Ok. We've arrived at the storyline where Jamie has professed his love for Frankie. You know, *real* love. Attraction. He's loved her all his life. Well duh. Apparently he was 7 and she was 16 babysitting him and within a year was his stepmother and mother of his baby brother Warren. Yeah, ok, have a crush on her when you're 7. Perfectly normal, stepmother or not, especially when you have a harridan for a biological mother who is now an alcoholic harpy. Be supremely pissed off and jealous when your dad shags your fiancee and steals her from you. Even be a bit narked because your stepmother has found a hot new boyfriend. You might be pissed with your father and think she's done the right thing chucking him out but seeing her in a new light, being hot and sexual with a younger boyfriend is probably a bit weird because you know, you don't think about your parents having sex even though you know your father is chasing everything in skirts. Now you know your stepmother is having sex too, well that's just not on is it. she's your step mother. Has been for 20 years. She treats you like her own child.
But what? because your drunken mother suggests jealously that you have a thing for her, you start to believe it? And Frankie? lonely, sad, seeing how much Danny still wants her and still loving him and still attracted to him but terribly hurt, doesn't want to take the chance on him again (and rightly so. leopards don't change their spots, m'dear). You rebound by kissing your stepson when he lunges at you? wrong!!!! so so wrong! Seems like she's catapulting back to Danny because of it when she should have chucked Jamie out on the cobbles to get his head straight. I wasn't a big Jamie fan before and i'm definitely gone off him now. What were the writers thinking? If Danny hadn't got together with Frankie until Jamie was 16 or 17 or so, already more or less an adult, it might have made more sense. Or at least you could stretch it to a bit of understanding. She wouldn't really have "mothered" a teenager as much as made friends with him. But he was a child. 7. Running to her with scraped knees and nightmares. It's just going to be too hard to bear. And because i do the Sunday comments, i sort of have to watch it rather than tape and fast forward it. The things i do for you lot! ;) I'm going to hate every minute of this ill thought out storyline. I really am.