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THIS WEEK IN SPOILERS

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Coronation Street:  Todd hears that there’s going to be a meeting to protest the new building project that is going to be built by Phil Phelan in the neighbourhood. Not wanting such a meeting to take place, Phelan trashes the community center, but is seen leaving by Todd. Realizing what Phelan has done, Todd confronts him.  Phelan denies it, but warns Todd to stay out of his way. Meanwhile, Todd plots to get his mother to ask him to move back home, but Eileen isn’t going to be played a fool by Todd again.  

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Emmerdale:    Aaron realizes he’s out of his depth taking care of Liv. But when Saundra announces that she plans for her and Liv to move to Dublin, Aaron suggests Liv stay with him permanently.  Liv and Aaron are happy, but Robert isn’t, warning Aaron that Liv could be trouble. Elsewhere in the village, Finn gets involved in Charity’s plan to sell knock off action figures.

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Hollyoaks: Leela listening to anyone but him still bothers Cameron, so he’s not happy when Ste advises her to start her own business as a cleaner rather than work for Cameron at his restaurant. Ste helps Leela get a job working for Simone, but his real reasons are revealed when he sneaks Harry in for a shower. Making things worse, when Amy calls and says she needs Ste to look after the kids, he decides it a good idea to stay at Simone’s house for the night. What could go wrong?

Simone comes home to find her house a mess and Ste’s kids wearing her clothes. Does Simone call the cops? Let’s hope so.

Meanwhile, Harry finds that being homeless isn’t conducive to doing school work and he’s failing all his classes. John Paul and Ms St. Claire call and warn Tony how Harry is ruining his future.

Finally, John Paul is assigned with helping to arrange the school ball. When Myra sees John Paul and Ms. St. Claire together, she warns JP’s transgendered bio-dad to stay away from him. Later, JP is surprised to learn that Scott has been hired as a party planner and they’ll be working together.

River City: Robbie makes a decision that affects his future and could take him out of the city forever.


TEASERS FOR NEXT WEEK

EastEnders:  Ben and Paul take their relationship public.

Holby City: Dom struggles to deal with Arthur’s worsening health.

Hollyoaks:  Ste lands in jail; Harry receives an indecent proposal; Scott commits a crime to help Tony.

Neighbours:  Aaron is threatened.

People of the Valley: Iolo is attacked by a man he meets online.

River City: Patrick’s life gets complicated after he saves the life of a teenage boy.


That’s it for this edition of Gays of Our Lives.   I love to hear from readers so please share your comments on the thoughts and opinions expressed in this week’s column below.  You can also tweet me @adlangford or email me at adlangford@sosourcemedia.com

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  1. I hadn’t even thought about that, Ryan. More proof that Emmerdale drops the ball when it comes to courtroom drama. Gordon’s barrister should have been able to cast so much doubt on all the testimony against him that the jury would reach a verdict before any of them needed a bathroom break.

  2. I wouldn’t call it a personality transplant. His lying/scheming side is mostly in the background at the moment because the show hasn’t done much to put stress on him or tempt him. It still shows up from time to time like when he bribed Ryan or walked away from a dying Lawrence. What I don’t understand is why everyone has a memory of a goldfish. Someone should express some objection or at least ambivalence.

  3. It’s strange how they just dropped the question of Aaron’s fake alibi. Aaron never had to explain why he would go to a pub with Gordon. Having to choose between going to jail and letting his abuser go free would be a compelling dilemma. It would also be interesting for there to be a cost to one of the many fake alibis that get thrown around.

  4. I’d be dead chuffed if they didn’t go with the very obvious and very illogical Ben Johnny coupling; I mean why would a young man aspiring to become a lawyer be attracted to a geeky violent, not really proud mechanic? Especially if he can have dreamy Andy with his dreamy eyes and big strong muscular body :D

    Speaking about Jonny Labey I heard he’s doing a play in August and that he might take a break from the show, hopefully that doesn’t mean Ben will try to sniff our Johnny, that’ll be wrong!

  5. Exactly and are we supposed to believe Chas welcomes Robert with open arms, even after he “accidentally” murdered Katie her best mate, as she said oh so many times?
    I like having a scheming kinda evil gay/bisexual guy but don’t try to give him a personality transplant and expect us to buy it, just don’t. Aaron and Rob are an affair, and Robert was saying Chrissie gets bored easily doesn’t he bore easily as well? What’s so special about Aaron since there were so many before him? I used to like them at first but now I am about to get fed up with this whole charade to please WaaAron and Rob’s fans.

