Monday we saw scary Fiz. In the past few weeks, we’ve seen worried Fiz, caring Fiz and hurt Fiz. My husband and I include the latter three in the large category of irritating busybody Fiz. Scary Fiz is a category unto itself. A hard and implacable face, with eyes that burn right through you. My husband said if Jennie McAlpine hasn’t done Shakespearean theatre, she ought to. Lady Macbeth comes to mind.
The reason for her anger is a burst pipe in the café and what Fiz sees as Anna’s ineptitude in getting it fixed and cleaned up. It gives her an excuse to call Roy (like he needs to worry about the café right now). Roy is not where he said he’d be and the alarm sirens go off. Fiz insists on calling the police. Then, to make matters worse, she insists that she will tell them whatever is necessary in order to get them actively looking for Roy. Oh great, Fiz is teetering on a blab-all brink of jealousy-fueled hurt about Hayley’s death and someone else knowing something she didn’t – and she’s going to talk to the police?
But Anna can’t stop her, doesn’t try hard enough in my opinion, and the police come. Two more shifty looking “concerned” friends than Fiz and Anna, I can’t imagine. They tell about Hayley dying and Roy being inconsolable. Then Fiz feels it necessary to add “and feeling guilty”. What a great choice of word to use to a police officer about a missing person who has just had a death in the family.
Ok, she’s worried and Hayley charged her with looking after Roy. But I wish she’d remember the list Hayley left for Roy, which Fiz read: the last item to Roy was “look after Fiz”. Hayley neither considered nor asked Fiz to be Wonder Woman. If she’d only think back a moment to the hubbub of the funeral and the strife and heartbreak surrounding Hayley’s death, Fiz might think of Roy and his personality. If anyone doesn’t want fuss and bother and will run a mile from it, it’s Roy. And that’s all he’s done, got away from the madding crowd.
But we see in what she says to Anna throughout that day and the next, she’s still angry about not having been told in advance what Hayley was planning to do. Anna is the handiest person to take this out on. Fiz does this by staking her claim as Lord Protector of Roy and what is Roy’s. To that end, she is willing to involve the authorities and spill the beans about Hayley’s suicide; “whatever it takes.” If official suspicions are aroused about the circumstances of Hayley’s death, Fiz’s high-flown sentiments of wanting Roy home safe and sound may only land him in legal difficulties. Maybe she doesn’t realize that, or maybe she just doesn’t care. She’s angry at him too. He will pay, one way or another, for not including Fiz in the loop. Never mind that Hayley herself pretty much handed Fiz a roadmap of her intentions on her final day; the fact that Fiz didn’t get it is Roy’s fault, and Anna’s and Carla’s and, sadly, probably Hayley’s too.