Can Karl be trusted?
Susan and Karl’s marriage is still reeling in the wake of Izzy’s visit.
Hurricane Izzy may have whipped in and out of town in a ash, but the path of destruction she cut during her visit has left wounds that have yet to heal. And the worst of them are with Susan.
The long-suffering Susan (Jackie Woodburne) is still stunned by just how much Karl (Alan Fletcher) changed from the moment Izzy (Natalie Bassingthwaighte) arrived in town and began playing her dangerous games with the Kennedy’s marriage all over again.
What has left Susan even more shaken, however, is how deceitful she feels Karl became through that time, keeping important information from her. Susan knows Karl thought he was doing the best thing and did not want to worry her, but, by doing so, Susan now wonders how much she can trust him and what else he is hiding from her?
As a result, in upcoming episodes a rift appears in the marriage, as Susan keeps her distance and Karl works overtime trying to win her back.
Only this time it needs more than sweet words and kind gestures. The trust has been broken and this is a problem that will take time to heal. What is most concerning, however, is that Susan nds herself questioning why she has stayed with Karl through the many times he has let her down.
She also comes to a realisation that sends up red ags of warning. Susan is a very different woman today than a decade ago, when Karl ran off with Izzy the rst time, shattering their marriage. At that time, Susan wondered how she would ever cope without him and she faced a long and painful journey, as she learned to stand on her own feet without a husband by her side.
These days, Susan knows she is stronger than ever and is no one’s victim. She’s older, wiser and much smarter. If there’s no trust left in this marriage then Susan wonders what is keeping them together.
Karl is officially on notice, and the person who makes the next strategic – and dramatic move – might be Susan, declaring what it is she wants in her life. And that just might not include Karl any longer! TVS
NO MORE GAMES Susan (Jackie Woodburne) re-evaluates her marriage to Karl (Alan Fletcher).