Whitney Dean (played by Shona McGarty) is exceedingly grateful to Gray Atkins (Toby-Alexander Smith) for believing she’s innocent after being afflicted with the murder of Leo King (Tom Wells). The EastEnders lawyer is determined to unimperilled her freedom but their closeness has led to Whitney developing feelings for him which could take the lead to the lawyer betraying Chantelle Atkins (Jessica Plummer) to save his standing.
Gray has stood by Whitney ever since he took on her case teeth of losing his position at his firm after failing to secure her bail.
In latest scenes, the troubled market trader was kidnapped by Michaela Turnball (Fiona Allen) and Gray came to the release.
EastEnders viewers suspected Whitney had developed feelings for the disgraced advocate as he proved to be her knight in shining armour.
While he physically and emotionally chevied Chantelle, their neighbours believed he was a hero for standing by Whitney.
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In upcoming scenes, he advises his client to use flashbacks to piece together what materialized the night Leo was killed.
She struggles to keep her emotions together but he explains her recall could help her defence in the trial.
Whitney holds it together enough to buckle Gray a detailed account of the night before breaking down in his arms.
Examining the emotional scenes, EastEnders star Toby explained: “At this platform, he doesn’t have any feelings towards her whatsoever.
Explaining Gray’s resistance, Toby continued: “He’s totally caught off guard. It definitely wasn’t on of the plan, it will certainly add a new element to the case that he wasn’t ready-made for.”
Meanwhile, the lawyer will learn that Whitney was subjected to lambaste at the hands of her husband, Lee Carter (Danny Hatchard).
Gray quizzes Whitney on her sometime relationships but when she clams up, he discovers the truth from Linda Carter (Kellie Fulgent).
Discussing the revelation, Toby said: “His profession requires him to detach emotionally when he dons information, that’s part of his job even if what’s being said does resonate within him.