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Old 10-02-2013, 19:11
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Why can't they accept Stug has died a death and not inflict re-hashed plots on us so soon after the original just aired???

Maybe Ste is just feeling a little bit protective of Doug as a friend and doesn't trust JP - seeing as how he found him in bed with Brendan?!

Doug is always going to be the bridesmaid in his relationships if he has relationships with men who've had huge lovestories:

Stendan
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BIB - And who have had Brendan.
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Old 10-02-2013, 19:18
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i agree with everyone about the timing of mitzeee and brendan's storylines. that's what i meant before about mitzeee's - she's leaving this week but it all just feels soo damn rushed.

and as for brendan's....why is he never on screen anymore except for 10 seconds to give ste a kiss on the cheek on his way to work and the odd scene with leah??? where the hell has seamus gone?! i was so excited for the arrival of Pa Brady and it started off so brilliantly, but then it just randomly stopped and we haven't seen seamus at all except a few seconds getting drunk at the pub! his sexual abuse should have been THE major story...the reveals to cheryl and ste...cheryl struggling to come to terms with it and her whole world changing...and most importantly brendan actually facing up to the monstrosity that destroyed his life forever head on and learning to deal with it. that's a frickin' goldmine of a story. i can't for the life of me figure out why they're not properly utilising it.

i'm not actually interested in kevin, and the ste stuff is boring me. i'm just hoping that walker has some pretty wonderfully devious plans up his sleave for "how to destroy brendan brady" that involve seamus in a major way and really kick off soon.

the latest sopilers about ste and doug though.....wtf?
why?
why would ste actually give a flying shit?...he most definitely has more important things going on in his life, and he hasn't exactly spared doug a second thought so far. i'm assuming that the spoilers are exaggerating things and it's not actually got anything to do with doug, but more so to do with the fact that ste and jp always hated each other if memory serves me, and apparently jp goades him and undermines him quite a lot infront of the students. i can see ste's reaction being much more likely if he's already upset about brendan and the kids both being gone and then jp starts calling him stupid infront of everyone.

and given that this is HO, i'm also assuming that we're supposed to just conviently forget about doug's seriously ill father being the reason he left his "failing/dead on it's feet" business to go to america in the first place, and propably also forget that he and ste are married. (if that is brought up, then i'd also quite like it brought up that brendan and jp slept together in dublin too...that would be funny)
BIB - This, exactly this. What are they playing at? There is so little Brendan time left. Why are they wasting so much of it?
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Old 10-02-2013, 19:56
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Ok, In the all about soap award nominations, in the "Baby Drama" category, did they actually forget Mercedes snatching her own son for money, including a TV spot appealing for help! Why is this not in the noms! Not forgetting she was standing ontop of a block of flats with him!
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Old 10-02-2013, 21:04
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BIB - This, exactly this. What are they playing at? There is so little Brendan time left. Why are they wasting so much of it?
Agree totally. I can't believe ALREADY that Brendan is going back to Ireland. Why would he go when Ste has just lost his kids thanks to Amy, and also the last time he saw them Eileen made it pretty clear that they don't want him around so why is he going back it doesn't make sense
I really hope that Brendan and Ste are going to be together until 'the end'.
They have wasted so much time already with the Ste and Doug fiasco last year (which it doesn't even sound like the guy who played Doug wanted to happen anyway!). That took up eight months and now we are at the very end of Brendan's story and they are still messing around with Brendan and Ste.
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Old 10-02-2013, 21:13
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Looks like a former student is returning febuary 18th


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Old 10-02-2013, 23:44
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Anyone wish Mitzeee wasn't leaving there's so many storys she could still be involved in. Good luck to Rachel Shenton in other series and movies. Could have seen her staying around for another two years. Rachel Shenton enjoyed being in hollyoaks and wants to do other things with her acting career.
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Old 11-02-2013, 00:08
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It'd make an interesting story. Both guys are kinda alone and Doug's breakup was unbearably sad so he should get to be crazy happy.
I still like Doug. But perhaps thats because I take him as he is, not as he used to be years ago.
And I don't expect Ste to have a moral compass about relationships. He was like throwing himself at someone else before and after he got married.. And btw he's still married so they should really do something about that.
I don't believe in love of life type things - specially if that conflicts with ethics.

Its all great drama and good entertainment and I hope all these characters stick around for a long time.
but he was throwing himself at the love of his life so it's entirely different I mean he always cheated on the others with Brendan but never on Brendan.
for the record, I believe in the love of life thing and well, sometimes love conflicts with ethic, especially on soaps

Anyway, I don't think this plot will have anything to do with stug as a romance, but I rather see it like a way to move Doug and JP closer while having a supposed funny moment with a fight between two characters that never had got along.

