I could be mistaken about this, but it seems that the US version of this series is much more focused on the gay boys and their story. Their roles seem much bigger. I wouldn’t have expected that, if anything the opposite.
Anyway, this episode reminded me of things I didn’t like about the original series, like the plot arc with the drug dealer and his daughter. I hope they can make that interesting. Here it was just confusing and silly. And don’t get me started on the killer/FBI agent jerking off to the girl’s picture. Yuck.
Truthfully, thus far, when the show ever pulls away from Helen, Philip and Lukas the show gets real dull. Let’s hope they always keep the focus on them, none of the other characters are as compelling. Though I would like to see more of Matt, Helen’s partner. I have the feeling though he’s probably doomed as the show plays on.
It’s real to me how Philip and Lukas’ relationship veers from love to hate from one moment to the next, mostly because Lukas hates how he feels about Philip. And yet, Lukas isn’t above using Philip’s feelings for him to manipulate Philip into doing what he wants. Like when Philip wanted to go to the cops, Lukas seduced him out of it with kisses and booze. LOL!
But there’s something about Helen’s husband. He just seems too good to be true. He’s either cheating or somehow involved in the main story. Oh and that chest hair? I’d trim that up a bit if I were him.
Hmmm…. pretty obvious the grandmother knows who David and Leo’s dad is but she’s not talking.
I’ve never known a straight guy who was ‘too busy’ to date a girl who was into him. Just saying. Let’s not drag out this coming out saga much longer, shall we?
Iolo and Tyler fighting about Chester coming to the wedding was so contrived. Tyler was right that Chester was only doing it to be manipulative and Iolo is being a sucker for a sob story again. Besides, Chester has never been that nice to Iolo and he barely knows Tyler. It made no sense for him to want to come. Even after Tyler reminded Iolo how Melari took advantage of his kindness and it nearly broke he and Tyler up, Iolo still whined and pouted until he got his own way. At least the truth came out and Chester will stay in jail where he belongs. I’d like to see Iolo apologize to Tyler for being such a drama queen about this. But I doubt it.
However there is a bigger issue. Why is the show repeating this same plot point where Iolo wants to do something stupid that will create nothing but headaches and he and Tyler have dumb fights about it? We’ve seen this for them over and over and over. Come on show, do better.
How come Iolo and Tyler suddenly became the bad guys about Dani working so hard for the wedding? She volunteered!
Gaynor really can’t give Tyler two days off for his honeymoon? Did she really say she can’t let teachers take time off for frivolous reasons? Wow, bitch.
Why isn’t Iolo inviting either of his brothers to his wedding? Tyler made it clear he wasn’t close to his family, but Iolo has always been tight with Macs. And he and Huw made peace when Hue was in town after leaving that cult. I don’t get why Iolo wouldn’t invite them. I’m sure it’s for budget reasons because in terms of story and character it makes no sense.
Well the wedding is building up to be a big deal on the show. And I love that the show is treating it like any other nuptials. But ominously the show has said that someone is going to die on Iolo and Tyler’s wedding day. It better not be either of the grooms.
Sometimes it’s weird watching this show for as long as I have with many of the young actors having grown up on screen. I remember when Ricky was a little boy and now he’s a super cute young man with adorable jug ears. It was the same with Rhys who one day was a gawky kid and then suddenly became a hunky stud who liked to take his shirt off. Soaps.
And so it begins.
I could have predicted what would happen between Rhys and David from the minute David sat down at that table with Rhys. They would share a moment and then David would run far away.
I’m going to guess he’ll avoid Rhys for a bit, they’ll be forced together for some reason and things will go further between them until they get intimate, have an affair so on and so. We’ve seen it before, we know how it goes. But the characters are likable enough. So there’s that.
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