Gays of our Lives: Losing A Neighbour



Coronation Street –  Todd and Jason suspect that David is behind framing Jason for Callum’s murder. Todd tries to get some information from a strange acting Sarah, unaware she’s the actual killer. Todd asks Billy what he knows about Sarah’s odd behavior, but Billy says he can’t say anything because their talks were between a parishioner and her vicar. Later, Todd has a talk with Sarah, pressing her on what she knows. Racked by guilt, Sarah confesses to Todd that she killed Callum.

Robert wonders if a boarding school would take Liv.

Emmerdale  – Aaron isn’t sure how to discipline Liv after she throws a drunken party at Gordon’s house and trashes the place. Meanwhile, after getting another harassing text, Liv is certain Robert is behind it and decides to get her revenge by meeting up with Ryan and convincing him to go to the police with the fact that Robert paid Ryan to lie about Gordon. Later at Gordon’s funeral, Robert is supportive of Liv and she begins to think maybe she was wrong about him and decides to go through with her plan. It’s too late though, Ryan has already gone to the police.

When Liv goes missing (again), Robert works to track her down before Aaron finds out. Robert finds out who Liv’s stalker is and decides to take action against the culprit.

Brad and Bobbie worry about Lucas.
Brad and Bobbie worry about Lucas.

General Hospital –  Still on life support, Lucas struggles to survive while his family wonders what the next step in his care should be.

Holby City  –  Dom struggles personally as he worries about Arthur’s declining health and professionally when a face from the past shows up at the hospital.

Hollyoaks –  Harry asks James to give Tony a job at the new restaurant and James agrees, but only if Harry sleeps with him again in exchange. But Harry and James’ secret could be revealed after Ste spots them together.


Neighbors  –  Nate tells Aaron that he has reenlisted in the Army and needs to leave immediately.  Aaron is shocked that Nate has made this decision without telling him, but Nate asks Aaron to go with him. Aaron doesn’t want to hold Nate back, but also doesn’t want to give up on his own dreams. Realizing they have no future together, Aaron and Nate break up and Nate leaves town for good.

Later, Aaron meets up with Tom, who still insists Ben and Xanthe took his money. Aaron goes to the kids and gets them to confess to what they’ve done. Aaron pressures them to give the money back, however, they’ve spent most of it. Aaron realizes Tom will be furious. He promises to help the kids find a way out of the mess.

Everybody’s confused about Patrick’s sexuality – including Patrick himself.

River City –  Patrick continues to give Angel mixed signals about their relationship and there’s even more questions when he chooses to go out to a gay club with Robbie and Gary than an evening with her. Angel wants to know how he feels about her and Robbie wants to know why Patrick is lying about his sexuality. However Patrick is as confused as everyone else.

Secret Lives – When Ilja goes missing, Lari realizes he still has parental feelings for his son. However, he keeps that to himself because he knows Kalle won’t like it. Eventually, Lari wants to get involved in the search for the boy, but Sanni and Talle insist Lari keep his distance. After the boy is found, Lari decides he wants to be part of his child’s life. Sanni and Talle eventually agree to that, but Kalle is furious, leading to a big fight between Kalle and Lari. Lari turns to a sympathetic Elias for comfort.


gallery-1464466673-ho-tx-080616-02Coronation Street – Todd’s knowledge of the truth about Callum’s death leads to tension between Jason and Todd.

Emmerdale  – Lawerence continues to run from his past.

Holby City –  Dom is angry at Arthur after he makes a big decision about his future.

Hollyoaks – Ste starts doing drugs again.

That’s it for this edition of Gays of Our Lives.   Please share your comments on the thoughts and opinions expressed in this week’s column below.  See you next week!



  1. All soaps repeat stories over and over. It gives Moira something to do beyond reacting to Cain’s latest dumb scheme, and Natalie Robb is one of the best actors on the show, so it doesn’t really bother me. I’d rather watch it than more of the creepy story with Belle and the doctor.

  2. You lost all credibility with “I don’t think Holly is that bad.” I speak without hyperbole when I say she is the worst character that has ever appeared on TV ever. Her voice manages to be eardrum-piercing, nauseating and coma-inducing all at once. Her expressionless face and dead doe-eyes are equally toxic to look at. She is the dramatic equivalent of radioactive roadkill. We have seen her OD before and we didn’t care that she survived it years ago. What you feel is Emmerdale rehashing very old storylines because it is completely out of ideas. Same with this Patrick-is-straight-curious nonsense on River City.

