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  1. I initially thought Jade was quite rude to Roo last week but Roo has gone back to being annoying to the point where I was glad Ryder had a go at her yesterday and I smiled when he brought up the fact she got pregnant when she was younger than he is now. A small part of me feels Roo might have prejudged Jade because she was rude but doesn't know what the audience do i.e. hitting on Dean, bringing back the waiter from the club etc. But there may have been other stuff that indicated to her that Jade is not right for Ryder that could have happened off screen that she observed whilst Jade has been staying at the caravan park. Or perhaps she's just picked up on the way Jade conducts herself and interacts with the opposite sex. Regardless, Roo has a valid point. Jade is not girlfriend material and if Ryder thinks she wants a relationship he is seriously delusional. I don't actually blame him but side with Alf's reasoning to Roo i.e. Ryder has to make his own mistakes. And trust me he's going to get hurt bad for the simple reason that we can see he is already falling for her quite quickly and is investing a lot. But once Jade gets bored, (presumably after all of five minutes) she will move onto the next guy. On another note, a little surprised she didn't pick up on his inexperience given how nervous he was. Good to see Robbo and Jasmine getting on quite well and I'm glad she's decided to support his decision re moving to his parent's farm (Not surprised he thinks Colby's a good mate - Got quite a bit in common, killing people and disposing of their bodies). Seriously though, I like Robbo and Jasmine as a couple so wouldn't want to see them leave just yet. It may be harsh on the Morgan's him taking Grace away but no worse than Raffy/Brody leaving and Ava being such a distance away.
  2. Can't decide who has it worse out of Alex and Ryder. Thankfully Willow wasn't anywhere as bad to Bella as I thought after watching the preview when she was teasing Willow after catching her and Alex together. I do think Willow was partly embarrassed and she agreed to talk to Bella about it because Alex was upset. I think it's understandable why Willow is like that. Part of me thinks it's just another warning sign but I'll reserve judgement on it for now. When Ryder finished walking Jade home, I believe he could have had her then and there in her caravan. I wasn't sure but I'm assuming he didn't sleep with either Coco or Raffy so you would infer he hasn't lost his virginity and it's not going to take Jade very long to figure it out. Four days Colby went without calling or texting Mackenzie. That's really bad and to me shows he's not that into her. I really do think she deserves better.
  3. Hilarious Colby acting as if Bella's attitude towards Mackenzie was because Bella was ill, ignoring her attitude before she got tetanus. Ryder's got it bad. If anything, I think it's just a fling from Jade's perspective and given the level of infatuation I believe Ryder has this early on he's going to get hurt badly. Don't like Willow. Never been a fan of her and just the only likeable thing I find is seeing her in a bikini. Shame there's not a full scene yet with Alex with her kit off. If Willow hadn't been working at the gym, Alex would probably be one of those people who just uses their membership every couple of months. Roo's starting to get a bit annoying again.
  4. I thought that was a bit rude for Jade not to say hello back to Martha. At this point I think Ryder is delusional if he thinks he stands a chance of a relationship with her and I really don't think Martha is helping matters. In saying that he might get to tap it if they both go out, get drunk and he brings her back to the caravan park. Early indications are he isn't her type. Assuming she has a type of course. So whatever Mason suspected was going on with Alex/Willow was confirmed in this episode. I actually think Willow's been quite full on to the point where if she had been a guy, she would have been declared as bordering on creepy. I'm not sure what to make of Alex putting her foot down with Mason like that. I wouldn't have made a comment like that to any of my bosses but I would probably go as far as saying Alex and Mason are friends. But I still don't think he should have made that remark. It wasn't appropriate even though she was OK with Mason kind of egging her and Willow on earlier on in the episode. As, someone who doesn't particularly like Mackenzie, I'm actually starting to feel sorry for her. Bella is being quite unpleasant and I'm starting to feel uncomfortable watching their scenes. And Bella did fake illness in that episode.
