Thank you for posting the latest episode!! If this is the last of Rory and Nathan, I am a bit sad...it took me all of 1.5 nano seconds to be addicted to the storyline and would not have minded seeing it continue much longer than 3 episodes.
Just wanted to say thanks to final81 for posting this story.
Although I can watch it as it airs on tv, I'm glad others around the world got the chance to see it. I think David Paisley is infinitely watchable and the pairing of Rory & Nathan worked really well (not quite the usual run of the mill gay couple). It was a shame it was such a short lived story - but hey - still good
Yeah, there was no other resolution than Rory leaving. Criminals like his dad will not change enough for him to carry out his ideal life.
I will admit, though. By the end of the story, it seemed like Rory was the more one-sided love, as opposed to the previous perception of Nathan. Nathan was fine with leaving him, as evidenced by his readiness to take a flight without asking Rory whether he wanted to come or not.
Last Edit: Feb 23, 2009 15:25:01 GMT -5 by lucrece
This storyline ended very weakly IMHO. Rory behaved as though it was decided he and Nathan would live together even though there had been only one kiss and no subsequent heart to heart. Their taxi ride into the sunset was totally not believable. What a shame but a big thankyou to the poster of extracts without which I would never have heard of this soap.
Last Edit: Feb 23, 2009 16:44:02 GMT -5 by hiflyer
I think whatever decisions Rory and Nathan need to make they can do just as well in Dublin and while I would have loved a couple of episodes where they talked about things, I think given how frank Rory is, we can imagine he won't let Nathan get away with not talking about everything that has happened once they get to wherever they are going.
At least this way they don't have to worry about being under Rory's father's thumb and they can breathe and relax and Nathan can heal. I was just glad Rory's dad wasn't some crazy stereotypical homophobe.
Nathan made the decision to leave because he was threatened by Rory's dad and he didn't want to get Rory involved or put him in the middle. I get that.
But Nathan did ask Rory to go with him. He literally said "Come with me" and said something about Rory changing his course and transferring to school in Ireland.
So clearly Nathan has some feelings for Rory beyond just physical attraction.
I don't think Rory's getting into the taxi was about "Oh, now we're together as a couple"
It was just about Rory needed to get the hell outta Scotland.
Why not go to Ireland and take a chance on getting to know Nathan better without all the stress of your family scrutinizing you and your potential lover and father at each other's throats?
For me, the whole question of Rory's awakening was altogether too slight though I get what you say Darco. It seems almost as though the programme makers had run out of time or money and brought it all to a close just too quickly.
There was a very small reference to Rory in tonight's epi. Amber (who doesn't really know that Rory & his dad had a huge argument) mentioned that she had had a text mssge from Rory and he sounded like he was having a lot of fun.
Post by iclickmyheels on Feb 24, 2009 21:06:57 GMT -5
really? that's the end? bugger that.
the second part was a yawn fest. i didn't even like nathan by the end. It just went in circles for a while with the gangster stuff and the writers didn't even bother to decide what the kiss actually meant. lame. Really, the only redeeming part of that whole storyline was david paisley just being his adorable self.
Sheeplefarm has a more up to date bio on the first page.
He left briefly earlier this year to take a job elsewhere, but returned to manage his best friend Eileen's campaign for the local council. They have a very good friendship, it's nice to see that on a soap. In the last few days of the election, he got a call telling him his father was ill, so he had to leave (she won).
He doesn't seem to be a major character so I don't think there will be a big story but there is a story which is starting now where he has to deal with his father's homophobia. If he donates a kidney, then his father might live, but Scott's father tells him he doesn't want anything from Scott's body because of "sin".
I really did like Robbie and Scott's vibe when they were playing around pretending to be in the cafe that Scott wants to open and even when they were just walking and then waking up together it was totally believable. They looked good. Kinda funky cool but not too precious. ;D
Scott is definitely the kind of guy who would benefit from dating someone less jaded, who's totally out and open and comfortable with his sexuality and who can shake Scott up a bit (in a good way) and encourage him to loosen up.
Though I understand why Scott's reticent.
Married closet cases (JUST SAY NO!!!) and that Manu guy was a horror. Absolute nightmare. I just wanted to smack the shine off his teeth every time I saw him and I know that's not fair to the character because I'm sure there was more to him than his pissy attitude. Even though he didn't sign up for "Baby on Board" when he got together with Scott, it was still just awful how he behaved about the baby and all.
I'm surprised no one has ever done a playlist of Scott and Manu and Scott and Eddie (married guy) because I really like the character Scott.
ANYWAY, yeah "Simply Red" Robbie.
Let's hope Scott gives in and just proceeds with caution but still opens himself to letting it happen (and that we actually get to see them have some cuddles and kisses on screen).
I remember watching that showRaw and a much earlier Scottish show "Tinsel Town" and being pleasantly surprised at how they dealt with same-sex kisses and love scenes but River City seems to be a bit more conservative when it comes to the "physical" aspects of gay love stories. I've never been able to find the second series of "Tinsel Town" online but I've seen most of the gay related clips and both series I loved.
Does anyone who's been watching River City for a while have an info/opinion about how it handles gay sexuality on screen? Is it a very modest show in general when it comes to sexuality (gay and straight)
IDoes anyone who's been watching River City for a while have an info/opinion about how it handles gay sexuality on screen? Is it a very modest show in general when it comes to sexuality (gay and straight)
RC generally leans towards the "grim" side of storylines - it's fictional setting suposedly being in a working class area of Glasgow - so nearly all storylines are grounded in a "it's a hard life" philosophy. As for any gay storylines - well they tend to just get the same treatment as any other. The Character of Scott has been there from the very first episode and he has had many storylines over the years - some realtionship, some just difficulties in his day to day life, work, family, friends etc. As a rule it doesn't do "sex (or sexy) scenes - it's all really intimated rather than shown and Scott's relationship stories have been treated just the same as any others on the show.
It's quite adventurous in it's subject matter with Scott - he has had relationships with an Asian, a black guy and a married policeman. They have also tackled the thorny issue (in Scotland) of the fact that his father was a religious minister from the hebrides (where up until this year Ferry crossings to the outer Isles were banned on Sundays because that is the Lords day).
As far as I can remember it has never had a Lesbian storyline.