The actor is currently starring as Tyler Munroe in the RTÉ soap and has kept viewers on the edge of their seats over the last few weeks by posing as Lucy Mallon’s phony therapist.
This week, Tyler is undaunted by McCabe’s warnings about prison life and lets Lucy’s name slip while being interrogated, which is sure to lead to trouble.
sundayworld.com, Peter explained what’s in store for Tyler and the gang on Fair City over the festive period.
“Christmas week gets very, very dramatic,” he said.
“Coming up to Christmas, you need a big bang - all the storylines come in together and reach their peak. It’s interesting to watch how the peak points of all the different storylines add up and affect each other.
“Some very dramatic things happen over Christmas week and it’s not going to be what people expect. It’s going to be a surprise. It’s the kind of thing that only makes sense after it happens.
“As for what’s happening with Tyler and Lucy, it’s building to such a crescendo and reaching a peak point. It’ll need a cooling off period because they’ve made Carrigstown unlivable for themselves for the next while.
Continuing, he said: “The reality is that he’s the one who needs her support and he needs to feel needed. In his naïve attempts to help and support Lucy, he’s consistently making things a lot worse and more dramatic by involving himself with the police.
“It’s interesting to watch just how well he can keep his lies together as they pick at him, which is what’s going to happen this week with the interrogation scenes.
“They were fun to do because he’s under pressure. Tyler has this sort of equipoise and this cruel exterior where he knows what’s going on all the time.
“He’s playing the part of a therapist but underneath it all, there are raging taunts of insecurity and neurosis which are all coming to the fore now. A little bit of pressure is applied, and they all burst out.”
Peter said that fans of the show should be sure to watch out for the events that take place after Lucy gets invited to spend Christmas dinner with Dolores.
He explained: “There’s a really beautiful crescendo of the Dolores and Lucy story, which they shot outdoors in a park. It’s really poignant and really beautiful. That’s coming up this week and I think that’s probably my favourite moment of the year.
“I hope people enjoy it. Everybody worked hard on it, and it’s been tough with Covid restrictions so there’s been a lot of effort put in to keep the show on and keep it going. I hope people get something out of it at Christmas.”