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Monday, 31 July 2017

Tristan Gemmill reveals what's next for the Bistro


Tristan Gemmill, who plays Robert Preston, was interviewed in Soaplife this week. By way of What's On TV we can share his interview with you.

Tristan talks about the current storyline at the Bistro and who he thinks is behind the damage that's being caused.

“Robert feels totally responsible for the nightmare that’s unfolding. And being the hands-on guy that he is, he decides he has to fix it his way… and it sort of spirals out of control because of that.’

So, Robert believes Rich is responsible for the attacks on the Bistro?
“Yes, but Rich has a strong alibi. Robert, though, is convinced Rich is responsible and he can’t get this out of his head.”

Why does Robert offer Chesney Brown £5000?
“Robert notices Chesney jump when a plate smashes and he worries Chesney may have psychological scars after the Bistro attack. Adam Barlow’s threatening legal action on Chesney’s behalf, but Robert offers Chesney a pay-off he can’t afford to try to avoid more trouble.”

Michelle offers to bail him out financially. How does he feel about that?
“Robert’s independent and he wants to sort out his own problems and he doesn’t want money to get in the way of their relationship. So he goes to the casino. He thinks it helps him unwind, plus he could win some money.”

Does it help him unwind?
“No. Michelle is furious when she finds out and they have a big argument. Robert says he got them into this mess and he’ll get them out of it, but this doesn’t hold water. Michelle points out this will count for nothing if the Bistro goes bankrupt because he loses more money. There are some icy moments between them and Michelle insists that from now on they tell each other the truth about everything.”

Then Michelle’s car is vandalised…
“Michelle clearly doesn’t know about it, so Robert goes into protection mode and he gets it fixed without telling her. When she finds out, they fall out again. These attacks are starting to unravel Michelle and Robert’s relationship.”

Michelle’s clearly in serious danger…
“And Robert will do anything to protect her… We will see just how far he’s prepared to go. This turns out to be quite a significant departure for him.”

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4 comments:

Scott Willison said...

But most importantly, is he ever going to change the bistro's name?

Anonymous said...

I've never like Robert (who in the past was a carpet fitter I believe and now a professional chef ?????) Yeh, OK.

C in Canada said...

I am really having a hard time getting into this storyline. Both characters don't interest me in the least.

Anonymous said...

I'm curious as to how this plays out.Robert always seems tightly controlled. Someone in a long past comment remarked that Robert's eyes were blank or dead...I can't remember the exact words. Now it seems there may be a lot more going on in Robert, so I won't jump on the 'don't like Robert' bandwagon just yet. I do like Michelle, I find the character quite believable, and wonder how she'll cope with yet another major shock. Steve's antics would have driven me crazy never mind his one night with Leanne and resulting baby Oliver, especially after losing her own baby. A betrayal that deep and involved will take a very long to get over, and there will be some irrational behaviour perhaps for years (depending upon ptb). For example, when Michelle threw out Leanne's letter, quite conceivably she just didn't want to have to deal with feeling the tension and hurt when dealing with Leanne. It's bad enough for Michelle when Leanne crosses paths with her, why go looking for pain.

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