In December 2013, Linda's sister in law, Tina Carter brings her sister Shirley Carter to a pub in Watford, which turns out to be Linda and Mick's.
Linda is in the middle of a raffle and Linda and Shirley don't seem to be too pleased to see each other.
Linda then brings up the fire Shirley caused accidentally on Christmas and how they lost so much before telling Shirley she did her kids a favour by walking out on them and she asks Shirley if she has any idea how much she hurt Mick.
As they leave, Linda reminds Tina that she is welcome and Shirley asks Linda to tell Mick that she misses him.
In 2013, Linda and Mick finally secured enough funds to buy their own pub and packed their bags, bought the Queen Vic and moved to Walford.