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American Crime: Despite being advised to take things slowly, Leslie makes a big show of Eric’s return to school. But Eric and Leslie quickly learn that not everyone is welcoming him back with open arms. Students and many of the school’s parents aren’t pleased to have an openly gay player on the team. Meanwhile, Taylor and Anne are offered a settlement to put the rape case behind them, yet Anne presses to sue Leyland. However is that best for Taylor? And in a not to be missed scene, Anne and Terri go toe to toe over their sons.


Emmerdale: Aaron reports Gordon to the police for rape, but he’s worried about how they’ll prove the charges. Gordon warns Aaron to drop the charges or he’ll tell the cops about Cain’s attempted murder try. Aaron turns to Robert for comfort, but realizes he can’t take the pressure and decides to leave town for awhile without saying goodbye to his ex-lover.

When Robert finds out, he tries to pressure Chas into telling him where Aaron has gone, but Chas refuses. However, Chas does realize that Robert’s feelings for Aaron are deep and genuine. Meanwhile, as the news of Aaron’s rape spreads through the village Cain faces the music when the cops show up to talk to him about what happened with Gordon. Uh-oh!

Hit The Floor: Jude is tired of being Zero’s dirty little secret and wants to end it once and for all. Determined not let Jude slip away, Zero admits his feelings and tells Jude that he loves him. But while Jude returns those feelings, that’s not enough as he wants an open relationship with the man he loves. And with Lucas making it known that he’s interested in Jude, Zero has to make a choice or lose Jude forever.


Holby City: Dom gets a new patient. Allison, who has a abdominal disorder. Allison and Dom strike up a warm banter and Allison tells Dom he reminds her of her husband. Eventually Dom finds out why when Allison’s husband shows up and it turns out to be Lee, Dom’s ex-boyfriend who moved into Dom’s place, robbed him blind and disappeared.

Dom wants to tell Lee’s wife who her husband is and what he’s been up to, but Lee preys upon Dom’s emotions in an attempt to manipulate him. When Lee’s scheming goes awry, he turns violent and Dom is caught up in a tragic incident.

River City: Robbie hopes that using the money from his insurance claim will give him a fresh start with his failed salon. But will the company find out that Robbie could have stopped the fire, but didn’t?


Secret Lives: Elias’ new job has him working closely with Lari, who got his gig back at at Moose. Naturally when Elias and Lari start working together Lari somehow winds up shirtless. The boys get past that uneasy moment and are enjoying their project until Kalle finds out. Jealous that Elias and Lari are spending lots of time together, Kalle jumps to conclusions about Lari and Elias and winds up having a pity party at home alone with nothing but a bottle of wine to keep him company.

SHADOWHUNTERS - "Moo Shu To Go" - Alec finds himself torn between duty and loyalty to Jace in “Moo Shu to Go,” an all-new episode of “Shadowhunters,” airing Tuesday, February 9th at 9:00 – 10:00 p.m., EST/PST on Freeform, the new name for ABC Family. (Freeform/Sven Frenzel) DOMINIC SHERWOOD, MATTHEW DADDARIO

Shadowhunters: With Jace going out on a special mission, Alec is put in charge of protecting Clary, a job he doesn’t want. It only serves to heighten the growing tension between Alec and Jace, tension that is acerbated when as Alec is on verge of telling Jace that he’s in love with him and Jace seems to be avoiding the conversation. Plus, Alec deals with his most dangerous foe when his mother returns to town.

The Fosters: Jude and Jack start spending more time together, sparking Callie’s curiosity that they may be more than just friends.


American Crime: Taylor falls into an emotional tailspin; Eric’s attempt to seek comfort in a stranger’s arms leads to disaster.

EastEnders: Ben is forced to make a difficult decision.

ALECHolby City: Dom learns the hard way that Lee still has the power to hurt him.

River City: Robbie gets bad news from the insurance company.

Shades of Blue: Woz’s latest actions has Harlee realizing she can no longer trust him.

Shadowhunters: Magnus reveals Clary’s past to her; Alec is given an important mission.

The Fosters: Jude learns that Jack is being abused in his new foster home.

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.

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  1. I’m glad to follow you over Anthony. I will disagree slightly about Woz’ sexuality having nothing to do with him being a crooked cop. The impression I got, especially from them showing those black and white scenes from when Woz recruited Harley and what’s happening with the rookie that shot the unarmed man – this unit seems to be made up of people who tried to start out as good cops and got compromised. Harley by framing someone for murder and the rookie by shooting someone unarmed which left them vulnerable.

    Even though Woz seems to be okay with himself, he also doesn’t appear to be out to his crew even though he keeps calling them his family. It makes me think that someone found out about his sexuality when he was a younger cop and used that as leverage to ease him into the life of a dirty cop. I doubt if the drug dealer had seen him kissing a woman in the movie theater, the rest of the story would have played out quite so brutally.

    Maybe Magnus likes a challenge? For me it’s just nice to see Harry Shum get to do more. As much as I enjoyed his dancing on Glee, it’s nice to see him doing something else.

  2. Count me among those thrilled that your column hasn’t disappeared into the ether, Anthony!

  3. I’m sad to see another piece of theBacklot gone. But I’m glad you didn’t disappear but merely moved.

  4. Glad you’ve found a new home Anthony – and I’m glad to have found it so I can keep in touch via your always perceptive coverage of the soaps here and abroad.

  5. Agree with Ryan, glad you’re still here.
    I wondered about Jude and the new kids in The Fosters too.
    Adds on Johnny rocks up and Paul ends up with him.
    Emmer dale has been cracking.
    Loving HTF.

    But sorry Ryan, I’m all for Robron!

  6. I’m glad that your column didn’t disappear.

    AC: My guess is that Kevin spiked Taylor’s drink in order to embarrass him. Eric then went ahead with his plans with Taylor either not noticing or not caring that Taylor was more out of it than could be explained by a few beers.

    ED: The juxtaposition between the happy day at the beach and the tearful confession was powerful. More shows need to learn that characters need moments of happiness to create a feeling of loss when the sad parts come.

    The only explanation that I have for Gordon is hubris: he thought that he had gotten away with the rapes and could safely try to rebuild his failed marriage.

    I don’t care how “genuine” Robert’s feelings are. He’s not what Aaron needs in a partner.

    EE: I’m glad that Johnny will be coming back. It’s always awkward when a character leaves under circumstances that don’t prevent them from coming back to visit for important events.

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