  5. Alex is absolutely right to have reservations about Willow and I thought her 'experiment' remark was bang on. The fact that Willow was pushing to jump into bed so quickly given that she likes guys should set the alarm bells off. And I think Alex is probably making a mistake getting involved with her. I did smirk when Alex questioned Willow coming to see her at work (Irony alert) and I found Mason's raised eyebrows when they were talking initially quite amusing. I did wonder if had actually figured it out yet until I saw the promo on Friday's episode. I'm glad Robbo and Jasmine have sorted things out and he's going to let her help with Grace. I don't normally like Irene sticking her nose into things but it did help this time. Looking at the new girl taking surfing lessons in her swimming costume, I can see why Ziggy would have a problem with Dean teaching her. She's not exactly what you would call shy. Dean hasn't wasted too much time making it clear he's not interested. I did think initially Ryder was wasting his time trying it on with her but I dunno given that he's pretty isolated at the moment perhaps things might change. Bella is another person who I feel is isolated (They need to have maybe 2-3 characters around the same age she and Ryder can interact with on a regular basis). I don't blame Mackenzie for being sceptical about her illness given Bella's resistance to the relationship. But despite the promo, I'm glad Colby didn't blame Mackenzie too much. It's a shame the same can't be said for Bella.
  6. I thought what Blake did was pretty messed up. Even putting aside the fact that he didn't know what effects drugging Maggie would have had, there's also the fact she is a recovering cancer sufferer. Sadly it's reached the point when I'm finding Bella insufferable. I do have a lot of sympathy for her, after what Tommy did to her, her own brother murdering her dad in cold blood and her having to keep quiet about it. But seeing her constantly lash out, her attitude towards Mackenzie (even though I don't particularly like Mackenzie) I'm finding it pretty unbearable to watch. I do agree with a comment someone made a while back in that the way she's going she's going to seriously do someone damage one day. Another person I've been finding hard to stomach is Justin and his attitude towards Robbo. Even more so than Bella. As Robbo himself alluded to, Justin would do the exact same thing in his position. And as Mason basically said, he seemed to focus more on Grace than he did on his own daughter. It was annoying how he blamed Robbo for Tori being in a coma but it was Tori's own fault. She decided to use Robbo's sperm without his consent. It says a lot that Mason and even Leah were on Robbo's side. I will say that I don't like the way Robbo has been excluding Jasmine at all. I think he's being out of order and I did feel sorry for her even though I didn't like the way she defended Justin. I am concerned how attached Robbo is to the baby as if Tori recovers, she's going to want him to give Grace back which will be hugely problematic. I have to admit, Irene's face when she saw what happened with Willow and Alex was priceless. My personal opinion just watching the last couple of episodes is that Alex is setting herself up for a fall. I think romance is often a good example of when someone who is intelligent becomes emotional/hormonal then logic and reasoning seem to go out the window. Alex withdrew from Willow's kiss, seems to have reservations about Willow because she knows Willow is straight but wants to 'hang out', with 'no labels' and take it slowly. She even acknowledged that her desire was overriding her concerns about being hurt. I actually don't blame her especially given that in a small town like Summer Bay and her work schedule there aren't going to be a lot of opportunities to meet people. Good news, about the AFP dropping the charges against Ben. We'll see how he copes with his depression now.
  7. I opened a request on their website and within an hour the episode was available. Don't know whether it was me or if somebody else raised the issue previously but all good.
  8. Does anybody know why Friday's episode (Episode 7220) isn't available on My5? I went abroad for a few days last week so was trying to play catchup over the weekend and it isn't there although today's episode is??????
  9. It was premeditated. Nobody forced Irene to continue hitting Tommy after she hit him the first time. He was on the floor, said something she didn't like and she made a decision to hit him multiple times after that. You might be able to argue it wasn't premeditated if she'd hit him multiple times when he was going after Bella but she didn't. She hit him once, stopped and decided to bash him some more after his remark. She's lucky he didn't die else she would have found herself in Teresa's position.
