Just a few of my thoughts…
When I see Suki and Eve, that’s two humans trying to find love, romance, and connection. They just happen to be two women.T.Lanette
I’ve read on Twitter about how the #Sukeve storyline has touched other viewers including women who identify proudly as Queer/LGBT. I have always said that this representation was missing from EastEnders. I’m glad that after three years of less than adequate representation that we now have Suki and Eve’s relationship on the screen. Their storyline has also touched me personally as a heterosexual woman.
Today’s scenes were hard to watch (I hate the angst!), but it was necessary in the slow building of their relationship. After two divorces and one boyfriend after the second divorce who turned me off of dating, my force field against love is up and locked into place. As a result, I’ve been jaded about romance in real life. I‘be felt the same way when I’m watching my favorite soap. However, when I see Suki and Eve, I see two people trying to find love, romance, and connection. They just happen to be two women.
I want to think that everyone can relate to two characters trying to find love with each other in spite of sexuality and physical and/or mental obstacles.T.Lanette
Eve said something similar when she first expressed her attraction to Suki after their first kiss. I realized after watching mystery, true crime, and my EastEnders, it’s been awhile since I’ve seen a slow burn romance. Prior to Sukeve, EE relationships have been about noticing a single and/or unhappy person, catching feelings, giving into lust, and then getting together.
It’s been awhile since I’ve cared personally about romance. It may sound sappy, but watching Sukeve has made me feel… giddy 😳… about romance. (Giddy was the only word that came to my mind. 🤷🏾♀️) I want to think that everyone can relate to two characters trying to find love with each other in spite of sexuality and physical and/or mental obstacles. That’s what I see with Suki and Eve. That’s why I’m interested in their happiness (at least soap opera happiness).
I know Eve will give Suki another chance because she loves her and understands the difficulty with coming out. I know that Suki will find the strength to overcome her fears and admit publicly that she loves Eve. She’s had her protective guard up for so long. It’s going to take longer for Suki to let her guard down and accept Eve’s love.