Nora is the mother of Carl and Adam White . She appears on 23 July 2013, when Carl and his ex-girlfriend Kirsty Branning decide to visit her in her nursing home for her birthday. Nora does not know they have split up, and she says she is pleased they are still together. While Carl gets some tea, Nora tells Kirsty she hopes for a grandchild from them, but while Kirsty gets a vase for her flowers, Nora takes Carl 's hand and digs her nails in, threatening to kill him if he hurts Kirsty , comparing him to his "pathetic" father. Carl and Kirsty leave, and Kirsty can tell Carl is troubled, but does not see the cuts on his hand.
Nora returns to Walford in March 2014. Carl has not been in contact with her for over three months. A meeting with Roxy Mitchell is arranged but Roxy 's sister Ronnie tricks her into believing that she is Roxy . Carl 's brother, Adam joins her in Walford.