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Gays of Our Lives: Where There’s a Will…

Neighbours  (Australia)

So did Piper know that Jacob was gay?  Has he been on before?  Cuz the way she shoved Jacob and David together she knew that Jacob was queer.  He seemed kind of young for David though.

Aaron admits his feelings for David and we don’t know if David heard him or not or even if David will be okay and then we don’t see them for the rest of the week?   Odd, huh?  That tells me that David probably didn’t hear Aaron and of course Aaron won’t reveal what he said.  Then again, the show did say they were going to take a while before putting them together.

Aaron quit another job.   How many different jobs has he has since he started on this show?  It’s really time to settle him down in terms of his career.  He’s been floating from one thing to the other since he started on the show.  Hopefully that’s where the show is going.


Rownd a Rownd  (Wales)

Finally somebody knows about the affair.  It had to happen eventually.  And given that Jac has a thing for Dani, it won’t be long before Dani knows the truth.  I do think it’s a bad time given her health, I understand why David didn’t want to tell her now.  I just hope this news doesn’t have an impact on her recovery.  Though I wonder if Jac will want to keep things quiet for now to protect her.  Hmm….

I’m really having a hard time feeling sorry for Rhys.  Like I said last week, he’s whining and crying and pouting and feeling sorry for himself and I just don’t care about his problems.  He’s going on and on to David about the situation with the tickets and grousing because he can’t just phone David at any time and complain about it.  He wants David to feel sorry for him but why should David?

I guess that’s my biggest problem with Rhys’ attitude.  He continues to act like he’s the wronged party when he’s the one who broke the law, tried to commit fraud to get away with it and pulled his innocent brother into it.  Rhys’ priority should be helping his brother.  But he can only think about himself.  And that’s what makes Rhys so unlikable and unsympathetic in this.  Except for Arthur, who is a loudmouthed jerk, everybody is feeling sorry for Rhys.  

I think someone should point out that Rhys is completely in the wrong and reset his priorities.  Maybe David should be the one to do it.


People of the Valley  (Wales)

We haven’t seen much of Tyler and Iolo lately because the show simply isn’t writing for them.  They’re on about once a week but it’s always in the background/support of other stories.  They haven’t had anything of substance to do since they got married.  I like seeing them happy and the scene where they talked about laundry was super cute and probably what goes on in a lot of marriages, but I want a story for them.   I’d rather it be not about them having children, though it seems inevitable given that they talked about it again in this clip.

I just have a bad feeling that Tyler helping Chester is going to hurt Tyler’s career.  Chester would gladly throw Tyler under the bus to protect himself.  That kid has always been terrible.  Honestly, I don’t know why Tyler offered to help him.  Was Tyler the one who told Iolo not to trust Chester when Chester wanted to come to he and Iolo’s wedding?  It’s like Tyler forgot that.  Anyway, I hope this stolen test scam doesn’t come back to bite Tyler in the butt.

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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

    Exciting news about Chandler. Don’t mess it up, Days.

    You know Scott’s a terrible character when you can’t even muster sympathy for him when he’s rejected by his birth mother for being gay.

  • kcwin

    Will coming back from the grave is bigger than just Sonny and Paul. Marlena, Sami, Lucas & Gabi will all have some crazy emotional scenes if the writers can milk the melodrama. Looking forward to September!

  • popcultureguy

    I’m against the Guy Wilson Will being a doppelganger just because that would erase Will sleeping with Paul. Also, I doubt the show would want to invalidate Will and Sonny’s marriage, which they like to pat themselves on the back about, by revealing Sonny married an imposter.

    But Will should absolutely a) come back brainwashed/be discovered in some kind of brainwashing pod and/or b) stumble into the middle of Sonny and Paul’s wedding.