SPOILER ALERT - don't read ahead if you don't want to know what's coming up on Fair City.
After the death of her father, there was nothing left in Cork for Jo and she returned to Carrigstown. After a year of exile, Jo was determined to put weekend visits behind her and get back to Dublin to be beside her son. Dermot was shocked to hear Jo intended on staying in Carrigstown and not only was she staying but she insisted on moving back into the family house.
Needless to say Dermot was furious, not least because of his burgeoning romance witrh Maeve. Jo's return has forced him to confront all the anger he has built up towards her and unfortunately it has become destructive. Dermot ruined his relationship with Maeve as he became obsessed and paranoid about Jo's motives.
And Jo didn't make things any easier for him. She meddled and gave advice which she blatantly knew would only make Dermot's chances with Maeve even worse. Jo clearly has happy families on her mind and Orla is shocked when Jo finally admits it.
She's too immature for him, he said it
He talked to you about it?
He was very honest, you know, open.
ORLA HIDES HER SURPRISE.
I'm glad you two are getting along.
We were best friends for a long time, Orla,
I thought this co-habiting thing would have you both strangling each other.
Actually, I think it's made us realise what
we've been missing.
Dermot said that?
He's still too hurt to admit it. But he's starting to reach out, you know, in the little things.
What are you saying, Jo?
Nothing that surprising. I want my marriage back. And, deep down, I think Dermot does too.
Tell me you haven't told him that?
No. But I fully intend to.
ORLA LOOKS SHOCKED. DERMOT WALKS IN AND IMMEDIATELY FEELS THE TENSION.
It's gone very quiet in here.
ORLA LOOKS AT JO. IS SHE GOING TO SAY SOMETHING?
Tune in at 8pm on Sunday to see what happens next.