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19th Feb '17 2:00:00 AM F1Krazy
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** Kevin Wicks attempts to dispose of one of his illegal "cut-and-shut" cars by joyriding it until it runs out of fuel and then setting it alight. He is killed when the car malfunctions, causing him to crash and get impaled by a metal pole.


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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Kevin Wicks met his end this way, crashing [[HoistByHisOwnPetard one of his own cut-and-shut cars]] and getting impaled by a steel pole.
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* CharacterShilling: A lot of this occurred in the aftermath of Lucy's murder despite the fact that in real life she probably would be considered a sociopath for the amount of pain and misery that she has willfully caused and as the laundry list of murder suspects reveals she had badly wronged dozens of people. It's no wonder that Peter was so pissed to hear that she was Ian's favorite.

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* CharacterShilling: A lot of this occurred in the aftermath of Lucy's murder despite the fact that in real life she probably would be considered a sociopath for the amount of pain and misery that she has willfully had wilfully caused and - as the laundry list of murder suspects reveals reveals, she had badly wronged dozens of people. It's no wonder that Peter was so pissed to hear that she was Ian's favorite.



* DependingOnTheWriter: One of the factors some consider part of the show's more surreal evolution is the occasionally extreme swings in characterization. Perhaps some of the best examples are Phil Mitchell or Janine Butcher, who can switch between rough-edged but somewhat humanized JerkAss types or completely ruthless borderline psychopaths who will revert to any monsterous tactics for their own self-gain.

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* DependingOnTheWriter: One of the factors some consider part of the show's more surreal evolution is the occasionally extreme swings in characterization. Perhaps some of the best examples are Phil Mitchell or Janine Butcher, who can switch between rough-edged but somewhat humanized JerkAss types or completely ruthless borderline psychopaths who will revert to any monsterous monstrous tactics for their own self-gain.



** Lesser known when Tom Clements died in the Vic's toilets.

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** Lesser known A lesser-known example was when Tom Clements died in the Vic's toilets.toilets.
** Billie Jackson was found to have died in his sleep after drinking too much alcohol at a party.



** ''Bobby freaking Beale''. First he [[spoiler:murders his half-sister Lucy]], then he attempts to murder [[spoiler:his own ''mother'', Jane]].



** In 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.

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** In Christmas 2011, Yusef sets set fire to the B&B in an attempt to [[MurderTheHypotenuse kill Masood]]. Zainab tricks tricked him into going back inside by lying that their daughter Afia is was still in there, and while Masood gets got rescued in the end, Yusef is was trapped and succumbs succumbed to his own fire.fire.
*** Zainab ''herself'' nearly fell victim to this at the ''same time'': her son Tamwar (Afia's half-brother) didn't realize Afia was safe, and ran in after her as well. Unlike Zainab, he ''did'' make it out, but was burned quite badly.



* 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 outside. He merely stands still in the burning room, with a small, almost impressed-looking smirk before the house collapses around him]].



** Phil is so angry when he finds out Ben has been abusing Louise, he ''punches him out.'' And goes apeshit when he finds out Ben himself was being abused by his fiancee Stella, pretty much [[DrivenToSuicide driving her to suicide]] when he is robbed of the opportunity to just strangle the life out of her.

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** Phil is so angry when he finds out Ben has been abusing Louise, he ''punches him out.'' And goes apeshit when he finds out Ben himself was being abused by his fiancee Stella, he goes ''apeshit'', pretty much [[DrivenToSuicide driving her to suicide]] when he is robbed of the opportunity to just strangle the life out of her.



* ReallyGetsAround: Pretty much every female Slater (even Lynne [[{{HollywoodHomely}} for some reason]]), Roxy Mitchell, Bianca (but not anymore), Kim Fox (she'd like you to think so anyway), Lauren Branning. On the male side of things, Max and Jack Branning, Dean Wicks, Ryan Malloy, Sean Slater, Dennis Rickman, Den Watts, Peter Beale and Tyler Moon have all had many sexual encounters.

