Kevin Wicks’ Gruesome End

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SPOILER ALERT! Do not read if you don’t want to know what’s gonna happen in EastEnders….

It’s goodbye to Parklife! Phil as EastEnders screens its most gruesome death yet when Kevin Wicks gets killed in a car crash on New Year’s Eve.  Here’s the story:

If you are looking for an upbeat beginning to 2008, don’t expect to find one in Albert Square.

It seems fans of EastEnders can expect another helping of misery over the festive period, including the New Year.

December 31 sees the demise of Kevin Wicks (Phil Daniels) – who is going out in spectacular fashion, reports The Sun.

Kevin discovers the cars he’s been selling aren’t just knock-offs, they’re death traps. Unfortunately, he’s in one of them when the worst happens. A fault causes a crash and in the accident, the car is flipped into the air. It then lands on its roof, apparently impaling Kevin through the chest with a piece of wreckage and then explodes in a ball of flames. A source said: "Kevin’s death will be the horrid highlight of New Year’s Eve."

So, what do you think about Kevin’s exit? Talk about gross and depressing. What has Kevin Wicks done to deserve such a horrendous death? He’s not exactly an EastEnders villain or bad boy is he? Nasty characters on ‘Enders have had some grizzly endings e.g. Ben Mitchell’s abuser Stella and all-round bad boy Steve Owen (played by Martin Kemp), but in the back of our minds, we all knew that things wouldn’t turn out well for them, didn’t we? That’s just one of the unwritten laws of soap…the soap villain must always get his comeuppance in the end. 

Kevin Wicks, on the other hand, is a pretty normal bloke which is why the manner of his death is totally over-the-top. What has he done to justify dying by being impaled through the chest with a piece of wreckage and then blown to pieces as his car explodes in a ball of flames? Anyone would think he’d been roaming the streets of Walford by night, sinking his fangs into unsuspecting residents cos only vampires meet with that kind of end. No, my view is that the EastEnders scriptwriters and producers are sending a not-so-subtle message to Parklife! Phil Daniels namely: ‘your services are no longer required, and will never be required ever, ever, ever, again’. He may have stuffed them by not renewing his contract, but they’re having the last laugh. Now I’ve not been the biggest fan of the character, but I really don’t think he deserves to go out like that.

EastEnders tends to be terribly depressing during the festive season. Right from the days of Den and Angie (remember the classic Xmas episode when he served her divorce papers?), we’ve had one depressing Christmas storyline after another. And nothing much has changed. Last year Pauline Fowler died on Christmas Day and this year, Billy’s family is facing eviction and Tanya will find out about Max and Stacey. More doom and gloom ahead. It’s enough to make you start believing that prisoners should be sentenced to Albert Square cos people there are guaranteed the most miserable and hellish existence in the country. They sure have the monopoly on life’s problems. Scriptwriters please, please, please give us some happy festive storylines for a change. 

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53 Responses to Kevin Wicks’ Gruesome End

  1. Abeigh says:

    The only Happy Christmas storyline I can remember in Walford was when Kat and Alfie got married.
    Personally I feel really bad for Billy and Family, I think its unfair that no one is doing anything to help them.
     
    It strikes me that no one is allowed to be happy in Eastenders.

  2. Unknown says:

    the only place worse than walford must be the little village of midsommer where the odds are ur murdered before bedtime, does it seem that eastenders is fast becoming eldorado without the bikinis????

  3. Carol says:

    WHY IS EASTENDERS ALWAYS SO DEPRESSING? IS THERE ANY PARTICULAR REASON THAT ONE CHARACTER HAS TO BE KILLED OFF THIS TIME OF YEAR? WHY KEVIN, HE IS ONE OF THE DECENT ONES. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF SO CALLED ACTORS IN THIS PROGRAMME WHO SHOULD BE KILLED OFF, MAINLY BECAUSE THEY CANNOT ACT. KEVINS EX FOR EXAMPLE.

  4. kelbel says:

    i agree billy and honey dont deserve this but have you thought about what billy used to be like when his character was first introduced? he was a real nasty typical mitchell yet his bad days have never ever been mentioned again….. hmmmmm so dodgy pasts can be forgotten for some but not others!!!!!!!

