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28th Jun '16 12:14:31 PM smalltime
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** While Aunt Babe gave Abi the idea to pretend she was pregnant in the first place and helped her keep the ruse going, Babe's involvement in the scheme was never uncovered, while Abi was exposed and publicly humiliated.

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** While Aunt Babe gave Abi the idea to pretend she was pregnant in the first place and helped her keep the ruse going, but Babe's involvement in the scheme was never uncovered, while Abi was exposed as a liar and publicly humiliated.
28th Jun '16 12:13:03 PM smalltime
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** While Aunt Babe gave Abi the idea to pretend she was pregnant and helped her keep the ruse going, her involvement in the scheme is never uncovered, while Abi was exposed and publicly humiliated.

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** While Aunt Babe gave Abi the idea to pretend she was pregnant in the first place and helped her keep the ruse going, her Babe's involvement in the scheme is was never uncovered, while Abi was exposed and publicly humiliated.
28th Jun '16 12:11:47 PM smalltime
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** While Aunt Babe gave Abi the idea to pretend she was pregnant and helped her keep the ruse going, her involvement in the scheme is never uncovered, while Abi was exposed and publicly humiliated.
24th May '16 2:00:58 PM smalltime
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* AmoralAttorney: Ritchie Scott, the Mitchells' go-to lawyer.
20th May '16 12:37:10 PM smalltime
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* GoryDiscretionShot: When Bobby bludgeoned Jane with a hockey stick, it cut away to blood splattering on Martin and Stacey's wedding cake.
17th May '16 4:03:00 PM F1Krazy
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** Peggy Mitchell's final episode had a stinger that strongly implied that [[spoiler:the dying Peggy committed suicide by overdosing on pills]].
7th May '16 12:40:17 PM AmarhC
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** Ben also does it to Lousie.

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** Ben also does it to Lousie.Louise.



** Stacey gives birth to her baby son Arthur during the children's nativity play in Christmas 2015. [[spoiler: A few days later she starts suffering from postpartum psychosis and actually believes that her son has been ''sent from God''.]]



* RedOniBlueOni: Roxy and Ronnie Mitchell, respectively. Ronnie has been described as the 'ice to Roxy's fire'.

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* RedOniBlueOni: RedOniBlueOni:
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Roxy and Ronnie Mitchell, respectively. Ronnie has been described as the 'ice to Roxy's fire'.fire'.
** played straight with Jack and Michael, the owners of the boxing club and childhood friends - Jack is aggressive and passionate, wears his heart on his sleeve and exudes a serious and intimidating demeanour. On the other hand we have Michael, who is almost constantly calm and collected (even when being beaten to a pulp) and seems to enjoy a good laugh yet remains dead inside, hoarding secrets and lying compulsively as he happily sets he sets his [[ThePlan gambits]] in motion. Accordingly, whilst they both wear black suits, Jack wears [[OrangeBlueContrast orange]] shirts with the top button undone whilst Michael wears [[OrangeBlueContrast lavender]] shirts with a tie.



* RedOniBlueOni: played straight with Jack and Michael, the owners of the boxing club and childhood friends - Jack is aggressive and passionate, wears his heart on his sleeve and exudes a serious and intimidating demeanour. On the other hand we have Michael, who is almost constantly calm and collected (even when being beaten to a pulp) and seems to enjoy a good laugh yet remains dead inside, hoarding secrets and lying compulsively as he happily sets he sets his [[ThePlan gambits]] in motion. Accordingly, whilst they both wear black suits, Jack wears [[OrangeBlueContrast orange]] shirts with the top button undone whilst Michael wears [[OrangeBlueContrast lavender]] shirts with a tie.



* StaircaseTumble: Laura Beale met her demise that way.

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* StaircaseTumble: Laura Beale met her demise that way. Others such as Tiffany Mitchell, Tanya Branning, Glenda Mitchell and Linda Carter have fallen down stairs, except in a non-fatal manner.
27th Apr '16 5:14:34 AM F1Krazy
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* MurderByMistake: Has happened repeatedly.
** The first example was when Nick Cotton sabotaged the brakes on Mark Fowler's motorbike in an attempt to kill him. The bike was then stolen by ''[[OhCrap Nick's own son]]'', Ashley, who was killed while riding it.
** ''Somehow'', Nasty Nick didn't learn his lesson after that, because fourteen years later he tried to kill Ronnie Mitchell using the same method: sabotaging the brakes of her car. The resulting car crash ''almost'' put poor Ronnie out of her misery, but she survived. Emma Summerhayes didn't.
** The chain continues: exactly a year later, Ronnie tries to murder Vincent by paying some thugs to kidnap him and leave him tied up in the boot of a car that's due to be scrapped. She obviously didn't give them a detailed enough description of Vincent because instead, they kidnap [[spoiler:Fatboy]] (who looks ''nothing like Vincent!''), and he ends up getting crushed to death instead.



* ObiWanMoment: [[spoiler: Yusef, after being tricked by his abused lover Zainab into searching for his daughter in a house he set alight, looks out to see her safe outside, he merely stands still in the burning room, with a small, almost impressed-looking smirk before the house collapses around him)]].

