Spartan wrote: biscuits wrote:
I've heard they killed off Steven. Absolutely ridiculous decision. He had one of the richest histories of any of the characters and so much potential (and sooooo hot!) Instead they keep Johnny alive
I think they ruined his character this time around. They've boxed him into a corner. Just like they've ruined Max as well (he needs to die ASAP).
But they should've killed Johnny off too, he's the worst actor on the show. Between him and the Murrays it's like watching terrible paint dry.
Steven could have left exposed for his lies and been banished once again from Walford, like when he shot Jane all those years ago.
Steven having a comeuppance from all his lies and schemes would have been a satisfying conclusion - instead we’re cheated out of the big reveal of Lauren finding out about his GSP tracking, his office spy cam, his deliberately punctured condoms, him knowing she had an abortion, him deliberately ripping her dress etc. Plus his recent arson escapade for Max in addition to setting the restaurant on fire and leaving Jane for dead.
Now there’s no pay off, no drama, no consequence for those actions. He is dead at (presumably) Max’s hands (the whole catching his side on that metal counter) and perhaps Max doesn’t even know it.
Plus killing off another of Ian’s kids is stupid. Yes, he isn’t a biological son, but he raised him. It’s incredibly rare for a soap to kill off a character that was born in the actual show - and now EE have done it twice to the same family.
I just think it shows a level of disrespect to the shows legacy - in decades to come its going to need characters with links to the First families of the show, and I think it’s a dis-service to Ian’s character that he now has 2 kids killed off for a ratings push.
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