EastEnders residents have been less than welcoming at the return of Dean Wicks and it looks as though tensions will reach boiling point.
Following a confrontation with Colin Salmon’s character George Knight, Dean Wicks (played by Matt Di Angelo) appears to be in danger of losing his life.
Viewers of EastEnders watched in shock last month as the villain returned to Walford.
He was last seen on screen in 2016 after his father Buster Briggs (Karl Howman) bought him out to never return.
Viewers of the BBC soap opera may recall that Dean caused difficulties following his attempts to drown his mother Shirley Carter (Linda Henry), rape Linda Carter (Kellie Bright), and rape Roxy Mitchell (Rita Simons).
But now, he’s Michelle Collins’s (Cindy Beale) new business partner for her pie and mash shop, although the grand opening doesn’t go as smoothly as they’d hoped.
According to official spoilers, Dean will be incensed the following week when he sees the word “rapist” scrawled on the window.
Proud that Linda is the one responsible, a heated argument quickly erupts between the two of them and the Knights.
Dean says he can sue Linda for slander as a brawl breaks out in front of the public, worrying Elaine Peacock (Harriet Thorpe) and George that they might lose the bar if they go to court.
Reluctantly, Linda attempts to make up with Dean after speaking with Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) about the event and receiving some advise.
But when she fails to defuse the tension, Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) and Cindy intervene.
They fear that their firm will never succeed and demand that Dean back down from Linda and the Knights.
However, Dean and George are scheduled to engage in a heated confrontation upstairs in the Vic later on.
Dean tumbles down the stairs and lies lifeless at the bottom while George lashes out.
Can Dean withstand the fall? If that’s the case, it appears that their conflict may get worse.
The soap opera star Matt Di Angelo commented, “It feels great to be back,” in reference to his homecoming. It feels like a lifetime ago when I first started working at EastEnders over eighteen years ago.
“I love the people and the show, so I was thrilled to be asked again for a third time, especially since I haven’t been here in seven years.”