January 13, 2004

The Innocent are Never Guilty

Most of my State-side readers will not be following EastEnders and a current storyline that has Little Mo pregnant as the result of rape. Little Mo is keeping the baby, despite pressure from her husband, who has left her because she won't abort it. Billy can't stand the idea of looking at their child and seeing the face of the rapist. I applaud the writers of the Albert Square soap for developing characters that express the understanding that an unborn child is a child.

But at the end of the day soaps are fiction. There is no Little Mo, no Billy, and no rapist. I'm glad that Serge has pointed out an article in Touchstone that shares a true story and the reality of this situation.

Posted by david at January 13, 2004 12:28 AM | TrackBack

Dang. I need to get back in the habbit :-)

Posted by: Huw Raphael at January 13, 2004 02:01 AM

we get EastEnders, but we just finished the episode where Grant's wife (can't remember her name) dies...

who is Little Mo? I can't recall anyone being called that.

Posted by: Katherine at January 18, 2004 05:34 PM

Grant's wife was Tiffany and she died in 1998. You are a way behind. Little Mo and Slaters didn't move into Albert Square 18 September 2000, so you will probably be introduced to her in about 2006. I expected some delay before Stateside transmission, but not six years!

Posted by: David Holford at January 18, 2004 09:49 PM