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Mick Carter has huge final showdown with Aidan on EastEnders

Who will come out on top? And will Mick be able to stop Aidan from forcing his family out of Walford?

Tensions reach boiling point tonight as Mick Carter makes preparations for his final showdown with gangster Aidan Maguire.

Over the past few months, Aidan has terrorised Mick and his family but recently stepped it up a gear by pouring petrol on the floor of the pub.

Mick had contacted Mel's contact, a hitman, to deal with the problem but ended up deciding not to go down that route.

During tonight's episode of EastEnders , Mick tells his family that it's time to leave Walford for good.

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Mick and Linda Carter prepare to leave Walford for good (Image: 5668)

Shirley tries to ask Phil for help (Image: 5668)

Not one to take things lying down, Shirley makes a last ditch attempt to let them stay by asking Phil to help Mick.

As the Carters make their goodbyes to both the Square and the pub, Mick tells them that he's forgotten his wallet just as they get to the tube station.

Mick helps load up the taxi (Image: 5668)

The Carters have a tearful goodbye - but what does Mick have up his sleeve? (Image: 5668)

(Image: 5668)

However Mick stays at the pub as he waits for Aidan.

Elsewhere, Phil is baffled when he sees Mel speaking to the driver involved in the robbery.

He then begins to piece together what has been happening and Sharon is left panicking.

*EastEnders airs tonight at 7.30pm on BBC One