The year is 2376. Carrigstown has long since been taken over by a species of misery-loving aliens but Katy O'Brien is still being held captive by Ciarán Holloway.
It's now almost 12 months since the youngster was kidnapped by devious Ciarán and Fair City viewers are pretty much at the end of their tether at this stage.
There was even a petition set up recently in a bid to end the long-running storyline.
There appears to be light at the end of the tunnel though as in tonight's episode, the manipulative kidnapper apparently plots to put an end to his murky behaviour.
We think we speak for all off us when we say: "Thank Christ."
According to the Irish Mirror:
"Fans of the show have been pulling their hair out waiting for the storyline to move on.
And tonight it seems they will get their wish as things take a gruesome turn on the show.
Twisted Ciarán fears there is no alternative and goes ahead with his nasty plans to get rid of Katy once and for all."
Even fictional characters don't deserve to come to such a grim demise so we hope that Katy somehow manages to scupper Ciarán's evil plans.
Then again, what with it being Easter and all, there's a good chance she'll be back to life by Sunday evening even if she does meet her maker tonight.
Be sure to tune in to RTE 1 at 8.00pm tonight to see how things pan out.