In the last episode, Mick continued to keep something of his past a secret from his wife Linda and her family, as well as keeping Frankie’s comments a secret.
But the truth soon came out at the end of the episode, after Frankie believed Mick had cheated on Linda with his mother some time ago, and that’s why he didn’t want to know her.
Frankie was left confused when she learned that Mick’s aunt, Tina Carter, also knew her mother Katy, and she was singing her praises.
Katy was Tina and Mick’s caregiver when they were in care, which has now confirmed that Mick was sexually assaulted as a child by Katy when he was just 12 years old.
It looks like Mick, who was shown in the last episode clearly confused about what happened between them, is Frankie’s father after Katy got pregnant.
Tina explained that Mick was in a mess when Katy suddenly left after taking care of them, revealing that they had not seen each other since.
She clearly had no idea what was really going on between Mick, who was only 12 at the time, and his eldest who was supposed to take care of him.
It was when Tina told Frankie in front of Mick how old he was when they were with Katy, that she realized that something was wrong.
Convinced that they were the same age and that she might have been the result of an affair, she was mortified to find that Mick was just a child and his mother was older, making it clear that it wasn’t was not good.
As Frankie seemed to realize what had happened, she said to Mick, “It’s not a big deal, it’s disgusting,” before running away in tears.
Mick had told her that was not what she was thinking, almost trying to clearly justify the age gap by not addressing what he had been through or that he had been abused.
He himself was in tears, as the secret he was desperately trying to keep buried surfaced, as his family remained oblivious to what was going on.
Life moves fast in soapland, so be sure to stay up to date with all the latest in your favorite soaps through our regular newsletter.
Sign up using this form to receive regular updates on Corrie, Emmerdale, EastEnders direct to your inbox. We’ll also keep you up to date with what your favorite stars are up to in the real world and the latest news as we go.
EastEnders confirmed after the scenes that Mick would be at the center of a non-recent child sexual abuse scenario, revealing he would struggle with his sanity in the fallout.
The soap opera will explore the impact of his past on him and his family, suffering from panic attacks and emotional difficulties as a result of his order.
The BBC soap opera worked closely with NSPCC, the UK’s leading children’s charity, and SurvivorsUK, a specialist service for survivors of male and non-binary sexual violence on the screenplay.
Speaking about the new plot, executive producer Jon Sen confirmed, “Viewers have always been aware that Mick has spent many years in the care which was the cause of his fractured relationship with Shirley, but now audiences are going. find out why Mick’s childhood was so traumatic.
“This scenario will see Mick having to face demons from his past, something he has desperately tried to avoid for many years and realizes he suffered abuse while in care.
“Our work with SurvivorsUK and NSPCC has been essential in informing and grounding Mick’s story in reality. We hope this scenario will help challenge perceptions, stigma, and shame – especially experienced by male survivors. ”
The NSPCC helpline is there for all adults who have concerns and want advice – they can call the helpline on 0808 800 5000 or email [email protected]
SurvivorsUK’s national online helpline for male survivors is accessible from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily through our website (http://survivorsuk.org).
EastEnders airs Mondays at 8:05 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:35 p.m. and Fridays at 8:30 p.m. on BBC One .