Friday 8 August 2014

Review: The Arcade Year 2 Episode 2 by Kitty Charles

It's June and the arrival of Joan's alluring younger sister has temperatures rising all over Angell's Arcade. She's determined to persuade everyone that sex sells and throws herself into organising a Midsummer Night's Dream shopping event. The arcade's tenants can't help but be swept up in the excitement and several couples get caught up in the heat of the moment. But there's a shadow looming over the arcade and as night falls, it gets darker and more dangerous. Someone is watching the proceedings. Someone who has malevolent midsummer mischief in mind... 

Review: ooo I really enjoyed this month's episode! I thought it had a bit of everything, a bit of mystery, a bit of Romance and a bit of drama (of course!) I like the fact that Joan was back in the action again this time, as a character she really does tie everything together and add that true Dallas-style drama that turns this from being Eastenders into being The Bold and the Beautiful, much more American soap than British. She is on top form once again and tying things in the arcade together with the help of her sister. 

Faith is much more in the picture this episode too, bringing the arcade story full circle when her life is in danger and we are not really sure what mysterious things are going on in her shop. Babies seem to be on the cards overall, whether it is little baby Angel or the baby that Silver and Laura are trying to have, the cliffhanger at the end is also baby-related and hints at the what the next few months in The Arcade COULD be like! 

There isn't an abundance of shocking drama in this episode and that is quite nice really as we haven't heard anything of ghosts in unit 13 for a while either so perhaps that is a sign of things to come. There is definitely something for everyone in this episode though and I am still very much a fan of this serialised story. It's still worth catching up on those you haven't read and Where Dreams Come True is the omnibus of the first years' episodes which is a real treat too! 

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