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Gays of Our Lives: Arresting Developments

THIS WEEK IN SPOILERS

Casualty:   Mickey is brought into the ER (again) after he’s injured running from the police after he and his brother Scott are involved in a race related attack on a store owner.  Anxious to hide his real relationship to Jez, Mickey makes some bigoted remarks to his secret boyfriend, making Jez wonder if the relationship is a mistake.  While, after Scott threatens the storeowner’s wife into silence, Jez’s partner Iain decides enough is enough and determines to put Scott in jail once and for all.

Emmerdale:   Upset about Robert taking Rebecca for her baby scan, Aaron wants to do some drugs and calls a connection.  He’s shocked when his prison bully Jason shows up.  A fight breaks out.  Cain arrives and rescues Aaron.  Later, Robert learns that Aaron has been self-harming again leading to a nasty fight between them.  It results in Robert packing his bags and leaving.

Meanwhile, Finn gets a job working for Chrissie at Home Farm.  Sadly for Finn, however, it doesn’t last long.

Hollyoaks:   Kyle phones Darren from prison and demand Darren do something to get Kyle out of jail or he’ll spill everything about Darren’s part in the drug deal.  However, Darren’s efforts to help Kyle only get Darren in a deeper mess.  Meanwhile, Scott is back from therapy following his suicide attempt and despite his attempt to hide his pain, Farah realizes Scott is not as well as he claims.

Neighbours:   Aaron considers backing out of the deal to buy the gym with Mishti.  

People of the Valley:  Iolo and Tyler decide whether to raise a baby with Kelly.

Rownd a Rownd:  Rhys has his day in court.

The Haves and The Have Nots:  Justin is visiting a strung out Wyatt at the hospital when he learns Justin is there.  The two meet and sneak off for some stolen kisses. But how will Veronica react when she realizes Jeffery refuses to stay away from his cop lover?  Jeffery has bigger problems though after Benny is arrested for the murder that Jeffery and Candace committed.  And Jeffery’s visit to his baby mama Melissa does not go well at all.


TEASERS FOR NEXT WEEK

Emmerdale:  Robert moves back into the house with Aaron.

Hollyoaks:   Scott decides to find his long lost brother.

Neighbours:  Aaron discovers what David is hiding.

The Haves and the Have Nots:  Veronica claims Justin is sexually harassing Justin.

That’s it for this edition of Langford On Soaps.   Please share your comments on the thoughts and opinions expressed in this week’s column below.  See you next week!

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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.

  • Dee

    I don’t watch The have nots, but is there 2 Justin’s on the show?

  • popcultureguy

    Totally agree. I’ve never gotten the impression that Todd 100% never wanted kids, he just wan’t sure about taking on this kid in this situation at this point in his relationship with Billy. In addition to the history with the baby he and Sarah lost (I remember a scene when Sarah was about to have her current baby and Todd getting lost in memories on how old their son would be now, what he would be like, etc.), he’s always shown a real paternal side with Bethany as well.

    That said, the young actress playing Summer isn’t wowing me, but I assume she’s the age she is because she’s going to be thrown in with Amy and Simon.

  • Ryan

    The way Robert treats Aaron’s relapses into self-harm as an offense against him is reason #2342 that he shouldn’t be with Aaron. Robert’s schemes and his cheating is the primary source of the stress that leads to these relapses, and having to worry about keeping it from his fiance just makes it worse. Why does Robert treat Aaron’s relapses as worse than how Aaron treated Robert cheating on him?

    It seems inevitable that Jez and Mickey’s relationship would blow up. At some point, he’ll need to make a choice, and if he weren’t going to choose his family, he would be working to create enough distance from them to survive choosing Mickey.

    I can’t blame Alicia for not wanting to be with Ethan when he’s like this. She can’t give him the support he wants in crossing lines to pursue Scott.

  • Tai Cooper

    As far as Corrie goes, I don’t think Todd never wanted to be a dad; he was just initially pissed at having a preteen girl suddenly dumped on him and Billy in the circumstances they were. I did like how the show history was used with Sarah having miscarried she and Todd’s child in the past, which kinda led to his initial response in the first place. That was good IMO.