  5. Unknown says:

    nnnoooooooooooo

  6. Karen says:

    They could always do something really unconventional – and let the characters have a "normal" christmas!!

  7. Tracy says:

    oh my dear lord why is eastenders so depressing ……no festive fun to be had anywhere in walford again this year ,,,no lighthearted moments…..no laughter……no love…..nothing……id rather watch the turkey roasting

  8. Julie says:

    POOR KEV….
    HE IS ONE OF THE LOVABLE CHARACTERS & AFTER ALL THE TRAGEDIES & DISASTERS IN HIS LIFE YOU WOULD THINK THE EASTENDERS WRITERS WOULD CUT HIM A BREAK.
     
    WE SHOULDN\’T BE SUPRISED AT SUCH A DEPRESSING STORYLINE…ITS WHAT THE SOAP IS KNOWN FOR ANY TIME OF THE YEAR…

  9. sharon says:

    THATS SO LAME WATS HE DONE BUT THEN AGEN ITS EASTENDERS!!!!!!!

  10. Milllie says:

    I for one will not miss Kevin Wicks as I didn\’t think he was a particularly good actor, on the other hand I think Billy and Honey are good actor\’s but their story lines are dreadful. Come on writers give them a better script and a better storyline.

  11. Audrey says:

    I for one will not miss kevin as i also think the acting has been poor very wooden!But maybe the writers are saying to us viewers you think youve got it tough?!.But why at xmas!Its all becoming very predictable .Billy goes from bad to worse @ that for me is very irritating i do know several people who dont watch it anymore so proucers take note!

  12. nigel says:

    THIS IS TYPICAL EASTENDERS STORY LINE FOR CHRISTMAS. BUT WAIT. THE SCRIPWRITERS WANTED A HAPPY ONE THIS YEAR.  THE CAST SAID A BIG NO TO THAT ONE. ALL WANTED TO SAME SAD CHRISTMAS FOR THE SQUARE. WOULD WE WANT A HAPPY TIME FOR THE CAST OF EASTENDERS?

  13. Gillian says:

    Why oh why do they have to make Christmas soaps like Eastenders so depressing at this time of year.  Dont we have enough with all the bad news on tv and the cold weather.  We as a family watched Cranford and yesterday\’s episode (the last) was such a change from the normal drivel and it actually had a happy ending.  Come on scriptwriters cheer us up for a change please!

  14. ANDREA says:

     I think Eastnder\’s producers need a new direction when it comes to christmas, as they predictably save the peak of the storylines til then.   As for Kevin, he wanted to leave and from an actor\’s perpective an exit  like that is more powerful and memorable.

  15. Colin says:

    I think its time Eastenders got a little more upbeat.  I mean c`mon…. One form of making my problems seem so much better is watching an episode of this at any point in the year, let alone the Xmas and New Year diatribe they give us.  Get with it BBCm Make them happier!!! And for pity`s sake can you give poor Billy Mitchel a break for once? its about time his character had a massive stroke of good luck!

  16. amanda says:

    Awww!Who can dislike Kevin Wicks?He\’s a lovely bloke.No,he doesn\’t deserve to go this way,but who could ever see him and Denise splitting up?It will be really sad,and quite depressing,but hey…that is what Albert Square is like at Christmas!

  17. Kaykie says:

    I dont even watch this anymore but when a friend said to me kevin was going to die, the first thing I asked her was; "How, car crash or hit with something?"
    How boring predictable of them. *yawn*

  18. Kaykie says:

    I dont even watch this anymore but when a friend said to me kevin was going to die, the first thing I asked her was; "How, car crash or hit with something?"
    How boring predictable of them. *yawn*

  19. Unknown says:

    Thank goodness, I\’ve just about had enough of his face gymnastics – such contortions I\’ve never seen before!

  20. Pat says:

    Most of the soaps these days seem to be either dreary, daft or dire. My favourite used to be Corrie but I\’m even getting fed up with that as the storylines and characters are nowhere near as interesting as they used to be. 
     
