Monday, 13 July 2015
That's the Dev Alahan that we met when he first showed up on Coronation Street, having purchased his uncle Ravi's seven shops. He had a slick line for the ladies and wasted no time schmoozing with barmaid Gina Gregory but more often than not, Dev's affairs ended up disastrously. In this post, inspired by one that was published in the Manchester Evening News, we look at some of Dev's dubious past loves.
Gina Gregory wasn't Dev's first disaster. While he was attempting to woo her, his former girlfriend from Birmingham, Amy Goskirke, showed up. She told everyone Dev was a love rat and nearly had everyone convinced of it until he exposed her apparent suicide attempt as a sham (no scars under the bandaged wrists). She was made out to be more of a disturbed stalker than a dumped girlfriend but I always wonder if he hadn't led her on.
Ah yes, sweet Sunita, one of the shop assistants in one of his other shops. She was a good Indian girl and after a few ups and downs in that relationship, they got married. But it didn't last too long. After Maya made her unsuccessful attempts at splitting them up, Dev's own womanizing past caused the end of his marriage to Sunita. She discovered he had children by several other shop assistants, one of whom even had her own child. The betrayal was too much and Sunita left him for five years after giving birth to their twins.
Sunita came back into Dev's life and they reconciled. It was all happy families for awhile but Sunita became bored and had an affair with nasty Karl who was landlady Stella Price's fella. Dev was almost going to forgive her but he wasn't there yet and Sunita ended up dying after being caught in a fire at the Rovers that Karl set.
Dev's next attempt at love was to follow through on a crush he developed on Stella but it didn't get too far. They were far better at being friends.
As we have seen, Dev has well and truly shot his relationship with the lovely Julie Carp in the foot by foolishly persuing Talisa, a fellow charity worker he met in India. It was completely one sided but Julie realized that she loved him far more than he did her if it was that easy for him to fall for someone else. Dev not only lost Talisa but Julie as well.
What's next for Dev? Sunita was probably the love of his life. Will he find true love again or will this aging playboy continue to lurch from one woman to the next, never quite getting it right?
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