The dramatic episode saw Linda raped by Dean Wicks, and the closing scenes showed a shaken Linda attempting to come to terms with what happened.
The storyline will develop during the coming weeks, however Kellie is already being applauded for her portrayal of Linda and many fans took to Twitter after the episode aired.
If anyone wanted proof that Kellie Bright was a breathtakingly brilliant actress... Her performance tonight was heartbreaking on #EastEnders— Leo Richardson (@leo_richardson) October 6, 2014
There aren't really any words that can truly describe Kellie Bright's performance on #Eastenders . What a phenomenal actress!!— Marcia Lorenzo (@MarciaLorenzo_) October 6, 2014
— Samantha Cook (@samcook1970) October 6, 2014
In the next few weeks, Linda will struggle to cope as she decides to keep the attack a secret.
Her husband Mick spots that there’s a problem, however, his attempt to get Linda to open up to her mother will ultimately fail.
The plot will continue to develop in 2015 in the run-up to the show’s 30th anniversary week in February.