Robert turns to the dark side Corrie
Robert And Michelle ARE in yet More danger And Actor tristan gemmill hints that protective Robert will turn to the dark side to Resolve the Matter…
Robert Preston is paying for his dodgy past and, while it’s bad enough he believes he’s being targeted by lowlife drug dealer Rich, he can’t bear the fact that his girlfriend, Michelle Connor, is affected. ‘Robert feels totally responsible for the nightmare that’s unfolding,’ actor Tristan Gemmill tells Soaplife. ‘And being the hands-on guy he is, Robert decides he has to fix it his way… and it sort of spirals out of control because of that.’ But is Rich really behind the sabotage and can Robert’s relationship with Michelle survive?
Does Robert begin to suspect that it may not be Rich who’s responsible for the attacks on the Bistro?
Rich has a strong alibi, but Robert’s been blinded by the severity of what’s happened. He can’t think of any other explanation. Robert’s convinced Rich is responsible and he can’t get this out of his head.
Why does he offer Chesney Brown £5k?
Robert notices Chesney jump when a plate smashes and he worries he may have psychological scars after the Bistro attack. Adam Barlow’s threatening legal action, but Robert offers Chesney a quick payoff he can’t afford instead of getting into a protracted haggle over it.
Michelle offers to bail Robert out… How does he feel about that?
He wants to sort out his own problems and he doesn’t want money to get in the way of their relationship. Robert goes to the casino. He thinks it will help him unwind, plus he could win some money.
Does it help him unwind?
No. Michelle’s furious when she finds out and they have a big falling out. Robert argues he got them into this mess and he’ll get them out of it. Michelle points out this will count for nothing if the Bistro goes bankrupt because he loses more money. There are some icy moments and Michelle insists that from now on they tell each other the truth about everything.
What is Robert’s reaction when Michelle’s car is vandalised?
Michelle’s clearly doesn’t know about it, so Robert goes into protective mode and he gets it fixed without telling her. When she finds out, they fall out again. These attacks are starting to unravel Michelle and Robert’s relationship.
Michelle’s in real danger… What will Robert do if anything happens to her?
He’ll do anything to protect her and we find out just how far he’s prepared to go.
How much are you enjoying playing this side of Robert’s character?
It’s great to have a darker side to him, revealing his vulnerabilities and flaws. There’s also a hint he has an inclination towards violence!
By Alison James n