The wife of Lee Carter (played by Danny Boy-Hatchard) previously tried to plant a kiss on the Queen Vic landlord, but in tonight’s particularly nail-biting instalment of the BBC soap, Mick appeared to reciprocate.
With his wife Linda (Kellie Bright) currently miles away with baby Oliver, Whitney (Shona McGarty) and Mick (Danny Dyer) grew closer after Lee accused his bride of kissing Roxy (Rita Simons) and Ronnie Mitchell’s (Samantha Womack) brother, Danny.
In turn, Whitney spent the night at Mick’s, with him offering to sleep on the sofa. But before they went their separate ways for a night’s sleep, Whitney and Mick gazed into each other’s eyes for a little longer than what’s socially acceptable between a father and his son’s wife.
“I’m not giving up on Lee,” she stressed. “He’s my husband and I do love him.”
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Mick replied: “That boy, he don’t deserve you.”
Furthermore, Whitney appeared to confirm her feelings for Mick when she closed the door and gave a signature soap stare into the ceiling.
Their embrace comes as Lee’s depression continues to spiral out of control. Last month the tortured solider attempted to commit suicide, and in turn, the Samaritans media adviser Lorna Fraser hailed EastEnders for raising awareness of the subject and handling the storyline “sensitively”.
Mick and Whitney gazed into each other's eyes in tonight's EastEnders
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Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, Fraser explained: “We do know that people call us, having been touched by a programme’s content, and that can only really be a good thing.
“For some that can be a lifeline, making that first step and speaking out about it. It’s something that we know can be a real barrier for men.”
EastEnders continues tomorrow night at 8pm on BBC One.