Will Phelan kill Andy?
Bad Pat promises to help his injured hostage – but then digs a hole…
Something needs to happen to resolve this
We’ve seen Pat Phelan blackmail Anna Windass into having sex with him, and we’ve seen him watch and smile as Michael Rodwell had a fatal heart attack. But we’ve never seen him kill anyone – yet. Could this be the week that he takes his villainy to a new level?
The shady Scouser has a big problem, and it’s not going to go away by itself. After Phelan walloped Bistro barman Andy Carver with a laptop back in January, we all assumed he’d snuffed it. Turns out, for the seven months since, Phelan has been keeping the poor fella locked in the cellar of a derelict house.
But now things are getting tricky... Folk are wondering why Phelan keeps getting cuts and bruises, and Nicola smelt a rat when she recently caught him disposing of an old mattress.
As Andy begins another week of incarceration, Phelan the chameleon is putting on his mask of respectability and continuing on his quest to bond with daughter Nicola. But it looks as though he’s about to come unstuck when she tells Yasmeen that he’s helping her to build a youth centre. The feisty pensioner is less than impressed, and warns her that her father is a rogue, who pulled off a property scam. As Nicola confronts her dad, can Phelan convince her that he’s done nothing wrong?
Meanwhile, the protracted issue with Andy rumbles on.
‘When Phelan first attacked Andy, he thought, “I won’t kill him, but I’ll take him away and maybe, like Michael, he’ll just expire and then my hands will be clean”,’ reveals Connor Mcintyre, who plays Phelan. ‘But things just didn’t turn out that way.’ Now Phelan’s feeling the heat. In addition to dealing with his suspicious family, Andy has a wound on his arm from their recent fight, which has become infected.
As Andy cries alone in agony, he’s relieved when Phelan drops in and says he’ll get him some medication. But as Phelan leaves, it’s not a pharmacy he’s heading to. Instead, he goes into the garden and starts digging a hole…
‘Something needs to happen to resolve this. But Phelan knows that killing Andy would be crossing the line and they’d be no going back,’ adds Connor.
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eileen and Nicola tend Phelan’s wounds