Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Just recently the storylines of both soaps have taken an unlikely turn. In Corrie, a serial proposer has managed to get one of his potential brides to agree to marry him but on the way to the church, from visiting a female friend who regrets not accepting his earlier proposal, he drops dead. His almost-bride has spent the episodes since then drinking and saying "10 more minutes" once an episode.
In EastEnders, Patrick, Yolande and Denise are all shocked to discover that Patrick has a one in five chance of being Denise's father. Denise is a recent addition to Albert Square and hasn't mentioned her parents at all until this very issue came up.
Both events are so unlikely as to be laughable. I know that soaps are meant to be larger than life and that the unlikely is more likely to happen there than in real life but surely, these events are really scraping the bottom of the barrel.
Patrick and Yolande have only just patched their marriage up after Yolande caught Patrick having a fling with Pat Evans. How unlikely is that?