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Todd and Billy struggle with their feelings for each other.

Todd and Billy struggle with their feelings for each other.

Coronation Street:   Sean is upset at losing Billy and his friends encourage him to fight to get the vicar back. Unaware that Billy has fallen for Todd, Sean begs Billy for another chance and Billy says no. When Sean laments to Todd about what has happened, Todd is torn about his own feelings. He advises Sean to give Billy some time.

At the church, Billy prepares for Callum’s funeral when Lee shows up and asks for money. Billy turns him down. Lee continues hanging around, further upsetting Billy. Distracted at the state of his life, Billy rushes out of the church during Callum’s funeral. Todd goes after him and convinces Billy to go back and finish the service.  Later, Sean approaches Billy again, and suggests they start over.

Todd wonders if the middle of a funeral is the time to discuss those nasty split ends with Sarah.

Todd wonders if the middle of a funeral is the time to discuss those nasty split ends with Sarah.

Jason demands from Todd the truth about Callum’s murder, but Todd insists that Tony confessed. Jason refuses to believe his father is a killer and determines to find out what really happened. But things take a dangerous turn when Lee attacks and kidnaps Sarah. He calls Billy and Todd, demanding money for Sarah’s return. The trauma forces Sarah to relive the day of Callum’s murder all over again.


EastEnders:   Ben stands by Ian, supporting him as Bobby’s sentencing for Lucy’s murder is about to be handed down.

Johnny helps his aunt to recover her lost memories.

Steven tells Lauren and his family that he’s planning on sticking around town.

General Hospital: Lucas and Brad are about to be married, but will everyone else’s drama ruin their big day?


Arthur is gone, but not forgotten by Dom.

Holby City:  Dom struggles with Arthur’s death. When Arthur’s funeral takes place, it’s up to Dom to deliver the eulogy, but Dom is unable to get through it. Dom returns to work to forget his grief, but Sascha doesn’t think he should be working so soon and wants him to go home. However when an accident fills the ward with patients, Dom is needed.

Dom is thrown when his patient has an startling resemblance to Arthur and things get even more difficult when his patient leans on Dom for support after getting some bad news. Later, during his patient’s surgery, Dom’s emotions get the best of him and he freezes. Will Dom’s emotional turmoil lead to his patient’s demise?


Will Elias and Lari end the season together — or apart?

Secret Lives:  As the show comes to a close for the season, Lari and Kalle struggle to solve their issues regarding Ilja, who is still missing. The guys work through it, but Sanni has news that will complicate things even further. Meanwhile, Elias is accepted to school in London and decides to go. Lari hears that Elias is about to leave and has to decide if he’s ready to admit his feelings for Elias or let him go off to the UK. 


River City: It comes time for Robbie to start his new life in America, but can he leave now that he’s found happiness with Gary?


Emmerdale:  Finn gets some good news.

Days Of Our Lives: Paul starts a new career as a private investigator.

Holby City:  A new doctor on staff complicates Dom’s life.

Hollyoaks:   James comes up with a new scheme; John Paul and Scott take the next step in their relationship.

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Is Jeffery and the hot cop about to get it on? Let’s hope so!

Neighbours: Aaron finds himself pulled back into Tom’s messy life.

River City:  Robbie learns a shocking secret.

The Haves and the Have Nots: As the new season begins, Jeffery is under his mother’s thumb again.


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

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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  1. Re: Corrie. I agree with you that it started kinda weird. Billy having feelings for Todd didn’t make much sense. Sure, they grew closer but how would we know it was anything other than a friendship? There was no indication of that at all. On the other hand, Todd having feelings for Billy makes more sense. Anyway, I think much of the reason for this is because the actor playing Billy said in an interview he had many stage directions (hand on shoulder, looks etc), but he didn’t play any of them. He wanted it to be a surprise to the audience when Billy revealed his feelings. I respect his decision, but for me it would have made more of an impact if he had played those stage directions, anyway, just my opinion.

  2. I agree with you about the pathetic angle of other people being to blame for Ste’s latest relapse. They did an awful job of setting this up – the scene where Cameron pretended to be high was laughably bad (I was laughing the whole time) – and there was no real motivation for him to get onto a drug he knows is so deadly. He also would have known Cameron obviously wasn’t high. I also thought the scene of him spitting into James’ food was just plain irresponsible and dangerous, because people with HIV and AIDS face so much job discrimination, and now a lot of people will see this scene and assume it’s commonplace behavior. The show has a responsibility.

    Sad to say the only part I enjoyed was James making Harry pick up silverware so he could ogle his ass (I still say James and Harry would be a much better couple than Ste and Harry), and Tony’s reaction to realizing they slept together (“he’s even older than you [Ste]!”)

    Daniel Brocklebank said he didn’t want to play any scenes with Todd in a way that would betray Billy’s feelings for Sean, which meant he chose not to play scenes as staring into Todd’s eyes or having a hand on his shoulder, etc. While I do understand his choice, it does make his love for Todd more out of nowhere. I don’t understand why this story has been so rushed. An affair between Todd and Billy that built over time would have made more sense to me. I just hope if they are going to be a couple it will be properly explored, as the actors work well together.

    I don’t really blame Bernice for being upset. She admitted she has a history with gay men, but Lawrence is also someone who repeatedly insisted that he was not interested in any kind of sexual relationship. As far as she knew, he wasn’t. So for him to not only have these big romantic feelings for a man, but to then initiate sex with her (or try, anyway) because of this man – I can see why she’s so upset.

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