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Melissa Ryan
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Portrayed by Katy Carmichael
First Appearance (Regular) Series 4 Episode 1
Last Appearance (Regular) Series 4 Episode 10
First Appearance (Guest) Series 4 Episode 20
Last Appearance (Guest) Series 4 Episode 20
Cause/Reason Pregnant with Eddie's baby
Occupation Head of Extended Services (2009)
Sibling(s) Rachel Mason
Spouse(s) Philip Ryan’s unnamed father

Unnamed husband

Romances Eddie Lawson
Sons Philip Ryan
Children Eddie Lawson's unborn child

Melissa Ryan (Presumably née Fenshaw) is Rachel Mason’s younger, sexier, bubblier sister. Her heart is in the right place, but her endeavours have a tendency to goof up as she has never really stuck anything out for very long. Classic sibling rivalry means that Rachel at once envies Melissa’s care-free exuberance for life, whilst Melissa believes she craves the authority and commitment Rachel has managed. Melissa left after her fiance, Eddie, discovered that she was already married to two other men, leaving her son Philip Ryan under the care of Rachel and Eddie. But later she returned to spring a surprise on Eddie, announcing that he was the father of her unborn child. Melissa is last seen leaving with Eddie, who promised to help raise their child.


  • "First things first, my name is Melissa. You can call me that, or Mel or whatever you feel comfortable with, just not Ms. Ryan please, it makes me sound like a lesbian dominatrix."

List of appearances

  1. Series 4 Episode 1
  2. Series 4 Episode 2
  3. Series 4 Episode 3
  4. Series 4 Episode 4
  5. Series 4 Episode 5
  6. Series 4 Episode 6
  7. Series 4 Episode 7
  8. Series 4 Episode 8
  9. Series 4 Episode 9
  10. Series 4 Episode 10
  11. Series 4 Episode 20