Over a two year stint from 2003, the devious Dominic 'Dominator' Thompson (Shane Cortese) did plenty to earn his place in the pantheon of Kiwi soap opera super villains. When his affair with a 16-year-old was revealed, he resorted to drugging his wife, two murders, framing others, and feigning insanity to cover it up. In December 2004, on the cusp of finally being sprung, the show’s evil bad boy lured his rival Chris Warner (Michael Galvin) to a remote barn and prepared to incinerate them both. But as the spectacular second clip reveals, it can be unwise to play with fire ...
Then later, it was evil Dom, who strung me up like Christ on the cross and sprayed petrol all around me and was going to burn me to death. Those were quite fun to shoot. Something different, being tortured.– Actor Michael Galvin recalls his most memorable Shortland Street moments, The NZ Herald, 30 May 2008
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