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That Craig And John Paul Relationship Was Briefly Brought Up In "Hollyoaks" Last Night

Craig didn't appear on the show but at least we have some closure.

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If you didn't watch Hollyoaks on E4 last night, you would have missed one of the characters, John Paul (James Sutton), leaving the show for the second time.

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His final scene consisted of him boarding a plane to Singapore with his son (yes, you might not be aware that he has a son now - there's a lot to catch up here, I know).

We didn't hear them speak to each other. We then saw a plane taking off so it's one of those endings when you have to use your goddamn imagination.

The reason why we didn't see Craig probably has something to do with the fact that he's actually quite a big US actor now, in shows like Ray Donovan and Chicago Fire.

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He also needs a shave here. I think the JP / Craig breakup affected him badly.

The Craig / John Paul Hollyoaks storyline was fucking legendary. For many people, it was the first time they saw blokes making out before the watershed.

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Taking place in those indie music years of 2006 - 2008, McDean dealt with issues of sexuality and coming out marvellousy. For some guys, this storyline helped them realise that they were into guys too.

Here's a summary of the storyline: Craig was like this to John Paul for like 1300 episodes because he was still going out with Sarah.

Here's a quicker summary of that storyline:

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Then John Paul got himself a boyfriend called Spike (who was a bit lame IMHO) and Craig got mega jealous, even though he was still with Sarah.

And then Sarah walked into Craig and JP making out.

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John Paul set up this incident because he got so pissed off that he had to make out with Craig behind Sarah's back. At least, that's what I remember happening. I missed the episode as it clashed with a swimming lesson I had.

Also remember: there was no sex in Hollyoaks. We only saw JP and Craig take off each other's shirts they probably bought from GAP. Then we saw both of them in their pants in the bedroom whilst JP was playing the guitar or something. Then Craig would say something like "I LOVE SARAH" and would flee.

Now, no disrespect to John Paul, but the goddamn storyline should have ended when he left with Craig (and they both moved to Ireland for some reason).

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John Paul (James Sutton) returned to the show in 2012 and we learnt that he had split up with Craig whilst in Ireland.

Then like 39586485 things happened to John Paul because a lot of the storylines in Hollyoaks are ridiculous.

People die in this show all the time. Seriously. There are so many deaths. Have you read this Wikipedia page of Hollyoaks deaths? It's fascinating.

I'm sorry, but even though this ending makes you feel nostalgic, they should have finished with the first one.

AND THEN THEY BOTH WENT TO IRELAND AND SPENT THE REST OF THEIR LIVES TOGETHER BECAUSE THEIR LOVE WAS REAL.

AND JOHN PAUL NEVER RETURNED TO HOLLYOAKS BECAUSE HE WAS HAPPY WITH CRAIG.

SO THAT SCENE WITH THE PHONE CALL NEVER ACTUALLY HAPPENED AND I NEVER WROTE THIS ARTICLE.

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