Harry Reid has been amazing over the past few months with Paul’s death and the aftermath of that and now his decision to donate part of his liver to his father. Strong acting and a good storyline. Clearly Ben will have to wait a few months to be able to donate. I’ve heard the rumors of a big story for Ben around Christmas time and the UK soaps aways pull out the stops for the Holiday season. I guess the operation will happen then?
Even after all the awful things he’s done, Ben still has an unwavering belief in his father. And even Phil knows he doesn’t deserve it or deserve a son like Ben. Unfortunately, I think when this is all over, Phil will let Ben down again. Phil can’t help himself. It’s who he is.
I did like Louise mouthing ‘thank you’ to Ben. That was a sweet moment.
I know that this France storyline was set up to cover Danny Miller’s vacation from the show, but I think it’s ludicrous that Robert would have to stay home and give up his vacation to keep an eye on Liv. The one thing I hate about Liv’s presence is that the attitude that she has to stay with Aaron when she doesn’t. She has a mother.
If she can’t behave then Aaron should send her home. There is no real reason for to have to stay with Aaron, especially if she can’t behave. The worst part was that Robert offered. Aaron didn’t even have to ask. I really don’t like how this couple and their relationship has been so domesticated. It’s not fun, romantic or interesting. It almost makes me miss the days when Robert was tying Aaron to radiators and threatening to kill him.
Yet, it is nice that the show is letting them be happy and not fight all the time. That’s not usual for soap couples. I’m just not enjoying this particular kind of bliss.
So…. are we supposed to like Liv now because she let Lisa keep that money? Nope. Not working. Still want her gone.
I did like that Ronnie will be sticking around for awhile. Clearly Lawrence didn’t want him to go and Ronnie didn’t want leave. Hopefully they’ll get a second chance.
Weird how Mac hates James so much and abused him but never touched any of his other kids. There’s gotta be a reason behind it. Can’t wait to find out what it is.
This is a good story, and the acting is very good, but it’s all moving so fast. Too fast. We went from finding out that Mac had been abusing James as a child, but nobody knew (though Neeta knew he was violent, which is why she dumped him) to Marnie and Mac getting back together then Mac disowning James and James deciding to press charges against this father. And this happened all in 3 episodes.
I really wish the show would let his play out over several weeks or a month. I think it would be much more powerful that way. It also wouldn’t seem so plot heavy and contrived. Because it seems like the characters reactions are more about moving the storyline along than anything organic and real. But I am interested in James’ revenge against his dad for the abuse. That looks to be compelling.
It would be a good time for JP to tell James about his being raped by Finn and the damage that was done by keeping silent. But I guess the show is saving that moment for the next plot turn. I love that the show is fleshing out James and giving him some depth. He’s one of my favorite characters by far.
So how long before Ste ruins this business opportunity? I give it a month before it ends in disaster.
This storyline has veered into stupid territory because it requires Iolo to act like an idiot in order to make it work and that is never a good thing. Beyond his believing Mel’s story, he literally turns on a dime from being afraid of this woman who beat him and put him into the hospital to hugging her and asking her to stay with him? No, no.
I know the show is blaming Iolo’s OCD for his behavior, but I’m not buying the story. I guess I would believe it it if it played out for awhile, but not in the span of a few minutes. It just seems so contrived and hard to believe. Especially his defending her and just letting Tyler walk out like that.
At least Iolo finally asked about the other attackers. That’s been a plot point hanging out there for too long. Though given that she’s manipulating Iolo into dropping the charges she’s obviously lying about that and working with her cohorts. I’m glad Tyler called the cops. Hopefully that’ll lead to the truth coming out and this dumb story coming to an end.
But why did Tyler lie about calling the police? There was no reason not to tell Iolo the truth. And these guys keep lying and keeping secrets despite promising not to. Obviously it was done so Tyler, after leaving Iolo for lying to him, can reunite with Iolo and then Iolo can find out about that lie and walk out on Tyler. Come on show, do better.
I thought it was weird that Mel’s partner in crime ran from Tyler. Tyler doesn’t know what he looks like. I know why the show did it, to let us know who the guy was. But logically, it made no sense. Then, this story really doesn’t either.
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