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* ObiWanMoment: [[spoiler: Yusef, after being tricked by his abused lover Zainab into searching for his daughter in a house he set alight, looks out to see her safe outside, he merely stands still in the burning room, with a small, almost impressed-looking smirk before the house collapses around him)]].him]].


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** An extremely good one occurred during the show's Christmas 2015 arc. Ronnie orders some thugs to kidnap Vincent, tie him up, and lock him in the boot of a car that's due to be scrapped. It looks as though they've managed it... [[WhamShot until Vincent brazenly strolls into the Queen Vic]].
--->'''Ronnie''': How did you do it?
--->'''Vincent''': Do what?
--->'''Ronnie''': Escape from the car.
--->'''Vincent''': What car?
--->[''after a moment of dawning realization, Ronnie dashes over the the Arches in a blind panic only to find that the car has already been taken to the scrapyard'']
26th Apr '16 6:53:48 AM F1Krazy
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** Stella Crawford, who jumped off a chapel roof after her abuse of Ben Mitchell was revealed.



** The most memorable example, however, was Little Mo Mitchell whacking her abusive husband Trevor with an iron. She went to prison for it, only to return and bite back ''again'' when Trevor threatened to resume his abuse.



* DramaticIrony: Ronnie unwittingly persuading her secret daughter Danielle to have an abortion when she was haunted by the lost of said daughter.

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* DramaticIrony: Ronnie unwittingly persuading her secret daughter Danielle to have an abortion when she was haunted by the lost loss of said daughter.



** Phil was also an alcoholic.
** Janine on cocaine (turning to prostitution)

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** *** Phil was also an alcoholic.
** Janine on cocaine (turning to prostitution)prostitution).



** [[StarCrossedLovers Demi and Leo]], in true ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' fashion. Demi overdoses on heroin, Leo finds her unconscious and also takes an overdose, and Demi wakes up just in time to watch Leo die.



** Except from Ben. He seems to blame his Dad for everything. Not to mention Steven Beale, who blamed his Dad for his problems too.

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** Except from Ben. He seems to blame his Dad for everything. Not to mention Steven Beale, who blamed his Dad dad for his problems too.



* TheGhost: The launderette owner, Mr Popadopolous, and Big Mo's erm...friend Fat Elvis.

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* TheGhost: The launderette owner, Mr Popadopolous, and Big Mo's erm... friend Fat Elvis.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In [[ChristmasInSoapland Christmas 2011]], Yusef sets fire to the B&B in an attempt to [[MurderTheHypotenuse kill Masood]]. Zainab tricks him into going back inside by lying that their daughter Afia is still in there, and while Masood gets rescued in the end, Yusef is trapped and succumbs to his own fire.
** Before that, Trevor, who had doused his and Little Mo's house in petrol and threatened to set it alight. When it did catch fire, Little Mo escaped but Trevor perished.



* MamaBear: Kat Slater, Bianca Jackson...the show has had a lot. More recently, Lola Pearce and HOW.

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* MamaBear: Kat Slater, Bianca Jackson... the show has had a lot. More recently, Lola Pearce and HOW.



* ObiWanMoment: [[spoiler: Yusef, after being tricked by his abused lover Zainab into searching for his daughter in a house he set alight, looks out to see her safe outside, he merely stands still in the burning room, with a small, almost impressed looking smirk before the house collapses around him)]].

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* ObiWanMoment: [[spoiler: Yusef, after being tricked by his abused lover Zainab into searching for his daughter in a house he set alight, looks out to see her safe outside, he merely stands still in the burning room, with a small, almost impressed looking impressed-looking smirk before the house collapses around him)]].



* RatingsStunt: The build-up the killer of Lucy Beale being revealed.

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* RatingsStunt: The build-up to the killer reveal of Lucy Beale being revealed.Beale's killer.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Yusef Khan's entire tenure on the show can be considered this as almost all of his actions (especially those that directly and indirectly effected Zainab, Masood and their family) are to get back together with Zainab and (if December 2011 is any evidence) attempt to remain with her utilising fear and violence. Ultimately his intimidation tactics proved to be his undoing but briefly it looked as if his money left to Zainab would tear apart the family yet again. However despite all this not only have the Masood family reunited but appear to be stronger then ever.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Yusef Khan's entire tenure on the show can be considered this as almost all of his actions (especially those that directly and indirectly effected Zainab, Masood and their family) are to get back together with Zainab and (if December 2011 is any evidence) attempt to remain with her utilising fear and violence. Ultimately his intimidation tactics proved to be his undoing but briefly it looked as if his money left to Zainab would tear apart the family yet again. However However, despite all this this. not only have the Masood family reunited but they appear to be stronger then ever.



** Steve Owen, trapped in a burning car, shouts "PHIL!!" just before the car blows up and kills him.

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** Steve Owen, trapped in a burning car, shouts for "PHIL!!" to save him just before the car blows up and kills him.



* SinisterMinister: Lucas Johnson, a priest who killed two people and a dog, left a third to die, and kidnapped his wife and locked her up to make people think she'd committed suicide.



