HE’S been terrorising his on screen family for weeks now, and Paddy Bishop is set to meet a gruesome end.
Fan of the show have seen Paddy’s behaviour become increasingly more erratic since he lost his job at the Community Centre.
“It’s only going to get more and more compelling. It’s one of those storylines that you really don’t know what’s going to happen next, a real see-saw” said Helen Norton, who plays Paddy’s wife Vivienne.
“He traumatises her, terrorises her and beats her up. Vivienne feels completely trapped and doesn’t know what’s going to happen next” she continued.
Eldest son Zumo, played by Patrick Fitzpatrick, was the most reluctant of the children to let Paddy back into their lives.
“Zumo has loads of reasons to hate him – demeaning him, which ultimately led to Zumo being bullied, raping his mother, it’s an endless list and Zumo will do anything to protect her.”
Although Andrew Connolly, who plays Paddy, says he enjoyed playing the role, re recognises he needs to be stopped.
“Paddy is getting worse and needs to be stopped somehow. This family are hostages to a psychopath and all too often in society we have seen the abuser kill himself and his wife and children.” Andrew said.
“It was an amazing experience to live with this character for six months. It’s very rare in this business to come across such a complex role and have time to let it grow and psyche the audience.” He continued.
Fair City continues tonight at 8pm on RTE One.