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Team Syed, Team Christian, Team Amira - whose side are you on?

Nickie | 16:00 UK time, Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Team ChryedThere's nothing like a good love triangle, but one thing we suspect - all three sides of the Christian/Syed/Amira love triangle won't come out of this smiling.

Whose side are you on? Are you aching for Syed to break free of his guilt and to follow his heart, rather than his (handsome) head? Is it high time that Amira got her happy-ever-after? Do you long to see Christian get his man?

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Your Team needs you! And in the meantime, here's a spot of flirtation from next Monday's episode. Apologies to Team Amira for this one... but who could resist a spot of 100% organic GM free beef of this calibre?

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  • Comment number 1.

    i'm on amira's team because aimra is the only one telling the turth like when she kissed danny she told syed,but syed won't tell amira or will he?????

  • Comment number 2.

    Wow!! That clip is so unexpected and amazing!!! Love the 'superman' call back!

    I want to be in Team Christian and Team Syed because they should to be together!!!

    *goes to watch it again*

  • Comment number 3.

    I'm on Syed's AND Christian's team, sorry I couldn't choose, yes it seems bad what Syed did, but let's not forget that he wouldn't've married Amira if it hadn't've been for Zainab! He truly loves Christian and is to afraid to break out of an unhappy situation!

  • Comment number 4.

    Woo! Thanks for this but three things:
    1. I am Team Chryed
    2. Why is there no Team Chryed?
    3. It's not a love triangle

  • Comment number 5.

    Can I make a Team Chryed fanpage please or can you?

  • Comment number 6.

    I'm on Team Christian and Team Syed. They are the real, true couple here. I feel sorry for Amira, none of this is fair on her but Christian and Syed are in love and meant to be together. It's not a love triangle. Amira can never have a "happy ending" with Syed, because He. Is. Gay. And he loves Christian ;)

  • Comment number 7.

    I am Team Syed because he is the one in the middle and he should choose what his heart tells him. But a bit of me feels sorry for Amira because she told Syed when she kissed Danny and Syed should tell her about him and Christian :) I can't wait to see what happens !

  • Comment number 8.

    I love Zainab,s face lol awww they are so cute xxx Hannah xx

  • Comment number 9.

    I love Easy tiger lol awwwwwwwww Hannah xx

  • Comment number 10.

    I am on Christian and Syed side.So sorry for Amira.If it wasn't for Sayed s mum things would have been different. One can't expect him to live a life of living hell and Christian is so sweet I want him to be happy

  • Comment number 11.

    Can there please be a team Chryed fanpage?
    I don't see the story as a 'love triangle'. Syed is gay and loves Christian. He loves Amira in a completely platonic way. Only his faith and family are keeping him away from Christian.

    On a happier note, love the clip and the Superman reference!

  • Comment number 12.

    I am really BORED of the Christian and Syed story Christian could do so much better

  • Comment number 13.

    Team Christian & Syed (i cannot choose between them). I love how they flirt with each other, i really cannot wait for more on this storyline.
    I feel bad for Amira though as she doesn't have a clue to what's going on, it's a very complicated situation but i really hope it's a happy ending eventually for everyone but i doubt that's ever going to happen!!
    Love you Chryed♥♥ Hannah xx
    100% organic GM free beef, yeah Christian i will agree with you there. :)

  • Comment number 14.

    Also Syed is extremely gorgeous! (understatement)

  • Comment number 15.

    i so went for team amira coz i think she deserves the best and i like her the most. roll on the syed and christian storyline

  • Comment number 16.

    Team Chyred, they're meant to be ! I do feel bad for Amira although I don't know how she is has'nt noticed those lingering looks between Christian and Syed !

  • Comment number 17.

    Point taken about the love triangle. I think Syed does love Amira but you're right, it ain't the kind of love that finds him flirting outrageously on the street while his mother watches on in horror... Easy tiger, indeed...

  • Comment number 18.

    I am with Team Christian. All I can say is what a waste.

  • Comment number 19.

    As others here have asked... where is the option for "Team Chryed?"
    I just cannot force myself to make a decision on this one at all, I'm sorry to say.
    I go for team Syed and christian. They are meant to be together I feel.
    Somehow I do feel that in his own way, Syed does love Amira but not enough because of his other feelings for Christian. It must be difficult living in a community where homosexuality goes against everything because of your background and beliefs e.t.c. I think if Zainab wasn't around to keep her eagle eye on her son 24/7, then things might be a bit different and Christian and Syed might still be together. I guess I can hope, but as an avid watcher, I'll keep watching and see what happens.
    They always make the storylines very interesting and entertaining anyway. :-)

  • Comment number 20.

