Thursday 24 May 2018

Baby Saoirse held hostage by Dr Oakley in tonight's dramatic Fair City siege

Sean O'Grady

Damien's world is starting to crumble on tonight's Fair City after his plan to abduct his baby daughter, Saoirse, goes horribly wrong.

Maclean Burke's character brings Saoirse to the O'Brien house, where the off-shoot group of the Phoenix Way are staying.

Miriam (Sorcha Fox) is horrified when former flame Dr Oakley (Marcus Lamb) accuses her of killing their baby, Fiona, who died of cot death.

Things go from bad to worse when Damien shows up at the house and the unhinged doctor takes Saoirse as leverage, leading his devoted follower, Emmet (Daithi Mac Suibhne), to question his mental health.

Oakely takes baby Saoirse hostage on Fair City tonight
Oakely takes baby Saoirse hostage on Fair City tonight

Desperate Damien tries to get to Saoirse, but Oakley hits him with a brick and forces Emmet to tie him up as gardai arrive.

Garda Doran (Liam Heffron) calls for back-up when he hears a baby crying inside the house.

Horrified at what is happening, Miriam then swallows her pride and offers to tell Oakley the truth about what happened to their daughter if he lets everyone go. She tries to save the group by lying that she killed baby Fiona.

Saoirse's mother, Caoimhe (Aoibheann McCaul), is in a fragile state as gardai hunt for her daughter.

Caoimhe's father Tommy (Geoff Minogue) is furious over the lack of progress made with the case, and Caoimhe is left more worried than ever when she learns of the situation.

Fair City airs tonight on RTE One at 8pm

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