Today’s episode features a scene which will always be one of the most iconic for Brendan - having a cup of tea (with a saucer) and uttering that infamous line: “You so don’t know me.” All round it’s a great episode, showing almost every side of Brendan from seductive to unhinged to brutal all in the space of one episode. The tea scene with Amy will probably always be one of my favourites. It’s funny but in usual Brendan style, in a really dark way.
Things are going great for Brendan and Ste, ‘playfighting’, eating cereal straight out the box. Brendan even decides after a chat with Mitzeee that he’s too happy to seek and destroy Walker. Even Kevin and Doug buzzing around can’t stop that, until Amy arrives and ruins it all.
Chosen for purely selfish reasons this is one of my favourite Brendan episodes of all time where we got to see a really vulnerable side to him, which at the time was pretty rare. Features another famous tea scene with Amy and one of the best Ste and Brendan kisses as Brendan forces himself to say goodbye to Ste.
In the wake of Amy discovering their relationship and after beating Ste up, Brendan lies about how Ste got his bruises and is desperate to keep his secrets. The scene in the cellar where Brendan intimidates and belittles Ste, sharing his plan to get them girlfriends, is particularly well done. Brendan’s switch from cruel and chilling to desperate for Ste to stay with him (and then back to vicious again) is fascinating. As an extra bonus, features Brendan carrying Mitzeee away from a brawl with Nancy in a brilliant comedic scene.
A great episode from 2010 that I’d completely forgotten about! Brendan faces a feisty Jacqui as she looks out for Carmel and on meeting Amy for the first time thinks she might be the perfect drug mule. And just for good measure he charms and flirts with her, just to aggravate Ste.
Three years ago bonfire night ended disastrously with Amy laid up in hospital. But who else happened to be in the same hospital? Macca, Brendan’s ex! This week Flashback Friday gives us one of my favourite Bramy moments, with him terrorising her in the hospital bed (“I should have brought you flowers”). Macca also gives Brendan a bizarre/desperate ultimatum - dump Ste or he’ll go to the police! Classic 2010 Brendan.
The A to Z of Brendan Brady
Months back, before he left our screens, I asked for ideas for an A - Z, so here, finally, is some of the best ideas for an A to Z of our favourite and sorely missed Brendan Brady.
Ste Hay | E4 22 March 2013
So we’ve seen Brendan’s exit now, but boy are we clinging to his best bits like there is no tomorrow. Here’s our Top 10 Brendan Best Bits.
It’s the end of an era for Hollyoaks and its fans next week as the show airs Emmett Scanlan’s final scenes in the role of Brendan Brady.
After two and a half years of successful storylines and memorable moments, Brendan’s exit plays out in a high-octane week of drama which brings his ongoing plots with Walker, Seamus, Ste and Cheryl to a close.
Emmett recently gave Digital Spy a call from LA to chat about Brendan’s departure and his future plans.
Brendan Brady | E4 12 Feb 2013
Amy cannot accept the fact of her children living with a man who moves, or has moved, in such dangerous circles.
Brendan Brady | E4 11 Feb 2013
Leah Barnes startles Brendan and Ste in the morning, and her mother Amy surprises them again in the afternoon. Also, Carl tries to convince Mitzeee that Walker would never be served true justice for the murder of Riley if she relied on the police to prosecute him.