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EastEnders spoilers: Will Mick Carter reveal the shock truth?

EastEnders Mick Carter
(Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes)

EastEnders spoilers - Mick Carter is under pressure, Rainie Branning fears for her baby and Lola Pearce gets a flirty offer from Isaac Baptiste

Mick Carter is faced with a stark reality in Thursday’s episode of EastEnders (opens in new tab) (7.35pm, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings).

EastEnders Mick Carter and Linda Carter

Mick Carter is angry with wife Linda for going behind his back (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes)

Mick Carter is furious when he discovers that wife Linda Carter has booked him a doctor’s appointment behind his back. She’s concerned that his anxiety meds aren’t working and wants him to have the dose reviewed.

Mick’s mum Shirley Carter has discovered Linda’s concerns and she approaches her son. She reassures him that they are all there to help him. But things get more complicated when Shirley discovers that Mick has been trying to get in touch with Frankie Lewis.

Suspicious, she wants to know what Frankie is to him. It’s clear she suspects there’s something going on between the two but Mick pleads with his mum to drop it. There’s no chance of getting Shirley to back down, of course, and she pushes him for the truth. Will he crack and reveal all?

EastEnders Stuart Highway and Rainie Highway

Rainie Highway is looking forward to being a mum (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes)

Rainie Branning is in her element preparing for her baby. Listening to a new hypnobirthing app, she steps out into the road without looking - and right into the path of a bike!

The rider is Keegan Butcher-Baker, who is horrified that he’s hit her as she tumbles into the gutter. Rushing to check she’s okay Keegan and his wife Tiffany Butcher-Baker are relieved she’s conscious but they are alarmed to discover she’s pregnant…

EastEnders Lola Pearce

Lola Pearce struggles to be enthusiastic about Jay's plans (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes)

Jay Mitchell has some good news to share with girlfriend Lola Pearce - they got the flat they were after! Jay doesn’t notice that Lola is struggling to be enthusiastic about their future plans. Later, Isaac Baptiste flirts with Lola and asks her to brunch. She is happy for the distraction. When Isaac asks Lola out on a date she acts horrified but Isaac points out she’s clearly not happy with Jay.

Also, Kat Slater has a plan after Phil Mitchell turns down her offer.

EastEnders continues on BBC1 on Friday.

Rachel Lucas
Forward Planning Deputy Manager

Rachel is a soaps and TV writer for (opens in new tab)WhatToWatch (opens in new tab).com, soaps podcaster and resident soap expert for UK TV listings magazines What's On TV and TV Times. After graduating with an art and design degree from Birmingham City University, she found her true calling in all things soap and has been writing about them for magazines and websites for over 20 years. A self-confessed soap addict, she's always had a great love of all the UK and Aussie soaps and owns everything from a Neighbours 1990 Annual to a DVD box set of classic Corrie episodes to prove it.