The arrival of the Knights in EastEnders has really thrown Linda Carter’s (Kellie Bright) nose out of joint, but things are only about to get worse for the irate landlady.
After the unexpected arrival of Elaine Peacock’s (Harriet Thorpe) new family and Elaine’s omission of mentioning that they would be joining them from Marbella, Linda immediately feels as though her house has been invaded.
When the Knight family came on the Square after the terrible death of Lola Pearce (Danielle Harold), they raised quite a stir among the locals.
While the rest of the residents of Walford were irritated by Anna and Gina’s (Molly Rainford and Francesca Henry) haste to start the celebration so soon after Lola’s tragedy, Linda was astounded by her mother’s audacity.
When Linda learned that Elaine had been preparing to move the Knights into the bar all along, she was appalled.
George attempted to win Linda over by claiming that he could contribute financially to the tavern, but Linda was unconvinced and made sure that the battle lines were formed between them.
She’s going to feel even more pushed aside in forthcoming episodes when George Knight (Colin Salmon) agrees to meet with Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) to talk about business.
Linda feels like she’s lost control as the two talk about a new pub, pie, and fight partnership between the Queen Vic and the Boxing Den.
Given that George is a world-class boxer, it makes sense for the two companies to work together and maybe attract additional clients with this new promotion.
Could this new partnership persuade Linda to have faith in George and salvage the Queen Vic’s finances?