EastEnders' Mick left with big decision about Katy Lewis abuse case

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The following article contains discussion of themes including sexual abuse that some readers may find upsetting.

EastEnders spoilers follow.

Mick Carter has agreed to give up his anonymity in the case against his childhood abuser Katy Lewis in EastEnders.

The emotional decision came after a wrenching week for Mick (Danny Dyer), where he learned that wife Linda (Kellie Bright) is pregnant with Max Branning's baby.

In Thursday's episode (May 6), Mick continued to grapple with the realisation that Linda's unborn baby wouldn't be his biological child.

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Photo credit: BBC

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When Linda admitted she is conflicted over what to do about the baby since she never expected it, Mick refused to discuss the hurtful matter any further.

Instead, he was forced to deal with another difficult decision when his victim advocate Tom explained that Katy had decided to change her plea to guilty.

Katy's decision meant that there would be no need for a trial. Instead, Mick would have the chance to read a victim impact statement to the court, but would lose his anonymity if he did so.

Mick returned to the Vic to share his conflicted feelings with Linda, revealing that he'd made a significant decision.

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Photo credit: BBC

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"I said it's fine [to give the statement] because as much as I hate the idea of people talking about you, I know I'm going to be alright if I've got you," he told a tearful Linda.

"That's when we're the strongest, innit? When we're together."

He then admitted: "I don't know how this baby makes me feel. Not yet. I do know that it's me and you forever, and if it happens to you, it happens to me, and we face it together."

The two closed the scene by sharing that they loved one another "so much", signifying that they will move through these difficult times together.

EastEnders continues on Friday on BBC One.

Rape Crisis England and Wales works towards the elimination of all forms of sexual violence and sexual misconduct. If you’ve been affected by the issues raised in this story, you can access more information on their website or by calling the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999. Rape Crisis Scotland’s helpline number is 08088 01 03 02.


Readers in the US are encouraged to contact RAINN, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline on 800-656-4673.

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