After weeks of flirtation, Stacey and Dean finally share a kiss in ‘EastEnders’.
However, while the pair have connected since each separately returning to Albert Square, their intimate moment will make for awkward viewing, as viewers know Dean raped Linda just weeks ago.
A shaken Stacey arrives at Dean's
Unaware of Dean’s attack on his aunt, Stacey decides to pay him a visit, when things get too much with Alfie and Kat.
As she struggles to keep the truth about the fire a secret, Stacey is left upset and seeks comfort from Dean - and it’s not long before they share a kiss.
The rape storyline between Dean and Linda is set to develop slowly over the coming months.
Dean Wicks and Stacey Slater
‘EastEnders’ boss Dominic Treadwell-Collins has previously confirmed that they won’t be filming a huge trial - instead, it seems that Dean will get his comeuppance when Linda’s husband Mick - played by Danny Dyer - finds out what happened.
Kellie Bright, who stars as Linda, has been praised for her work on the show, with viewers commending the way she’s handled the sensitive storyline.
The plot is part of the build-up to the show’s 30th anniversary week, which will include a live show.
Watch ‘EastEnders’ on 24 October to see the events unfold.