  6. There was no case! And he didn’t bribe a witness; he paid that kid to invent one! Why? Because it was absolutely he said/he said. Neither Liv or Saundra witnessed any abuse. Saundra just speculated and Liv straight-up sold her father out because she is a putrid demon seed.

  7. Of course not. He killed Katie, shot Paddy, hired a hit on Chas. But he is oh-so-supportive of Aaron to the Dingle point of violence, bribery, etc.This whole story line was ridiculous from day one. The only evidence that existed was Liv’s proof that Aaron was complicit with Robert inventing an effing witness because the case was so flimsy. I can’t believe a single viewer or juror would ever fall for this nonsense. Oh wait, Danny Miller cried a lot; of course people were emotionally duped into buying this. Ugh and now this rat-faced manipulative brat Liv is gonna be hanging around the village? *puke* And if the rumors are true, RobMoRon will be off to Sin City for the next step?! WTFE.

  8. What frustrates me is that Robert hasn’t really shown any evidence that he’s reformed. It was only a few weeks ago when he was bribing witnesses and putting Aaron’s case in danger without his knowledge. The lesson that he seems to have taken from that is that he should be more careful rather than that his habit of lying and scheming to get his way repeatedly escalates beyond his control.

  9. Did Robert ever even apologize for all the things that he did to Aaron and his family or was it one of those fake apologies where an abuser says that they can’t live without them as if it’s the fault of the other person for taking steps to protect themselves?

  10. Let’s hope .. I love both Marc Elliott and David Ames, so am eagerly anticipating their story on Holby.

  11. I’m liking Ted’s version of Johnny as well. He also reads more academic than Strike did, so the law school angle is more believable. And several are speculating about Linford and Andy (the two hot construction guys) – one or both. (Leon Lopez who plays Linford is gay IRL, and was the director of the gay indie film, “Soft Lad,” that Jonny Labey starred in prior to EastEnders.) Glad to see them using Andy in Martin’s predicament.

  12. First of all I just wanna say it’s amazing that you’re still doing this Anthony I love your columns and I find myself agreeing with most of what you write.

    I am not and never will be a hardcore fan of a gay (or straight) couple, I do like gay couples getting exposition and all, but I have to admit this whole Robron thing is not to my taste at all, using a rape storyline to get them back together? Not cool… If the show wanted them together they shouldn’t have pushed Robert’s deeds so far, I mean kidnapping and attempted murder are hardly things that can be forgiven or forgotten about so easily. I also agree that since they have gone through so much trouble to put them back together, why bother rocking their relationship with something so stupid as Aaron’s little sister being a pain in the arse?

    I’m so falling for Ted’s Johnny, unlike the previous actor who was more of a standard Hollywood pretty boy, this Johnny looks like he could be Lee’s little brother. And I also appreciate how Ted doesn’t look as uncomfortable as Sam, who clearly wasn’t excited to play a gay character… What I loved the most though was that the Carters actually returned to that funny cool atmosphere they had when they first moved in; Johnny really is the glue that holds all the family together. I hope with all my heart that we won’t have a love triangle, maybe a friendship between Paul and Johnny but nothing else… If Johnny and Andy (the hot older builder whose actor actually liked tweets speculating about him and Johnny) could start something, I think it’ll be great to see Lida’s protective side back up as she doesn’t her son dating someone older.

  13. Emmerdale has never been good at courtroom stories, but this one had me wondering why this case was even in court at all. The way it was written, there was no physical evidence and not much more in the way of other evidence. Any mediocre defense lawyer could discredit each witness on Aaron’s behalf with minimal effort. From what we saw, I don’t think I would have convicted Gordon if I was a juror.

    And having a teenager like Liv move in with a brother she only met a few months ago instead of with her mother is illogical.

    I’m completely charmed by NuJohnny on EastEnders – and I loved Old Johnny. Regardless of the actor, the character is a breath of fresh air and I look forward to seeing what stories he’s involved in.

    I had read that Marc Elliott was joining Holby City but didn’t know it was as a love interest for Dom. I’ve felt bad for Dom ever since Lee took advantage of him and hope he finds some happiness.

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