It’s been 10 months. Almost a year. Yet Ciaran is still charging his impressive heavage around town, saving lives and generally being indispensable. Now, to cap it off, he’s fathering children.
And the kidnapping storyline, which has been going on for 275 days, is still going strong.
Thankfully, an online petition hopes to put us all out of our misery.
The online petition has garnered thousands of signatures since its launch two days ago to put pressure on Fair City bosses to end the storyline ASAP.
The statement reads:
"Last May a girl called Katy O'Brien went missing in a soap called 'Fair City' in Ireland. We eventually found out in September she was being held captive by a masked man and then it was revealed to be the most obvious person called Ciaran. Ciaran was introduced a few episodes just before Katy went missing and almost became part of the O'Brien family.
"He instantly became part of the community after getting a job off Paul Brennan. We later found out he also rents his own garage where he fixes motorbikes. He also rents a house in Dublin. For a signal man this is a lot of money. Whilst feeding/clothing a girl he's keeping looked up. Anybody who watches the show knows how tedious this is becoming. I could write so much more. Ciaran got a woman pregnant and is living with her and her brain damaged sister who knows about Katy but she can't remember."
You can sign it here.
Meanwhile things have moved rather swiftly for Ciaran and Farrah — even by Soapland standards. One week, she’s spurning his advances in favour of being two-timed by Emmet. The next, she’s moved in, brought her niece with her and a rake-load of baggage involving her half-sister, her domineering mother and Bob. And now she’s pregnant.
If you’re playing catch-up, Heather was released from the mental health facility and immediately wanted to whisk daughter Ellie away to a coastal cottage, but Farrah didn’t think she was fit to look after the child she had repeatedly poisoned. So, Farrah took her niece, hid her in Ciaran’s house, leading an increasingly irate Heather to go snooping for Ellie in the mechanic’s workshop — where she stumbled upon the tablet containing the image of Katy lolling forlornly. Ciaran caught Heather, attempted to strangle her, and then set her free before trying to coax her down from a sizeable set of stairs in a shopping centre. ‘Hedder’ then slipped and fell into a coma. Standard.
You may have noticed we’ve only mentioned Katy once so far — consider this indicative of just how busy Ciaran and his dashing torso have been. Imagine how consumed he’ll be if Farrah decides to keep their child?
That’s if Katy even manages to last that long. She’s sick. The exact nature of her ailment is unknown, but let’s assume it’s not a cold, given she’s not been on public transport or exposed to a toddler in aeons. Perhaps the oft-referred-to ‘nasty case of rickets’ has come home to roost, given that she’s not seen sunlight in 40 weeks.
Flitting between Farrah and Katy and ferrying Heather to hospital appointments (she’s out of the coma but her memory isn’t great) is starting to take its toll on the mechanic Something’s got to give — and, to be frank, it’d be easier to off an ailing Katy who’s presumed dead anyway, right?
Will Ciaran throttle her in a rage, or will Katy FINALLY seize the chance to smuggle a message to the outside? Does anyone even care anymore?