Mairéad walks in on James in meltdown mode on Thursday's Fair City on RTÉ One.

Warning: spoiler alert!

The schemer extraordinaire has just been told his developer father is expected to make a full recovery in hospital - and that spells trouble for James' conniving in Carrigstown.

Fans can find out what happens next on Thursday on RTÉ One at 8:30pm.

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