Will Dan ever forgive Daz?
KERRY BEGS DAN TO GIVE DAZ A CHANCE – BUT LITTLE DOES SHE KNOW HE’S HIDING A DARK SECRET…
Defiant Kerry issues an ultimatum to Dan this week: forgive your brother, or you can sleep in the car!
Dan has been struggling to cope with the return of his errant sibling, especially since the last time Daz was in the village, he tried to cop off with Kerry. But seeing as Daz has fallen on hard times, Kerry is determined that his family are going to rally round, and she’s going to make sure that includes Dan…
“Dan doesn’t trust Daz at all – he’s very wary of him,” explains Liam Fox, who plays worried Dan. “Kerry decides to punish him by showing him what it’s like to live rough, and orders him to sleep in the camper van! It’s her way of trying to unite their family unit, and get Dan to think about things a little bit more.”
That’s easier said than done, though, because Dan has hardened himself to Daz and the tales of woe he spins.
He’s also feeling very sore that Daz was the reason his son Sean took off to join the Army – and the fallout from that decision, with Sean having a terrible accident, was brutal. So it’s a lot for him to forgive and forget so easily.
“There must have been love between the brothers once, or the hurt wouldn’t be so strong now,” muses Liam. “Dan wants to love Daz, but every time he’s let his guard down in the past, his brother has disappointed him. He’s convinced that Daz will tell story after story to worm his way back in, before letting them all down again.”
We know that Dan has a soft heart, though, and that Kerry is nothing if not persistent. However, when Kerry recalls her own hard times and how lucky she was to find support, it’s a tender moment that leads Dan to change his mind…
“Once Kerry explains her reasons for helping Daz, it softens the situation,” shares Liam. “Daz explains a bit more about what’s happened to him, and there’s not his usual bravado and confidence. Daz seems like a broken man, so Dan decides to do the right thing and let him in.”
That doesn’t mean all is forgiven – Dan will be keeping a close eye on Daz as long as he’s in the family. And it seems his fears could be well-founded after we see Daz stashing an