In a reflective way, yes (realistically probably not as much as he should have been but hey-ho) but we don’t know how he’s getting on in prison etc.*
*yeah, I know he’s not real ;)
When a fandom spans a long period and you jump aboard a ship mid-way through or when it’s finished you can sometimes miss little nuggets of behind-the-scenes facts which make the story so much better. And if you’ve been on the ship from the start, clutching your OTP and whispering “my babies” into the night you will hold these snippets of information to your chest with adoration.
So for the new Stendan fans, the veterans, the curious and the virgins I present The Ultimate Guide to Stendan offering as much information on the two and a half year phenomenon. I hope you enjoy.
I have tried to include a ‘source’ where possible, however sometimes you’ll just have to take my word for it. Information comes from my big ol’ memory, articles and interviews, old tweets or from conversations with Emmett.
Part One: Early Beginnings & Secret Sexuality
No, apart from Ste’s line “I reckon Brendan’s looking at a 30 year stretch” there hasn’t been. Hope that helps!
From the Channel 5 Suspects website…
Shot in the style of a fly on-the-wall documentary, Suspects is unscripted, with the cast devising their own dialogue based on a detailed plot description.
Set in London, each episode is a self-contained story, starting with a news report, then following the team of three detectives as they investigate the circumstances the crime. The cases themselves are hard-hitting with contemporary themes.
The first series aired with very positive reviews in the press (like this one) and the cast is headed by Fay Ripley, Damien Molony and Clare-Hope Ashitey.
Judging by filming photos it looks like Emmett is playing a solicitor. The improvised dialogue will have made for a new acting experience for him so I’m excited to see it when it airs.
Emmett Scanlan in new Guardians of the Galaxy clip
The closest episode I could get to a summer holiday one! Brendan even wears his blue summer shirt! Although like most of Brendan’s life, it’s not the happy summer day it could be. Brendan’s made a promise to join Ste and the kids, with estranged son Declan, to a trip to Disneyworld Florida. But he’s torn between his heart and his fears and can’t go through with it. The scene in the car is such a powerful moment - it always gets to me seeing Brendan’s struggle.