  10. Well, I was sorry so see Raffy go. All seemed a bit rushed but the actress is in a film now so I wish her luck for the future. I was hoping Ryder might have at least tapped it maybe once but never mind. Irene's facial expression when she first saw Teresa and the realisation that she offed Tommy was hilarious. I was pleased with Irene's attitude in general, condemning what Teresa did but offering some support and understanding. Was also good to see Marilyn and Leah criticise her, although I didn't like when Leah said the difference was it was premeditated. How was Irene hitting Tommy multiple times after the first strike not premeditated? Which Teresa herself said to Irene later on. I agree with Teresa's statement that she did what Colby wanted to do and also with Justin that none of them were to blame for Teresa's actions. Bella actively endorsed the killing and TBH I can't really say I blame her. I did like the conversation at the police station with Teresa saying "Talking doesn't solve anything" followed by Irene saying "You can't solve violence with more violence". I would say both statements are true/untrue depending on the circumstances but in this particular case, I don't think Tommy deserved to die. And receiving multiple stabs wounds would have been quite brutal. I didn't like Leah sticking her oar in claiming that Teresa had denied justice for the other victims. Whilst you could argue that is true, the cynic in me seeing things from Bella's side that perhaps from the victims perspective this is a good thing. Taking all emotion out you could argue this is a result and although it won't seem like that, Irene should be glad this had happened. If Tommy's dead he can't sue her so she won't lose the Diner. He won't ever get to do this to anyone else (Not that I agree with that but logically what's done is done). The episode from Wednesday was very significant in that not only did it show as already mentioned someone who suffered like Irene and had a different path but also rehashed what Colby did to Ross and possible ramifications. What Bella said to Colby about the advantage of Colby being a copy was absolutely right. If I was in that guy's position, I would have been bricking it if I was seriously hurt in a hospital bed and Robbo was standing over me threatening me to reveal where Jasmine was. What Robbo did was stupid and irresponsible although I'm glad it worked out when Colby played good cop and they were able to rescue Jasmine eventually. So no real surprise that Alex kissed Jasmine. I wonder if Mason knew that she liked Jasmine specifically when she was asking about her when Jasmine failed to show up for the gym class. I'm guessing this is going to turn out to be a temporary lesbian thing.
  11. Initially I thought Alex was out of Mason's league but given this is a soap concluded anything can happen. Then when he tried his luck with her and she told him she was gay, I wondered whether she was trying to let him down gently. Then it struck me, she likes Willow. I did find it funny when Mason lied about Alex not being his type in order to save face with Justin the next day and Justin wasn't buying it. Not sure what to make of what happened in court. Undecided whether the judge should have allowed Bella to say what she thought Tommy would have done to her had Irene not interrupted them. But what happened afterwards could have influenced the jury. I have to admit, I haven't been paying as much attention to the storyline as other people here. I do think Channel 5 shouldn't have cut the scene with Irene and Tommy when she continued to bash him. If you factor this into the equation with moving him it's hard to justify the mitigating circumstances especially considering that Tommy said he was going to leave beforehand. Although this appears to have backfired on Irene anyway.
  12. Have to admit, Tommy played a blinder. Gave an Oscar winning performance. I did wonder whether he contemplated wearing the same clothes as did on the day this all happened or perhaps winking at Bella in court. And I found it funny that the guy prosecuting was deliberately portrayed as evil and perhaps on Tommy's payroll, just for doing his job. I thought all the actors/actresses involved did a really good job upon initially seeing Tommy and his very presence. I especially liked the part where Colby went for him in court. Please no. Please don't let Alex get together with Mason. Not him.
