The Horizon Series - Season 4
After the devastating news that he is HIV poz, Micky wants time alone and Jake respects it. Micky ends up picking up a guy in a bar and they go to the toilets to fool around – but when the guy admits he’s poz, Micky is confronted and can’t go through with it – it’s too close to home. Back at home, Micky withdraws from Jake sexually and Jake is privately relieved, fearing for his own safety and feeling guilty about it.
Micky and Jake start having counselling sessions at ACON in the hope that it will help Micky come to terms with his status, but Micky struggles with articulating how he’s feeling. Desperate to feel “normal” he secretly meets a guy online for sex, hoping he can fuck someone he doesn’t care about. Again, however, Micky finds he can’t go through it. Jake is also struggling with his fear of Micky’s HIV status and secretly has sex with Stevie. Micky finds out about it though and Jake is wracked with guilt. It’s only when Micky and Jake both break down in counselling and talk about their fears that they start to heal. Millie helps Micky by volunteering to have a baby with him one day. Micky decides to go on anti-retrovirals and he and Jake have sex again, finally back on an even keel.
AJ and Saxon grow closer as AJ spoils Saxon on his birthday with a new watch. Saxon is rapt – but AJ picks up a guy who steals the watch from his bedside table and AJ is too embarrassed to tell Saxon about it. He finally has no choice though and Saxon is upset, mainly because AJ is lying to him. The two have a heart to heart about their expectations of their relationship and AJ promises to be honest from now on. Saxon agrees to give him one more chance.
Dennis makes an effort to fix his relationship with his mother Yvonne, organising another lunch with her, this time out of drag. Relations at lunch, however, break down when Yvonne talks about how she kicked him out of home for being gay, based on her Catholic faith. Yvonne admits she hoped Dennis would come back to her one day and here he is. Hurt and offended, Dennis stomps out. Later, Dennis introduces Yvonne to his elderly gay friend, Phil, who, like Yvonne, is grieving the death of his partner after37 years together. Phil asks Yvonne if God would value his love for Norm any less than her love for her recently deceased husband – and Yvonne has to admit God probably wouldn’t. It’s a breakthrough and Dennis is pleased. He ends up inviting Yvonne to a drag show in which Wilma is performing and even gets her up on stage as the audience applauds; their relationship finally on the up and up.