EastEnders resident Whitney Dean (played by Shona McGarty) has had the year from hell. After finally getting rid of stalker Leo King (Tom Wells), the market stallholder was arrested on suspicion of murder and is now facing a lengthy spell in prison if her trial doesn’t go to plan. And crucial in this is Gray Atkins (Toby Alexander Smith), who has built Whitney’s case from the start. But as he is forced to step back in next week, will everything crumble once more after he makes a major mistake?
Whitney was given a major blow when solicitor Gray realised the first day of her trial would be held the same day as Chantelle Atkins’ (Jessica Plummer) funeral.
However, with the residents of Walford still yet unaware Gray is responsible for Chantelle’s death, he is beginning to spiral out of control.
And as Whitney’s trial loomed, Gray had to make a decision about his client.
Whitney urged Gray not to miss Chantelle’s funeral and the former was given a new QC – but things have been far from smooth-sailing.
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However, when Whitney’s QC ends up getting food poisoning, Gray is put into another tricky situation.
He is forced to step up and help Whitney with her final statements, despite clearly being in no fit state to do so.
Gray arrives at the court just in time for the next stage of the trial – but will he be able to help?
After he’s had to come in at last minute – tired and grieving – it’s possible he could make a huge slip-up, proving fatal for Whitney.
Whitney soon has to await her verdict but it’s not yet known whether Gray will have done enough to keep her out of prison.
Elsewhere in Walford, viewers will see Tina Carter (Luisa Bradshaw-White) intrigued after learning of Frankie Lewis’ (Rose Ayling-Ellis) mum.
Viewers saw Frankie reveal to Mick she believed she was his daughter after finding out about her mum’s historic romance with the former pub landlord.
But with it still unknown whether she’s telling the truth, will Tina get to the bottom of the real story?
EastEnders airs Mondays and Fridays at 8pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm on BBC One.