Soap scriptwriters have a nasty habit of turning every fairytale into a horror story. No sooner is farmer's wife Moira Barton forgiven and taken back by her estranged husband after her greasy encounters with the local mechanic and bad guy Cain on his workbench, than he's killed in a motor accident. Over in EastEnders
, another bad guy has plans for blonde bimbo Roxy which have nothing to do with moonlight and romance, but it looks like he may not go through with them.
In imminently greater danger is launderette lady Heather Trott, whose murder by teen psycho Ben Mitchell has already been leaked to the tabloids, although it is not yet clear when that will go ahead. What is clear though is that he will be far from the only suspect; Heather's equally heavyweight fiance Andrew appears to have a dark secret, and the BBC's scriptwriters are quite likely going to arrange for fingers to be pointed at all manner of people as they did when the same lady gave birth to her son, the big difference being that this time it will only be the denizens of Walford including the local plod who are kept guessing.
If anything, the current goings on over in Coronation Street
are even more low key, apart from young mother Katy leaving her new baby alone in the house, and its nearly catching fire, but with the murder of rapist Frank Foster
already announced, this could be the lull before the storm.