Who’s Pat’s pick to ‘re­place’

Irish Independent - Weekend Magazine - - WEEKEND -

With a week of dra­matic episodes in the off­ing, old ghosts come back to haunt Pat Phe­lan (Con­nor McIn­tyre, pic­tured above, left, with Oliver Farn­worth as Andy Carver). Be­fore you get ex­cited at the prospect of Michael Rod­well’s re­an­i­mated corpse, Les Den­nis is prob­a­bly busy re­hears­ing for panto in the run-up to Christ­mas. What­ever spooky ap­pari­tions are afoot, we’ve been re­li­ably in­formed that said ghosts will threaten Phe­lan’s fu­ture in Weather­field and the life of those who at­tempt to stand in his way.

Katy O’Brien — apolo­gies — Andy Carver has been holed up in a dark­ened room for al­most a year. De­spite the flick­er­ing green lights, the damp and the re­lent­less iso­la­tion, Andy has been get­ting on with things (since cheat­ing death, thanks to an un­treated skin in­fec­tion), pass­ing the time build­ing lit­tle abodes for woodlice, drink­ing bot­tles of Scotch, and sam­pling the tan­ning booth and home gym Pat Phe­lan has seem­ingly built into his base­ment...

Hav­ing promised Andy that he’ll soon be free, the pres­sure is on for Phe­lan to come up with his

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