Many fans have been gripped by the current storyline which saw Linda attacked by her brother-in-law Dean back in October.
Fans will finally get their wish for revenge when Dean gets what he deserves, but not in the way you would expect.
EastEnders boss Dominic Treadwell-Collins told RadioTimes.com there will be a ‘shocking’ twist to the Linda and Dean rape plot.
‘There will be justice. And how it’s meted out will be satisfying but shocking too,’ he revealed.
Last week Linda reported Dean to the Police but Dominic says he will put the Carters in the centre of the drama, not the Police.
‘We’re not The Bill,’ he continued.
‘That show was about the police solving things. I don’t have main characters who are police officers.
‘We have tried very hard to create police characters who are interesting and who have their own stories. And there are more police twists coming up.
‘But that’s not who my viewers are tuning in to see.
‘They want to see Linda and Mick. They’re the people they care about and not the police. So the police solving it is not satisfying for the viewer.’
Last year the telly boss said that Dean – played by Matt Di Angelo – will not face trial for the brutal attack.
Discussing his reasons, he said: ‘The easy and wrong way would be to have Dean arrested and taken off to prison. That’s not what happens. I’d love to have done a big trial – we won’t be doing a trial.’
Kellie Bright – who plays Queen Vic landlady Linda Carter – also admitted she wants to see a showdown between her character and Di Angelo’s.
‘Recently, I’ve been feeling very strongly that Linda should have a face to face with Dean. There are a lot of people fighting for Linda and I personally want to see Linda fight for herself.’