Fair City's love rat Tommy Dillon and Debbie O'Brien finally give in to temptation
This is the moment when Fair City Lothario Tommy Dillon and Debbie O’Brien finally give in to temptation.
The handyman has caused a world of trouble for poor Dermot Fahey, who is still feeling the repercussions of Tommy’s affair five years ago with his wife, Jo.
But it appears the Carrigstown rogue, played by Geoff Minogue, has yet to learn his lesson, as tonight sees him lock lips with close friend Debbie (Niamh Daly).
The only problem is that Debbie happens to be marr-ied to Tommy’s friend, taxi driver Eoghan.
Debbie and Eoghan, who arrived in Carrigstown two years ago, had been seen as one of the show’s strongest couples. But their marriage is about to be put to the test.
Tommy and Debbie are a little awkward with each other after sharing a moment the night before, but it doesn’t last long and they begin to flirt at work.
Later, Tommy calls over to clear the air with Debbie. However, they progress to a kiss.spark
Afterwards, they apologise to each other for letting things get that far and decide to take some space to let things blow over.
Back home, Debbie is distracted and Eoghan suggests they go for a night out to the Station. When they arrive they bump into Tommy and it is immediately clear there is still a spark between them.
It has been a tough time for Debbie, who is still grieving following the death of her son, Michael, and struggling with the blame she feels towards Eoghan, who was accidentally involved in Michael’s death.
Niamh said Debbie’s aff-air with Tommy will bring her a “surprising bit of joy”.
“It awakens her to the possibilities that have been absent from her life for years,” she said.
“She becomes very proactive for the first time in the pursuit of these good feelings.”