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Gays Of Our Lives: Is General Hospital About To Kill Off One Of Their Gays?

This week in Gays of Our LivesLucas and Brad make wedding plans on General Hospital, but is the medical soap about to ruin the occasion by killing off Lucas? Rumors are flying that one of the daytime’s few remaining gays is about to meet his maker. And while the rumors have yet to be confirmed, it’s definite Lucas is going suffer a tragedy. But will it be a fatal one?  While, on People of the Valley, Tyler and Iolo grow closer, but is Tyler ready for a relationship? Is Iolo? Plus, the latest on Days of our Lives, Hollyoaks, Emmerdale – and more!

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Coronation Street (U.K.)

Lame. That’s what I think about Billy’s big secret. I was hoping for something more explosive, like Billy isn’t really a vicar or he used to be a rent boy and did gay porn with Lee. But Billy keeping his heroin addicted brother a secret because he’s ashamed is stupid because Sean would understand, sympathize and even try to help. I just don’t think this secret is worth Billy risking his relationship.  And Billy should be smart enough to know that it isn’t either.

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Besides, we already know where this is going. Sean already thinks Billy is cheating on him. When he sees Billy and Todd with their heads together he’ll assume Billy is cheating with Todd. There will be screaming and accusations and then the dumb truth will come out. Story over.

Bah, there was so much more potential here. I did like Billy and Todd’s scenes though and there is some chemistry. Todd and Billy could make an interesting couple. But we’ve already had Todd stealing a man from Sean. I’d rather we not go there again.


Days of Our Lives (U.S.)

Hmmm…. John saying that he hoped his father didn’t leave any other dangers behind makes me wonder if there’s going to be more drama because of the brainwashing storyline. If there is, I hope it’s better than this. This was kind of dull to say the least. I do like the bonding between John and Paul though, even if it is a bit cheesy.


EastEnders (U.K.)

I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite as graphic on a soap opera as Bobby beating Jane over the head with that hockey club. I mean, we didn’t actually see him hittinScreen Shot 2016-05-22 at 11.47.39 AMg her after the first blow, but we did that blood splattering the wedding cake! Lord. I guess this is why Christian comes home next week. I hope this means Bobby finally is locked up. He’s clearly a serial killer in waiting.

As for the gays, not much to say since the week focused on Peggy’s death. The best scenes for the boys were with Ben and Jay. I felt bad for Jay, who really wants to be with his family during time like this, but can’t. At least he has Ben. Hopefully we’ll get some moments with Ben and Paul. It would be nice to see Paul seeing his boyfriend through a difficult time like this.

Sharon is still hungry for Phil, even with all the awful things he’s done to her, including nearly killing her son. Some women…


Emmerdale (U.K.)

Aaron refusing that money is ridiculous. He really shouldn’t be turning down that kind of cash, not given his financial status. He doesn’t even have his own place. I don’t care much for Charity, but she’s right. You never know when you might need that money and he would regret it eventually. But the worst part of this dumb plot arc is Aaron dumping Robert (again) for contrived reasons.

Screen Shot 2016-05-22 at 10.59.27 PMFor one thing, Robert should be sick and tired of being kicked out every two minutes because Aaron is having a bad day. And for another, it’s more of the faux drama this show keeps coming up for this couple.

I’m bored with it. I mean, Aaron broke up with Robert one day and the next they were back together without any acknowledgment of what had happened and Aaron never even apologized for being a jerk. Like I said before, I hate this new dynamic in their relationship.

Chas talking about Aaron and Robert having a future and not being disgusted is bit much. I guess she forgot that Robert did kill Katie and she hated him for that. I could say she’s doing it for Aaron’s sake, but she should never really like Robert. And yet, I did love the look on Chas’ face when she gave Aaron that ‘you’re being an idiot’ look on her face when Robert was trying to reason with Aaron about the money.

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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.

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