Gays of Our Lives: Spies Like Us


Coronation Street: Adam steals drugs in order to finance he and Todd’s law practice, making Todd wonder if getting into business with Adam is such a good idea.

EastEnders: Ben and Jay move into their new place while Johnny tries to save his families business.

Emmerdale: Finn begs Kasim for another chance, but Kasim says no. As a result, Finn trashes Kasim’s bedroom. Later realizing his mistake, Finn sneaks back into Kasim’s house to repair the damage, but Kasim comes home early. He calls the cops and Finn is arrested. Later, when one of the Barton cabs is set on fire, Kasim’s coat is found nearby. Kasim says he’s innocent and Finn defends him. Later, however, the police suspect Finn did it himself to ingratiate himself with Kasim. Uh oh….

Elsewhere, Liv, afraid Aaron will go to jail for his assault on Kasim, gets drunk and creates a scene. Aaron isn’t handing the situation well either and has a panic attack. This forces Robert to come up with a plan to help.

Hollyoaks: Harry is afraid that John Paul and Ste are getting closer. But are they?

Riverdale: Kevin meets (and makes out with) a sexy mystery man.

River City: Jealousy gets the best of Robbie as he thinks that Gary has broken their open relationship agreement. And as he watched Gary and Louie get seemingly closer, Robbie comes to a disturbing realization.

Rownd a Rownd: When Rhys is rude to Wyn, John advises him on how to handle customers, but Rhys isn’t interested in his father’s opinion. Later, he changes his mind and decides to track Wyn down at the hotel where he is staying. But he runs into David instead. Alone together, David and Rhys are unable to resist each other and resume their affair. The next day, they make up lies to their loved ones so they can have more time. But will they get caught?

Shadowhunters: Alec seeks advice when he decides he’s ready to have sex with Magnus. But is it time for either of them to take that next step in the relationship? While, Alec is angry with Jace for having left the Shadowhunters.

The Halcyon: Toby and Adil spend a romantic night together. But Adil deals with his guilt as he steals secret documents from Toby’s briefcase. Adil delivers the info to Lucien and tells him he wants out of their deal, but Lucien says no. He wants more information and faster than ever. Later though, MI5 agents storm the hotel and search Toby’s room. Toby is taken in for questioning. He wonders what he could have done wrong. When the agents explain to him about the leaked info, Toby realizes what has happened. Thanks to Freddie, Toby is released and his name is cleared. The family celebrates, but Toby isn’t happy. He knows he has been betrayed and has something to take care of.

The Haves and The Have Nots: Jeffery and Justin meet in the hotel room and Justin demands that Jeffery take his clothes off. When Jeffery doesn’t want to comply, will things get out of hand between these two men?


Holby City: There is hell to pay when Isaac thinks Dom is cheating on him.

Hollyoaks: John Paul and Ste reconect.

Neighbours: David decides he’s ready to be with Aaron.

Rownd a Rownd: David and Rhys take a big risk to be together.

Shadowhunters: Alec is ready for Magnus to get to know his family.

The Halcyon: In the finale of the series, Toby buckles under the pressure of being blackmailed.

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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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.


  1. Careful what you ask for. We’ve all been saying how Finn should have a story and got our wish with this big ol’ hot mess. I’d love a story for Iolo & Tyler, as well, but am afraid the show will revisit that business about them adopting a child. They haven’t been together long enough to entertain that thought, and it’s a direction that doesn’t interest me at all.

    Emmerdale loves to saddle its gay characters with overbearing mothers. It’s not just Emma but goes back to Chas and Hazel. Can’t these guys be independent gay MEN instead of boys whose mother won’t loosen the apron strings and has to get involved in all their decisions?

    I’m liking this new, happier Ben on EastEnders. It’s kinda sexy.

  2. I’m going to take it by your review that you haven’t read the books the Shadowhunters series is based on. A little background without spoiling it for you. The Clave is VERY disapproving of homosexuality. In fact, known homosexuals are usually shunned by the Clave and have even been de-runed. So his virginity is much, much deeper than convincing himself that he’s in love with Jace.

  3. Cam is way sweeter with Jack than he ever was with Kylie. I think with Kylie he was in cocky, charmer mode the entire time. With Jack he’s had a lot of making up to do and a lot of time to ponder Jack’s absence in his life. After rewatching episodes following the whole drugs bust thing, Cam’s attempts at talking/reconnecting with Jack (pre-Jack asking for his job back) were incredibly sweet. You can see he had feelings for Jack back then even.

  4. I stopped watching hollyoaks because of ste and how awful and disgusting he was to jp who just kept being a doormat now that they’re getting close again I’m glad I stopped also I agree with you about Finn they ruined him

  5. They’re just making Finn worse and worse, and it’s bringing down every other character it touches. Can’t Emmerdale have a single gay character that doesn’t belong in jail?

    I’d like to see Aaron interact with his newly returned grandmother. Had he ever met her before? I know she’s busy with Chas/Cain/Debbie/Sarah and he’s busy with the trial and the wedding, but it would be good to explore that as well.

    I don’t want Ste and JP to get back together. I understood why they initially were pulled together in the aftermath of Doug’s death, but that was before Ste treated JP horribly. The only silver lining would be that Harry can get a boyfriend either his own age or who can manage to stay off the streets without Harry’s dad’s support.

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