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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:
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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