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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

It's not all about Michelle

(reposted from State of the Street with permission)

We have seen the beginning of the storyline focussing on Steve struggling with depression. As many others have said, Steve is a very good character to carry this.

Depression can strike anyone, even the usually happy-go-lucky people like goofy Steve. Simon Gregson is an underrated actor when it comes to serious stuff but I've often seen him do some really great acting when the acting gets tough. I can remember quite a few scenes during his time with Becky that he had to pull out all the stops and he could be breathtaking. He's come a long way from that fingernail chewing scallywag he once was!

There has already been one scene with Liz who showed concern, noting that he's not been himself. His mother sometimes shows a bit of disrespect for her son but she also knows him better than anyone, even his current partner, Michelle.

Michelle is going to start worrying that Steve has gone off her. It's annoying that Michelle sees something different and immediately thinks it's got anything to do with her. But on the other hand, that's typical of her. She's long been dismissive of Steve and treats him appallingly. She doesn't show a lot of respect and can be a bit of a bully to him, too. I often feel she treats him like a naughty child. It's going to be painful watching her moan and whinge while watching Steve suffer and try to hide it. I'm sure Liz will suspect there's more going on but he'll keep everyone he loves at arms' length until he will eventually have to admit he needs help.

 I'm looking forward to seeing this play out even if I expect I will be shouting at the screen every time Me-chelle whines. If there was a genie in a bottle, I'd wish that this would break up Steve and Michelle because I never thought they were suited but I doubt that's going to happen. Michelle will get her knuckles rapped and a hefty piece of guilt-sauced humble pie and be very supportive once Steve is finally coming out the other side.

As long as she doesn't overdo it by spoonfeeding his medication and scheduling rests and downtime for him.



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12 comments:

sarah luize kidger said...

peter should not go down to prison for a crime he never commited it was rob who confessed to Simon last night at Tinas grave side Carla told rob why did you take simon there simon told ken what happened tracy was really mad what rob had done I can now see rob arrested for all of the murder he did commit Leanne battersby told all lies in the court you can get sent down for 5 years for that Leanne is no better judge by cheating on nick with gym manager kal and you can be sent down for adaultery even for longer 10 years in all 15 years the maxinium

abbyk said...

I thought Steve was brilliant wrestling with his inner demons Monday night. Often the best dramatic performances come from comedians. I'm looking forward to seeing this side of Steve. At the same time, I dread all the nastiness that will spew from Michelle. She has never strayed from the shallow shrew who arrived so many years ago, and I don't see them changing her. I agree with Tvor, Michelle & Steve never seemed suited to each other and I can't figure out why they got back together. Were they both too lazy to bother finding someone better? I wish her parents would kick the bucket so she would inherit the Connor homestead and decide to move back.

Humpty Dumpty said...

The problem with Michelle's character is that she is played in a very 2-dimensional way. Another actress might have found ways to show that while Michelle nagged Steve, she loved him which is what I believe the character is about. Steve and Michelle could have become a younger, more glam version of Jack and Vera. That's certainly not happening atm.

Zagg said...

Uh...Sarah, Leanne didn't cheat on Nick with the gym manager Kal.
They were well and truly broken up at that point after NICK kicked her out, pushed her away even after she begged him not to. So what should she do, wear black and live like a hermit for the rest of her life because Nick was too stupid to keep her in his life?And being put in jail for adultery? Seriously? What century are you living in?

Anonymous said...

I like the character of Michelle, and I think that she and Steve are suited, she has shown her more caring side towards Steve several times, for example when Steve was lying on the sofa with a rubiks cube.

Defrost Indoors said...

Leanne is no better judge by cheating on nick with gym manager kal and you can be sent down for adaultery even for longer 10 years in all 15 years the maxinium

On what planet does adultery (which I don't think Leanne committed) merit a prison sentence?!

Anonymous said...

I'd be depressed too if I was looking at the foreseeable with that creep of a Michelle. Maybe the Dr. will convince him to dump the bag.

Anonymous said...

When Michelle calls Steve "Babe" and pretends to care about him, it comes across as completely disingenuous because she has spent so much time and energy devoted to belittling and badmouthing Steve it's impossible to believe she actually loves him.

I'm sure in an Islamic State somewhere a woman could be sent to prison for "adultery" but I can't think of any developed nation that would do the same.

Frosty the Snowman said...

I personally do not see what the character of Michelle brings to the show and feel she drags Steve down when he would be better with someone else. She is someone that should have been written out ages ago but is kept on and on even though she is unpopular, not particularly well played and frankly going nowhere.

Tvor said...

I've always felt that MIchelle drags Steve down. I think that's why he went with Becky in the first place because at the time she was so much more fun. Then she got bogged down in drama, too but Becky's drama was a lot more soul destroying even than Michelle's.

And Rob didn't confess to Simon, he just said that Peter didn't kill Tina, not that he himself did.

Anonymous said...

There was case in Australia where a woman was fined $50,000 for breaking up a marriage and put on 2 years good behavior bond

The.HR.Doctor said...

"There was case in Australia where a woman was fined $50,000 for breaking up a marriage and put on 2 years good behavior bond"

How did the sheep feel about that?

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