EastEnders' Mick makes a decision over Katy trial

Sophie Dainty
·2-min read

From Digital Spy

The following article contains discussion of sexual misconduct that some readers may find upsetting.

EastEnders spoilers follow.

EastEnders' Mick Carter will make a big decision over Katy Lewis's trial next week.

Mick (Danny Dyer) recently reported Katy to the police over the childhood sexual abuse he'd endured, and last night's episode saw him learn that she'd been arrested.

As he continues to work on building a relationship with daughter Frankie, Mick begins the process of teaching her how to drive.

Photo credit: Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes - BBC
Photo credit: Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes - BBC

After a disastrous first attempt, the pair head out in the car again but are interrupted when Mick's phone rings – it's a call from Tom, the Independent Sexual Violence Advisor.

Feeling stressed following the call, an irritated Mick makes a flippant remark that Frankie doesn't take well. He later explains who was calling but insists he doesn't need to talk to them.

Photo credit: Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes - BBC
Photo credit: Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes - BBC

Already distracted, Mick's day gets worse when Frankie is targeted by two people from school in The Vic. They make some snide comments about Katy, prompting Mick to kick them out – insisting that he won't have his 'staff' treated that way.

Although he tells Frankie not to take notice of bullies, Mick is unaware that she's more upset that he wasn't able to tell them she's his daughter.

After a devastated Frankie leaves, it's down to Linda to try to comfort her. As Linda assures Frankie that things will get better, Mick meets with Tom – who tells him that other survivors have come forward.

Photo credit: Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes - BBC
Photo credit: Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes - BBC

Feeling a panic attack coming on, Mick asks if the other men are able to give evidence instead.

With Mick clearly distressed, Linda tries to calm him down but he explains that going to court is off the cards – he doesn't think he can do it.

Photo credit: Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes - BBC
Photo credit: Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes - BBC

EastEnders airs these scenes next week 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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