The BIG DEBATE!
HAYLEY’S HORROR HALLOWEEN
It wasn’t what you might call an easy birth. Poor Hayley Slater stumbled around Walford while in labour, before ending up on the floor of a local crack den! Advice from readers flooded in… Talk about being your own worst enemy! I was screaming at the TV (quietly!) telling Hayley to just tell someone and ask for help! It’s been a few years now, but I can remember going into labour with my two, and I certainly wasn’t up to steering a taxi in a three-point turn as the contractions came – let alone deliver my own child without help or pain relief!
| Lucy I know Eastenders is famous for being depressing, and it certainly did nothing to shake that reputation in this week’s episodes where Hayley Slater gave birth. It was almost unbearably grim.
| Camille For one reader, it really was too much to take…
I watch Eastenders with my daughter (12) because it often leads us to having interesting conversations about adult issues. However, the amount of blood shown on screen this week was worthy of an 18-certificate horror film. I know it was Halloween, but I’m amazed the BBC allowed this programme to be shown. Hayley in her blood-soaked dress was like a victim from a slasher movie. I had no choice but to switch it off.
| Mrs M Brown
Let’s end this discussion on a happy note, though…
It’s taken a long time, yet I actually really like Hayley now. She deserves a break, and some proper friends. She should move in with Masood’s lovely auntie – who’ll be glad to have her!
| Cat G