Viewers of the Channel 4 soap have actually been racking their brains for 12 months in an effort to figure out which homeowner wouldn’t make it out of 2020 alive, after in 2015’s flash-forward episode validated the shock death of one character.
‘ I didn’t understand from the beginning!’ star Connor Calland informed Metro.co.uk, talking about for how long he understood the huge trick for.
‘ It was great to see the pieces of the puzzle gradually get put together [after I found out] due to the fact that before that point, I do not believe anybody truly understood who it was going to be other than the producers and the writers.’
The secret death was definitely a closely-guarded trick, that’s for sure, with Connor — along with co-star Kirsty Leigh Porter– having formerly informed us that they didn’t have an idea who was going to pass away
‘ It was an amusing feeling [when I found out],’ Connor said, ‘I keep in mind talking to [Executive Producer] Bryan Kirkwood about it, and obviously everyone wishes to be working, and particularly with Hollyoaks, I’ve had such a good time over the past year.
‘ Clearly, I would’ve loved to have actually remained there, however I believe comprehending where the story was going and what takes place in the last episode, it was rather good to be given this responsibility– this year-long duty.’
Jordan has been on rather a journey considering that his arrival in the eponymous town this time last year. In the beginning, we believed him absolutely nothing more than an antagonist; a villainous drug-dealer who set out to hire as lots of youths as possible.
Nevertheless, the character developed rather considerably, and it became apparent that he was so much more than that.
‘ It was a discussion we had over the year,’ Connor told us. ‘We wanted Jordan to come in and stir up problem in the town, and make his mark there.
‘ But also at the very same time, no-one’s ever evil. I feel people may have wicked qualities, or they might make errors, and I believe the authors have done an excellent job of revealing that– of showing that he’s not the bad egg that he’s been branded with.
Jordan has been involved in a bit of a love triangle with Leela and Peri Lomax(Kirsty Leigh Porter and Ruby O’Donnell), and Connor reckons it was the character’s connection with the former that allowed viewers to see the genuine Jordan.
‘ I feel throughout [Jordan and Leela] had a connection that went a lot further than a physical connection,’ he said.
‘ I think it’s the very first time Jordan had somebody he might view as a partner– somebody he could confide in. From that point onwards, you might see him attempting to much better himself.’
While Jordan did try to turn over a brand-new leaf, he eventually found himself under Victor Brothers’ (Benjamin O’Mahony) control once again.
Yes, in tonight’s episode, Victor threatened to eliminate among Juliet Nightingale’s (Niamh Blackshaw) loved ones, and he eventually chose Sid Sumner (Billy Price)– Jordan’s own cousin.
Victor chose that in order to evaluate his commitment and show his loyalty, Jordan ought to be the one to eliminate Sid and Juliet.
Jordan was seemingly contrasted, however he eventually picked to do the best thing, as he allowed both Sid and Juliet to walk totally free– pleading them to leave the drugs video game and to make something of themselves.
‘ He tries to speak his heart in the minute,’ stated Connor, ‘Today for Jordan has been him trying to ideal his wrongs. He tries to do the ideal thing. I think it’s truly cleared his conscience knowing that he’s tried to do the ideal thing.’
‘ Jordan’s trying his finest, and he’s lost in these final moments. He’s trying to clear his conscience prior to the end, I believe.’
‘ Jordan’s redeeming moment was conserving Sid and Juliet which’s the minute when we know that he’s not like Victor.’
Following his self-sacrifice, Jordan discovered that Charlie Dean (Charlie Behan) and Ella Richardson (Erin Palmer) were hiding under the table, but as he attempted to get a deal with of the scenario, tragedy ensued.
Yes, Jordan was eliminated.
It was a superb twist, and a thrilling conclusion to among soap’s biggest ever secrets– a conclusion that was absolutely worth waiting an entire year for.
Nevertheless, like all good soap swan tunes, Jordan’s demise brings with it lots of sadness, and it indicates that we need to bid so long to Connor, who’s tested himself to be a really spectacular actor– something which was arguably never more evident than it was tonight.
‘ I have actually spent the previous number of weeks reflecting on my time,’ Connor told us, as he reminisced about his time on the Channel 4 soap. ‘I’m just very happy to have actually been a part of this story. And I’m so fortunate to have been working– particularly in the year we confronted with Covid.
‘ For leaving the program, I think it was the best leaving I could’ve asked for, actually.
‘ It’s been a year-long storyline. A year of people asking: “Who is it? Who is it?”, so to be able to say at the end: “It was me!”
‘ I’ll truly review the memories of being on set. It’s been so great. It’s something that’s going to stay with me for a long time.’
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