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Out, damned SOC! Out I say! When will Ambridge be free? Discuss The Archers here

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PseudoBadger Wed 06-Jul-16 17:40:46

A once-great soap is going down the Beverley drain.
<Slow hand clap for SOC>

Gruach Wed 06-Jul-16 17:46:13

Hurrah! We live to fight with another episode!

A million thanks Pseudoflowers

BoreOfWhabylon Wed 06-Jul-16 17:48:59

Thank you Pseudo flowers

redshoeblueshoe Wed 06-Jul-16 17:50:54

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Thanks Psuedo flowers

lets hope he really goes now

ameliesfolly Wed 06-Jul-16 18:04:45

Thanks for new thread Pseudo (and for not giving up!). Re Jolene nonsense, I thought she was supposed to be texting Wayne. There was a little ping sound each time she did it and she seemed to be thinking out loud. It was ludicrous anyway. But at least Pip wasn't budgeted for in that episode.

downright Wed 06-Jul-16 18:20:58

Thanks Pseudo

I missed the beginning of the Beverly Bit and have been confused ever since. Did Jolene make bev up? Is she pretending to be bev? Does wayne know bev isn't real? Is wayne a silent character?

mummytime Wed 06-Jul-16 18:21:00

Thanks Pseudo - I don't know where I got it but I'm hoping the 15th will be a watershed as regards SOC.

Gruach Wed 06-Jul-16 18:28:08


Seems to have morphed into one. He did have a voice - but I guess we just call him Freda from now on.

outputgap Wed 06-Jul-16 18:32:05

I'm delurking to say:

What was that pile of shit? Talking to Wayne when he wasn't there? Is it Ambridge Extra?

I need to be able to suspend disbelief, for crying out loud.

downright Wed 06-Jul-16 18:36:41

Why did she do it then? Who is she trying to fool? Kenton? Why does she want Kenton to think wayne has a girlfriend?

TheAntiBoop Wed 06-Jul-16 18:46:23

Joining in the slow clap

(Kenton was jealous so jolene invented a girlfriend so he would stop being jealous. Then Kenton asked to meet her so jolene, thinking on her feet, said she had died. Obviously. That's what most adults would do)

downright Wed 06-Jul-16 18:51:56

Ohhhhhh confused


Gruach Wed 06-Jul-16 19:05:56

I imagine Kenyon is even now sending his suit for dry cleaning, so he and Jolene can support Wayne at the Drain funeral ...

Gruach Wed 06-Jul-16 19:07:02

Ken t on

PseudoBadger Wed 06-Jul-16 19:08:19

The Wayne in Spain goes mainly down the Drain

EsmesBees Wed 06-Jul-16 19:11:48

Thanks for the new thread.

Not listened in a while as haven't been able to deal with the misery- but that chat with Cas felt like a little breakthrough tonight.

Fink Wed 06-Jul-16 19:17:35

Gah! I ploughed through the whole thing but someone in RL was talking over the Rob bit and I only heard Pat and Tony's reaction. What did he say?

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Wed 06-Jul-16 19:25:12

He said that Henry had come home from school in tears because all the other children had told him his mother was a murderer and locked up in prison. Rob told him that his mother was not a murderer but the police thought she had done something very bad and was locked up until a jury decided whether she had done it or not. He thinks this was a very restrained version of events to give a 5yo about his mother. Tony infuriated Pat by thanking Rob for telling Henry.

So we are expected to believe that none of the other children have mentioned this before; that Pat and Tony have been bottling discussing with Rob what and how to tell Henry about Helen for over two months; that he doesn't have a social worker who has made sure he knows what's going on; and that none of the staff at the school have talked to the family about telling Henry either. This defies belief.

However, we did have a positive sign at last, as EsmesBees says, because Kaz has finally got Helen to talk about Rob and has pointed out signs that he was abusive. Baby steps. Why doesn't Helen have a psychiatrist?

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Wed 06-Jul-16 19:29:30

PS Thanks for the new thread, Pseudo! Great title.

Lorsaidthedean Wed 06-Jul-16 19:34:31

I see pat's on form.

WipsGlitter Wed 06-Jul-16 19:38:23

Am keeping up via these threads at the minute!!

BoreOfWhabylon Wed 06-Jul-16 19:48:29

Perhaps H will now mention the phone tracker to Anna. And the rape.

And Jess.

Anyone else wondering if Kaz will turn out to be a bona fide murdering murderer? (don't think we've been told what she's in for yet, have we?)

SOC does love his compare and contrast, after all.

TheAntiBoop Wed 06-Jul-16 19:52:31

She will probably turn out to have murdered her abusive partner

Although knowing soc she will be a child killer

BoreOfWhabylon Wed 06-Jul-16 20:01:32

Indeed, Anti.

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Wed 06-Jul-16 20:20:16

Wasn't it something drug-related Kaz was in for, related to Jayden's father? Can't remember whether she's on remand still or serving her sentence.

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