PICKS AND PANS
Can somebody just give Connor Jessup the Emmy now? Because if that young man doesn’t win some awards for his performance as Taylor, there is no justice. He’s so good.
And there won’t be any justice for poor Taylor it seems. What happened to him that night with Eric really won’t matter anymore now that he’s killed Wes, even if the shooting was accidental. At least I think it was.
Taylor did go there to kill someone and Wes was one of the people Taylor saw during his drug influenced flashback so maybe the shooting was about opportunity. Taylor saw his chance and he took it.
That scene, frankly much of the episode, had me holding my breath. And that final moment with Taylor and Anne with him refusing to leave him and holding him desperately just made me cry. That happens a lot with this show.
The other scene, with Eric being attacked by a older guy he picked up online was pretty intense too. And I wonder how that is going to play into the ongoing drama down the line.
But I’m mostly wondering where the show goes on from here given that we’ve gone in a totally different direction with the shooting and we still don’t know all about the rape.
We’ve only got 3 episodes left and I have the feeling there are still plot twists to come and secrets yet to be revealed (like Becca being a drug dealer). I just know I’m going to be watching, holding my breath.
Poor Abi. I kinda feel sorry for her. Ben really is the only person who gives a damn about her and she knows she’ll lose him if he learns the truth about her ‘pregnancy’. And I do think Ben really does care about Abi, even if she only started out as his beard.
To their credit, the show did a decent job of explaining why Ben wants to be a dad to this new baby when he didn’t give a damn about his daughter with Lexi, mostly in Ben’s desire not to be like Phil. Of course, Ben could still be a full time father to his child and not be with Abi, but soaps never allow for thoughts like that.
With Abi telling Ben that she’s due in October, I have a feeling this storyline isn’t going to be ending soon.
So Abi is either going to get herself pregnant or fake a pregnancy. With Babe involved, who knows what kind of delusional lunacy they’ll get up to.
As for Ben and Paul, I guess it’s over between them, at least for now. But with Johnny Carter returning to town soon, Ben will probably have some competition for Paul. That’s good. Paul’s been on the outside looking in long enough. It’s Ben’s turn. And Paul deserves some happiness.
What was with Ben looking at that STD pamphlet and hiding it from Abi? We know he had a one night stand recently. But has he slept with either Paul or Abi since then? This could get ugly.
Not much happened last week. The show is clearly in a holding pattern until they move on to the next beat of the story.
I’m guessing these Chas and Robert scenes will be the start of the thaw between them as part of the Redemption of Robert tour. Who recalls all the murders and attempted murders Robert committed last year? Well, I do, but some viewers seem to have oddly short memories.
I did like Chas telling Cain to get over being uncomfortable with what happened to Aaron and help her find proof of what Gordon had done.
Cleo is the smartest member of the McQueen family? LOL! To be fair, there is a low bar to be reached.
This Pete/Cleo storyline has been dragging on forever. Then again, so has the serial killer storyline and the stupid triangle with the Roscoe twins and Holly. Maybe it’s time for some new stories?
I’m still thinking that Ms. St. Claire is JP’s biological father from before she was transitioned from male to female, otherwise she wouldn’t have overlooked Cleo’s cheating and JP helping her.
And well, given that she and JP had another discussion about families and fathers, that pretty much nails it. I know the show wants us to think her interest in JP is romantic, but that’s a red herring.
Well, you can’t say that Hollyoaks doesn’t keep adding gays to the canvas. Not only did they bring Scott back, they’ve introduced James. But I wonder who they’re going to pair James with since James isn’t interested in Scott and is only using him. I’m guessing JP?
Probably not Ste or Harry since James is way too old for either of them and the show already made a huge deal out of the age difference between Harry and Ste. We’ll probably get a Scott/JP/James triangle.
Personally, I’d prefer that the show not have brought back Scott. I’ve never cared for him as a character and I haven’t forgotten that Scott was poisoning Diane not so long ago.
Clearly Diane has given that she and Scott are ‘close’ now. Hollyoaks does this all the time, like Esther nearly committing suicide because of Sinead’s bullying only for her and Sinead to become good pals like it never happened. Dumb.
Also dumb? James openly walking around with Tony’s laptop after he and his mom stole it. Then I guess Scott wouldn’t have seen him with it, would he? I’m not getting though why Scott threw it out after he got it back from James. Weird.
But I am enjoying Marnie. She’s a fun schemer without being psycho. I’m sure the show will ruin that though.
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