    With sympathies to Amira, Team Chryed all the way. "Easy, tiger."

  • Comment number 21.

    I Am Gay So I am on team ........chrisatian 1 because he is my big bro and he is the best snogger in the world

  • Comment number 22.

    Why has my comment from yesterday been removed? I didn't say anything rude or controversial?

    Anyway,for the record again,I'm Team Christian AND Team Syed. I feel sorry for Amira, but this isn't a love triangle. Syed and Christian are in love and belong together but Syed is torn between his sexuality/love for Christian, and his religion/family/sense of duty. If he was free to come out and be with Christian, he would have chosen him without a doubt.
    Syed married Amira because he felt it was the right thing to do and he believed he could make it work. He loves her as a friend, or like a sister, but his feelings for Amira can't be compared to his feelings for Christian, it's on a completely different level.

  • Comment number 23.

    Team Christian all the way! I always side with gorgeous men!

  • Comment number 24.

    I am really BORED of the whole Syed Christian thing but if I had to choose it would be Christian

  • Comment number 25.

    I'm Team Amira, simply because she has fallen victim to a classic case of infidelity regardless of the homosexual twist, and also because she is also being made a victim of the Massood family beliefs.
    Zainab should never have made Syed marry her knowing that their marriage was doomed. Amira is a beautiful girl who could have made a very happy marriage with the right man, and now she will have to endure this terrible situation and fall out with her family before she can put it right. She may never get the chance again. In effect, the lot of them have ruined her life.
    Syed did not have to propose to her, and could have used her fathers imprisonment as an excuse to break of the relationship ages ago, instead he draws her into the family, and into his mothers clutches where no exit became possible. Even now he is setting up home with her, and her money, knowing that he can never be a proper husband. Amira has been lied to from the start, and this isnt fair, she would have helped him if he had told her last year that he was gay, as she is a kind person, and would have helped him get off the hook with his family. What else could she have done when faced with that news? There was no need for all the drama, which is why the show needs to get this sorted asap before the audience get too bored with it.

  • Comment number 26.

    ...Im also team Amira because she has the most to lose in the end. Her good name, her fathers wrath etc, it's going to "kick off" if it all comes out, and, no doubt the women of the family will get all the blame. Christian is adorable, but lets face it, he will just carry on as normal, Syed will sort himself out and come out of it ok, but Amira will lose everything. Much has been made about family reputations, religion, and a lot was said about Amira keeping her virginity until she was married. Well all that has been taken away from her now, and so she will have a long battle ahead to get back to where she was a year ago, if she ever can. I hope they show this, rather than just presenting Syed and Christian as the victims and all the soppy scenes. I hope they show Amira dealing with the fall out from it, and explain what this will mean for her future and the impact of it all.

  • Comment number 27.

    At the moment, it's Team Christian in the lead (in terms of numbers), Team Amira pretty close and Team Syed lagging behind. Poor old Syed! I guess that's down to Chryed supporters being torn between the pair.

    As far as Team Chryed goes - it looks like someone has set up a Team Chryed page on Facebook due to the demand! We didn't want to duplicate what they're doing...

    Meanwhile greenlight, i don't know why your comment was refered to the moderators - perhaps someone clicked the 'complain about this comment' button by mistake. I'm sure it'll be reinstated when they see there's nothing controversial in there :)

  • Comment number 28.

    Oh yeah, go team Christian!!♥

  • Comment number 29.

    I am soo on Team Amira! i feel so sorry for her, that clip wass soo good. will amira ever find out i wonder??

  • Comment number 30.

    Team Amira, she told the truth about Danny.
    She doesn't deserve to be lied to.

  • Comment number 31.

    Team syed, because syed brought amira into the family because he thought he could get rid of being gay, but falling in love with christian made him realise his true feelings, and because of fear from being disowned from the family, community it is hard to come out in islam, but i do agree he should never married amira because not only is he unhappy he is making amira unhappy too in a loveless marriage.

  • Comment number 32.

    Syed is so so hot, voted for him as sexist male on soap awards, hope he wins.

  • Comment number 33.

    Team Chryed, They should totally be together. Yeah, Syed should never had married Amira but he and Christian should be together.
    Kirsty xx

  • Comment number 34.

    im on amira's side because she is the only truthful one in all of this she told syed about danny so why dont syed and christian tell her about them!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ♥♥♥

  • Comment number 35.

    Team Christian. He deserves to have a happy ending and have Syed to himself. Syed should never have married Amira because he knew it wouldn't work so he should of gone with his true feelings and stuck with Christian x

  • Comment number 36.

