EastEnders is about to deliver a massive and tragic bombshell to the community of Walford – as they receive the news that Kat Moon has died. But, with Jessie Wallace set to return to the role in coming weeks, not everything is as it seems!
Big Mo Harris will arrive back in Albert Square and will break the news to friends and neighbours that Kat has passed away and we can only assume that this belief has come about as a result of Kat’s clash with her demonic son Dermott in the spin-off Redwater.
As an outpouring of grief meets the news, Mo arranges a shindig at the Vic in memory of Kat, charging £10 for entry and insisting that everyone has to wear leopard-skin. There will be a meat raffle, a Walford’s Got Talent and an auction.
The Sun are reporting the upcoming storyline but EastEnders are declining to comment on this stage so as not to ruin the full story for viewers.
However, one thing it’s safe to say is that Kat is most definitely not dead. Along with Mo and Stacey Fowler’s mum Jean Slater, she is heading back to the show and an excited Jessie is already on set filming.
Will Kat turn up at her own memorial? Or could something dodgy be at play here – surely Mo wouldn’t try to cash in by faking the death of a relative? Would she?
Fans can expect to see the return of Kat, Mo and Jean in coming weeks.
‘Antebellum’ has a ‘Get Out’ vibe, but doesn’t live up to its twist
“Antebellum” is built around a provocative twist, and it’s a good one — as well as one that definite..
“Antebellum” is built around a provocative twist, and it’s a good one — as well as one that definitely shouldn’t be spoiled even a little. Once that revelation is absorbed, however, the movie becomes less distinctive and inspired, reflecting an attempt to tap into the zeitgeist that made “Get Out” a breakthrough, without the same ability to pay off the premise.
Originally destined for a theatrical run, the movie hits digital platforms trumpeting a “Get Out” pedigree in its marketing campaign, since there’s an overlap among the producing teams.
More directly, the film marks the directing debut of Gerard Bush + Christopher Renz, who have championed social-justice issues through their advertising work. The opening script features a quote from author William Faulkner, whose intent will eventually become clearer: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
If that sounds like a timely means of drawing a line from the horrors of slavery to the racism of today, you’ve come to the right place.
The story begins on a plantation, where the brutal overseers carry out grisly punishments against those tilling the fields. A few have just tried to escape, led by Veronica (Janelle Monae), and they pay a heavy price for their resistance, which does nothing to curb her defiance.
Also written by Bush + Renz, the script take too long before revealing what makes “Antebellum” different, but the middle portion — a “The Twilight Zone”-like phase when it’s hard to be sure exactly what’s going on — is actually the film’s strongest. (Even the trailer arguably gives away too much, so the less one knows, the better.)
The final stretch, by contrast, veers into more familiar thriller territory, and feels especially rushed toward the end, leaving behind a host of nagging, unanswered questions. That provides food for thought, but it’s also what separates the movie from something like “Get Out,” which deftly fleshed out its horror underpinnings.
Although the filmmakers (in a taped message) expressed disappointment that the movie wasn’t making its debut in theaters, in a strange way, the on-demand format somewhat works in its favor. In the press notes, Bush says the goal was “to force the audience to look at the real-life horror of racism through the lens of film horror. We’re landing in the middle of the very conversations that we hoped ‘Antebellum’ would spur.”
“Antebellum” should add to that discussion, so mission accomplished on that level. Monae is also quite good in her first leading film role (she did previously star in the series “Homecoming’s” second season), but otherwise, most of the characters remain underdeveloped.