Fiz is to grow increasingly jealous next week of the closeness between Tyrone and Maria, especially when she catches the pair hugging in the Rovers. With her doubts festering about the pair's friendship, just what will Fiz do? Here, Jennie McAlpine tells us all about the latest developments and reveals how Fiz would react were she to discover that Maria is secretly manipulating the situation to her advantage...
How does Fiz feel about Tyrone and Maria’s friendship at the minute, especially considering their past relationship?
At first, she doesn’t even notice anything is particularly different; they’ve always been friends. But Fiz starts to notice them gradually spending more together and she starts to question why that is. Fiz keeps seeing them speaking to each other alone and Tyrone is always coming home and saying he was speaking to Maria. Her name just seems to keep cropping up. Fiz doesn’t know whether she’s just being paranoid or whether there actually is something to be worried about.
Do you think Fiz still has any feelings of guilt for stealing Tyrone off Maria all those years ago?
Oh no! Not at all. That was such a long time ago. It’s all water under the bridge. But who knows? Maria might pull it out of the bag down the line as ammunition!
How does Fiz find out that Tyrone has been confiding in Maria about the texts from Kirsty?
Fiz had previously asked him not to hold anything back from her, that they weren’t to have any secrets and that she wanted to know every time he got a text from Kirsty’s number. One night, Tyrone gets a text and dismisses it when Fiz asks who it’s from. So when he puts the phone down and leaves the room, she sees a text from Kirsty and also one from Maria - saying that she’s there if he ever wants to talk. When Fiz confronts Tyrone about it, he tells Fiz that Maria was the one who told him not to tell her about the text messages.
How does she feel about that?
She demands to know why he’s confiding in another woman rather than her. She’s really really hurt to think that he would rather talk to Maria about his problems than to her. That’s the point where Fiz really starts to wonder whether there’s something more going on.
At that point then does she get an inkling that Maria has an ulterior motive?
I’m not sure she thinks Maria has a motive as such, but maybe she does think that Maria isn’t playing fair. Fiz has to think that it’s not Tyrone, so it must be Maria who is leading Tyrone astray and Tyrone can’t see it. Fiz is definitely starting to think that it has to be the other woman’s fault, and not her man! But really, Tyrone is a little to blame. He’s being a bit naive.