Still I enjoyed the scenes, even if they were bad manipulations of the plot at best. But even more contrived was Ally being invited to the memorial. There was no reason for him to be there other than to stir things up with Ste, when there were other ways to accomplish that. The problem is that I would think Doug would call Amy and the kids first. They are why Ste is so upset and bothered so they would be who Doug would notify. Of course, this was all a ridiculous setup for the show to let us know that Ste is still, in part, the violent thug he used to be, complete with shoving his boyfriend around.
But how about some build up? At least Ste felt bad about what he did, but him questioning why he did what he did and so on and so forth ignores the fact that Ste dealt with his past long ago.
Or did the show forget that Ste went to counseling and anger management in dealing with his issues? Personally, why Ste did it actually matters little. I think Doug needs to pack his things and walk. The question is, what exactly is Brendan unable to forgive himself for? I know one thing for sure, a few chats with a wise priest does not make up for all that, no matter how much the show wants me to tell it does. They want to vilify Doug and make Brendan the sympathetic figure. And well, someone has to be the bad guy in this story to reunite Brendan and Ste, rather than show Brendan actually going through true growth and change and repenting over his numerous sins.
One last thing, and this might be an odd thing for me to say, but I thought the scene between Ste and Brendan where they discussed their past was absolutely terrific. The writing was spot on and there were things that needed to be said between this couple that finally were. And the chemistry between Emmett Scanlan and Keiron Richardson was electric as always. They are quite frankly, magic. But I cannot and will not ever endorse someone going back to their abuser.
And overall the whole thing was just rather odd to me. In fact, I thought it was more about how being in the closet is costing him his self respect and integrity. Hopefully this is the last of this strange plot arc and the show moves onto something else. Winners and Losers Awww! I knew that once Jonathan started planning the wedding, he and Rhys would somehow find themselves getting married or at least engaged.
It was a terrific moment and probably one of my favorites for this couple. But as usual, Days ruined what could have been a stellar week with some poor characterization. His stance is very realistic, probably one that many of us can relate to.
Nick might come around and he might not. Both outcomes would be realistic. But not so interesting is the relationship between Nick and Gabi, which is absolutely painful to watch. Blake Berris and Camila Banus are decent performers who somehow bring out the worst in each other. I mean, are we supposed to buy they are in love after only knowing each other a few weeks? The relationship is clearly forced and only being done to fit the plot. You think it might give her pause. It seemed to me that it would be the last thing he would do.
That would have made much more sense to me. It really seemed rather out of character. Sonny has been extraordinarily patient regarding Will, too patient in my opinion.
And given his history in always listening to Will and working things out, it just seemed odd to me that Sonny would lose his cool like that and throw Will out. I think Will having to deal with that would have added some very realistic tension to the scene. If Sonny wants to volunteer that information, fine.
I really think he could have made an interesting long term character for the show. Everybody knows I like the bad boys and Danny was a good one, with Gary Lucy being terrific in the part. I really enjoyed the scene between he and Syed at the apartment, where Danny was threatening Syed and much as he nearly seduced him.
Even more interesting was that it was obvious that Syed was still attracted to Danny, even though he had the power to destroy his life. See, one of the things that has bothered me about this entire story arc was how Christian suddenly became this tired old queen desperate to hang on to his much younger boyfriend. Christian has never been that and never been written that way until now.
I mean, it was annoying enough to watch Christian shrug off the fact that Danny and Syed kissed when he found about it on their wedding day, but to have him ignore that it was really a lie and they had sex really bugged me. First, I was wondering when this actually happened. But the show never even hinted that he was with Danny. And I wonder why. Over the long years of this storyline, with all the problems Syed has caused for Christian, I never have.
But I did enjoy seeing the Masood men team up to intimidate Danny. The show really has a find in A. But with Brendan out of town, the plan is put on hold, at least for the moment. Brendan is spending time with Father Des, trying to work through his issues. While there, he makes friends with Daisy, a young girl dying of kidney disease.
More suffering for poor, poor Brendan… Brendan heads back to the village and pays Cheryl a visit. Brendan is devastated to see that the wedding is right around the corner, just when he was ready to admit and deal with the fact that he still loved Ste. Rock, who is a popular actor, is in town to see Vanessa, who made a sex tape of him.
On the tape, Rock is having sex with another man. Christian leaves Syed… EastEnders— Feeling he needs time away, Christian decides to move out and asks Lucy if he can stay with the Beales for while. Lucy is willing to let Christian move in, but encourages Christian to talk to Syed. Christian goes home to do just that and Syed begs Christian to come back to him.
But when Syed is unable to tell Christian if he loves him or not, Christian realizes he can no longer stay. Not only that, she wants to take the baby to live with her and her eventual husband in nearby Birmingham. Syed decides to let Amira do so and plans to give her full custody of the child, figuring she can give Yasmin a better life than he can.
Amira advises Syed to discuss it with Christian first. Syed goes to Christian, telling him he wants them to be a family again. Later, Christian softens toward Syed and agrees to have dinner with him. When Christian reminisces about how much he misses being with Syed and Yasmin, Syed drops the bomb that he let Amira take the baby. Syed finally admit that he loves Christian and wants a life with him.
But, is it too late? When Gabi who is thrilled about her life since she and Nick are so happy and in love hears what happened, she encourages Will to talk to Sonny and patch things up. With both Gabi and T badgering the gay duo to talk to each other, Will and Sonny agree to do just that. Coronation Street — Maria is jealous when she sees Marcus and Aiden enjoying a romantic breakfast together and her jealousy turns to alarm when Marcus tells her Aiden is moving to London for a new job and he wants Marcus to join him.
Audrey is shocked, but reminds Maria that both she and Marcus are in relationships with other people. Maria gets the letter out of the trash and makes sure Marcus sees it. Upset, Marcus asks Maria why she is interfering in his relationship with Aiden.
Marcus responds and they wind up in bed together. Sean witnesses the scene and wants to know what happened. Sean advises Marcus to follow his heart. Meanwhile, Maria has clued Audrey in on the latest events and she also tells Maria to follow her heart. Aiden demands to know if there is someone else, asking if Marcus still loves Sean. Marcus lies and says he does. When Aiden later bumps into Sean, he tells a delighted Sean that Marcus wants him back. Meanwhile, however, Marcus is reconnecting with Maria and the two of them admit they are in love.
Will Robbie and Will make it down the aisle? Still, Edward is still after Robbie about calling off the wedding and rather than tell Will, Robbie drinks too much and makes a fool of himself. But some details are starting to leak out. Fans speculate that John Paul has turned to male prostitution. Gary Lamont, the openly gay actor who plays Robbie, says he was nervous about the show breaking new ground with their first civil union between two men, but was glad the show did it, especially with same sex marriage becoming a contentious issue in Scotland.
We have never tackled a gay wedding. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, just as long as it is open for discussion.
Times have changed and we have to change with them. But will their romance soon leads to a baby? UK newspaper The Mirrorpublished a story last week saying that Marcus and Maria would find themselves expecting a baby come the new year. Will Charlie Condou soon be looking for work?