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Gays of Our Lives: No One Ever Said This Would Be Easy

THIS WEEK IN SPOILERS

Casualty:    Jez saves the life of a woman trapped in a fire, but realizes he inadvertently left her baby inside.  Before he can go back in, the building explodes, leaving Jez with a horrible sense of guilt.

Coronation Street:  Todd and Billy move into their new apartment.  Later, Todd has an meeting with Summer, but they are interrupted by Billy who wants to know what is going on.  Todd explains about Summer’s case and admits he only took it to keep tabs on Summer and that the hospital wasn’t negligent in her father’s death.  Billy doesn’t think it’s a good idea for Todd to be spending time with Summer given the situation with her grandparents and want to take her home.  But Summer says she’s unhappy there and doesn’t want to go back.

Billy and Todd visit Summer’s grandparents and beg them to do what’s best for the girl by following through with Drew’s wishes. Summer’s grandmother makes nasty and homophobic remarks and asks them to leave.  Summer’s grandfather then produces a legal document procured by Drew stating he intended for Billy to have legal guardianship of Summer and tells her she must choose who she wants to live with.  Summer chooses the guys (of course, otherwise there’s no story) and Billy and Todd take the girl to her new home.

EastEnders:  Johnny continues to help Derek with his legal troubles.

Emmerdale:   An unhappy Robert gets drunk at the local pub and creates a scene.  Victoria takes him home.  There, Robert falls down the stairs where Rebecca finds him and takes him to the hospital.  Robert later hears Aaron is coming back to town and looks to patch things up with him.

Holby City:   Dom finds himself growing more attracted to Lofty, but he assumes Lofty is straight, despite Lofty’s overt attention towards him.  When Dom’s mother is admitted to the hospital, she immediately picks up on the vibes between Dom and Lofty, but Dom insists nothing can ever happen because Lofty isn’t gay.  But Sacha accidentally lets it slip about Lofty’s past with Lenny, giving Dom fresh hope.  Dom makes a move and kisses Lofty.  But Dom isn’t prepared for Lofty’s reaction.

Hollyoaks:    Harry is upset when he gets a letter confirming the date of Ste’s murder trial, causing him to get drunk and kicked out of the pub.  Tony worries that Harry is ruining his life over Ste’s problems and pays Ste a visit.

Neighbours:    Aaron confesses his feelings for David and begs David to give things a chance with them.  David says they are too different to ever work.  Refusing to give up, Aaron schemes to give it one last shot.   He and Elly go to a bar.  Elly calls David and says she sprained her wrist and wants David to come down and see to it.  David does and witnesses Aaron singing a romantic song dedicated to David. Realizing he should give things with Aaron a chance, David pulls Aaron into a kiss that turns into more.

The guys spend the night together  Later, Aaron learns from Mark and Tyler that his mother is coming for a visit.  David is curious and concerned to see that Aaron is not looking forward to seeing his mom at all.  And when Mrs. Brennan shows up, Aaron makes it clear that he’s angry at her.  But why?

People of the Valley:   As their baby-making plans continue Iolo, Tyler and Kelly discuss Kelly moving in with the guys.  But Tyler doesn’t think it’s a good idea.  Later though, the trio prepare for the results of Kelly’s pregnancy test.

Unter Us:   Easy can’t stop thinking about his erotic dream where he kisses Finn.   He doesn’t understand where this sudden attraction to men came from.  But no matter how hard he tries to ignore it, his desire for Finn grows.  When Easy and Finn get together to talk, it isn’t long before Easy’s dreams become reality and the two kiss for real.   But is Easy ready for what comes next?


TEASERS FOR NEXT WEEK

Emmerdale:  Aaron refuses to forgive Robert.

Hollyoaks:    Ste lands in the hospital; James has some explaining to do; Scott gets a new job.

Neighbours:     Aaron confesses he loves David.

People of the Valley:   Tyler and Iolo get a surprising package.

River City:   Robbie tries to save the local pub.

Shortland Street:   Jack meets a charming new man.

Unter Uns:  Easy and Finn have sex.

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!

About the author

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.

  • Pete

    Missed your article this week. Are you on a different schedule now?
    — By the way, thanks for the recommendation on Twitter for “Man in an Orange Shirt.” I had heard about it awhile back and had forgotten about it. I really liked the first episode… tragic, but really well done. I love anything with Vanessa Redgrave.
    I guess your “best of the year” category may have another contender :)

  • Pete

    Oops, he must have forgotten. Here’s the link to the clip in lieu of the actual article. Darryl is a bit of a dumpling. Enjoy!
    https://youtu.be/GfA3Wgbv-OE

  • Pete

    Lars Steinhöfel (Easy) is gay in real life, so maybe the Unter Uns show runners thought it was an obvious transition for the character, too. I’ll forgive them most anything as long as they get a good storyline. I’ve always thought Easy was adorable ;)

    Any chance you have been watching Kingdom? That last episode nearly killed me. It really sends a bad message about coming out of the closet, too. On a side note: that kid from Kate and Allie sure has grown up… (my how the years fly by)

  • Jude Houley

    Couldn’t find the story on Jack and daryl

  • popcultureguy

    Hmmm I thought the path to Todd and Billy getting custody of Summer would take longer, have more bumps in the road, etc. Someone whipping out a deus ex machina legal document is kinda lame.