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Gays of Our Lives: Baby Rabies


Casualty:   Ethan learns that Jez has been dating Mickey, Scott’s brother.  Ethan decides to befriend Mickey in order to use him to prove that Scott killed Ethan’s brother Cal.  This can’t end well, can it?

Coronation Street:  Todd presses Billy to go to Drew’s funeral despite being banned from the service.  When they arrive, they are informed that only family may be there.  Still, they stay in the back of the church for the service and watch as Summer delivers a powerful eulogy.  Summer breaks down and Todd and Billy go to her rescue.  Still, Summer is cool to them.  As Todd and Billy leave the church, Todd sees one of Adam’s new business cards… and it has Todd’s name on it.  Todd is furious since he told Adam he had no intention of going into business with him.  He heads down to Adam’s new law office only to find Summer there.  After finding out what she wants, Todd agrees to go into business with Adam.

Neighbours:   A sketchy pal of Leo’s, Mannix, is stabbed by his drug dealing friends.  Mannix has some dirt on Leo and threatens to expose his past if Leo doesn’t help him.   Leo calls David to treat Mannix, but David wants to call the police.  Leo begs David to keep quiet and reminds David that he owes him, Leo having put David through school to become a doctor.  Furious at being blackmailed by his brother, David steals the drugs Leo needs, but then cuts Leo out of his life for good.  Later, when the missing drugs create problem at the hospital, David steels himself to confess to his crimes.

Aaron and Misti decides to go into business together to buy the fitness center.  Aaron has second thoughts, but it could be too late for him to change his mind.

River City: Robbie faces the music when his partying lifestyle has a horrifying effect on those around him.

Rownd a Rownd:  David and Rhys continue to face the fallout from the reveal of their affair, but that takes a backseat to the reality that Rhys’ court date is coming up and it’s looking likely he’ll go to jail for fraud.   But is Rhys prepared for what’s to come?  Seeing that he isn’t, Rhys’ father John takes matter into his own hands.


Emmerdale:  Robert learns a horrible truth about Aaron.

Neighbours:   David and Aaron reunite just as a new arrival in town complicates things between them.

Rownd a Rownd:   Rhys has his day in court.

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.