EastEnders SPOILER: Mick Carter turns to devious Janine Butcher for much needed comfort

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EastEnders SPOILER: Mick Carter turns to devious Janine Butcher for much needed comfort after Gray Atkins’ arrest

The next episode of EastEnders will seen Danny Dyer growing closer to Janine Butcher in the wake of Gray Atkins’ arrest. 

The devious Janine (Charlie Brooks) has been working hard to ensnare Mick – played by Danny Dyer – and it seems her efforts may finally succeed. 

New photos from the popular BBC One soap show Janine comforting Mick as he grapples with his doubts over whether he did enough to help Tina Carter in her time of need. 

Oh no! The next episode of EastEnders will seen Danny Dyer growing closer to Janine Butcher in the wake of Gray Atkins' arrest

Oh no! The next episode of EastEnders will seen Danny Dyer growing closer to Janine Butcher in the wake of Gray Atkins’ arrest

Gray murdered the popular character over a year ago, and subsequently hid her body in the Argee Bhajee.

It was finally discovered by Phil Mitchell, and proved to be the trigger for Gray’s downfall.

The ripples of his arrest have spread all across Walford, with Mick struggling to deal with Tina’s death.   

Success: The scheming Janine (Charlie Brooks) has been working hard to ensare Mick - played by Danny Dyer and it seems her efforts may finally succeed

Success: The scheming Janine (Charlie Brooks) has been working hard to ensare Mick – played by Danny Dyer and it seems her efforts may finally succeed

With Shirley seemingly missing, the patriarch of the Carter clan will turn to Janine, who he feels is the only one to truly understand him.

The images show Janine embracing Mick and even laying a kiss on top of his head as she plots her next move.

Mick has no idea that Janine is responsible for ruining his marriage by conspiring against both him and Linda over the holiday period.

Struggling: New photos from the popular BBC One soap show Janine comforting Mick as he grapples with his doubts over whether he did enough to help Tina Carter in her time of need

Struggling: New photos from the popular BBC One soap show Janine comforting Mick as he grapples with his doubts over whether he did enough to help Tina Carter in her time of need

Devious: The images show Janine embracing Mick and even laying a kiss on top of his head as she plots her next move

Devious: The images show Janine embracing Mick and even laying a kiss on top of his head as she plots her next move

With Danny Dyer set to leave the soap later this year, will Janine’s scheming be the reason for Mick’s exit from the Square?

It comes after EastEnders fans lauded Thursday’s episode as its ‘best in years,’ after serial killer Gray’s reign of torment finally came to an end. 

The murderous abuser, who has claimed three victims including his long-suffering wife Chantelle, was arrested by police after his crimes came to light, but still left viewers sickened with his chilling final moments.

The dramatic conclusion to a week of action-packed episodes earned an overwhelmingly positive reception from viewers, with one noting they were ‘hooked’ from start to finish. 

Tense! EastEnders fans lauded Thursday's episode as its'best in years,' after serial killer Gray Atkins' reign of torment finally came to an end

Tense! EastEnders fans lauded Thursday’s episode as its ‘best in years,’ after serial killer Gray Atkins’ reign of torment finally came to an end

Throughout the week anticipated had been building for viewers around Gray’s comeuppances, as the soap celebrated its new schedule change with a week of dramatic scenes. 

Gray (played by Toby Alexander-Smith) had spent the previous episodes sneaking around Albert Square to avoid police, after ex Whitney Dean (Shona McGarty) vowed to expose his killer ways. 

During the 30-minute episode Gray was also confronted by Karen (Linda Henry), where he finally admitted he killed her daughter Chantelle (Jessica Plummer) by pushing her into a knife stacked in the dishwasher.

He eagerly enjoyed taunting her with gory details about Chantelle’s death and her final moments, after she suffered months of abuse.

It all culminated with a dramatic final showdown on a bridge, where Gray also confessed to killing Whitney’s boyfriend Kush Kazemi (Davood Ghadami), but despite his attempts to escape justice by falling to his death, he was eventually thwarted by the authorities. 

As Gray was led through the Square by police, he was greeted by all of his victims’ loved ones, and even as he was taken away, he managed to end his reign of terror with one final torment.

These new scenes will air on a special Wednesday edition of EastEnders (March 16) at 7.30pm on BBC One and iPlayer. 

At last! The abuser was finally arrested by police after admitting to his triple murder, and left mother-in-law Karen Taylor distraught with a chilling parting gesture

At last! The abuser was finally arrested by police after admitting to his triple murder, and left mother-in-law Karen Taylor distraught with a chilling parting gesture

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