Gays of our Lives: Getting It Straight

THIS WEEK IN SPOILERS

A Place To Call Home:  Harry’s return causes problems for James and Henry just as James comes to terms with his feelings for Henry.

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Can Nick and Tori solve the murders of a number of gay men?

Deep Waters:   This week begins the 4 part mini-series based on the real life crimes in which over 30 young gay men were murdered in the 80’s and 90’s in Sydney, Australia.  Detectives Tori and Nick are called to an apartment where they find a young man who has been beaten and mutilated.

The investigation leads Tori to suspect that a serial killer is targeting young gay men.  Driven by the tragic death of her brother, who was killed in a similar manner, Tori, along with Nick become obsessed with solving the case, putting their careers in jeopardy.

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EastEnders:  Ben is furious when he finds out that Pam has met with the mother one of Paul’s killers, afraid that she’d might have put the case in jeopardy.   Ben, Pam and Les attend the hearing of the murderers and await in fear to learn if they will plead guilty or not.

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Hollyoaks:  Ste wants joint custody of Leah and Lucas, but Amy isn’t keen on the idea.  Later, Ste makes plans to take the kids to the circus, but is upset when the plans fall through.  Ryan is going to take them instead, but things take a strange turn when Ste surprisingly picks the kids up.  But instead of the circus, Ste drives them out of town.  What is Ste up to?
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Neighbours:  Aaron and Amy go on a double date with Leo and David, but Aaron quickly realizes that Leo is straight and not interested in him.

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People of the Valley:   Iolo is reluctant to ask Colin to move out.

Shortland Street:   Jack takes a chance on love and ends up getting his heart broken.


TEASERS FOR NEXT WEEK

A Place To Call Home:   Harry becomes a threat to James.

Days of Our Lives:   Sonny comes to Paul’s rescue.

Emmerdale:  Robert hatches a wicked plan with the village’s new arrival.

Hollyoaks:   Ste has a health crisis; James plots revenge.

Neighbours:  Aaron interferes in David and Amy’s relationship.

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!

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7 comments

  1. I watched the scenes with them so far. We’ve seen this story a million times before so I expect it’s a coming out story/romance with David and Rhys.

  2. There’s a Welsh soap opera (Rownd A Rownd on S4C with English subtitles on the BBC’s iPlayer if you can access that) and currently Rhys (a mechanic) is attracted to David (a businessman) who has a hairdresser girlfriend (Dani). David’s been innocuous with Rhys so far (about four scenes together) but I’m assuming they’re going to have an affair. (I might be wrong.) The show’s on twice a week: Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  3. I was so mad at Regina getting indignant about how George treated her after she raped him. It made seeing her torn down at the end so much sweeter.

    I can’t want Ste to get custody when he is already putting his current responsibilities onto Harry. When Ste can take care of himself without needing his teenage boyfriend to do everything for him, I might consider him ready to take care of other people.

    I was surprised by Holly’s death. They didn’t even tease that someone was going to die (like they are with the next few weeks). She was actually tolerable recently (and Jai as well). For most of her return, she was doing horrible drug related things and then acting confusing and hurt when people got mad at her about it. I’m still not sad to see her go since tolerable isn’t the same as enjoyable. I did like seeing Aaron rushing back to England to comfort Adam. It’s a shame that they don’t have more scenes together.

    I’m confused about how the legal system works in EastEnders. How does what Pam did or Ben before her risk the case? I could see it getting them into some trouble, but would a judge throw out a murder charge because the victim’s mother talked to the murderer’s mother?

  4. Meanwhile, on “General Hospital”, Lucas (and mother Bobbie) being attacked by the hospital serial killer was completely retconned away when Paul ridiculously explained his motive. Apparently, it just never happened. I hate this show so much.

  5. Emmerdale has been pretty good in the few weeks that Aaron was off the canvas. I hope the actress who plays Moira gets recognized at the soap awards next year.

    On Hollyoaks, Mercedes is one of those characters who has had so many dramatic storylines and is so abrasive that I get character fatigue – kind of like with Sammy Brady on DOOL. Speaking of MIA, when John Paul came down the stairs holding that little girl (I think it’s Mercedes’ kid but am not sure), I wondered where the hell his own son is. John Paul being a dad to Matthew should be a big factor in his stories rather than an afterthought. And I felt bad for Jesse and cheered when he knocked Celine back even if I thought he should have been more upset than he was.

    I hated the Mel story on People of the Valley and will accept a clumsy, illogical ending if it means we are done with it.

  6. Is this the final season of A Place to Call Home? I remember they renewed for two seasons after they de-canceled the show in season 2. Also, the actor who do James was casted on another show (Outland).

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