I think it's just one of those cases of a soap trying something a bit stylistically interesting but without quite the requisite budget, time, and/or skill to pull it off. And then even when they do get it right, it's still jarring because it's just not what we expect from soaps.
As a case in point, a recent episode of
in medias res
(in the middle of things) with a character being dragged unconscious through a disused warehouse, when he'd last been seen happily (or as happily as any Walford resident is) getting engaged. A lot of viewers thought they'd missed an episode, not because they're daft, but because
just doesn't do that sort of thing (it didn't help that that particular plot development was utterly ridiculous on several levels).
Last edited by davidhorman on 26 June 2019 6:14pm
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