  3. but Sonny (Freddie Smith) is coming back and on contract! could be an interesting triangle…

  4. I’d LOVE to be pleased with the amount of lgbt characters on Eastenders, but the thankfully outgoing producer continually tells the same damn story with them. It’s an absolute joke that after they just ended a story with a self-hating, mentally unstable gay man using a woman as a beard while flirting with men or sleeping with men on the side, we are now getting another story that is exactly the same. I have a feeling someone thinks this is incredibly clever because the women in question are sisters, but it just makes the whole thing even more derivative. It doesn’t help that Steven’s presence, like Ben’s, has all the drama of a wet fart. No one in Walford cares about Steven, just as pretty much no one cares about Ben. When Ben came out, nobody except bigot Phil cared. Nobody will care, aside from the caterwauling Carters, when Steven inevitably sleeps with Johnny. Indeed for all the “twists” and “surprises,” the show is bizarrely lacking in actual drama. As you said, the Bobby reveal has been a huge anticlimax, because it was all about stalling the story as long as possible – likely because they had no idea how to end it.

    I kind of wish Emmerdale would just put Lawrence and Ronnie together and see where it goes. They work well together (John Bowe always has chemistry with everyone, even if he sometimes seems confused about his character), and Ronnie seems like a decent person who is still fairly strong – rare on Emmerdale these days.

    I don’t think Sophie Powles (Holly) is that bad. She’s weaker at day-to-day stuff but the addiction material works for me. I thought she was really really good in the recent overdose episodes. This past Monday with the focus on her overdose and the reactions of her family was some of the strongest drama on the show in a good long while.

    So what do you think of Patrick on River City?

  5. Chrissie is a needy idiot. The show is consistent in that – her first husband was a loser, Robert was a loser, and part of that is because she is so messy and needs a man to be a replacement for her father. And then once they get tired of this role it always ends badly. It’s happening again with Andy. Both she and Andy are idiots. I will never believe they are in love, but I’m starting to feel like the show is not actually trying to convince us they are and it’s more about Chrissie needing and Andy going along for the ride.

  6. I could see Chrissie having a fling with Andy. He’s totally hot and it would piss Robert off, but them falling in love and him moving into her house, especially so quickly is hard to believe. I think the writers didn’t know what to do with Andy in particular, so they did that.

  7. EastEnders has had some major stories lately so last week was the first time I thought “They aren’t using Johnny at all. No wonder Sam Strike left!” And then – voila – there was that thing between him and Steven last night. Once Peggy’s funeral is over and Who Killed Lucy gets resolved, Johnny deserves a front-burner story.

    That pillow boxing fight between Iolo and Tyler – especially the smile on Iolo’s face – gave me a serious case of the feels. It’s so refreshing to have a relationship that blossoms without murder (attempted or actual), abuse, kidnapping, angsty coming out drama or a pregnant female involved.

    I don’t buy that Lawrence would be such a mess over all this. Conflicted yes, but not a bawling mess. But I guess it’s about as believable as Chrissie pairing up with Andy.

  8. if GH is getting rid of Lucas, do you think we can get Days to bring him over? especially if Sonny is coming back! wouldn’t that be hot? I’m moist just thinking about it!!!

  9. On “General Hospital”, I changed my mind and don’t think they’re going to kill Lucas anymore, but I do think Lucas is gonna be in that coma for a good long while, at least until Dr. Michael Easton clears his name. #whatever

  10. People getting mad at the police arresting someone who just confessed to killing one person and almost killing another is ridiculous.

    Lawrence is topping Aaron for not coming out well.

    I had the same problem. I had thought that Aaron and Robert had broken up and was surprised when they were planning on a day out with Liv. They’re beginning to remind me of Ste and John Paul. After enough fights and reconciliations in a row, they stop having any meaning. Their current status doesn’t matter because the writers can easily switch it the next time they are on screen if the next plot requires it.

    They really need to establish something that Scott brings for John Paul. Right now, John Paul just seems to find him exhausting but stays with him because Sally messed with his head and makes him feel guilty for not liking Scott.

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