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* ReallyGetsAround: Pretty much every female Slater (even Lynne [[{{HollywoodHomely}} [[HollywoodHomely for some reason]]), Roxy Mitchell, Bianca (but not anymore), Kim Fox (she'd like you to think so anyway), Lauren Branning. On the male side of things, Max and Jack Branning, Dean Wicks, Ryan Malloy, Sean Slater, Dennis Rickman, Den Watts, Peter Beale and Tyler Moon have all had many sexual encounters.



** 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 they appear to be stronger then ever.

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** 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. this, not only have the Masood family reunited but they appear to be stronger then ever.



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

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



* StepfordSmiler: Whitney became one in 2016 after suffering a miscarriage; when she got out of the hospital she had a near-permanent smile on her face and dismissed the whole thing by saying she can always just get pregnant again. Absolutely nobody was fooled, and if anything it just made them even ''more'' concerned about her.

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* StepfordSmiler: Whitney became one in 2016 after suffering a miscarriage; when she got out of the hospital she had a near-permanent smile on her face and dismissed the whole thing by saying she can could always just get pregnant again. Absolutely nobody was fooled, and if anything it just made them even ''more'' concerned about her.



** 2005: Averted this year. Alfie Moon leaves to travel the world, still having failed to reconcile with his estranged wife Kat. However, when a depressed and drunken Kat staggered out of the pub that evening, Alfie was waiting to take her with him. This was followed by the rest of the square's residents coming out for a merry Christmas Day snowball fight. Of course a week later, Dennis Rickman was stabbed to death moments before he and pregnant wife Sharon were due to leave Walford to start a new life.

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** 2005: Averted this year. Alfie Moon leaves to travel the world, still having failed to reconcile with his estranged wife Kat. However, when a depressed and drunken Kat staggered out of the pub that evening, Alfie was waiting to take her with him. This was followed by the rest of the square's residents coming out for a merry Christmas Day snowball fight. Of course course, a week later, Dennis Rickman was stabbed to death moments before he and pregnant wife Sharon were due to leave Walford to start a new life.



** 2016: On Ronnie Mitchell's wedding day, her sister Roxy drunkenly falls into a swimming pool. Ronnie jumps in after her in a desperate attempt to save her, but they both drown, the final ''coup de grace'' of one of the longest, most relentless {{Trauma Conga Line}}s in television history.



* YankTheDogsChain: Would it KILL the producers to actually give Ronnie a happy ending where her baby DOESN'T die?

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* YankTheDogsChain: Would it KILL the producers to actually give Ronnie a happy ending where her Mitchell, [[TraumaCongaLine over and over again]], almost to the point of tedium. Gives birth to the baby DOESN'T die?she wanted? Baby is stillborn. Finds out she already ''had'' a daughter? Said daughter is immediately run over. Try to kill someone threatening your family? [[MurderByMistake You kill the wrong person]] (and subject them to their worst fear in the process). Gets married? Her sister drowns that same night and Ronnie drowns trying to save her.
15th Jan '17 4:11:19 AM LondonKdS
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''[=EastEnders=]'' is a popular SoapOpera on Creator/TheBBC, created as a competitor to {{ITV}}'s ''Series/CoronationStreet''. Since 1985, it has followed the lives of the inhabitants of Walford, a fictional district in the East End of London. Renowned for the absolute misery it inflicts on the characters, [[SoaplandChristmas especially during the]] [[ChristmasEpisode Christmas season]]. And even if something happy does happen, like a wedding or a baby, this is automatically balanced out by a dirty secret, blackmail or a murder.

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''[=EastEnders=]'' is a popular SoapOpera on Creator/TheBBC, created as a competitor to {{ITV}}'s ''Series/CoronationStreet''. Since 1985, it has followed the lives of the inhabitants of Walford, a fictional district in the East End of London. Renowned for the absolute misery it inflicts on the characters, [[SoaplandChristmas [[TwistedChristmas especially during the]] [[ChristmasEpisode Christmas season]]. And even if something happy does happen, like a wedding or a baby, this is automatically balanced out by a dirty secret, blackmail or a murder.



