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Gays of Our Lives: Worth the Wait?

THIS WEEK IN SPOILERS

Days of Our Lives: Paul and Sonny go on a double date with Lani and JJ. The date goes well it seems because Paul and Sonny finally have sex after Sonny’s return to Salem about a year ago. Things heat up between Sonny and Demois as well when their war escalates and Demois demotes Sonny. Sonny is furious and vows revenge. Paul is worried about his boyfriend’s obsession with Demois.

Holby City: Dom reveals to Zosia just how bad things are between he and Isaac. Zosia presses Dom to leave his abusive lover, but her interference in Dom and Isaac’s relationship incurs Isaac’s wrath and puts Zosia in his line of fire.

Neighbours: David confronts his mother about the information about his father that he’s discovered. While, Leo and Amy go away for a romantic holiday. Realizing that his dad is a member of the Robinson family, David races to find Leo and Amy before it’s too late. He gets there before anything can happen between them. David and Leo’s mom explains that their dad is Paul Robinson, something even she wasn’t sure of until David’s probe into the past. That means that Leo and Amy are half-siblings and can never be together. David and Leo struggle to adjust to their new family.

EastEnders: Ben and Jay continue their search for a roommate, but their situation could be resolved by an intriguing suggestion from Abi.

Rownd a Rownd: Rhys gets a surprising letter.


TEASERS FOR NEXT WEEK

Days of Our Lives: Paul and Sonny exchange ‘I love yous’

Emmerdale: Robert learns he’s going to be a father; Finn returns from Australia

Hollyoaks: Scott begins searching for his biological mother.

Holby City: Dom and Isaac reach their breaking point.

Neighbours: David bonds with his new dad and makes a big decision about his future.

Rownd a Rownd: David and Rhys sneak away for a romantic interlude – and someone sees them.

 

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.

  • UiscePreston

    With Dani pissed off at her friends, co-workers and family over them hiding the fact that Sophie was filling in at the salon, David is now further stuck as her sole support system. You could see the look of guilt, frustration and sadness on his face when she said that he was the only one that she doesn’t hide things or lie to her! Ouch.

  • Ryan

    Diane and Kush are the main thing keeping me from taking a break from EastEnders until this Michelle mess is over.

    I think Ste may still be Leah’s legal father. I wasn’t watching at the time, but from what I’ve read, Amy initially told Ste that he was the father. If his name were on the birth certificate, he would remain her legal father until someone initiated legal proceedings to change it. Furthermore, now that he’s raised her as his daughter for so many years, he probably would have rights based on it being in the best interests of the child to continue her relationship with the primary man she has known as her father.

  • Jeff S

    100% agree with you on the Michelle/Preston story. The show hasn’t made me care about either character, and they lack any kind of chemistry to make me believe they would be in love. Diane and Kush, on the other hand….

    As for James and Scott, I have read some speculation among fans (not official spoilers) that it’s being played up because Scott will learn that Marnie is his birth mother. In Hollyoaks, any adoptee who finds his birth mother will inevitably learn it is one of the three or four women he knows in Hollyoaks Village. James and Scott would be as bad a pairing as Ste and Harry, so making them brothers would put that idea to rest once and for all.

    Has Ste ever had legal custody of Leah? He’s not her biological father and would have no legal right to prevent Amy from taking her. Her father showed up years ago (played by Michael Parr from Emmerdale) when Doug & Ste were about to leave for America. In fact, they were taking Leah and Lucas with them without any mention that Amy had been informed. Wouldn’t Leah’s biological father have legal responsibility for her now that Amy is dead? Ste would have a claim to Lucas, but with his history it’s likely that Amy’s dad could gain custody.

  • Ryan

    I think the custody battle went exactly how it should. Amy was being really shady by planning to move the kids out of the country without telling their father. I could see a court giving Ste a temporary injunction to give it a chance to weigh in before the kids are out of its jurisdiction. Of course, once it actually takes a close look at Ste’s file, it would side with Amy.

    I hate that Harry covered for Ste. Given Ste’s history of blackouts involving violence, he has no reason to be sure that Ste didn’t do it. He especially has no reason when he should still be mad about Ste cheating on him.

    If James gets with Scott, I might need to take a break. I can’t deal with all the gays being in horrible relationships.

    I’m surprised that they dropped the prison drama so quickly. They threw Aaron into an extreme situation and then just ended it. If he was fiending for drugs, could he just stop? Would his dealer let him? Would they return to trying to torture him into committing suicide? It seems like a heavy-handed way to set up a cheating/baby story.

    EastEnders is trying my patience with this Michelle Fowler storyline. It seems to think that there is nothing wrong with a fifty-something teacher sleeping with her seventeen year old student. To quote Bad Education: “ILLEGAL, Chantelle!”