I'm being disappointed in how little they're using Brendan, like the others I think they have a lot to exlpore with him and trying to do so just in one week (like with Mitzeee) would be a waste.
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Old 11-02-2013, 00:08
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FFS!
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Old 11-02-2013, 00:13
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I kinda really like the JP Doug Ste thing. Exciting times and I've missed these characters.
I like Doug. I wouldn't mind if he paired up with JP. I just hope he doesn't go back with Ste just so the character can go back to his old self a bit.
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:49
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New interview and spoiler regarding cindy

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Ds block the link .. maybe cause they have competiton just type in Soap squak no spaces where the stars are
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Old 11-02-2013, 14:15
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New interview and spoiler regarding cindy

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it would seem cindy is another character trapped in circles. tony/darren/tony/darren...random evil making money scheme....
it's nearly as bad as tony's mandy/jacqui/cindy/mandy/cindy/jacqui with maybe a bit more mandy somewhere, i can't quite remember.

why can't these characters get a new genuine plot and move on? i don't see the need to continuously bring them back to getting with the person they were with a few years ago. i don't continuously revisit my ex boyfriends. and darren's got a wonderful thing going with nancy - after the disaster that they turned racqui into, they best not mess with that too!
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Old 11-02-2013, 14:23
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For anyone interested, Set up a new Hollyoaks twitter based account Will be tweeting big storys cast news and during episodes ect

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Old 11-02-2013, 14:31
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it would seem cindy is another character trapped in circles. tony/darren/tony/darren...random evil making money scheme....
it's nearly as bad as tony's mandy/jacqui/cindy/mandy/cindy/jacqui with maybe a bit more mandy somewhere, i can't quite remember.

why can't these characters get a new genuine plot and move on? i don't see the need to continuously bring them back to getting with the person they were with a few years ago. i don't continuously revisit my ex boyfriends. and darren's got a wonderful thing going with nancy - after the disaster that they turned racqui into, they best not mess with that too!
BIB: How could you forget the unforgettable and magnificent Gabby Sharpe! And a bit of Mercy and Theresa thrown in for good measure as well. Oh dear, Tony.

This Cindy stuff's a storm in a teacup. Just a bit of filler, but poor old Cindy. It's like she's pre-programmed to make a fool of herself. Can't HOs find something else for her to do than continually embarrass herself like this?
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Old 11-02-2013, 14:38
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The whole Mitzeee/Carl/Walker and Brendan/Ste/Walker stuff is oddly separate. Why has nobody mentioned since that while it was Walker who pulled the trigger, it was Brendan who pushed the gun, inadvertently killing Riley?

Mitzeee and Brendan have had enough conversations recently, either about Ste or Walker, but why haven't they discussed that it was a toss-up between Ste and Riley as to who died? I want to see them talk about that - the two loves of their lives, and Riley was the one to die instead of Ste. It all ties nicely together, but they've never mentioned it.

ETA: Sorry, I know this is a bit OT now, I was just thinking about Mitzeee's exit and Walker's involvement.
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Old 11-02-2013, 18:51
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Watching the C4 episode again. I'm glad Sinead has been expelled!
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Old 11-02-2013, 19:12
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I really don't find Jim funny at all.
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Old 11-02-2013, 19:20
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I really don't find Jim funny at all.

Neither do I, he looks permanently grubby with his red nose. Tonight's episode is ridiculous
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Old 11-02-2013, 19:28
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It's a shame Amy isn't staying.
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Old 11-02-2013, 19:30
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That was a boring episode, even the Mitzeee and Carl storyline which is meant to be dramatic was dull to watch, although it is good to see Carl back.
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Old 11-02-2013, 19:35
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Is Jim here to stay I seriously can't stand him. I know it's shallow but as if someone who looks like Carmel would go for him cos he's not even got a great personality. If they expect me to buy them as a couple which looks like they might I reckon they need to change him
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Old 11-02-2013, 20:29
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Is this Mitzeee last week?
When does Brendan leave?
I need to prepare myself, I absolutely love these two characters and wish they were not leaving but good luck to Rachel and Emmett, both been a great assett to Hollyoaks and I will miss them soo much
Totally with you there Priscilla, real shame to see so much talent go ( Rachel, Emmet, Bronagh
Karen and Andrew) hope to see more of them on TV
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Old 11-02-2013, 20:30
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Neither do I, he looks permanently grubby with his red nose. Tonight's episode is ridiculous
Totally yuk!
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Old 11-02-2013, 20:40
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That was a boring episode, even the Mitzeee and Carl storyline which is meant to be dramatic was dull to watch, although it is good to see Carl back.
I agree Reo, I hope Woody doesn't see this as he/she has noticed that I have been agreeing a lot tonight
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Old 11-02-2013, 20:51
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Good episode!
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Old 11-02-2013, 21:06
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Hi all, first post so I hope it's a good one.

Having watched Hollyoaks on and off for many years, I've realised that we may be seeing a transition in Hollyoaks from character-led drama to storyline-led drama. Essentially, many have noticed continuity errors, character inconsistencies and personality transplants since the change in personally last year. I believe that the production team have made a conscious decision to concentrate on storyline, and make character development/consistency a secondary factor.

The bullying storyline, for instance, showed characters such as Jen, Diane and briefly Jack acting out of character in order to facilitate the development of the storyline. Similarly, Ste, Frankie and even Rhys before his death seem to be regressing after years of character development in order to create storylines that grow from the character, but from the need to fast-paced and sometimes sensational plots.

Sorry for the rambling - just wanted to see what everyone else thinks.
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