* CliffHanger: Pretty much ''every other episode'', but especially the ones at the end of each week, and the Christmas episodes. All are accompanied by the famous drum beats. A few examples: Phil and Ian crashing their car. Phil getting shot. Jamie getting run over on [[SoaplandChristmas Christmas]] [[ChristmasEpisode Day]].

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* CliffHanger: Pretty much ''every other episode'', but especially the ones at the end of each week, and the Christmas episodes. All are accompanied by the famous drum beats. A few examples: Phil and Ian crashing their car. Phil getting shot. Jamie getting run over on [[SoaplandChristmas [[TwistedChristmas Christmas]] [[ChristmasEpisode Day]].



* ChristmasEpisode: SoaplandChristmas at its most cruel, but it doesn't stop the characters from thinking it's going to work this year. "[[TemptingFate This'll be the best]] [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Christmas]] [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Walford's ever had]]!"

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* ChristmasEpisode: SoaplandChristmas TwistedChristmas at its most cruel, cruel every time, but it doesn't stop the characters from thinking it's going to work this year. "[[TemptingFate This'll be the best]] [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Christmas]] [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Walford's ever had]]!"



** 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.

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** In [[ChristmasInSoapland Christmas 2011]], 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.



* SoaplandChristmas: The TropeCodifier.


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* TwistedChristmas: The show has become memetically notorious for the sheer grimness of its Christmas episodes:
** Christmas Day 1986: Dennis "Dirty Den" Watts hands divorce papers to his shocked wife, Angie. About 30.15 million people watched. The population of the United Kingdom at the time was about 57 million. The TropeMaker episode.
** 1998: Grant gets arrested for attempted murder. His wife then gets run over during the New Year's Day special.
** 2001: Trevor abuses Little Mo, forcing her face first into a pot of boiling gravy. He'd also raped her a couple episodes prior to that. The New Year's Eve special sees her bludgeon him with an iron.
** 2002: Jamie Mitchell gets injured after being run-over by a joy-riding Martin. While he initially recovers just enough to declare his everlasting love to Sonia, [[WithThisRing put a ring]] on her finger, and [[LastKiss kiss]], he quickly and dramatically decompensates when Sonia's lips are still on his. All interposed with scenes of another couple's marriage. [[ManlyTears Manly Mitchell tears]] follow.
** 2005: Averted this year. Alfie Moon leaves to travel the world, still having failed to reconcile with his estranged wife Kat. However, when a depressed and drunken Kat staggered out of the pub that evening, Alfie was waiting to take her with him. This was followed by the rest of the square's residents coming out for a merry Christmas Day snowball fight. Of course a week later, Dennis Rickman was stabbed to death moments before he and pregnant wife Sharon were due to leave Walford to start a new life.
** 2006: Pauline Fowler fell out with her son and daughter-in-law, whose relationship she had broken up by pretending to have brain cancer, then died suddenly in the square.
** 2007: Bradley Branning discovered that his father had been having an affair with his new wife Stacey.
** 2008: Sean Slater learned he was not the father of his new wife Roxy's baby when he found paternity test results in his homemade Christmas cracker! He proceeded to drive Roxy and the baby onto a frozen lake, which of course collapsed. They all survived, but Sean was forced to flee.
** 2009: Archie Mitchell is murdered in the Queen Vic, sparking another endless "whodunnit" storyline.
** 2010: The murderer of Archie Mitchell last Christmas is revealed to the Square to be Stacey Branning - not her husband Bradley, who was blamed after his death. Evil Janine Butcher stabs herself and frames Stacey, who then flees the country with baby Lily.
** 2011: The Domestic Violence storyline between Zainab and Yusef reaches a climax culminating in Yusef setting fire to the B&B in an effort to kill Masood. Zainab tricked Yusef into thinking his daughter was still inside, leading to both he and (to Zainab's horror) her son Tamwar running back inside. Yusef died, and Tamwar suffered horrific burns.
** 2012: Derek Branning dies of a heart attack following his family throwing him out, fed up of his domineering, violent and corrupt attitude toward them. Just when Max and Tanya look to be finally returning to happiness, Max's secret wife that he engaged with during his absence turns up looking for him setting things spiraling down out of control for Max. Kat arrives just in time to see Alfie and Roxy come together, leaving her rejected.
** 2013: Janine Butcher is arrested for on suspicion for the murder of Michael Moon, following her attempt to escape which results in David Wicks nearly being run over by her. Alfie and Kat are ejected from the Queen Vic after Phil sells the pub ... to Shirley's brother, Mick, unaware of their relation. Carl White is killed by Ronnie Mitchell after she is threatened once too much.
** 2014: The Beales are grief-stricken after the recently murdered Lucy's jewellery box is wrapped up and left as a sinister "present" under their tree. Mick can take no more and smashes up the Queen Vic after finding out within the space of one day that [[FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo his "sister" Shirley is really his mother]], his dying "parents" are his grandparents, and Dean (who is his brother, not his nephew as he thought) raped Linda.
** 2015: The Mitchells and Beales' dinner goes awry as it is thought that [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior Bobby has once again striked]], apparently killing off Sharon's son Dennis. Before then, Dennis revealed to Bobby that he killed Lucy, when he was believed it wasn't his fault. Phil's [[AddledAddict excessive alcohol consumption]] causes him to have cirrhosis in the liver. Shabnam finds out that her husband Kush is the father of her best friend Stacey's newborn baby. Fatboy is an [[MurderByMistake unintentional victim]] in a clash between Ronnie and Vincent. Shirley [[IHaveNoSon dismisses Dean]] over his attempted rape on Roxy, forcing her to try and drown her own son. When Linda gets involved, Dean admits he raped Linda. During New Year's Day, Dean takes revenge to try and drown Shirley in the canal right next to where Mick and Linda's wedding is located. Mick risks his life jumping in the water trying to stop Dean.
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** [[spoiler: Roxy passes out and drowns after drunkenly diving into a swimming pool after Ronnie's wedding reception, Ronnie tries saving her but can't swim in her dress and also drowns.]]
2nd Jan '17 11:17:27 PM Gez
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** [[spoiler: Seemingly averted with Max Branning's hyped return to the Square on Christmas Day 2016.]]
2nd Jan '17 11:05:19 PM Gez
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** [[spoiler: Roxy Mitchell develops a cocaine habit due to the emotional trauma of her attempted rape by Dean Wicks. This leads to her steadily going off the rails and behaving ever more erratically in 2016. This culminated in her drowning whilst intoxicated in a swimming pool at her sister's wedding a year after the assault; and the death of Ronnie minutes later by the same method after a valiant attempt to try and save Roxy's life.]]

