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Gays of Our Lives: Ready To Move On?

THIS WEEK IN SPOILERS

EastEnders: Ben has found a roommate for he and Jay, but Jay isn’t thrilled about the choice. While, desperate to help his family with their money woes, Johnny makes a decision that could risk his future.

Can Finn save the family business or will Ross ruin everything?

Emmerdale: Back from Australia, Finn wants to get the taxi business on track, but looks for an investor. He asks Rebecca, but Ross puts the kibosh on the idea.

Hollyoaks: James becomes wrapped up in Marnie’s plan to destroy his father.

Will Dom testify against Isaac?

Holby City: Dom is about to give the police evidence of Isaac’s abuse, but he struggles with testifying against the man he still loves.

Rownd a Rownd: David worries about Dani’s reckless behavior while Rhys’ secret is at risk for being revealed.

Jack learns his grandfather won’t be joining P-FLAG anytime soon.

Shortland Street: Jack’s grandfather finds out about Jack’s being gay and his relationship with Charlie and he’s not happy to learn about Jack’s sexuality. He says some nasty homophobic things, hurting Jack. Mo refuses to stand for it and wants his father out. But as the argument escalates, other things are revealed, making the Hannah household an uneasy place to live.


TEASERS FOR NEXT WEEK

EastEnders:  During Ladies Night at the bar, Johnny catches the eye of one of the strippers.

Hollyoaks: Ste is sentenced for Amy’s murder; Kyle asks Nancy for a favor; Scott risks his future.

Neighbours: David and Aaron have their first date — and first kiss.

People of the Valley: Tyler takes a big risk with his career.

Rownd a Rownd: David has money woes; Rhys is in trouble with the cops.

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.

  • Jeff S

    There’s a lot of potential for a Kyle and James story, so I hope your suspicion is correct. I’m keen to follow it as long as it doesn’t involve meddling mothers.

    The teaser for EastEnders sounds encouraging. The show is telling some pretty good stories at the moment, and Johnny deserves to have one.

  • Nathan Convey

    I kind of wish there’d been more build up with Jack/Charlie too because the chemistry really isn’t there at the minute. The actor isn’t great either and I feel like Reuben (who has improved a lot from his early days) regresses. Their interaction is just kind of wooden. BTW, Cam won’t be back any time soon. Last we heard he’d be staying longer in Wellington (for 6 months Vinnie told Jack) so I don’t think there will be any triangle – at least not yet.

  • popcultureguy

    Meanwhile, on “General Hospital”, Brad and Lucas decided to buy a condo! Except Lucas was completely off-screen, as will their new home most likely. The show also continues using Brad to engineer sympathy for Michael Easton’s latest character, which…booo.