    I am afraid I have a negative comment to make about this. As a devoted follower of the story of Syed and Christian, and fervently optmistic that this sensitive, beautiful and complex story will be handled with depth and insight, I am truly disappointed in the above 'Team' business. What is the BBC attempting to do? Portray a love triangle, between a man and his male and female lovers? Or, rather, to portray the tragic and unhappy story of a gay man struggling to come to terms with his homosexuality whilst struggling to find a way to live as a straight man with a wife. I had always assumed it was the latter, and yet, time and again, the storyline is portrayed as depicting a bi-sexual guy in a love triangle, a rather weak character who just cannot make up his mind. Sorry, this portrayal, these implications, detract from what is otherwise a wonderful tale. Ridiculous, comes to mind, even for fun. You do no service to the issues of being gay and being in the closet, viz Gareth Thomas. Was he in a 'love triangle'? Or was he a gay man, married, struggling to be a good husband. What message is EE giving others in Syed's situation, or people who want to understand it. Very disappointed in the Team idea. Please think it through.

  • Comment number 37.

    Ah! I love this clip!! Christian and Syed are perfect for eachother! The onlt reason that Christian doesn't tell everyone the truth is because he doesn't wan to hurt Amira :( I love you Christian!

  • Comment number 38.

    Heartsick - I'm sorry that you don't like the Team idea. The teams have been set up simply as a forum to discuss the storyline, for us fans to share our feelings, and experience the twists and turns of the tale together.

    It's not, in any way, an attempt to belittle what Syed's enduring - as I'm sure anyone over on Team Syed would tell you. Team in this sense is a means of support, not of competition - of people choosing the character with which they feel the most empathy.

    The way I see it, nothing about this storyline is simple. Three characters are involved, all with conflicting hopes, dreams and desires. They're all either causing each other pain, or have the potential to do so. All are victims - Amira is the most obvious victim, but Christian is being hurt immensely by Syed's divided loyalties, and Syed is torn between his love for Christian, his love for Amira and for his family, his religion - which form the basis of who he is.

    Unlike many situations of this nature on TV or in drama, I don't see anyone in this scenario as a 'bad' person. Each character has their flaws, but each character is immensely likeable (I think).

    The matter of the love triangle has been discussed elsewhere on this thread. Again, nothing is simple here and this isn't a straight-forward love triangle. I think that Syed himself has admitted that he's gay, rather than bisexual. So, what Syed feels for Amira isn't romantic love (although hers is for him), but it is love all the same. And that love is wrapped up in his love for his family, his dreams for the future, his sense of identity, community, everything. His uncertainty doesn't make him weak, it makes him human. That's how I see it anyway.

    It's a very emotive subject, and your sympathy can go either of three ways. The motive behind the teams is to find out how people feel about the storyline - whose dilemma moves whom and why. And to see how this will be affected as the story progresses - sometimes in a light-hearted way, sometimes in a more serious one.

    Hmmm... this is quite a long response! I'm not trying to convince you that the Teams idea is a good one, if it's not your cup of tea. I'm just assuring you that they weren't set up to belittle or misrepresent Syed's situation, or indeed any of the three individual stories. We genuinely do care about these characters (as I can see you do too), and want to know how everyone else feels about it too.

    It would be interesting to hear what everyone else thinks about this?

  • Comment number 39.

    I'm Team Amira but I don't think that she should be with Syed. I think it was terrible that Zainab emotionally blackmailed Syed into marrying Amira because sooner or later, Syed will tell Amira that he is gay and the longer he puts off telling her, the more heartbroken she is going to be. Personally, I think that Syed has done really well with trying to cope with what has happened. If only he could change but homosexuality is NOT a choice. Even so, he is a character with good intentions in the end because to some extent he does love Amira and he still went through with the wedding just for his family, faith and her.
    So whatever happens, I hope that everyone gets what they want.

  • Comment number 40.

    i think syed and christian should be together not amira and syed

  • Comment number 41.

  • Comment number 42.

    I think the Team idea is a good one because it gives us fans a chance to discuss who we are supporting. At the end of the day we all know that Syed loves Christian and Christian loves Syed. But he still loves Amira in a way. But not as strong as Christian. The team idea is no way a competition its just a way of us expressing how we feel for the different characters.

  • Comment number 43.

    Unfortunately I am not able to watch the videos because they are not available in my area. I am from the netherlands.
    I think honesty is the best policy. In this triangle Syed is the one who should be honest and come out of his closet and finally go for Christian.
    Of course this isn't easy for Syed because of his religion. But then again can one be happy for the rest of his life living a lie? Pretending to be in love with a person while your not? And what if Amira and Syed get children? Someone who is living a lie is not a happy person and children will pick that up. Therefore I do not agree with Zainab who wanted this wedding to go through no matter what. And for what? For what other people might think? Is that more important than the happines of your own child?
    I think all of you readers have already guessed that I am in favour for Syed divorcing Amira ( sorry Amira, but it is the best solution in the long run) and Marrying , yes a wedding, Christian!

