Sunday, 10 April 2011

More on John Stape's final days

Even more detail about the demise of John Stape today that fills in a few more gaps in the previous report and I've added some of my own speculation at the end. 

It says here, that John, as we told you, keeps Chesney and Kirk "hostage" along with Charlotte's parents in the basement in their home. He then flees, but it's not entirely clear whether he makes it seem like he's off to kill himself. He disappears and, in reality, is hiding in the small loft in Number 5, sneaking out at night to get food and see baby Hope.

His is discovered and when he pushes past Fiz while trying to run with Hope, she is knocked over and injured. He goes to see her in hospital and then, with the baby in arms, goes to the roof of the hospital (just like Claire) and threatens to jump.

So, here's my take on it. He won't jump with the baby though the article says nobody knows yet if he will take Hope with him over the edge. That's just silly. They won't do that and we all know it. I think he'll hand over the baby and maybe even agree to come down but lose his footing and fall accidentally. Thus, no actual suicide. We all know they rarely go that route though it has happened. John has killed Charlotte and Joy and soap morality dictates he must pay for that. (And before you say it, even Tracy was found guilty and spent a few years in prison. Technicalities do happen.)

7 comments:

Blackie Bird said...

I am sad to read this as I think John is a good character. Cant he take Maria, Frank, Dev, Sunita and Becky with him when he jumps - plurrese!

Sea Penguin said...

I'm also unhappy with this will he won't he jump storyline. As you say, there's no way he'd jump with the baby and an accidental fall might be a way out of an actual suicide. How many times have these roof scenarios been seen on soaps/tv dramas? can't be doing with this at all.

Chewy said...

This actually sounds alright, they had to make John's demise dramatic, and it does sound pretty dramatic

Alan45 said...

The return of Traceyluv was stupid and totally unbelievable. Kate Plank could not act her way out of a wet paper bag. Who actually cares about her or her character. Wheras John Stape is a super character well played and people actually do care about him. Pity he wouldnt bump off Traceyluv before he goes

Tvor said...

I'm with you Chewy, if it goes the way i hope it does, it will be worth watching for me.

Anonymous said...

Didn't some character on EE fall to his death not long ago from a roof? Wasn't Beth Platt taken to the church roof when her dememted Grandmother kidnapped her and threatened to jump? Didn't Sophie just fall from the church roof? WTF is going on with the writers?Are they just lazy or have no imagination?Shouldn't it be some sort of requirement that a scriptwriter have some originality or do they just take ideas from other shows now?

Dilly Daydream said...

And here's another storyline I'm not looking forward to.

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