In upcoming episodes, the new family moving into EastEnders’ iconic Queen Vic pub is expected to cause all kinds of drama, not least for Linda Carter (Kellie Bright), who mistakenly believed she was entering into a partnership with her mother rather than Elaine (Harriet Thorpe)’s boyfriend George and his daughters.
After Mick (Danny Dyer) disappeared at Christmas, Linda had a hidden plot to take over the bar with her mother. In order to protect the future of the bar, the grieving landlady was also in talks with Suki and Nish Panesar (Balvinder Sopal and Navin Chowdhry) and Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean) in case the arrangement with Elaine didn’t work out.
Since Elaine arrived triumphantly to take her place behind the bar (putting Sharon’s nose well out of joint in the process and alienating the Panesars), she kept making secret phone calls when Linda wasn’t within hearing distance.
She was eventually discovered to be bringing along her family as well, including George (Colin Salmon), Anna (Molly Rainford), and Gina (Francesca Henry).
While Linda has strong feelings towards George because she believes he is taking advantage of her mother and shouldn’t be treating the Vic like his own, Anna and Gina are the ones who are stirring up trouble among the younger male inhabitants of Albert Square.
While Gina is characterised as being “feisty, determined, and demanding, as sharp and cool as cut diamonds but with a temper that blazes like fire,” Anna is defined as being “fun, loveable, and big-hearted, but don’t underestimate her.” It’s obvious that they are two intelligent young women who won’t be readily misled by the enticements of people like
Bobby Beale (Clay Milner Russell) and Freddie Slater (Bobby Brazier) are two examples.
Bobby falls in love the moment he sets eyes on the Knight girls. When they bring their chihuahua Tyson into the café, his grandma Kathy (Gillian Taylforth) is less than thrilled, and the locals disapprove when they attempt to create a party in a Vic full of mourners over Lola’s (Danielle Harold) recent passing.
However, it doesn’t take long for Anna and Gina to get Freddie Slater as a new admirer. The young charmers give him and Bobby some complimentary fish and chips, and they immediately start flirting.
Who among Anna and Gina would refuse the opportunity to receive free fish and chips? In exchange, they promise to provide the guys with free drinks at the Vic, but are they luring Freddie and Bobby into disappointment?