Three Christmases ago, before smashing Danny Houston to death with a hammer, Brendan took a very surprising trip - somewhere at the time we never expected him to venture - a date in a gay bar! Of course, it went about as smoothly as a stubbly kiss but he tried to make the effort to satisfy Ste’s desire to be a ‘proper couple’. A bit of hand holding and sight of a snogging couple had him running back to Ireland, but a B+ for effort? I love this episode. It’s tense and awkward and you can feel Brendan’s discomfort.
Emmett J Scanlan radio interview | 29 Nov 2013
thanks to dodi sonata for the clip!
It’s been approximately forever since I answered questions so here are a few recent ones. Sorry for being lazy and taking forever. The best way to get a quick response is through Twitter. As always, check the Frequently Asked Questions.
Three words you’re happy to hear on a Friday: Stendan, Broxy, Britzeee. This whole period was Hollyoaks gold as far as I’m concerned. Brendan and Mitzeee reveal to the world that they’re now a couple, much to Ste and Cheryl’s horror. Brilliance ensues. Add in Brendan terrorising hapless Lee Hunter and you’ve got a true classic Brendan episode. Contains a tash joke, one about murder and one about ‘positions’. What more could you want?
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.
A firm favourite for many fans, this episode sees Brendan try and keep his two lives separate. Having just committed to Ste with those three little words, he comes face to face with his ex-wife Eileen and guess what? She’s bringing his son to stay. Brendan’s torn in two by his secrets making desperate promises to keep Ste, but faced with the threat of losing his family. Brendan’s anguish and torment is always a joy to watch; Emmett Scanlan rips your heart in two by the end.
— Ashley Taylor Dawson in the Inside Soap Yearbook (via empathist)
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.