Daniel in the dark

Sinead lies and swerves more chemo­ther­apy, putting her faith in al­ter­na­tive treat­ment in­stead…

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Poor Daniel was hor­ri­fied when he dis­cov­ered that Sinead had cer­vi­cal cancer, and when he learnt that she’d re­fused treat­ment for the sake of their un­born baby, he went out on a limb to per­suade her to have mild chemo­ther­apy.

But Sinead se­cretly de­cided to stop after just one ses­sion, and this week she con­tin­ues to pull the wool over her hus­band’s eyes, choos­ing to put her en­er­gies into ‘holis­tic’ ther­apy in­stead.

At first, it looks as though Daniel will have his way. When he an­swers Sinead’s phone, it’s the hos­pi­tal on the other end, want­ing to book Sinead in for a se­cond chemo ses­sion. Caught out, Sinead is forced to agree to the ap­point­ment.

But later, she goes for a home­o­pathic mas­sage, and is veered off course when she gets chat­ting to a young mum called St­eff.

‘St­eff re­veals that she has cancer, too,’ ex­plains Katie Mcg­lynn, who plays Sinead. ‘She tells Sinead that she has stopped hav­ing chemo­ther­apy and is tak­ing home­opa­thy reme­dies in­stead, and is also stick­ing to a strict diet.

‘Sinead’s re­ally in­ter­ested in what she has to say, and in­vites her back to the flat for a chat and a brew whilst Daniel is out. Any treat­ment that is more nat­u­ral is re­ally ap­peal­ing to Sinead, and she de­cides to go down the same route.’

When the day of Sinead’s chemo ses­sion ar­rives, she gets St­eff to call Daniel and pose as a care worker from Flora’s nurs­ing home. St­eff lies that Flora is up­set, and Daniel heads off to see the pen­sioner, as Sinead sneaks home.

Sinead later pre­tends that the chemo was fine, and adds that she wants to be­come ve­gan. St­eff urges her to be hon­est with Daniel, but the ma­chin­ist keeps quiet. Has she just made a dan­ger­ous de­ci­sion?

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