    I\’ve also noticed how irritating some of the accents are – particularly Jim MacDonald who ends nearly every sentence with "so it is", "so I do", "so you are", "so I will" etc. etc. (aarrgh!) He reminds me of the extremely irritating but now luckily dead, Fred, who kept repeating himself, Ashley\’s dopey  high-pitched voice, drippy "Cluuurrr", and Audrey, whose Lancashire accent is so overdone it can be cut with a knife – "David, go crossroad t\’ Roy\’s and get a cupple \’o balm cakes ferr mah loov", and Deidre\’s smoker\’s tonsils that sound as though she\’s gargling with gravel.  I could go on, but I never really noticed before because I was so involved in the programme but now, well…….shame eh?  

  21. Pat says:

    After watching the wonderful "Cranford", I thought, why can\’t we have a soap set in Victorian times?  Cranford was completely addictive with great characters, gentle humour, absorbing drama and good storylines. The actors must have thought they\’d died and gone to heaven because the writing was so good. 
     
    I know it was the serialisation of a classic book but a new type of "historical" soap might give the genre a much-needed boost.  I\’m fed up of hearing bad language, seeing fights and violence and gays kissing and cuddling – we hear and see enough of it in real life – so how about a serial reminding us of gentler and more mannered times, like "Cranford"?   

  22. joan says:

    I feel sorry for Billy and Honey in Eastenders.    He is really trying and yes he pinched the charity money but he really must have been desperate and what kind of Landlord could chuck out two small babies before Christmas, what a \’cow\’.    And what are his family doing, they are certainly not supporting them – I thought the Mitchells were supposed to look after his other in the \’family\’.    He has always been the runt and I think it is about time he got a break, he is not a bad man or a villain like some in the programme, like Sean or that scrooge Ian Beale who made him beg for his job back just to say No.     Isnt it about time something awful happened to him instead.

  23. joan says:

    Yes he was a bit  of a a dodgy character with his nephew Jamie, I remember well.    However, he has changed and in this day and age everyone deserves a second chance surely.you can not live in the past forever, forgive and forget.    He has changed for the better, he might be a bit of a wimp but I still say he deserves a chance 

  24. kaia says:

    Eastenders sad Christmas storylines are the very best. They make ppl who have had a bad christmas feel like maybe it isn\’t so bad, or shall I say it could be worse. And it shows ppl who have had a good christmas that they are lucky beep beeps – lol!
    Long live sad storylines at christmas, cause I def enjoy them. I like Kevin – I will be sad to see him go but I don\’t think they made the most out of his character, but don\’t think I\’ll even remember him after March. I can\’t wait for the Max and Stacey storyline, I\’m so excited. What would christmas be without Eastenders??? Not even worth thinking about.

  25. chris says:

    he should have disappeared with Quadraphenia!

  26. Janet says:

    sorrry but eastenders is getting a bit lame now allers are gone, the original characti mean couldn\’t they think of anything else
     

  27. Unknown says:

    KEVIN WICKS DOES NOT DESERVE TO DIE THIS WAY. EASTENDERS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS. ITS TOO FAR FETCHED AND ITS PUTTING ME OFF WATCHING. PLUS, I AM SICK OF WATCHING DEPRESSING STUFF AT XMAS. SOMETHING HAPPY NEEDS TO HAPPEN. OH AND MAX BRANNING AND STACEY SLATER DESERVE TO BURN IN HELL, OR DIE IN THE CAR WITH KEVIN WATCHING FROM THE KURB. ITS JUST NOT RIGHT – THE WRITERS OF EASTENDER ARE GOING SICK IN THE HEAD.

  28. angie says:

    wer hav all the bad boys gone from eastenders 1st andy then johnny the poor dennis cant believe its 2 yrs ago then jake moon thank goodness we\’ve got sean slater and very sexy at that.

  29. Les says:

    What a load of cobblers, whatever these writers are on, i want some of it. The storylines are like pub beer …….. FLAT.

  30. john says:

    Wicks is a waster anyhow. He cannot act, so why is he an actor??

  31. amer says:

    u writers r crazy man ur fik but im in love wid easstenders !lol!
     
    da writers r sme likle youthzz u fink dey can rite stuff
     
    bustas

  32. Tahira says:

    he wont be missed!!!!
     
    it jus gets lamer and lamer

  33. Michael says:

    I am glad that phil has decided to opt out of a sad programme like Eastenders, . the story lines some time seem to be trying to mimmick Coranation street but for one thing,. Everybody seems to do nothing but tell lies,.They always say that they are doing it to protect loved ones, but this only ever comes out when they are caught in a lie, and the loved one always say "you\’ve betrayed my trust in you". Let\’s hope that his demise leads to more interesting storylines for the coming new year.

