I never cared for Holly Barton. I thought the character was terrible and the actress horrendous and I never understood why the show brought her back. But I see she returned for this drug storyline just so they could kill her off and I think that was a wise decision.
Showing that not everybody recovers from drug addiction and some people don’t get past it is a powerful statement. Usually on soaps drug users get over it and have a relapse when the writers get lazy can run out of ideas for the character.
But this sends a chilling message to the viewer that sometimes drug users end up killing themselves, leaving nothing but sadness and regret and devastation in their wake. Kudos to the show for telling this story and keeping Holly’s death a complete secret to the viewers. US soaps would have spoiled it to get audience attention. Then again, they wouldn’t have told the story to begin with.
I do think Dom and Issac are moving awfully fast so there’s undoubtedly drama ahead when they realize that. Their chemistry is terrific though so I’m delighted things are moving forward with them. I liked that final scene between Zosia and Dom. With Arthur gone and them moving on, it really is the end of an era.
Poor Mercedes. I really liked she and Joe together. I hope they can work it out. I think they’re a good match. It’s nice to see John Paul with his family. He’s usually MIA for a lot of their drama. I wonder what’s up with Diego? Like everyone else, I figured he had a secret.
I did like Amy shading Aaron about flirting with Leo. That was funny.
The show is being very heavy handed that Brad is David and Leo’s secret dad, but Brad seems kind of young. Plus, Brad has already had a couple of secret kids pop up over the last two years so doing it again with twins would be overkill.
I do like that David and Leo are so close. Their bond is sweet.
I’m not seeing much chemistry between David and Aaron, but they haven’t interacted much yet. And I still think for a straight guy Leo is awfully flirty with Aaron.
Honestly though David seems kind of meh as a character and I think he and Aaron would make another boring gay couple. Hope I’m wrong.
So that’s it? What a lame way to wrap up this story. I’m glad the guys are back together and they are very sweet together as always, but the conclusion to this story was poorly handled. First of all, it’s great that Iolo testified, but I thought the trial was sloppy and I’m not even a lawyer. Iolo’s testimony was weak and all over the place.
He admitted he barely saw anything and it happened very fast. He actually didn’t even identify Mel as his attacker. So why in the world would she confess? Moreover, why would her attorney let her confess before cross-examining Iolo? Not that I wanted Mel to get away with her crimes, but any good defense attorney could have shredded Iolo apart on the stand. Mel could have walked.
Did she testify because she felt guilty? Is that why she then went on to turn in her boyfriend. Is it what the show wants us to believe? Yet that goes against the character who spent weeks manipulating Iolo into feeling sorry for her so he wouldn’t testify. So much of this story made little sense and took great leaps in plot and emotional logic to get where it wanted to be. This wrap up only adds to that.
I also think after all the drama and shouting and breaking their engagement, Iolo and Tyler got back together far too quickly and didn’t really address why they split to begin with. That said, since they are reunited and the story is over, I do hope they show lets the guys get married now and have a little happiness before the next drama.
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