There could be a split on the horizon for one of Emmerdale’s most stable couples as Brenda Walker struggles to recover from the shock of her husband Bob Hope cheating on her with their friend Laurel Thomas.
Fans watched in horror as Laurel and Bob spent the night together several weeks back in a twist that has only come to light as part of a recent flashback. When Brenda then found a suspicious text from Laurel on Bob’s phone, he was forced to admit what had happened – and she was understandably crushed.
Tonight, Bob is overwhelmed with guilt as his wife breaks down in tears over his betrayal and it’s clear that she is contemplating this as the end of her marriage. After everything they have been through together has Bob destroyed the relationship for good? Or can they work past this?
It remains to be seen whether Emmerdale truly do plan to split the long term couple but Bob hopes that he can do whatever it takes to prove to Brenda that he loves her.
It’s certainly a rocky road ahead…
Emmerdale continues on Tuesday 19th December at 7pm on ITV.
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‘Antebellum’ has a ‘Get Out’ vibe, but doesn’t live up to its twist
“Antebellum” is built around a provocative twist, and it’s a good one — as well as one that definite..
“Antebellum” is built around a provocative twist, and it’s a good one — as well as one that definitely shouldn’t be spoiled even a little. Once that revelation is absorbed, however, the movie becomes less distinctive and inspired, reflecting an attempt to tap into the zeitgeist that made “Get Out” a breakthrough, without the same ability to pay off the premise.
Originally destined for a theatrical run, the movie hits digital platforms trumpeting a “Get Out” pedigree in its marketing campaign, since there’s an overlap among the producing teams.
More directly, the film marks the directing debut of Gerard Bush + Christopher Renz, who have championed social-justice issues through their advertising work. The opening script features a quote from author William Faulkner, whose intent will eventually become clearer: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
If that sounds like a timely means of drawing a line from the horrors of slavery to the racism of today, you’ve come to the right place.
The story begins on a plantation, where the brutal overseers carry out grisly punishments against those tilling the fields. A few have just tried to escape, led by Veronica (Janelle Monae), and they pay a heavy price for their resistance, which does nothing to curb her defiance.
Also written by Bush + Renz, the script take too long before revealing what makes “Antebellum” different, but the middle portion — a “The Twilight Zone”-like phase when it’s hard to be sure exactly what’s going on — is actually the film’s strongest. (Even the trailer arguably gives away too much, so the less one knows, the better.)
The final stretch, by contrast, veers into more familiar thriller territory, and feels especially rushed toward the end, leaving behind a host of nagging, unanswered questions. That provides food for thought, but it’s also what separates the movie from something like “Get Out,” which deftly fleshed out its horror underpinnings.
Although the filmmakers (in a taped message) expressed disappointment that the movie wasn’t making its debut in theaters, in a strange way, the on-demand format somewhat works in its favor. In the press notes, Bush says the goal was “to force the audience to look at the real-life horror of racism through the lens of film horror. We’re landing in the middle of the very conversations that we hoped ‘Antebellum’ would spur.”