Dean Wicks is released from prison in scenes set to air next week in EastEnders.
Viewers will know Dean was arrested last week for breaking the terms of his bail and was kept in prison for assaulting a police officer upon his arrest.
Queen Vic landlady Linda, who Dean raped, is stunned to hear the devastating news from Shirley that her rapist is being released from prison. Linda decides to face her fears and goes to Patrick’s to meet Dean face-to-face.
Upon his release, Dean looks worried for his safety as Buster takes him inside.
Angered that his fiancée’s rapist has been released from prison again and plans to attend Stan’s funeral, Mick takes his anger out on a family photograph by cutting Dean out of the picture… literally!
A few days later, Dean decides to open up to his mum, Shirley, and shows her the bruises he received in prison.
EastEnders airs these scenes Monday the 20th of April at 8pm and Thursday the 23rd of April at 7.30pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.