Knife Storyline: The Conclusion (EastEnders)

Well, it’s been a week since EastEnders Shakil Kazemi (Shaheen Jafargholi) and Keegan Baker (Zack Morris) were stabbed and left for dead in the Queen Vic alley. The “knife storyline” was an important story to tell. There had been an increase in knife-related injuries and deaths in the United Kingdom (U.K.) during the past few years. I was hoping that John Yorke would produce powerful episodes to help spread the message. Although the storyline started well, there were a few issues that got in the way: The Carter Family and Alfie Moon.

Excuse m…What the hel… Why they interrupt the #KnifeStoryline with this scene between Alfie & Hayley? And WTH is Alfie talking about? ? Is this the residual effect from his brain surgery in #Redwater ? #EastEnders pic.twitter.com/FwxGeIfSh6

— BovaryCee ♋??? (@BovarysComplnt) May 25, 2018

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Why Corrie & Emmerdale Are Ahead of EastEnders

I had plans to write a few EastEnders (EE) posts this week. It’s one of my favorite Brit Soap Operas, so I tend to write about it more often. I also watch Coronation Street (Corrie), Hollyoaks, and Emmerdale. However, after watching Corrie’s three episodes this week (070518 and 110518), I had to change my posts.

I was going to write about Sharon Mitchell (Letitia Dean), and whether we should see her as a comedienne or as a serious moll to Phil Mitchell’s (Steven McFadden) hard man. Then you have the Carters and the Queen Vic. I was ready to give my reasons about why the Vic needed a new landlord/landlady and a new atmosphere.

Finally, I’m enjoying the Max and Rainie Branning (Jake T. Wood and Tanya Franks) storyline. I was ready to label them the “King and Queen of Walford” over Sharon and Phil. However, I decided to put these posts aside. Once I watched and experienced Aidan’s Suicide Storyline on Corrie, these the EE storylines and posts didn’t matter.

Emmerdale’s Charity Dingle and Ross Barton storylines are also far ahead. I’m focusing on Corrie because it had such an emotional impact on me this week.

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Shakil Kazemi: Last 4 Days on Albert Square

Since late April, beginning of May, John Yorke and company have hinted at a huge EastEnders storyline involving a stabbing death. The show is working with Brooke Kinsella, MBE, a former actress on the show. Kinsella’s brother, Ben Kinsella, was stabbed to death in June 2008. The soap’s goal is to highlight the increase in knife-related homicides in the U.K. and the families behind the tragedy. Two characters, Shakil Kazemi and Keegan Baker, will be the victims of this crime. I’m hopeful that EastEnders will do a good job of promoting knife violence awareness. However, I’m skeptical about the way the storyline has unfolded.

Monday’s EastEnders episode (140518) was the first in a long while where Shakil Kazemi (Shaheen Jafargholi) appeared on screen with his mother, Carmel (Bonnie Langford), brother Kush (Davood Ghadami), and best friend Keegan Baker (Zack Morris). Shakil has less than four episodes left before he dies in a knife attack.

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Did Ciara Show Aidan the Money?

It’s a little odd that #EastEnders Aidan Maguire returned to Albert Square, and the first thing he did was to harass Vincent Hubbard about selling The Albert. Does he already know Ciara Maguire has the money? Does he even know about Sharon Mitchell’s role in taking the money? Isn’t he concerned about why Phil Mitchell left town?

Aidan’s Ultimatum

Before Aidan left town, he said he wanted to know which of the men had the money by the time he returned. He didn’t appear too concerned about it last week. Instead, he focused on making Vincent’s life hell. In fact, I wonder if Aidan has forgotten about the heist.

I have a feeling some of these questions won’t be answered…Has anyone seen Luke Browning?

 

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