  • Comment number 44.

    I feel sorry for Amira, when she finds out Syed is Gay!!

  • Comment number 45.

    Unfortunately Amira is the one who gets hurt. But the longer this situation goes on, the worse it gets. As a matter of fact there are right now three people hurting. Amira must be feeling that something isn't right. Only, she can't put her finger on it...yet.
    And just imagine that Syed will keep up his marriedlife, will Amira be happy? Her intuition will certainly tell her that something ain't right. Remember that Syed wasn't exactly keen to consumate the marriage.
    So it's best to come clean about this. And yes it is a pity that Amira is the one who gets hurt. But I think it's best to get hurt now than later when there are probably childeren involved.

  • Comment number 46.

    The whole situation is doomed really. Syed and Christian are obviously meant to be but Zainab doesn't understand and i don't think will ever accept the fact that Syed is gay. So she forced him to marry Amira, a life of imprisionment. Zainab is only doing what she believes is right but she needs to accept that the marrige will never work! It can't work. I hope she eventually supports her son and accepts him as who he really is. Poor Amira is caught up in it all, it's not her fault but it's neither Syed's it's just the way it is and no matter what happends he will never change who he is and how he feels. I really can't wait until it all comes out, i hope Syed and Christian get together. They've waited long enough. (: Big credit to the Eastender's writers', fantastic storyline.

  • Comment number 47.

    am on amiras' side because she always said the truth,when she cheat and when she was taking the pils but for syed...such deceiver and a lair plus christain

  • Comment number 48.

    I think this whole storyline is ridiculous and boring!! The storyline is not progressing and i hate the way an asian family has been picked for this storyline. No asian family i know is homophobic and i hate the way that has been shown via zainab. Of course i know that this is just a soap but this storyline is incredibly tedious. I am a great fan of eastenders and have been watching it since the age of 8. However this storyline is ruining the eastenders excitement i want in the evenings.

  • Comment number 49.

    Saba, the storyline has just been off screen for 6 weeks so it's not like it's taking over the show - there are other storyline's going on that should interest you if you don't like this one. Personally, this is the only storyline that's interesting me in the show at the moment so its return has been very much welcomed! I love it - there are so many complexities involved and it's so much more than just a run of the mill coming out story.

    Also, I for one am glad they aren't sugar coating the story and that they are confronting homophobic attitudes head on. Zainab isn't homophobic because she's Asian - it's just part of who she is. But her homophobia is counter balanced by Amira, Masood and Tamwar - all Asian but not homophobic. Zainab isn't a representation of all Asian people, I think the viewers understand this!

    I am Team Chryed - they belong together! :)

  • Comment number 50.

    totally agree♥

  • Comment number 51.

    I would have to say I'm on ... Team Christian. Hes inlove with Syed and seeing Syed suffer by doing what Zainab wants is breaking Christian inside. Syed really wants Christian but hes doing what his mother is telling him, if he choose not to, she would ruin him and leave Syed with just christian in his life. But to be honest I dont think everyone would hate Syed and Christian for this, I say once the truth comes out, It'll be better for everyone, Amira would come to terms with it but be heartbroken in the process, but its better than being with someone who wants to be with someone else and is interested in a different sexuality.
    Looking forward for this story to unfold, so I can see everyones reactions to the pair.

  • Comment number 52.

    I'm team christian because he's just an awesome character and he genuinely loves Sy.. but how dare syed have gotten angry at amira for continuing to take her pill when he is hiding this ENORMOUS secret... poor girl.. but he's cute so maybe i forgive him for being a hypocrite in that respect. It's a shame that Zainab can't accept who her son really is as it is preventing his happiness and her forcing the marriage is inevitably going to destroy Amira's happiness and rep.

  • Comment number 53.

    I'm Team Chryed!!! I just love watching scenes like this, you can just tell that they are meant to be together! Syed should stick up for himself more often ... he can't change who he is and Zainab should learn to respect that! Love Chryed sooo much! xXx

  • Comment number 54.

    I agree with you Laura!! :)

  • Comment number 55.

    I'm on team Amira!!
    Shes the only one who has been speaking the truth

  • Comment number 56.

    team amira is the best let her have her fairytale and get back wiv the man she loved very much (syed) and raise their baby together

  • Comment number 57.

    I definatly 100% with Christian he can't help being gay people on the square make being gay sound like a desise although its not if you are in love your in love. There are much better men for Christian men who aren't
    married and who havee a faith to follow.



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