Aaron Livesy’s Brutal and Beautiful Coming Out Saga On Emmerdale

While Americans worry themselves about the end of One Life To Live‘s gay storyline, British viewers of the soap opera Emmerdale have just reached a new high: Aaron Livesy has finally come out.

More on the character here (which we had to read, not being regular viewers of the show), but Aaron (played by Danny Miller) and his guardian Paddy Kirk (played by Dominic Brunt) have a good twenty minutes worth of airtime that’s full of tears, confessions, and yes, blood. As we’ve surmised, these two characters hated each other for most of their lives, but now they’ve got a father-and-son relationship.

It actually looks like pretty great television. Can our British viewers weigh in here? Is Emmerdale usually this good?