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Gays of our Lives: Goodbye, John Paul


EastEnders:  Johnny seeks to find a way to solve his family’s money woes.

Emmerdale:   Robert doesn’t know how to handle Liv, whose behavior gets her expelled from school.  Later, he goes to see Aaron in jail only to be stopped from seeing him due to a prison incident.  He bends the ear of a sympathetic Rebecca.  Liv suspects that Aaron is in trouble because of the drugs and tells Robert.  

Robert confronts Aaron, who lies and says he’s not taking the drugs anymore.  Robert knows Aaron is lying and they argue.  Aaron tells Robert that he is of no use to him and wants Robert to leave.  Robert gets drunk and when he runs into Rebecca, he tries to kiss her.  Rebecca isn’t having any though and rejects Robert.

Later, Robert begs Rebecca not to tell anyone what almost happened.  Rebecca says she won’t but Chas is already suspicious.  And she gets very angry when she hears that Aaron is using drugs.

Holby City:   Dom has a drunken night and finds himself unable to remember much of the previous evening.  When Isaac is accused of harming a patient, Dom is shocked. But when he begins to recall what really happened the night before, Dom is left to consider how far he’ll go to protect his boyfriend.

Hollyoaks:   Scott discovers a terrible secret from his past.

People of the Valley:  Tyler takes advantage of Ffion.

Rownd a Rownd:   Still unsure of where their relationship stands, Rhys and David have an uneasy moment when they bump into each other while Rhys is visiting Dani.


Days of Our Lives:  Sonny gets a surprising proposition.

Neighbours:  Aaron comes up with a plan to help David find his real dad.

Shortland Street:   Jack tries to stay out of trouble, but can he?

That’s it for this edition of Gays of Our Lives.   Please share your comments on the thoughts and opinions expressed in this week’s column below.  See you next week!

About the author

Anthony D. Langford

I watch a lot of television, probably too much. But can you really watch too much TV? I've yet to find out. Anyway, I especially love TV when they give us positive portrayals of gays, something that has gotten better but we're still fighting for. I've written about gays in television for many years first at the much missed After Elton, then New Now Next and now at TV Source. It's kind of a passion of mine and I look forward to sharing it with you.