Monday, 15 August 2011

EastEnders: Zoe Lucker's Vanessa and her white trouser suit loses plot; shoe; shouts a lot


You know it's a good episode of EastEnders when a character ends up shouting and bawling on the street, especially if they're in a white trouser suit - a fate which has now befallen the apparently ever-glamorous Vanessa.

Sounding slightly like a demented cat, and with her heavily-sprayed hair fighting to move with all the thrashing about, it was remarkable her white trouser suit remained relatively intact.

Only a scuffed abandoned shoe in the background, and the slightly dirtied knees of that white trouser suit - technically white trousers under a white blouse and jacket, I believe - were evidence of Vanessa's descent into madness.

Apart from the screaming and thrashing about, that is.

The reason was not her huge dry cleaning bill from all those whites, but something much more soap like: she's discovered her lover, Max, has vanished.

But it's not even that straightforward. Vanessa has also just found out he was cheating on her with his ex, Tanya.

Sure, she had her suspicions, but Tanya denied it. And now, Vanessa learns the pair of them had a special bedsit they used to visit "so they could be together".

Even a confrontation with Tanya didn't lead to the fireworks we were all now expecting.

Tanya apologised - but we learn later her calm response to Vanessa's confrontation was actually because she was "stunned", as news in a letter she'd just received from the hospital indicate serious health problems. Then she tore it up, which is what you do in soap.

Of course, no one ever learns any lessons - if they did, there'd be no stuff to fill episodes, or "drama", as it's called.

And with pictures in the press of what we're told are Zoe Lucker's final scenes as Vanessa - involving - deep breath - her being splashed by a puddle after being set up in some complicated revenge plot or other against Eddie Moon organised by his conniving son Michael - things probably aren't going to get any better for Vanessa and her white trouser suit.

Which is a shame - of all the things the writers could have given her to do, they give her the old "woman driven mad by dodgy men" storyline.

She deserved better.

2 comments:

  1. She deserved better than that hairstyle - I have never seen anything quite so hideous!

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  2. I AGREE SHE DESERVED TO STAY! SHE GOT GREAT AT THE END EVEN WITH THE DUFF STORYLINES SHE WAS GIVEN. PETITION TO BRING HER BACK STARTS NOW

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