After Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) vanished during the holiday season on EastEnders, Linda (Kellie Bright) decided to look for another employee to assist her operate the bar.
The prospect to invest in another company in Walford quickly delighted and fascinated Sharon (Letitia Dean), Suki (Balvinder Sopal), and Nish (Navin Choudhry).
Unbeknownst to them all, Linda’s mother would eventually become a co-owner of the bar when she visits Albert Square with her family, the Knights.
Prior to saying this, Linda confesses to Alfie (Shane Richie) that she has been lying to Sharon and Nish in case her mystery buyer doesn’t materialise.
But eventually Linda is compelled to reveal the truth.
After telling Nish and Suki the truth, Linda goes looking for Sharon to tell her the same thing. This leads to a massive altercation at the bar.
Elaine (Harriet Thorpe) arrives, exposing herself to be Sharon’s daughter’s new business partner, as Sharon is furious about Linda’s deception.
Elaine emerges in the aftermath, beguiling onlookers and putting others in their place.
Can they mend their friendship while Alfie counsels Linda to pursue Sharon?