Stendan 101: The ultimate fanatic’s guide (Part 1)

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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

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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. 

When you starve I will feed you, when you are sick I will tend you. Forever is cold and hard and final.

With lots of new fans discovering Brendan Brady for the first time I thought I’d choose an episode that was one of the first that grabbed my attention way back in 2010. A personal favourite of mine! It’s not a hugely remarkable episode but for me it made me think “Ooh hang on, am I sensing some sort of sexual tension?”* (pleased to find out it wasn’t just in my mind!) and immediately Brendan and Ste had an interesting dynamic. It sets up the foundations of their relationship well - from manipulation, dodgy dealings and mutual understanding about fatherhood.

*all that talk of a ‘package’ and talking in close proximity

totally non-canon, 100% not boyfriends, “I can smell the sexual tension from here”  late 2012 Stendan


Brendan Brady || Complete Playlist
Part One || Part Two
For new and old fans worldwide I’ve finally completed a straightforward way to watch Brendan Brady’s entire storyline (sometimes including other story snippets so you can easily follow long-running plots). Part one begins August 2010 and finishes November 2011. Part two begins December 2011 and finishes with Brendan’s final episode in March 2013.
Be prepared to fall in love with Brendan for the first time or all over again! Any questions, feel free to message me or tweet me.
N.B. 99% of the download links no longer work - apologies in advance.

Brendan Brady || Complete Playlist

Part One || Part Two

For new and old fans worldwide I’ve finally completed a straightforward way to watch Brendan Brady’s entire storyline (sometimes including other story snippets so you can easily follow long-running plots). Part one begins August 2010 and finishes November 2011. Part two begins December 2011 and finishes with Brendan’s final episode in March 2013.
Be prepared to fall in love with Brendan for the first time or all over again! Any questions, feel free to message me or tweet me.
N.B. 99% of the download links no longer work - apologies in advance.

One for the soap fans!

benyoudan:

I was commissioned by a fan of Hollyoaks to work on a Ste and Brendan piece. She has it now and loves it so I thought I’d share it with the world! If you want to commission something like this then get in touch now, either on here or email me evilshopliverpool@gmail.com

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hinsabbies:

i really REALLY want to watch brendan brady’s story line on hollyoaks but like where would I even start with this

there’s so many episodes

where would i find them

i don’t even watch soaps that often

what is the meaning of life

It’s currently a work in progress (because there are hundreds of episodes) but I’m putting together an ultimate playlist of Brendan Brady episodes in order from the first to the last.

So for anyone else who wants to, whether you’ve just discovered Emmett and Brendan or want a rewatch, the playlist is 

HERE

(if the order is weird when you click it’s because I’m still ordering things. The first episode is August 5th 2010)


The first rising occurs when Brendan is in jail. After hearing an attack of rotters at the prison, concern for Brendan’s life, Ste goes to the prison to find out that he was transferred to another prison a few months ago. He was unable to reach there due to the pale wars and was moved to a different town called Roarton. He tried to find out what happened to Brendan but no one knew what happened to him since most of the prisoners were forced into fighting during the pale wars. Four years after, a new guy shows up to the village name Simon that turns out to be Brendan and the lovers reunite. (He died in jail before the first rising. He was given a new name since no one knew what to call him when he was a Rabid). 
thanks to  brendanbradys for the crossover idea, I just added the back story :)

The first rising occurs when Brendan is in jail. After hearing an attack of rotters at the prison, concern for Brendan’s life, Ste goes to the prison to find out that he was transferred to another prison a few months ago. He was unable to reach there due to the pale wars and was moved to a different town called Roarton. He tried to find out what happened to Brendan but no one knew what happened to him since most of the prisoners were forced into fighting during the pale wars. Four years after, a new guy shows up to the village name Simon that turns out to be Brendan and the lovers reunite. (He died in jail before the first rising. He was given a new name since no one knew what to call him when he was a Rabid). 

thanks to  brendanbradys for the crossover idea, I just added the back story :)

Sunday saw Emmett’s character Simon in In The Flesh jump in front of a gun and take a bullet for Kieren. So here’s an episode where the mortal, wounded Brendan throws himself into Walker’s path to save Ste. This was an amazing week of episodes with Walker out for revenge and targeting Brendan’s loved ones and after his plans to kill Ste are thwarted he kidnaps and drugs Brendan’s son Declan. 

This episode sort of speaks for itself doesn’t it? The writer of this episode Jessica Lea tweeted in reference to this episode earlier in the week saying “I wrote one of their 1st snogs in the cellar & Brendan’s grunting was so dirty it got cut.” so I had to make this Flashback Friday. You know how it goes: the day after the night before Brendan succeeds in making Ste flustered about his sexuality and then moves in for the kill with the cellar door locked. The rest is history….

Our universe grants every soul a twin - a reflection of themselves - the kindred spirit - And no matter where they are or how far away they are from each other - even if they are in different dimensions, they will always find one another.

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