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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by charmingAnnielynn (U11952070) on Wednesday, 10th October 2012

    More enthused about marriage, or losing interest?

    We never get to hear her discuss this with anyone, but lately she's seemed very difficult to read regarding her enthusiasm, or lack therof. Tonight it started to sound like she was NOT interested, then at the end, I wondered if perhaps she suddenly is?

    I think I'll cast my vote on the side of NOT interested. After all, she carefully said "this would be a lovely place for a house", not "our home".

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    Posted by teddyandgypsy (U14935190) on Wednesday, 10th October 2012

    Are we talking New Brenda or the old unreconstructed one?

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    Posted by Bette (U2222559) on Wednesday, 10th October 2012

    I just wish she would leave Ambridge for a few years. Unfortunately, that won't happen now because she is committed to Vicki and the baby.

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    Posted by toffee (U8026926) on Wednesday, 10th October 2012

    More enthused about marriage, or losing interest?

    We never get to hear her discuss this with anyone, but lately she's seemed very difficult to read regarding her enthusiasm, or lack therof. Tonight it started to sound like she was NOT interested, then at the end, I wondered if perhaps she suddenly is?

    I think I'll cast my vote on the side of NOT interested. After all, she carefully said "this would be a lovely place for a house", not "our home".  


    She sounded like she was losing interest to me. Like the thought of them building a house together almost horrified her.
    And she's never seemed keen to cement their relationship with a wedding and definitely not with kids.

    But characters change a lot these days.

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    Posted by Bette (U2222559) on Wednesday, 10th October 2012

    Actually, ruminating on this a bit, I can see Brenda leaving Tom and ending up living with Vicki and Mike as the live-in child-carer.
    It's obvious, really!
    Tom will then be free to find someone more suitable as a long-term partner.

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    Posted by teddyandgypsy (U14935190) on Wednesday, 10th October 2012

    Actually, ruminating on this a bit, I can see Brenda leaving Tom and ending up living with Vicki and Mike as the live-in child-carer.
    It's obvious, really!
    Tom will then be free to find someone more suitable as a long-term partner.  
    Fallon wants a bloke and she's got a kitchen...

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    Posted by elizabeth church (U14285872) on Wednesday, 10th October 2012

    Hannah -pig girl to return.

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    Posted by Bette (U2222559) on Wednesday, 10th October 2012

    There is no 'chemistry' between Tom and Brenda, and never has been. Yes, indeed 'Bring Back Hannah' (there /was/ chemistry there, between her and Tom).

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    Posted by charmingAnnielynn (U11952070) on Wednesday, 10th October 2012

    Surely, even Fallon can't be THAT desperate!!!

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    Posted by siriol (U14748387) on Thursday, 11th October 2012

    Judging by the way she responds whenever marriage is mentioned, not interested at all! I'm not sure that the SWs have made up their mind what to do with Brenda yet.

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    Posted by Scarlett the Harlot (U14942477) on Thursday, 11th October 2012

    I get the impression that Brenda is not interested in marriage or having children. Strange really.

    Perhaps she will turn out to be a lesbian.

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    Posted by toffee (U8026926) on Thursday, 11th October 2012

    I get the impression that Brenda is not interested in marriage or having children. Strange really.

    Perhaps she will turn out to be a lesbian. 


    Or maybe she's just not interested in getting married to and having kids with Taarm.

    If she met someone else and dumped Taarm. She'd probably be married and pregnant within 3 months!

    You see it all the time. A couple together years, don't get married, no kids, then they split up, one or both meets someone else and within months they're married and parenthood beckons!

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    Posted by Scarlett the Harlot (U14942477) on Thursday, 11th October 2012

    That is another good option toffee. I have seen that happen too.

    Perhaps Brenda and Tom have just waited too long between engagement and marriage?

    They must have been engaged for at least 3 years surely?

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  • Message 14

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    Posted by Buntysdaughter (U7084475) on Thursday, 11th October 2012

    Yes, how long is it now ? In a way, I would be very happy indeed to see Tom and Bren inflicting mutual dullness on one another 'til death do them, etc, thus saving two other innocent souls from a miserable fate. But could one stand it ?

    There was something in the way Tom was gabbling on y'day about how perfect it all is for him/them that made me think the SWs are taking him for a ride before a fall, but, if they do, I fear they will opt for business success and ditch Brenda. Really, I'd far rather have him and his blasted Ready Meals fail miserably, but I can't see them allowing that degree of reality into this SL. How satisfying it would be if he beggared up the meals AND lost Brenda. But ......the SWs have form, as we know, so it won't happen, not in Ambridge.

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    Posted by toffee (U8026926) on Thursday, 11th October 2012

    That is another good option toffee. I have seen that happen too.

    Perhaps Brenda and Tom have just waited too long between engagement and marriage?

    They must have been engaged for at least 3 years surely?

     


    They did get engaged in 2009, so they've been engaged over 3 years, (I think the book I read said May 2009, but Imight be wrong) but I can't remember them originally getting together so I don't know how long they've been 'a couple'

    It is possible for a couple to become a habit without even realising it, almost. You plod along maybe not realising it's a habit you're actually bored with!
    Though, who knows, in Brenda's case that might be subconcsiously manifesting itself in the fact she seems not interested in being tied to Tarm for life let alone wanting to have his kids.

    It would be brilliant if they DID introduce a new man into the show for her to fall for and realise she IS bored with Tarm and can't wait to marry the new man!
    But I won't hold me breath! They'll probably plod on til their old age, being engaged!

    I had an auntie who was engaged for 20 years! We're talking a long time ago, back in the 50's and 60's. They did get married eventually, when they were about 50. I always think of them when I think of Tarm and Bren!

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    Posted by RAFromSw (U14574822) on Thursday, 11th October 2012

    I recall a study into soaps in genereal which stated you were much more likely to be murdered or the victim of a fatal accident or serious crime in a soap than real life. However the chances of an affair (or unfaithfulness) is much lower in soap - probably because the available community is so much smaller than in real life.

    However I think Bren should find someone more interesting and leave Tom well behind....

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  • Message 17

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    Posted by Ruralrambler (U11117592) on Thursday, 11th October 2012

    Brenda seems less and less enthused about the idea of marriage, to my ears.

    As she is basically a pleasant enough young woman I hope she meets someone more interesting (maybe the Lower Loxley consultant might drop by, or even a new builder taking over Darrel's work) and dumps Tom. I think we are building up to it, as the more he gets lovey dovey the less thrilled she seems.

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  • Message 18

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    Posted by Paul237 (U12153576) on Thursday, 11th October 2012

    She seems to be a bit of a commitmentphobe (for want of a better word). Happy to coast along as she is, living with her partner and doing a secretarial job.

    There are no problems with this when neither party has a strong desire to get married. A friend of mine has three children with his partner and neither him or her want to get married, but Tom has made it clear he wants a wedding.

    The Archers being The Archers, I imagine the marriage will take place eventually.

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