Hello Soapsters. Welcome to A Slice Of Soap. Let’s get to it.
There’s been some weird stuff going on in the soaps this week. We’ve had Cindy Beale sending messages from beyond the grave; ‘Damian’ David Platt cropping Bethany’s doll’s hair in the most sinister way you can imagine and Sean ‘Shout’ Slater cropping Chelsea’s hair – because he didn’t want to be left out of all the fun. I suppose next week we’ll hear that Dirty Den’s alive and well again and will make yet another return to Albert Square. After all, anything is possible when it comes to soaps these days.
So who do you think’s sending Ian all those bizarre messages? It couldn’t possibly be his ex wife Cindy could it? We all saw her going six feet under at the funeral. So she’s well and truly dead. Worm food. Apparently…I don’t think it’s Lucy Beale either because that would just be far too predictable (hands up if you think it’s her) and in any case, all she’d gain by pretending to receive messages from her dead mother is her live dad’s knowledge of how much she hates him. Hang on, that might make some kind of twisted sense. Oh well, I still can’t believe that even the EastEnders writers would be that transparent. After all, who saw Dirty Den’s Lazurus-like appearance coming?
Whoever it is, the scriptwriters of EastEnders are on to a good thing with this ‘spooking Ian Beale’ storyline because the possibilities are endless, aren’t they? In fact, we should really be asking the question – who wouldn’t want to put the frighteners on Ian Beale? After all he is one of the most annoying characters in soap history – excluding Corrie’s ‘Clurrrrrrr’ and Ashley of course.
Don’t be surprised next week if Ian wakes up to find a dead horse’s head in his bed…but then again he’d probably think it was Jane.
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