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Gays of Our Lives: Feels Like The First Time

THE WEEK IN SPOILERS

Coronation Street:  Todd opens his new business, but finding staff is proving to be a problem.

Emmerdale:    Robert drugs Lawrence to keep him from returning to Home Farm and taking back the business, but a confused Lawrence gets into his car and runs over Victoria.   Later, Aaron wants to talk to Robert, giving Robert hope that he and Aaron might reunite.  Also, Finn has an idea for his mother to help her get over the past, but it could lead to Emma’s murdering John being finally revealed.

Holby City:   Things are strained between Dom and Lofty, but Lofty is determined to make things right.

Hollyoaks:    James rejects his mother for her schemes, but she manipulates him into not only forgiving her, but letting her move back into his house.  Will he find out what she’s up to?

Shortland Street:   Just when Jack is finally making progress with Darryl, Charlie comes back into his life.  Jack realizes it’s not quite over with Charlie and he’s torn between the two men.

Unter Uns:  Finn and Easy have a date that goes well.  Easy invites Finn to come home with him where the two of them have sex.  The next morning, Easy has no regrets and accepts to himself that he’s gay.  But he’s worried about telling other people.


TEASERS FOR NEXT WEEK

Emmerdale:    Finn learns the truth about his mother.

Neighbours:     Aaron gets stunning news about his father.

People of the Valley:   Iolo and Tyler struggle with what to do about their new arrival.

River City:    Stevie upsets his brother.

Shortland Street:  Jack realizes he has to say goodbye to one of his men.

Unter Uns:   Ringo finds out that Easy is 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!

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.

  • UiscePreston

    I have a feeling that the Pobol story will go this way:.Iolo and Tyler couldn’t handle a baby in the house for the thirty minutes before the ambulance/police arrived. Then Iolo obsessed in the hospital.over the infant’s health. The boys will re-evaluate their desire to have a baby and tell Kelly that the heroin orphan was just too much of a wake-up call about parenting. All will be well – until Kelly finds out that the last test she took was a false negative and that she is indeed pregnant. Hijinx will ensue. I do like that currently the three major arcs of the show are about the evils of breeding.

  • Dylan

    I don’t think that they’re going to put Jack and Jason together on Shorty. I’m guessing that Jason is going to be involved in another storyline *hint hint* which means his time at SS will be limited. Though I could be wrong

  • Jeff S

    When Ste said he stopped taking his medication, I thought it was to deter other inmates from messing with him because they wouldn’t risk contracting HIV themselves. But that might have made sense, and this is Hollyoaks.

    Ste hooking up with Ryan? Please, God, no! I have a man crush on Ryan and really like his partner-in-crime relationship with James but don’t think they would make a good couple. Does James even know that Ryan is bisexual? I can’t remember if he knows about Kyle or not.

    Harry is about to work my last nerve, and now I hope he is the killer so he will leave the show. Ste’s absence has been a nice break and would be even better if Harry could talk about anything else.

    Never thought I’d say this, but I kind of like this turn in Scott’s story and the new blood coming into the show. No doubt there will be drama when Damon finds out Scott is his half-brother, but I like the character and hope the show doesn’t muck it up. Once the new characters get woven into the community, I think it’s time for the Lomax family to go.

    On People of the Valley, I have so much empathy for Tyler. He didn’t sign up for Kelly to be part of his marriage, and that is exactly what will happen if they continue with this baby garbage because Kelly is lonely and desperate. I hope there is a good explanation for that baby in their backyard.

  • David

    Hey there. How come we can’t watch the Man in the Orange Shirt?

  • Ryan

    I don’t have any problem about Adam and Paddy being unfriendly to Robert because it isn’t based primarily on the infidelity. Adam is mostly enforcing Aaron’s wish to be left alone, and Paddy was expressing that he would no longer be ignoring what Robert had done to him and his family now that he didn’t have to make nice for Aaron’s sake.

    I’m glad Ronnie left Lawrence. Like with Aaron and Robert, a pairing of a ruthless schemer and someone who is not comfortable with it isn’t going to work out. I wish more characters stood up for themselves.

    It’s great seeing scheming Robert again, especially now that Aaron isn’t inherently dragged into everything Robert does. Unlike a lot of the show’s other villains, Robert has the charisma to make me want to see him succeed, at least from time to time.

  • isayA

    Finn and Easy have this chemistry and watching them together is so cute..

  • Jude Houley

    I think jack is going to choose Charlie then realise he was wrong and Darryl will be gone by then