Emmerdale has been a little drab and dramatic lately, and things are only going to get worse.
The village is noticeably devoid of joy now that serial killer Meena has been apprehended.
So here are five stories we’d like to see in the Dales that will bring some much-needed positivity.
Belle needs a boyfriend
Never before in the history of soap operas has anyone so young deserved a decent relationship.
Before moving to the other side of the world, her previous boyfriend didn’t even bother to say goodbye.
The one before that had attempted to frame her for murder.
Oh, and before that, there was a serial killer who slaughtered his own family, tortured them, and then used Belle as a toy.
As previously stated, she is in desperate need of a good boyfriend.
Leyla and Liam to have a baby
They need something to occupy their time now that Leanna is dead, at the risk of sounding callous.
Grief seems to be the only thing that keeps this couple together.
A baby, on the other hand, might be able to help them get past it all and embrace a new, happier future.
Unless, of course, everything goes horribly wrong.
Brenda to get a toyboy and stop meddling in everyone else’s business
If Brenda’s bosses insist on keeping her in the village, she’ll have to make a quick decision.
If she isn’t listening in on her customers’ conversations, she is stealing Eric Pollard from Faith Dingle, which isn’t acceptable.
Brenda should dump Eric, find a toyboy, and stop being so obnoxious.
Laurel to win the lottery
Laurel Thomas is in dire financial straits.
Viewers would accept it if they just had her find a suitcase full of old notes in her back bedroom at this point.
Emmerdale fans can’t bear seeing her go through another day of not being able to pay her bills or buy a home.
If Gabby can get £4 million in an afternoon, Laurel has a good chance of winning the lottery.
Moira lands her own reality TV show
Kelvin Fletcher can attest to the fact that farmers are big business on television these days.
He put on a pair of wellies and, presto, he’s a sheep farmer with his own reality show.
Then there’s that big family with all the kids running around, and don’t forget Countryfile.
So it’s a pity that serial adulterer, murderer, and mother of a wanted fugitive Moira doesn’t have her own farming reality show after all of this.
It could be dubbed The Yorkshire Murderess.
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