The fact that Ben and Callum’s wedding is so tightly connected with other stories and characters is actually a sign that EastEnders has taken several important steps forward.
We’re not just concerned about disappointing story arcs – we’re talking about real, visceral impact on real people, people who are already devastatingly underrepresented on television and in life.
After the dim spiral I had been on in the previous months, which I now recognise as a mixture of depression, and anxiety, and the last sputterings of autistic burnout, this show was exactly what I needed to see.
The trailer for the Queen biopic is out . So are the criticisms. And I have a few things I would like to say.
These characters were my very own line-up of autistic headcanons. And I identified more with them than I did with the very few characters who were written as ‘autistic’ from the beginning.