Tuesday, November 5, 2013

For the Record, She Has No Record

I'm loving reading various comments and observations made by numpties, especially on Digital Spy. Their ignorance about Janine and what she's done and hasn't done is astounding. 

This proves that various viewers either haven't watched before 2000, have never paid attention since or are just plain stupid and incapable of critical thinking.

For anyone who's watched since Janine first appeared (when the character was five years old) and throughout her childhood and adolescence, it's easy to understand why she's become the way she is.

Janine is many things. She's a bitch and she owns it, unlike the perpetual blame-shifting victims like Ronnie, Stacey and Kat. She has trust issues, and massive daddy issues.

One thing she is not and that's a psychopath, nor is she without empathy.

But that's another issue. My issue is revealing to those people who bleat on about her having "killed" two husbands and tried to kill a third, or those idiots who talk about her having a previous record with the police, here's the deal:-

  • She didn't kill Barry. That was an accident. She married him, thinking he had only six months to live, which Barry believed, himself. Of course, she married him, hoping he'd make her a rich widow - when he died naturally, not when she killed him. When she found out his diagnosis was a mistake, she freaked out and told him what she really thought of him. When Barry approached her to embrace her, she pushed him away, he lost his balance and fell. By the time she got to him, he was minutes from dying. Watch for yourself if you don't believe me, and clock her reaction.

For the record, there was no police investigation, no suspicion of foul play, and Janine returned to the Square, a widow, with Barry's ashes.
  • Because Pat thought to gain revenge for Barry's death, she used Laura Beale's accidental trip down the stairs of her flat to accuse Janine of her murder. Consequently, Janine was arrested and imprisoned on remand; however, Pat subsequently retracted her statement and admitted her lie in a court of law, and Janine was released, innocent. Why Pat was never prosecuted for perverting the course of justice, is anyone's guess.
  • David, the elderly Jewish man she almost married, had a heart condition anyway. His death was not Janine's fault.
  • Ryan Molloy lied and deceived Janine. She was in love with him and actually gave him the opportunity to back out of their wedding. He refused, professing his love for her. Almost immediately, he was lying to her and fucking about with Stacey Slater. The first time, I believe, was Janine's birthday 2009, so basically, they were married a month before he couldn't keep it in his pants around Stacey. Whatever Janine did to Ryan, he chose not to report her to the police. What he did do was report her to the police, egged on by a jealous Pat, for killing her grandmother, which Yusef resolved because he had been treating the old lady, who was in poor health.
So, at the end of the day, Janine has no criminal record.

And neither does Phil Mitchell.


  1. what about running over and killing Danielle Jones, that has to at least be accidental manslaughter.

    1. Did the police press charges? No. Janine was doing legal speed limit, and dumbass Danielle stood in the middle of the road and stared at the oncoming car. BTW, no such crime as "accidental" manslaughter. Get over it.

    2. Yep, there isn't. There's Involuntary Manslaughter, which is the accidental killing of someone without intent do to them harm, and then Voluntary, where you accidently kill someone but you wished them harm. Janine would have, at the most, faced a charge of Involuntary here, if Danielle hadn't been standing in the middle of the road.

      Agree with pretty much everything you say about Janine, Emilia, but I do think the Barry situation is very questionable. She didn't mean to kill him and no, she didn't push him, but she did take a stroll down to the bottom of the hill and watch him die. Hell, she even taunts him in his final moments. There was nothing she could do for him, true, but her reaction to it was pure evil. Paul washed his hands of her after, as did Pat. She's not a killer, but nor was she an innocent bystander here. Her repulsion of Barry killed him in the end, and she would rather let him die than risk having to put up with him anymore.

  2. The 'Barry' side of Janine is what I would like to see more of.