Trudy is first seen when Liam Marshall (Adam Gillen) is practising his flirting with girls and tries it on with Trudy, but she headbutts him and asks Mateo Castellanos (Jake Canuso) for a drink. In Series 5 Episode 2, Trudy and Sam are having a drink with Jack when Janice Garvey (Siobhan Finneran) confronts Jack. Trudy then steps in, leading Janice to grab Trudy by her throat. Jack then laughs at Trudy, angering her. Joyce Temple-Savage (Sherrie Hewson) then blames Trudy and Sam for Janice stangling her. At the Dance Competition, when Liam confronts Jack, Trudy smashes a bottle over Jack's head. Trudy and Liam then put Jack in a dustbin.
In Series 5 Episode 4, Trudy tries to be more feminine, as Sam is accusing her of being butch. At Neptune's Bar, Victor squeezes Trudy's bum and Trudy says if he would've payed she would've let him. Victor then gives Trudy 25 Euros. Trudy gives the 25 euros to Sam, and then grabs Victor's testicles and then headbutts him. In Series 5 Episode 6, Trudy plays a cruel trick on Sam after spotting her snogging Liam the night before. Trudy tells Sam that she has had unprotected sex with Liam, leading Trudy to slap Liam three times. Sam then reveals that she is pregnant to Trudy and Liam, leaving the pair shocked. When Liam and Trudy confess at Neptune's Bar, Sam tells Trudy and Liam that the baby must be Charlie's. Trudy and Liam look confused and look over at a pregnant woman. Sam then reveals that she got Charlie to do another pregnancy test, to make it look like she was pregnant.