  13. Despite her psycho nature, Dean's mum (like Dean) can be really funny. During the whole lunch with Ben, Maggie and Ziggy, I was laughing but at the same time found the whole thing quite cringeworthy. I have to admit, I found Raffy's reaction really funny when Ryder didn't invite her to the party. But I guess that was proof that she still cares about him and she obviously doesn't want to be friends with him because quite correctly she recognises it would be too difficult for her. Ryder obviously still cares deeply about her. It's hard to understand why he finished with her. We have a couple of episodes where he starts working as a bartender at Salt, meets a hot girl who gives him her contact details and he decides they he and Raffy are not right for each other. The cynic in me wonders if he just wasn't attracted to her as much after meeting a 'hotter' older female. I didn't like Jasmine at first, then was kind of OK with her and Robbo now I would say I like them together. I liked the way Jasmine smiled at Robbo when he didn't want her to go out after she got back from her shift and wanted her to help him with his investigation. Part of me is hoping that he doesn't find Dylan if only to keep Tori away. I've just been finding her pretty annoying. This brings me onto Alex who seems like a better replacement for Tori. My first impression of her was firm but fair. I think she's a lot softer than what I thought and she was pretty cool with Robbo after he went for her during the hypnosis which surprised me a little. I really liked the way she was with Raffy and revealed she was also an epileptic. I'm kinda hoping she would join Raffy if she decides to go swimming in the future, you know just to make sure nothing happens to her. We might even get to see her in a bikini as well. I don't want Irene to go to jail and it wasn't her fault she was in a situation where she had to defend Bella but my mind keeps going back to the fact that what she did was premeditated. She's actually very lucky she didn't kill Tommy or she would be up on a murder charge.
  14. I've never really been keen on Jasmine and I'm still not but now I actually don't mind her and Robbo together and didn't mind the wedding at all. I did quite enjoy the scenes when the feds swooped in and pulled them and Tori off into protective custody. Tori should be used to it by now though. If she isn't happy then perhaps if she hadn't used Robbo's sperm without his consent she wouldn't be in this position. Just watching the scenes with Bella and Tommy, if he stuck to what was originally agreed and just met up with Bella and had been more patient he might have been able to kiss her consensually. I tried to find the scene but couldn't. How many more times did she hit him? Have to admit, I was quite impressed with how Bella handled the whole aftermath in terms of her and Irene taking Tommy to the hospital. I guess that's probably the only good thing coming out if Colby killing her father. Although I would have liked to have seen how Bella would have reacted if Tommy wasn't breathing. Whilst I am sympathetic towards Dean and his situation he has actually brought this on himself. He agreed for the article to be published because he was out of shape about Rick. Now it's backfired. I am actually glad Mackenzie is getting stick for this as well though as she deserves it. I don't like Rick at all but I don't think Mackenzie is a nice person either. She's conniving and manipulative (Much like her father), basically Rick lite.
  15. Thought Brody and Simone leaving in the end was the right thing to do (and the fair thing on all parties) given the effect their relationship had on other people. I think in a way it's a shame as I recall really disliking Brody when he first turned up then really liked him for the most of his time subsequently although he did go down in my estimation towards the end. Coco's brief return reminded my exactly why I dislike her so much - Self centred, self-entitled, annoying. I hated when she made Raffy's party all about her and humiliated Brody in front of everybody. I was glad her appearance was so brief. Hopefully she won't be coming back. Despite the fact that Ava wasn't particularly pleasant to Leah, I did hugely sympathise with her because I could tell something was wrong. I'm glad she appears to be OK with Leah now. Main storyline that's got me interested at the moment is the whole Dean, Mackenzie, Rick thing. I wasn't sure what to make of Mackenzie at first. I mean she's easy on the eye, I'll give her that but I did find it odd that she would buy a restaurant just to be close to her brother. So when the stuff came out about Rick and that her meeting Dean was part of an elaborate payback plan it did make me wonder whether she was a nice person or not. In a way she's acting like a milder version of Rick i.e. manipulation. Although when Rick told her last week no wonder nobody loves her, she was very upset by it so I would imagine the whole payback thing is motivated by hurt as opposed to complete and total malice. I do have to admit though, I kind of enjoyed Rick gloating about it to Mackenzie on the phone even though it wasn't necessarily the smartest thing to do. Similarly, if he is playing Dean then I don't understand why he made that remark to Ziggy to effectively try and keep Dean onside away from Mackenzie.
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