EASTENDERS viewers will be left on the edge of their seats as Luke Browning FINALLY learns that Ben Mitchell’s mum is Kathy Beale.
Luke has been getting passionate with Ben in recent episodes but he’s about to get a big shock when he meets the family.
Ben’s dad Phil suggests he invites his new man over for dinner so he can meet the rest of the Mitchell family.
Phil and Sharon gather along with Kathy, and Luke gets a huge surprise when he is introduced to Ben’s mum.
He does his best to impress the clan, but he is taken a back when he realises the family connection.
Luke’s dad James Willmott-Brown was jailed for raping Kathy back in 1988, and he is in Albert Square plotting revenge on the woman he claims ruined his life.
Luke will now face a big decision over whether he should use his relationship with Ben to help his dad’s evil plan or will he follow his conscious?
The episode is set to air on Thursday October 5.
It is not the only drama going on in Albert Square this month as there is further heartache for the Carter family.
Mick is set to finally discover that his wife Linda has been battling cancer in secret, and the revelation will cause yet more drama in their already tumultuous relationship.
Last month viewers watched as Linda (Kellie Bright) confided in Jack Branning, who was by her side when she went to hospital and got the all clear.
But while Linda decided to keep her family and husband in the dark, Jack persuades her the time is right to tell them.
Linda is unsure as she doesn’t want to cause any more issues between them but she’s clearly unwell and Mick picks up on this.
With little choice and unable to hide her pain, Linda finally confesses what she has been going through and Mick is stunned.
And when she admits she feels like she did before she got diagnosed initially, Mick decides she must get to the hospital. But has the cancer returned?
Mick’s concern soon turns to anger though when he discovers that Woody knew about Linda’s cancer the whole time.
Upset that his wife couldn’t talk to him, the couple once again become embroiled in a huge row.
In a rage he goes to visit Jack – unaware that he too knew about Linda’s cancer battle.
Will Mick and Linda be able to come back from this or will it be the nail in the coffin?
Last month viewers watched as Linda opened up to Jack about her secret diagnosis.
Revealing why she had been away for so long, she said: “You must think I’m mad to walk away from someone I love when you’d give anything to be with…”
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“I wasn’t caring for my mum. I mean I was at first but she got better,” she added.
“I couldn’t come back, I’ve had cancer.”
EastEnders airs these scenes on Tuesday, October 10, Thursday October 12 and Friday, October 13 on BBC One.
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