Tuesday, 5 July 2011
This storyline was one of the worst conceived ones in a long time, pun intended. From what I know, though, the affair was meant to start very slowly and built up to where you might actually believe they could have developed feelings for each other. Instead, because the storyline was leaked to the media early, they just dove in with both feet and dropped us in it with an almost instant shag-fest.
Kevin has a mid life crush, I could get my head around that, but Molly, though initially rejecting him, was secretly flattered and the next thing you know, she was returning those feelings of lust when only 6 months before she was newly married and happy. It made no sense, and we suffered for it as did the character of Molly who was completely ruined, I think.
I used to like Molly. She was bright and cheerful and cheeky. She and Tyrone made a perfect pair. She didn't try to change him like Maria did and she didn't try to mother him like Fiz did. I haven't much liked Kevin, though. He's always been a bit of a neanderthal. Putting the two together really didn't work for me or most people I talked to. Both actors seemed uneasy with the romantic scenes and it really didn't feel believable.
After the breakup, though, the acrimony and sniping did work! Now we're in for another dose of it because Kevin is going to want to know if it's his baby even though he *says* he doesn't want anything to do with it even if it is. So what will happen if baby Jack is Kevin's? Will he want access? How long will it be before Tyrone and Sally find out because you know they will eventually. The fallout from this will be far reaching and cobble-shattering and hopefully, worth all that angst and frustration we had to sit through!