Last night’s EastEnders has called into question the moral fortitude of Albert Square.
Portraying the east end neighbourhood as some kind of bawdy bacchanal, what appeared to be some kind of bungled continuity error found Shirley and Jean entering Walford’s seedy underbelly.
Shirley whisked the shy and retiring Jean to the square’s resident nightclub E20 for what appeared to be a pretty eye-opening hen party.
It came complete with semi-clad, gyrating male strippers, which would be fine were it not the middle of the day, with the market in full throng.
The unlikely juxtaposition did not go unnoticed.
— Jonathan Cheetham (@GerJonnimo) February 12, 2019
Mad that int it, a club open in broad day light holding a big hen do and full of strippers,a drug baron holding her meetings in a poxy chicken shop for all to see sacking off who she wants & mels haggard sour face plastered on the screen-Only in albert square mate ! #eastenders
— sarah smith (@sehsmiffy) February 12, 2019
AND ITS DAY TIME OUTSIDE!!! What?! I’m so confused. #Eastenders
— Chrissie (@heyyychrissie) February 12, 2019
And not only that, for reasons known only to herself and the script writers, Jean also took Hayley’s baby Cherry along with her.
— Pádraig McCann (@Padraig_McCann) February 12, 2019
As, it seems, was the BBC’s official EastEnders Twitter feed…
— BBC EastEnders (@bbceastenders) February 12, 2019