Is he questioning his feelings for Maria at this point?
No, I don’t think he’s questioning his feelings for Maria. But all of a sudden he’s questioning what kind of a person he really is. He’s never been the type of person to cheat and so he’s really confused by it all. His emotions have really taken him over and he can’t believe it. He just wants to forget it ever even happened.
What’s his biggest fear now?
That Maria will find out. In his mind, it’s the biggest mistake he’s ever made, and he believes it will never happen again. But he’s terrified that Maria will find out. It would be the end of his world.
Has the act solidified his feelings for Todd?
No, I don’t think so. He immediately feels so guilty that he just puts all thoughts of Todd out of his mind. At the moment, he believes it’s over between them and that it will never happen again.
How does he feel when Eileen confronts him about what’s happened?
He feels terrified that this means Maria will find out. He wants to get on with his life with Maria and Liam and the more people that know about him and Todd, the less likely that that’s going to be possible. Maria left Jason for Marcus so he knows this is going to be difficult for Eileen. They’ve been friends for a good while so this could potentially threaten their relationship too.
Then Todd gets a bit nasty and starts telling Marcus that he’s living a lie with Maria and that he needs to face facts. How does that make Marcus feel?
It makes him so angry and he spends a long time threatening Todd. He tells Todd to stay away from him and Maria and to leave him be. Marcus makes it very clear that he’s not interested and that he doesn’t want a repeat performance, but Todd is like a dog with a bone. He’s set his sights on Marcus and is determined to get him. Todd is attracted to Marcus - it’s not just game playing. He was originally setting out to prove a point, but now Todd sees potential for them as a couple.
Will this be part of your exit storyline?
I think it’s the beginning of it, yes. Marcus and Maria’s relationship will be in turmoil when she discovers what has happened. Whatever happens, it’s not going to end well...I don’t think Maria could ever forgive him for humiliating her. She’s defended their relationship for so long, she would never be able to trust him again.
Do you think the viewers will have a strong opinion about who Marcus should be with?
I don’t think anybody will think that Marcus and Todd should be together! I think a lot of people will want Marcus and Maria to work it out. But then a lot of people still want Marcus and Sean to get back together; they have a lot of fans! Maybe Marcus should just be alone for a while!