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Tuesday 23 April 2024

Jack Carroll interview: Bobby's lies land Roy in more trouble

 

Why do you think Bobby was so suspicious of Roy in the beginning?

It was that thing of Bobby being new to the street and outwardly Roy has a bit of a strange manner, kind of a loner, and that’s how he appears to any stranger upon first meeting him. But then you’ve got all the people on the street who know Roy and know what a lovely man he is fighting his corner, and then on the other hand you have the viewers who spent all these years with Roy and went through all the heartbreak with Hayley and built up a real bond with this character – and they can’t intervene – but they know Roy is a lovely man and they have to watch as a big misunderstanding drags his name through the mud.
 
When did Bobby’s opinion of Roy change?

I think there’s a moment where he does take on board what other members of the street have said about Roy and that kind of starts to filter in – but there’s a sense of the wheels are already in motion and what’s been done can’t be undone. He’s let the cat out the bag, has Bobby a little bit, and I think that’s probably before he was in full possession of the facts. He’s not a bad person, is Bobby, but he’s quick to jump to conclusions and that’s been the big problem.
 
Is that why he provided the police with a false statement?

Yes, I think it’s a na├»ve and immature attempt to right the wrong for someone who he has just subsequently found out is a nice bloke. It’s not the best way of going about it but it’s Bobby’s way of trying to rectify his mistake and unfortunately what he’s done is make things 10 times worse.
 
Roy is so honest and wouldn’t have wanted Bobby to have done this… does he regret it/feel guilty?

He goes back and forth between the two emotions; he’s done it for the right reasons but it’s probably the wrong action, and I think when you are backed into a corner it can be very hard to admit that you’ve made a mistake, so there’s a little bit of that as well, he kind of gets a little bit prickly and angry when he’s questioned about it.
 
Could there be consequences for Bobby if he gets found out?

I think yes, that is usually what happens in these situations and certainly DS Swain is not the sort of character that you want to get on the wrong side of, especially when she’s got a bee in her bonnet about something.
 
Where does Carla stand on what Bobby has done?

The dynamic between Bobby and Carla has really grown and she’s really come to accept his flaws and faults and grown really fond of him as a family member, but unfortunately it is those same flaws and faults that start to get her embroiled in legal problems. This is real stuff – it’s not just Bobby sitting on the sofa and not pulling his weight, this could have tangible consequences for both of their lives.
 
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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

'Bobby's not a bad person really'.Yeah right,Roy is in jail because of Bobby and now he's trying to set up Daniel too for Lauren's disappearence.
Bobby has indicated any guilt for his actions against Roy and Daniel but instead acting like he's the 'hero'for lying about them.
I believe Bobby is the one responsible for whatever happened to Lauren hence his need to set up Roy and Daniel in hopes Swain never suspects him.

Sharon boothroyd said...

I haven't warmed to Bobby.
I think he's hiding a secret and yes, it's either him or Joel that's responsible for Lauren's disappearance.
I hope it's Bobby, as he holds little appeal.
All he's done so far (apart telling the Roy and Daniel lies) is get drunk with Simon Barlow and hang about with Max.
Like Bethany, I don't know why he was brought in.

Anonymous said...

I agree in part with you analysis about Bobby, but please explain why you feel that Joel is the culprit. Hand I missed something?

Anonymous said...

I don't understand how you feel Bobby is guilty. Bearing in mind his disability, how would he get Lauren's body down the stairs of the flat, across the precinct and take the body away to dispose of it?

Sharon boothroyd said...

Joel bought himself some new fancy cufflinks at the same time that Lauren received an expensive necklace from her mystery boyfriend.
That's been pointed out quite a few times on here.

Anonymous said...

I don’t know why some people seem to think it’s Joel. Can one of you explain why?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous[23 33[To answer your question about Bobby getting rid of Lauren's body,I think it's possible as he could have used one of the factory vans to transport her body in.There was a scene in which Bobby climbed up the stairs to Carla's flat with out is walker so he does have some strength and maybe killed Lauren with the chair that Roy found broken inn the flat.

Anonymous said...

That's a very tenuous link. I must've missed people mentioning that, but thanks for pointing it out to me. Is there anything else for you to make the connection that I may have overlooked?

Sharon Boothroyd said...

Joel claimed he'd bought himself some cufflinks but no one saw them.
dee dee found the receipt from a posh jewellers and thought he'd bought something for her. Joel made up the cufflinks story.
At the same time, Lauren received an expensive necklace from her mystery rich fella.

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