Saturday 23 June 2018

'Is yer man holding them hostage with a water pistol?' - Dr Oakley's flare gun was the star of last night's Fair City

Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Fair City's cult siege storyline led to Hannah's untimely death last night but there were two other aspects of the plot which drew more attention from viewers.

The heartbreaking storyline of Damien being denied access to his daughter Saoirse moved some viewers of the RTE soap and they took to Twitter to share their feelings, prompting discussions about what is a very difficult situation for many Irish families.

However, it was siege instigator Dr Oakley's weapon of choice - the flare gun from his boat - which drew the attention of others.

Given the nature of the scenes it was probably not feasible to feature a real baby as Saoirse, and her stand-in provoked a few giggles from viewers.

And others suspect the siege storyline may continue to run and run, much like the Katie in the box storyline of last year (and the year before).   

Despite the enjoyment some fans derive from nit picking on Twitter, however, Fair City continues to draw around half a million viewers per episode for RTE.  We'll see you back on twitter tonight at 8pm! 

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