is reintroduced to drugs as cancer treatment, his past may be reactivated as he recalls the extent of what he did.
After speaking with the doctor, Mick turns to Mick and explains how he believes he is being punished for his past.
Stuart may begin to hallucinate as he agrees to take the medication to aid in his recovery because he feels guilty about what he did to Tina.
As she tells him how much he traumatized her and nearly destroyed her life, he could hear her voice in his head.
As he stumbles around the Square, trying to make sense of his pain, he may come across Tina’s body, which Gray has been attempting to dispose of.
Gray has tried to spin the lie that Tina was trying to avoid her family by killing her, but her body has never been found.
Gray seemed suspicious when he overheard a conversation about plans to turn the Argee Bahjee into a mosque, leading viewers to believe her body was lying in the premises.
Stuart could blame himself for Tina’s death after discovering her body, wondering if his actions as a child caused her death.
However, as he begins to wean himself off the medication and think more clearly, he may realize she was murdered.
Will he uncover Gray as a killer as he begins to investigate his old school friend’s death, or will he become the murderer’s next victim?
Ricky, who plays Stuart, said it’s a privilege to be highlighting the importance of male breast cancer in the current storyline involving his character.
“I feel honoured to be trusted with such an important storyline,” the actor said.
“We’ll see Stuart struggle to accept the fact that he has cancer, and learning that it’s breast cancer is particularly difficult for him to comprehend.”
“I’m hoping that by bringing attention to male breast cancer, more men will become aware of it and seek medical help if they notice anything abnormal.”
Stuart’s treatment is still unknown, as is whether or not his loved ones will understand why he kept it hidden for so long.
Fans of the show have been pleading with the former villain to reveal his secrets to his loved ones on Twitter.
Viewer Lydia wrote on the social media platform: “Stuart…it would be so much easier if you just told Rainie.#EastEnders.”
Mike commented: “Stuart you need to tell Rainie the truth about his cancer #EastEnders.”
Kathryn wrote: “Can Stuart please tell Rainie about his cancer? And Rainie needs to tell Stuart about Mick’s panic attack! #EastEnders.”
“When will Stuart’s family find out about the cancer. I don’t like that they’re dragging it #EastEnders,” Dee shared.
Only time will tell how long it will take for both Stuart’s health and Gray’s evil ways to be revealed to the Walford residents.
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