* SoaplandChristmas (oh yeah - TropeCodifier.)

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* SoaplandChristmas (oh yeah - SoaplandChristmas: The TropeCodifier.)



* TheStinger: Pat Butcher's funeral had one, in which her son Simon Wicks (who hadn't appeared on the show for ''22 years'') turned up at her gravestone to lay flowers and say his goodbyes.



* TeenPregnancy: Loads. Sonia Jackson, Kat Slater, Lucy Beale, Lisa O'Brien and Demi Miller to name but a few.

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* TeenPregnancy: Loads. Sonia Jackson, Kat Slater, Lucy Beale, Lisa O'Brien O'Brien, and Demi Miller to name but a few.few. Demi took it UpToEleven by being just ''thirteen'' when the child was conceived.



* TelevisionGeography: the London Underground station, Walford Mosque (which has only appeared once) and the speedway track where Rickaaaaaaaay raced in one arc, have all come and gone as locations.
** Played with at some length by Alistair [=McGowan=]'s Big Impression.
*** there are only three place names in England; Walford, Up West and Manchester (from where no-one ever returns)
*** no-one ever talks about sport, least of all football; Big Impression had a long sketch in which someone actually tried this in the Queen Vic and was met with blank incomprehension
*** Dot Cotton announces that she is selling her house for a considerable price and moving to Southend, at which point she discovers that several other characters are, as well

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* TelevisionGeography: the The London Underground station, Walford Mosque (which has only appeared once) and the speedway track where Rickaaaaaaaay raced in one arc, have all come and gone as locations.
** Played with at some length by Alistair [=McGowan=]'s Big Impression.
Impression:
*** there There are only three place names in England; Walford, Up West and Manchester (from where no-one ever returns)
returns).
*** no-one No-one ever talks about sport, least of all football; Big Impression had a long sketch in which someone actually tried this in the Queen Vic and was met with blank incomprehension
incomprehension.
*** Dot Cotton announces that she is selling her house for a considerable price and moving to Southend, at which point she discovers that several other characters are, as wellwell.



** A fair amount of the series' most ruthless villains end up driven over the edge in their closing moments, most explosive examples ([[DrivenToSuicide literally]]) include [[spoiler: Trevor, Yusef Khan and May Wright]].
*** Let's not forget Johnny Allen who suffered a massive heart attack in prison and died as a result.

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** A fair amount of the series' most ruthless villains end up driven over the edge in their closing moments, most explosive examples ([[DrivenToSuicide literally]]) include [[spoiler: Trevor, Yusef Khan Khan, Stella Crawford, and May Wright]].
*** Let's not forget Johnny Allen Allen, who suffered a massive heart attack in prison and died as a result.



* WhosYourDaddy: Heather and her baby.[[spoiler: Teenage Darren disappointingly turned out to be the father.]])

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* WhosYourDaddy: Heather and her baby. [[spoiler: Teenage Darren Darren]] disappointingly turned out to be the father.]])]]



* YankTheDogsChain - Would it KILL the producers to actually give Ronnie a happy ending where her baby DOESN'T die?
* [[YoureNotMyFather You ain't my Muvva!]] - Zoe screeching about her sister Kat not being her mother... [[FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo funny thing about that]].

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* YankTheDogsChain - YankTheDogsChain: Would it KILL the producers to actually give Ronnie a happy ending where her baby DOESN'T die?
* [[YoureNotMyFather You ain't my Muvva!]] - Ain't My Muvva!]]: Zoe screeching about her sister Kat not being her mother... [[FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo funny thing about that]].
2nd Apr '16 11:02:57 AM nombretomado
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* MutuallyFictional: In Eastenders, Series/DoctorWho is fictional (Bradley goes to a Doctor Who convention). In the Doctor Who episodes "The Impossible Planet" and "Army of Ghosts", it's vice versa (the Doctor refers to "This is gonna be the best Christmas Walford's ever had!" as an example of TemptingFate; the ShowWithinAShow piece with Peggy telling Dirty Den's ghost to get out).

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* MutuallyFictional: In Eastenders, Series/DoctorWho In-universe, ''Series/DoctorWho'' is fictional (Bradley goes to a Doctor Who convention). In the Doctor Who episodes "The Impossible Planet" and "Army of Ghosts", it's vice versa (the Doctor refers to "This is gonna be the best Christmas Walford's ever had!" as an example of TemptingFate; the ShowWithinAShow piece with Peggy telling Dirty Den's ghost to get out).



* {{Spinoff}}: ''{{EastEnders}} E20.''

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* {{Spinoff}}: ''{{EastEnders}} ''[=EastEnders=] E20.''



* WholeEpisodeFlashback: One was broadcast during ''EastEnders''' 30th anniversary week on February 19th 2015, detailing the events of the night Lucy Beale was murdered.

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* WholeEpisodeFlashback: One was broadcast during ''EastEnders''' ''[=EastEnders=]''' 30th anniversary week on February 19th 2015, detailing the events of the night Lucy Beale was murdered.
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