Poor Mary. She is destined to stay alone forever, isn't she? She would be a nightmare partner in many ways, but she would be loyal and caring, and Brian isn't a great catch anyway. I think they would be well suited.
I don't know if Young Offenders would help Hope. Her problems go deeper than that. She seems to revel in her father's notoriety, but I don't think she ever knew him. The suggestion seems to be that she inherited his murderous tendencies, which is a strange message in 2023. She has a loving family in Fizz and Tyrone, and she's not deprived or noticeably different from her pals - she's just A Bad Lot. She has been overindulged IMO, but maybe that's because of her start in life (I can't remember the detail now, but she was called Hope because it was touch and go for her as a newborn).
What do you mean, it's not real? 😳