In an increasingly complex, interwoven, thoughtful and awe-inspiring (or to give its full technical description, "idiotic") storyline, it was revealed that the absent father of Bianca's mixed-race child Morgan is in fact USA President Barack Obama.
Next week sees the absent father arrive in the square to meet his son and Bianca for the first time since conception.
Scriptwriters at the BBC soap opera were concerned as to how to include the 300 FBI, 200 CIA, 150 armed marines, 17 stretched limousines, three aircraft carriers, two aircraft squadrons and Hillary Clinton who all accompany Mr Obama on any foreign visit, into the relevant episodes of the programme.
However, the BBC production team have included Mr Obama's staff as cleverly disguised market traders and pub extras, although it is felt that disguising light armaments on stalls in the High Street and on tables in the Queen Vic might prove more difficult. And the fact they are in camouflage assault fatigues might slightly affect their perceived realism as genuine market traders.
Alfie Moon and his relatives, Ant and Dec Moon, have already secured a stock of cheap munitions from Eastern Europe which will they will be selling-on cheaply to the marines in a hilarious episode to be screened later in the series, when a box of tank shells explode killing and maiming half the Albert Square residents, although Denise from the shop survives yet again.
Ian Beale runs to the rescue by serving fish and chips to both the dying and the dead in a very memorable sequence where he charges them only half-price a portion, although he does try to play on American gullibility by offering a two-for-the-price-of-three deal which doesn't fool an astute CIA man.