THE Bishop family reach breaking point tonight as Paddy's cruel abuse of his wife and children comes to a dramatic climax.
More than half a million viewers have been tuning into Fair City over the past week. And shocked viewers will watch tonight as hard man Zumo vows to murder his violent father after learning of his physical abuse of mum Vivienne.
The true extent of Paddy's violent behaviour is revealed to the whole family when teenage daughter Charlotte suffers a vicious assault at her father's hands. The storyline has been building slowly after ex-con Paddy, played by US-based actor Andrew Connolly, wormed his way back into his family's affections.
Until now, Vivienne had managed to keep her suffering a secret from her children, but when an angry Paddy shows his true colours with an assault on Charlotte, brothers Zumo and Deco finally see him for who he really is.