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Emmerdale Discussion
Topic Started: Oct 13 2010, 01:57 AM (13,752 Views)
Bright Eyes
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Rachel is Ali's sister. That whole story was brilliant, which started with Rachel and Jai having a one night stand, during the time Jai was married to Charity. There were so many twists and turns, including Rishi saying he was the father at one point and Charity sleeping with Ross to get back at Jai.

Charity is responsible for running Rachel out of town, devastating her family and Sam, as they were together. That's why Sam hates her now, and left her for dead when he found her locked up with no food and water after she was kidnapped by Jai. This was after the amazing COTTAGE week, where Declan, who was Charity's husband at the time, tried to kill her, which resulted in Robbie's death.

You missed so much good stuff, Manny.

Leyla has been altered a bit, but I think her return has been pretty great. I hate to hear that you don't like Alicia, because her and David are a brilliant couple. However, since you've been watching she has been on the back burner, but her and David are apparently getting a big story in the new year, so I hope you come around to her. I didn't care for her for a while, until she came back from prison (the actress was on maternity leave) for punching Val (all is forgiven).

Leyla's first episode was being a shock return at their (second and real) wedding, until they locked her in the closet to get on with the ceremony! I'm just happy they have kept the great relationship between her and Doug since he returned. It was one of my favourite relationships when I first started watching.

Also of note, Priya is anorexic. She is recovered now, but in another great story, while she was pregnant with Amba, she succumbed to her anorexia again (part of her back story), almost killing the baby. Priya and David were together at one point, and that whole triangle was messy and fabulous as David was only married to Alicia, who was in prison, so he could keep custody of Jake. But then, of course, Alicia fell in love with David for real. After they divorced, the triangle climaxed in a great surprise when, during the serial killer story, Cameron escaped prison and held a number of people hostage with a rifle (as you do in Emmerdale!) at The Woolpack where poor Alicia ended up getting shot.

That threatening scene between Lawrence and Robert was so well done by Hawley. Aaron and Robert should be crossing paths within the next week or so of episodes from where you are.

As for Lawrence's back story. He is part of Edna's past/back story. Her husband had an affair with him and when she found out she had Lawrence arrested for being gay. This was decades ago, obviously. A sequence of events led Sandy to get Aaron and Paddy to help track him down so that Edna could forgive herself for her mistake, which she regretted exponentially. As it had been decades, Lawrence did forgive her, but she is still uncomfortable around him. It was soon after that Robert returned and Lawrence was revealed to be his soon to be father in law.
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Thank you so much, 'Mello! It helps a lot when you tell me the history! :D

And it seems I missed a bunch of great stuff. I wanted to watch this whole year, but I just couldn't find episodes online to watch without downloading :(

But I hope the stories continue to be awesome in the coming months as well.. I will try to catch up as soon as possible, so that we can all comment together on current events.

As for Alicia... she arrived to the village back when I first started to watch.. but I stopped watching shortly after her arrival.. she was pretty annoying back then and I guess those feelings are still there for me.. Maybe if I see more of her, I might start to like her.. we will see with time!

I love Lawrence's back story and connection to Edna! Wish I have watched it all. But the guy playing Lawrence is awesome and I hope he sticks around! And obviously I cannot wait to see Robert's story unfold.. :top: :)
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"Dedicated to the brotherhood of healing. "

Rachel was a farmer or something and she and Sam were together and got engaged before Charity and Declan set them up for the fire at Home Farm. You already know that Ali is her sister it sounds like, I'm really enjoying the show again. It was genius to bring Robert back and have him be a conflicted gay or bisexual man. And tied to the White family. Lawrence is a great character too.
Edited by Grandpa Hughes, Dec 25 2014, 12:47 PM.
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Grandpa Hughes
Dec 9 2014, 12:02 AM
Yoryla
Dec 8 2014, 06:13 PM
The Only *really* weak part of the show right now is the attention to Belle.

Luckily Charity is seen less.
You don't like Charity?
Small doses.


Edited by Yoryla, Dec 25 2014, 11:47 AM.
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I also don't really like Alicia. I don't like her being with David.
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I have watched a full week today..

I loved the whole staged robbery at the Whites.. it was a little silly that Aaron and Ross would do it in the broad daylight, walking around the yard in masks, carrying Lawrence around where anyone could see them, but I still liked it. It was exciting, especially when Chrissy showed up. The fall out was good as well, with Lawrence admitting to never having a heart attack before and believing that Robert is this big savior. I cannot wait to see how this unfolds.

Speaking of the Whites, I wonder what Lachlan did in his past.. did he rape some girl? And in the last episode that I saw, Ashley and Harriet found Belle all in scratches... I wonder if she cries rape against Lachlan and it comes out that he already did it before.. But did Belle do this to herself? The last we saw her with Lachlan, she smacked him on the head and ran off. She must be really messed up. Loving it! The girl playing Belle is really good.

Also, Aaron and Robert shared a bunch of scenes and I really see chemistry between them. Guy playing Robert is awesome! Of course, I love Danny Miller from before.

I am liking this whole thing with Andy vs Debbie. I wonder if it actually gets to court. And those Barton guys (Pete, Ross...) are so hot! Where is Adam Barton? Is he not with the show anymore?

