Monday 21 August 2017

Things are set to get even darker for Fair City's Carol with dramatic storyline twist

Actors Don Baker, Aisling O'Neill and Karl Shiels in a scene from RTÉ soap opera 'Fair City'
Actors Don Baker, Aisling O'Neill and Karl Shiels in a scene from RTÉ soap opera 'Fair City'

Sean O'Grady

She stopped viewers in their tracks with her shocking revelation of being abused as a child, and it looks like things are set to get even darker for Fair City veteran Carol.

The popular character, played by Aisling O'Neill, had audiences hooked with her admission that she was abused by her dad's friend at 11 years of age.

Sources close to the show have confirmed that viewers will be seeing a lot more of Carol in the coming weeks, but bosses in RTE are remaining tight-lipped on the next developments.

"The producers are keeping the storyline close to their chests," a source told the Herald.

"There's high stakes for Carol in Carrigstown over the coming weeks. Something very dramatic is coming down the line for her."

Troubled

Sources have confirmed that much of the drama for Carol will centre on the return of her father, Trigger Foley, with whom she has long had a troubled relationship.

This week, Carol told her fiance Robbie about being abused by her uncle.

"I want to talk to you about this. I just don't know if I can. It's hard," she said.

"I was 11, a child. Trigger hung around with the worst of the worst. One fella in particular, uncle Mika, Mika Hendricks . . . he wasn't a real uncle. I remember him saying to me, 'Where's my hug?' I had to hug him. The stink off him.

"I was scared. I was only 11. He said he'd kill Denise if I told anyone."

The powerful scene caused fans to take to social media afterward to praise O'Neill's performance.

"I love Fair City as it highlights the rife abuse against women. I love Carol," one viewer wrote.

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