Whitney (played by Shona McGarty) sees Gray (Toby-Alexander Smith) as her only hope as her trial for the murder of Leo King (Tom Wells) approaches. However, Gray is under a lot of stress as he prepares for the funeral of his wife Chantelle (Jessica Plummer) who he injured and left to die two weeks ago. As a result, the EastEnders resident has been leaning on Whitney to help out at home - could he set his sights on his client to replace Chantelle?
Tonight’s episode of the long-running BBC soap saw Whitney explaining to Gray that the children had been struggling without their mum.
Realising Mia and MacKenzie needed their dad to help them grieve, Whitney told him she had asked for him to be taken off her case.
“How did it go earlier with Laura?” Whitney asked.
Gray replied: “Told her I had to stay on the case, so I don’t want your to worry.
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“I won’t be there tomorrow obviously but I’ll be in every day after that.”
Whitney told him: “I don’t think it’s a good idea. Now, don’t get me wrong, you know how much I appreciate everything you have done for me.
“It’s just I can’t have you putting me first.”
“I can’t let you down now, we’ve come too far,”