Is this the end for Fair City's Katy?
Dramatic scenes on tonight’s Fair City are set to keep viewers on the edge of their seats as kidnap victim Katy O’Brien tries to make her escape.
The youngster, played by Amilia Clarke Stewart, went missing in May after finding out about mum Debbie’s affair with Tommy and is being held captive by Ciaran.
However, it all becomes too much for him and he decides to let Katy go after months of holding her.
Unbeknown to Ciaran, though, she is already hatching her own escape plan.
Tied up and left alone, Katy manages to free herself and steal Ciaran’s phone.
To her dismay, it’s locked – but a call comes through with her brother Emmet’s name on the screen.
Katy answers and screams down the phone for help just as Ciaran arrives.
She is initially relieved to see him, but then she notices his clothes and realises he is her captor. Ciaran is horrified at the dilemma he is now in.
He goes into Katy and signals it's time to leave. Katy decides it’s now or never and makes to escape. She kicks Ciaran and runs for the door. Ciaran buckles to the floor but manages to grab her ankle taking her to the ground and stopping her escape.
Ciaran leaves the room to recover and gather himself while Katy sits in her room terrified what he will do next.Later Ciaran re-enters her room with a soaked cloth and drugs her. When Katy is unconscious he places her in the boot of his car. A little later she starts to come around and screams. He warns her to be quiet that he does not want to hurt her. In the scuffle she takes his phone and pockets it without him noticing.
Meanwhile, actress Jenny Dixon (inset), who plays Kerri-Ann on the soap, reckons the Fair City’s legions of international fans could one day see it being broadcast outside of Ireland.
The Dubliner said she is regularly approached by fans of many nationalities, leading her to think that the show could follow in the footsteps of Red Rock, which is now broadcast on the BBC and Amazon Prime.
“I know the producers would be in support of that. The content is there and what’s interesting is that, in town, I met these Filipino ladies who say they love Fair City,” she said.
“I’ve had Polish people, South Africans, Nigerians, who say they love it. If it was on Netflix or Amazon, it could be a success.”
Kidnap victim Katy is drugged by her captor Ciaran, but the Fair City character has already hatched an escape plan