As EastEnders builds towards the Carters’ New Year’s Day wedding, secrets and lies are beginning to unravel in Albert Square.

And history looks set to repeat itself when a horrified Shirley Carter finds son Dean attacking his girlfriend, Roxy, and sets in motion a plan to stop him.

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Shirley will catch Dean attacking Roxy (Kieron McCarron/BBC)

 

Shirley (Linda Henry) will catch son Dean (Matt Di Angelo) pinning Roxy (Rita Simons) down on the bed as he attempts to rape her when she tries to break up with him.

Viewers will watch in shock as Shirley appears to help her son escape justice by encouraging him to take a bath to wash off any incriminating evidence.

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Dean has already raped his brother’s wife Linda and is now turning on Roxy (Kieron McCarron/BBC)

 

But the storyline will take a macabre twist as she instead tries to drown him in the bath, after realising that Mick and Linda (Kellie Bright) have been telling the truth about Dean the whole time.

The plot will be eerily familiar to fans who know Shirley tried to drown her son, Mick (Danny Dyer), when he was a child.

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Mick (Danny Dyer) will battle to save his family on his wedding day (Jack Barnes/BBC)

 

Dean looks set to survive the attempt on his life, but his anger will no doubt play a big part in the upcoming underwater stunt that show bosses have planned for the New Year’s Day wedding.

As Mick and Linda prepare to say ‘I Do’, Dean will be preparing to take vengeance on his family. Will everyone make it out alive?