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Sunday 20 April 2014

SPOILER ALERT: Halloween horror in store for Fair City's Paddy Bishop

Fair City Eps 170
TX: Tuesday, October 39th 2013
Charlotte kills Paddy
L-R
Paddy - Andrew Connolly
Charlotte - Martha Fitzpatrick
Vivienne - Helen Norton
Fair City Eps 170

Fair City's evil dad Paddy Bishop is in for a night of horrors.

Actress Martha Fitzpatrick expects to be hailed as a hero by some viewers of the soap for killing evil Paddy Bishop.

The Leixlip woman was seen plunging a knife into the stomach of her pyscho father.

But Martha said that the demise of Paddy, who had a history of bullying and abusing his family, had been expected.

"Everyone knew something bad was going to happen. But it was a very upsetting scene to film," Fitzpatrick said.

The Carrigstown star said that friends and family had been surprised that her sixteen year-old character had been the one chosen to kill Paddy.

"As who done it, the writers really pulled off a coup. No one saw Charlotte involved in something like this," she said.

But Martha said her on-screen character and the whole Bishop family would have nothing to celebrate by Paddy's demise.

"It's quite heart-breaking for the whole Bishop family and the way they handle the aftermath is very inspiring," she said.

In the hours that follow the Bishop family make a pact, deciding to stick together to ensure the killer's identity is not revealed.

Son Decco is seen hysterical and struggling to grasp the reality of the situation and the repercussions it will have on the family if the guards discover the body.

The storyline marks the end of a lengthy plot involving actor Andrew Connolly.

Speaking recently he said: "It was an amazing experience to live with a character like Paddy Bishop for six months. It's very rare in this business to come across such a complex role. By the reaction on the street right now it seems to have worked."

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