Laurel/Marlon story is ok, I just find them both pretty boring. I wonder if she becomes an alcoholic.. and I do see them getting a divorce soon. They just tried to have some romantic time (after Nicola sent Laurel a text from Marlon's phone) at the B&B, but Marlon went to help Finn in the kitchen and their little romantic night was ruined.

I think I covered all the current storylines from this week that I saw.. cool stuff! Still liking the show a lot! :D
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Emmerdale is truly *so* good right now, January sounds *really* good from the spoilers, cannot wait to see everything that happens.

Ryan Hawley is truly a revelation! Love him. I also love how the show has Robert implemented in so many storylines. And having many irons in the fire. And I *really* also like Chrissie! There is some *major* chem going on between Chrissie and Ross. I wouldn't be at *all* surprised if the show goes there. She deserves some time on the down low aswell! Hee hee :P

And Finn is so cute! I really wish he will find a real hunk of a man somewhere down the line.

Edited by Yoryla, Dec 26 2014, 10:43 AM.
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YES, I am *adding* this show to my favorites next to DAYS. Cannot be helped.
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I liked the Maxine storyline, due to the actress being so ruthless, but I did like how she clearly had no idea who she was dealing with and was bested that way (at that time Charity was fine, lol). Usually I don't like such quick storylines, but this was an exception. I *Really* like Moira, aswell.

Edited by Yoryla, Dec 26 2014, 11:01 AM.
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Manny, Adam is currently in jail for when he tried to kill Cain back in 2011. Adam Thomas, the actor, was on paternity leave, but he'll be back shortly.
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I am finishing November episodes now. So it will take some time before I catch up with you guys, but good to hear January sounds good as well.

Thanks, Mello. I think I read that somewhere, but forgot it due to so many E'Dale info I have read recently. lol
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"Dedicated to the brotherhood of healing. "

I used to love Laurel with Ashley but the whole Marlon relationship never felt right to me. It still doesn't. I agree about Ross and Chrissie.
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Back when I first watched Laurel and Ashley were together, but they never really had much to do, so I always classified them as boring supporting characters. lol

Ross would be hot with anyone.. lol
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You never saw the psycho Sally Spode story? You should also watch baby Daniel's death episode that's on YouTube. It's from before I started watching, but it's so brilliant and Charlotte Bellamy will ruin your life.
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No, never saw it. I did read about it, but never saw it. I will check it out!
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"Dedicated to the brotherhood of healing. "

Nothing to do with the current show but the actor who played Alex Moss, Kurtis Stacey, started following my Twitter today. Just out of the blue. It always gives me a little thrill as a fan when soap people do that. Haha. I guess I need to get a life.
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Dec 26 2014, 04:55 PM
Nothing to do with the current show but the actor who played Alex Moss, Kurtis Stacey, started following my Twitter today. Just out of the blue. It always gives me a little thrill as a fan when soap people do that. Haha. I guess I need to get a life.
I technically have a Twitter account, that I have no tweets on and follow only 7 people. One of them is Matt Wolfenden, who for some reason (last time I checked anyway) followed me, too. Considering he's my favourite soap hunk next to ATD, it was quite a little thrill for me as well.
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Grandpa Hughes
Dec 26 2014, 04:55 PM
Nothing to do with the current show but the actor who played Alex Moss, Kurtis Stacey, started following my Twitter today. Just out of the blue. It always gives me a little thrill as a fan when soap people do that. Haha. I guess I need to get a life.
Lol, he followed me too :D I noticed that he had been following other people aswell. He looks so manly now, still hot as ever! I bet he would be hot in any possible look!

Edited by Yoryla, Dec 26 2014, 05:04 PM.
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Manny
Dec 26 2014, 03:25 PM
Back when I first watched Laurel and Ashley were together, but they never really had much to do, so I always classified them as boring supporting characters. lol

Ross would be hot with anyone.. lol
For me, the Laurel & Ashley break-up was actually a good thing, because I think they had been together for quite a long time already, and also, it wasn't terribly exciting. I didn't mind the Marlon & Laurel thing happening, because I've always liked Marlon and I like that he is with someone, and I thought it also livened Laurel up a bit. However, what I did not appreciate was the addition of making Ashley abuse Sandy. That I didn't buy, and it might have actually been just a way to try to make him look less than innocent. Which was kind of a no-no, lol. In any case I'm glad that things settled down somewhat, as I really like Ashley, Laurel and Marlon all. However, as for the end, it did make Laurel look a bit of a slapper, and now recently she just seems bitter and down when in all accounts I think she could be pretty happy.
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Dec 11 2014, 01:39 PM
Aaron's "coming out " story remains the best and most emotional I have seen. Then things got a little boring. They sure are not boring now. That was so intense in the stairway. This actor playing Robert bears such a resemblance to Karl Davies that I keep forgetting it's a recast. The show has been great again.
For me, it is the conundrum of having "gripping" storylines, such as having a person paralyzed, assisted suicide, cutting oneself, and overall self loathing and mental issues. That is the kinds of storylines, that wins awards, and it is understandable that an actor would want to act out those kinds of storylines. However, as a soap viewer, those kinds of things are a quite a lot to take. I do not watch a serial for any other reason than to be entertained. This is also why I am very glad about Aaron's current storyline. It is nice, fun, interesting, entertaining, and most of all, it is a real, true, soap storyline, with a classic and modern set-up.
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