Gays of our Lives: Don’t Call Him Daddy


It’s a lite week this as many TV gays seem to be on vacation or in Days of our Lives’ case I ain’t watching until the new writing kicks in.  At any rate, here’s what’s up in this week’s column….

  • Aaron learns that David did hear Aaron’s confession of his feelings, but when a new man enters David’s life, will Aaron have made his move too late?  Find out on Neighbours.
  • On Coronation Street, as Drew draws closer to death, Billy learns that his godchild Summer faces an uncertain future, forcing Todd to reconsider his ‘no children’ stance.
  • James’ scheme to destroy his father causes Mac to have a stroke on Hollyoaks.  But James is only starting in his quest for revenge.
  • Jac plans to confront David about his affair with Rhys on Rownd a Rownd.  Will David finally come clean with Dani?
  • Plus, teasers and spoilers on Emmerdale, Holby City, Days of our Lives — and more!


Neighbours  (Australia)

The show really waited a full week to tell us that David didn’t have brain damage and that he did hear what Aaron said regarding his feelings for David?  That seems like strange pacing.  I did like that David realized because of his flirtation with Will that he needed to get out there and meet other guys and ‘see how this works’.   It was a surprise but as I’ve said before, I’m enjoying that the show is taking their time with the romance.  It makes Aaron and David more rootable if they have to work for it.

Paul really had all these off screen conversations about David’s love life?  It would have been nice to have seen some of this, but I did like the talk between David and Paul.  I’m enjoying their bonding and getting to know each other.  I suspect that we’re building to David starting to call Paul ‘Dad’.   I think I’ll like that.

Rownd a Rownd (Wales)

So both Erin’s father and his cop girlfriend she was going out drinking using a fake ID and they said nothing to stop her?  I mean, John even knew Erin was going to get drunk and just accepted it.  Not to mention Wil drinking alone at home.  I guess the culture there is very different.  

Then again, kids here do the same thing in this country, but it’s just ‘hidden’.  But I did like the reveal that Erin was really upset and worried about Wil and Rhys’ legal problems and the effect it has on the family.  I know the show plays her as this nasty bitch and she is, but it’s great she genuinely cares about her family and is troubled she can’t help them.  Makes her a real person and not a one note character.

As for Jac and Lowri and their fretting about telling Dani, the truth is they shouldn’t tell her anything.  It is not their place.  They can and should talk to David and get the whole story and push him to tell her.  But they really shouldn’t be the ones to spill.


Coronation Street:  Billy finds out that Drew is getting sicker and he’s worried about Summer.  When it’s revealed that after Drew dies, Summer might end up in a foster home, Billy grows more concerned about the girl’s future, forcing Todd to reconsider his position about not taking on the girl.

Days Of Our Lives:  In Greece, Sonny and Paul get closer to tracking down Demois.

Holby City:   Following the end of his abusive relationship with Isaac, Dom has been taking some time off from work.  But he’s back and despite his denials, his co-workers can see how emotionally fragile he is.  Dom’s first patient since his return is a test of how troubled he is and he may have returned back to work too soon.

Hollyoaks:  As Mac grows more ill, James pushes Marnie to get him to sign a power of attorney, so she can run his businesses while he recovers.  Mac refuses to do so and decides to get a second opinion.  Before he can do that, however, he has a stroke and is rushed to the hospital.  Marnie fears she and James’ scheme to destroy Mac is about to be exposed and wants to stop.  James, however, threatens to tell Mac what they’ve have been doing unless she continues the plan.  Things take another turn when Mac has another stroke.

Neighbours:  David is surprised when Will asks him out on a date, given what happened between them.  Still, David agrees to go.   Meanwhile, Aaron tries to improve his career prospects.

Rownd a Rownd:   David looks to find a way to get out of Dani’s plans for a romantic getaway.  But he’s got bigger problems when Jac confronts him about his affair with Rhys.


Days of Our Lives:  Sonny and Paul find themselves stranded on an island.

Emmerdale:  Aaron and Robert return home from their trip; Lawrence wants to know the truth.

Hollyoaks:  Kyle’s secret is revealed; Harry pursues a clue that could help Ste.

Neighbours: David is enjoying his romance with Will; an ex-lover of Aaron’s returns.

Rownd a Rownd:  As Dani’s health improves, David steels himself to tell her he’s gay.

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!

Anthony D. Langford
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.

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  1. It’s not an equal comparison. Someone coming out of the closet and beginning to date is in a very different place than someone who has been out for a long time regardless of their age. David and Aaron know each other and have a friendship but AAron has a lot more experience with men, period. I could see why David wouldn’t want his first ever relationship to be with someone he cares about since he had never dated. Coming out is not the same as being some shy straight guy who didn’t date in high school.

  2. I have to respectfully disagree, as I personally have seen exactly that happen with straight men, as well as gay men and lesbians. With that, I’m kinda glad they’re taking David and Aaron slowly.

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