Wednesday 28 September 2016

Shock death set to rock Fair City tonight as O'Briens face even more trauma

Published 18/11/2015 | 07:47

The O'Briens wait for news on Michael
The O'Briens wait for news on Michael
Fair City: Eoghan (Alan Howley, left) learns there will be a post mortem

Fair City has been pulling out all the stops drama-wise lately and tonight's episode is no different as mechanic Michael meets an untimely end.

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Michael's mum Debbie has suffered the brunt of the trauma as she was held hostage by the villainous Cathal in a hotel basement last week.

Michael talking to Niamh earlier this year
Michael talking to Niamh earlier this year

Now she has to face the horrifying news that Michael suffered a brain hemorrhage and died suddenly.

Michael (Richard McWilliams) arrived in Carrigstown last year to work at Paul's garage, although he had appeared previously as a one-night stand for Paul's wife Niamh.

Back in September Paul and MIchael fought over Niamh
L-R Pete - Enda Oates
Paul - Tony Tormey
Michael - Richard McWilliams
Back in September Paul and MIchael fought over Niamh L-R Pete - Enda Oates Paul - Tony Tormey Michael - Richard McWilliams

In September last year Niamh left Paul to go and live with her lover although they split up again soon after.

Even so, Niamh is shocked to learn the news about Michael tonight.  Initially she's told he's in hospital, but later in Phelan's Tommy arrives in to tell her that Michael didn't make it.

Speaking about the episode Alan Howley who plays Eoghan said, “The O’Brien’s never had a easy run of it, but this week they face their toughest challenge yet when they lose Michael so suddenly.

"The O’Brien’s followed Michael to Carrigstown last year; Debbie being the doting mother she wanted to be near her son. 

Last week Debbie was held hostage by Cathal
L-R
Tommy - Geoff Minogue
Debbie - Niamh Daly
Cathal - Eric Lalor
Last week Debbie was held hostage by Cathal L-R Tommy - Geoff Minogue Debbie - Niamh Daly Cathal - Eric Lalor

"Eoghan and Michael didn’t always  see eye to eye but over the last few months they have definitely grown closer so Michael’s death is really going to knock Eoghan for six. 

"Eoghan tries to be strong and to support Debbie and Katy but his world is about to be turned upside down when he learns the truth about exactly what caused Michael’s death....”

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