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** [[spoiler: Roxy Mitchell develops a cocaine habit due to the emotional trauma of her attempted rape by Dean Wicks. This leads to her steadily completely going off the rails and behaving ever more erratically in 2016.as 2016 neared to a close. This culminated in her drowning whilst intoxicated in a swimming pool at her sister's wedding a year after the assault; and the death of Ronnie minutes later by the same method after a valiant attempt to try and save Roxy's life.]]
2nd Jan '17 9:22:33 PM Gez
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** [[spoiler: Roxy Mitchell develops a cocaine habit due to the emotional trauma of her attempted rape by Dean Wicks. This leads to her steadily going off the rails and behaving ever more erratically in 2016. This culminated in her drowning whilst intoxicated in a swimming pool at her sister's wedding a year after the assault; and the death of Ronnie minutes later by the same method after a valiant attempt to try and save Roxy's life.]]
2nd Jan '17 9:11:03 PM Gez
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** [[spoiler: Ronnie and Roxy Mitchell drowning in a hotel swimming pool, just after Ronnie's second wedding to Jack Branning.]]
2nd Jan '17 9:06:39 PM Gez
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* McLeaned: Martine [=McCutcheon=] who played Tiffany Mitchell.

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* McLeaned: Martine [=McCutcheon=] who played Tiffany Mitchell. ** [[spoiler: Sam Womack and Rita Simons.]]
23rd Oct '16 12:14:25 PM Morgenthaler
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