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- April 2002
Well! I had not expected Extra Time episodes to overlap with Footballer's Wives stories, even if the title suggests that's exactly what this is all about.
Not only does it overlap, it explains in detail how Bruno and Lucy handle the Conrad/Dr. Arrowsmith aftermath, and how they got away with it.
It still doesn't explain the shotgun that doesn't belong to Arrowsmith, or why he would encounter and shoot Conrad in the house he hasn't lived in for several years.
But, whatever. I don't want to think about it anymore.
The first new characters are Garry Ryan's son Oliver and Bruno's grown-up children, Rees and Yasmin. They were mentioned in Footballer's Wives but they didn't show that they contacted their father.
Oliver and his girlfriend (or wife) are into 50 shades of grey stuff.
I guess this is supposed to send a message that the spin-off is not to be sniffed at!
Oh dear, oh dear. What have I gotten myself into?
There's more camera movement/zooming and unflattering camera angles, and this cheaper look creates the idea that the characters have become real people who are now featuring in their own reality show.
It's really bizarre, but maybe that makes it the perfect spin-off.