Early this year, EastEnders confirmed Mick Carter’s departure, and now showrunner Chris Clenshaw has hinted at the departure storyline for the Queen Vic landlord.
When Danny Dyer’s beloved Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter (of the BBC soap) announced his departure, EastEnders fans were devastated. Although the exit plot has been closely guarded, executive producer Chris Clenhsaw has now revealed that Mick’s final scenes will be marred by “tragedy.”
Mick and Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks), who is also leaving EastEnders at the end of the year, are expecting a child.
Linda Carter (Kellie Bright), meanwhile, is still coming to terms with her love for Mick and their divorce.
Chris hinted at Mick’s final, impactful scenes and what they would mean for Walford’s future.
Chris said, “It’s Mick’s last Christmas, and it’s pretty epic.”
But do people want Mick and Janine to leave for good? You’ll just have to wait and see, I guess.
“I’m hoping the audience will enjoy it. Just that it’s a tragic love story will have to do for now.
Will Mick make it through his climactic scenes, or will EastEnders viewers have to bid him farewell for good?
Although paparazzi images appear to show Mick dying, viewers are aware that nothing in EastEnders is ever quite as it seems.
In the images, Danny can be seen filming his epilogue near a cliff.
In another shot, Mick can be seen jumping off a cliff while a car can be seen flying off the edge.
As the drama surrounding the love triangle intensifies, will he put his life in danger to save Janine or Linda?
Mick, meanwhile, is central to Albert Square’s inhabitants as the landlord of the Queen Vic.
When Mick leaves Walford, the EastEnders boss revealed there are plans for the famous pub.
“When Mick departs, a lot takes place. Who we have in that precinct matters because The Vic is the beating heart of Walford and a character in its own right.
Rest assured, there are plans in motion to prevent the community from going thirsty, he assured Inside Soap.
Danny previously discussed his departure on the Sorted with the Dyers podcast.
I feel extremely fortunate and grateful. In a job like a soap, when your contract is up for renewal, they always ask you to stay, and I’m so appreciative of that,” he said.
It’s very difficult, I’ve seen a lot of people come and go.
“I always second-guess whether I want to sign again, and I’ve been thinking for a while now about whether it might be time to take a chance and sign again.”
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