And what happens next?
Marcus quickly gets dressed and runs after her, but Audrey whisks Maria back to the Street in the car. Marcus follows them and tries to speak to Maria but she just flies at him. She loses it and lashes out at him.
Is she humiliated as well because Audrey was also there?
I don’t think it matters too much the grand scheme of things that Audrey was there. If anything, it was probably better for Maria that Audrey was there to calm her down and take her home. Audrey’s like family to Maria and she will always be there for her.
Is Maria also angry that Marcus was careless and did it in their dream home?
She’s furious that he’s done it full stop, regardless of where it was. The cherry on the cake was that he was caught in their dream house and he’s shattered her dreams completely.
Is it a knee jerk reaction when she tells Marcus that it’s over between them?
No, she means it. Her worst fears have been realised and she can’t get past that. There’s absolutely no chance that she could think of getting back with him. He’s done the one thing that she was most scared of him doing to her. Maria spent so much time defending their relationship and he’s betrayed her.
Maria finds out that Fiz had suspicions about Marcus and Todd - how does she react to that?
Maria is angry at the world and feels as though everyone is laughing at her, so when Fiz tells her this she goes mad. She tells Fiz that she doesn’t need enemies with friends like her and throws her out. Fiz argues back and asks Maria whether she would have believed her anyway if she had have told her.
What is her attitude towards Todd after she finds out about him and Marcus?
She wants to kill him. She is fuming with them both and can’t believe they could have done this to her.
Is she having to fight against her love for Marcus?
It’s so hard because she’s so hurt by it all. She loved him so much and she could see her future with him. Her world has come crashing down around her but she can’t just stop loving him. But then Maria hates him in equal measure.
Marcus begs Maria to give him a chance to talk…
Yes and that’s all she gives him. Maria literally gives him two minutes of her time and it’s Kirk who encourages her to do it. She’s sarcastic and cold towards him. She only does it so he can’t say he hasn’t had chance to explain.
What has she told Liam about what’s happened?
Marcus asks her that and Maria tells him that Liam isn’t quite ready for the truth! Even a couple of weeks down the line Liam is asking where Marcus is and she just doesn’t know what to tell him.
When Maria sees Todd and Marcus together in the Street, does she think they are an item?
Yes, her first thoughts are that they are now a couple. It’s like another kick in the teeth for Maria and she thinks everyone is in on it.
Will Maria have a bit of a breakdown because of this?
I think she’s heading for some sort of breakdown. We might see a side to Maria that we haven’t seen before and there’ll be some unexpected behaviour from her, I’m sure! It’s one betrayal too far, so all of her past tragedies will come to a head. She’s got no trust in anyone anymore.
Are you enjoying this storyline?
It’s fantastic to have this storyline and I knew it was always heading for disaster with Marcus. I’m pleased with the way it’s turned out because it’ll open a lot of avenues for Maria to explore. It’s going to create a lot more drama down the line...