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Gavin & Stacey explained gay character’s fishing trip mystery ‘in unaired scene’

Reiss Smith December 30, 2019
Bryn and Jason from Gavin & Stacey

Bryn and Jason from Gavin & Stacey. (BBC)

After Gavin & Stacey‘s controversial Christmas special teased the answer to the long-running fishing trip mystery, it has been alleged that an unaired season two scene would have revealed exactly what happened between Bryn and his gay nephew Jason.

Gavin & Stacey made a divisive return to the BBC on Christmas Day, with many fans outraged by the decision to have Bryn (Rob Brydon) sing a karaoke version of ‘Fairytale of New York’ complete with a homophobic slur. 

Before the unfortunate scene, Bryn and his nephew Jason came close to revealing what happened on their ill-fated fishing trip, a mystery has driven fans mad since the series began back in 2007.

The pair were interrupted by Gavin and Stacey’s children, leaving fans none the wiser as to what went down.

But after years of speculation, reports claim that an unused season two script would have cleared up the mystery.

Lisa Edwards, whose home was used in the show as Bryn’s house, told WalesOnline that she has a “script for an episode which was never aired.”

“It was supposed to be Uncle Bryn and his nephew watching this VHS,” she explained.

“They both watch it together to see what happened on the fishing trip. But they decided to not show the episode.”

Gavin & Stacey hinted at awkward encounter between Bryn and Jason.

Bryn and Jason shared an awkward relationship throughout Gavin & Stacey‘s original run because of their fishing trip horror.

With Jason serving as the show’s only openly gay main character, and Bryn’s sexuality left open to interpretation, some (straight) viewers jumped to the conclusion that something sexual happened on the trip, despite them being uncle and nephew.

Writers James Corden and Ruth Jones have given a number of misleading hints over the years, suggesting that what had happened was “perfectly legal” but “defies gravity.”

Many have assumed that there would never be an answer, and that if there were, it would be something completely innocuous.

 

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