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Gays of our Lives: Losing A Neighbour

This week on Gays of Our Lives, another gay leaves the canon when Meyne Wyatt, who plays Nate Kinski from Neighbours makes his exit. But what does this mean for his boyfriend Aaron, who’s left behind? Meanwhile, Lari makes a decision about who he wants to be with on Secret Lives. The question is if it’s the right one. Also, Lucas fights for his life on General Hospital and the latest on Hollyoaks, Emmerdale and People of the Valley. 


EastEnders (U.K.)

vlcsnap-2016-05-30-03h32m46s291The arresting officer who took Bobby in was a cutie.

I swear, these people know that Bobby has murdered once and may have killed again, and all they can say is ‘he’s just a kid’? Don’t they read the papers about these things?  He’s a serial killer in training and he needs to be locked up.  I mean, seconds after Ben learned that Bobby killed his sister, Ben was rushing to Bobby’s defense. And it’s amazing how many people knew and didn’t say anything. When Ian asked if Phil thought Bobby was ill, I was like ‘are you joking?’

Also I would think the police would be asking more questions about what happened rather than Bobby willingly confessing to everything unsolicited. And would Bobby really be released so quickly after confessing to a murder and an attempted murder?

Over all I think a lot of the reactions were kind of muted though. I mean, if I found out a kid I knew and was related to was a killer, I’d be more shocked, scared, etc.   Christian and Linda’s reactions seem remote and distant. You’d think they wouldn’t want Bobby anywhere near Jane. I think a lot of the real emotions are being glossed over or ignored while they rush through the story. Odd since it took us over two years to get to this point. There should be a lot more drama and beats played. It all seems rather anti-climatic.

vlcsnap-2016-05-30-03h42m52s374So with Steven and Christian back, there are an amazing number of GBLTQ characters on this show. Now realistically you wouldn’t have this many various sexualities in a little town like this, but it’s great that this show goes there.

Now that the truth is out, I imagine Max will be back soon and want revenge on Phil and a lot of people who knew and let him got to jail for a crime they knew he didn’t commit. That should be good.

Emmerdale  (U.K.)

The reveal that Lawerence and Ronnie were lovers wasn’t exactly a shock. I mean it was pretty obvious. However Lawrence being so pathetic about it and actually having dumb Sam threaten Ronnie to leave town is ridiculous. Lawrence goes from planning to kill his ex-lover to weeping and crying about it. Mess. I do hope this ends with Lawrence accepting himself. Ronnie is probably right that Lawrence is still in love with him and that’s why he can’t deal with Ronnie being back.

I wonder if the shvlcsnap-2016-05-30-01h51m55s356ow intends putting Lawrence and Ronnie back together even though Lawrence tried to have Ronnie killed. Then again, as we’ve seen with Aaron and Robert, attempted murder doesn’t get in the way of a happy ending.

I liked seeing Finn punch Ross. Ross was totally in the wrong, as usual, but whining that he’s the guilty party. So tired of that. I’m glad the family turned him and told him to get his act together or stay away. I hope Ross defending Pete is a turning point for them. I used to be a big fan of Ross, but he’s become an annoying, repellent character. He needs some rehabbing, that’s for sure.

Sorry, I don’t feel sorry for Holly. She’s a terrible character and the actress is awful. I don’t know why the show bothered to bring her back. As for the story, Moira should have kicked her out. Sure, Holly turned to drugs again, but that’s not Moira’s fault. Unfortunately, Moira is going to feel so guilty she’s going to let Holly continue to run roughshod over them. I agree with Cain, they need to keep Holly out of their lives.

vlcsnap-2016-05-30-01h51m16s952I wonder who is harassing Liv. Has to be someone on the canvas. I’m thinking Lachlan, but why would he do it?

I’m having a hard time deciding when Aaron and Robert are together or not. I could have sworn he broke up with Robert last week, but this week he wants Robert and Liv to spend time together getting to know each other. This on again, off again stuff is boring.


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.