  34. Andrew says:

    I\’m glad he\’s had a good stint of acting work but at the end of the day IT\’S PHIL DANIELS !!! Quadrophenia, Breaking Glass, Meantime.
    I saw him in Dealers Choice with Ray Winstone in \’95 and he was amazing.
    His talent is wasted on that show and, although he\’s done a great job, he needs to also concentrate on being the icon that he is to a lot of people (even though that doesn\’t pay the bills!).

  35. stewart says:

     i won\’t miss him, his constant gurning and inappropriate reactions made him my least favourite character.I\’m more upset to hear that Matt di Angelo is leaving.

  36. brian says:

    KIll the lot of them off the miserable lot so we can all have a good laugh.And then listen to the \’\’Count Arthur Strong radio show\’\’ on radio [4] 28th. dec. at 11.30 a.m. for some real entertainment. B.H. p.s. don\’t blame me if you get addicted!!

  37. caz says:

    ah well.another predictable story line. email me everyone lol

  38. hayley says:

    Thank god for that……. when is ian beale going
    ???

  39. gay says:

    ian beale will never die as much as hes annoying i dont think they will ever take him out lol. but would be a good story line ian just killed off lol

  40. Unknown says:

    I hope Tanya gives max hell this year.  Plus hope she gets a bit jiggy with sean
    cat

  41. Unknown says:

    About time, the guy was a crap character and even worse, a crap actor!!

  42. louie says:

    lol a didnt want him to die he was quite good,i didnt fink it was gunnu end like tht a fort he was gunna survive or when denise gave him a kiss when big ben rang he opened his left eye the slightest bit and a fort he wernt ded but he is 🙂

  43. Joe says:

    Eastenders is great at Christmas after all its the depressing storylines which get everyone watching, otherwise it would be like looking out of a goldfish bowl upon your family.  Meaty storylines at Christmas need to stay, but did Kevin Wicks really need to die this way?  After all, how did he manage to get impaled in something when the car was on its roof, and how did the car realistically flip over like that?
     
    I liked Kevin, always felt sorry for him always trying to do the right thing and do right by his family, and this just reflects what a villan Phil Mitchell is, why didnt HE take the car to the breakers in the first place!
     
    Get rid of Phil Mitchell XMas 2008!

  44. Chalissar says:

    That episode was terrible! Far too greusome…Ive also heard that Tanya dies. No idea how. Probably another greusome end…

  45. christine says:

     it should have been that crappy ian beale or his stupid wife jane that got it, kevin was a simple man who didnt deserve to die like that, and of course phil mitchell should be next,

  46. Paul says:

    and only idiots watch such rubbish.

  47. Unknown says:

    i did cry though !! But what me and my fella really want to know is why kevin\’s eyes were going cross eyed….. be be honest with ya me and my boyfrind were pissing myself !! ha ha ha ha bye bye mr wicks x

  48. Barbara says:

    Bad bit of continuity on Wednesday – Shirley had seat belt mark from crash when Pat came to speak to her, some time later in pub with Carly before seeing Dean – NO MARK!!!

  49. Thaiba says:

    I love Eastenders ssssoooooooooo much. I never miss an episode. I was really sad when Kevin died cos i never suspected that type of ending to the year.I don\’t think the wicks family deserved it but then i\’m not the writter, lol.  I can\’t imagin the pain that Denise is going through but then the trip should help her get over it. I realy wish that Carly didnt leave because she was really nice and strong. 🙂

  50. margaret says:

    i think eastenders is really boring just now.carly\’s acting drives me up the wall and i certainly wont lose any sleep over the demise of keving wicks – he was so weird!

  51. chris says:

    I find I switch over now when eastenders is on due to everyone in it is always yelling screaming shouting ranting at each other, its depressing it drives me nuts its time they actually had a scene where everyone in it is smiling for once in their miserable lives. chrissie

  52. lesley says:

    wot a waste of a good car !!   how long till he is in the bill ???????????

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