MURDER AT THE LAKE
DEVASTATED BY HIS WIFE’S LIES, Declan UNLEASHES A VICIOUS PLAN TO EXACT HIS REVENGE ON Charity, LEADING TO A BATTLE THAT RESULTS IN DEATH
The heartache of his wife Charity’s supposed miscarriage several months ago still haunts Declan Macey to this day. After the death of his adult daughter Mia in a car crash some years ago, Declan yearned to be a father again and saw Charity’s pregnancy as the answer to his prayers. Now, however, Declan’s pain has only intensified following his sister Megan’s shocking discovery that Charity actually had a secret abortion instead of a miscarriage.
Initially disbelieving Megan’s evidence given her well-known hatred for Charity, Declan tries to prove her wrong until he’s confronted with the despicable truth.
Outraged to learn that Charity lied that it was her daughter Debbie who had the abortion, Declan secretly plots his revenge. Tragically though, his bid to poison Charity with a lethal pesticide backfires when his young stepson Noah accidentally ingests the substance.
Livid that Charity’s actions have caused him to hurt the innocent Noah, Declan lures Charity to an isolated cottage on the pretext of a holiday. Alone in the wilderness, Declan’s anger builds as he plots to murder Charity, who then tries to escape when she overhears his plans. Fatefully though, Declan interrupts her getaway and violently beats her into unconsciousness. Thinking she’s dead, Declan stashes her in his car’s boot and drives into the forest to bury her in a shallow grave.
However, Charity revives and brutally kicks Declan as he opens the boot. She runs for her life but Declan grabs her and they struggle furiously as Charity pushes him into the open grave.
Escaping to a nearby lake, Charity jumps into a boat and speeds away, only for Declan to swim after her. The boat’s motor suddenly stalls enabling Declan to drag himself onto the boat. They viciously struggle over a flare gun as Megan and her son Robbie arrive on the scene, searching for the couple.
Without thinking, Robbie jumps into the lake and fights with Declan who shoots his nephew with a flare gun. The tension mounts as Robbie plunges into the water and Declan falls in too. Seizing his chance, Declan tries to drown Charity, leading to a shocking denouement that results in two deaths!
ALSO ON EMMERDALE:
NICOLA and JIMMY’s marriage is rocked when a stranger named JULIETTE turns up at Mill Cottage claiming to be pregnant with Jimmy’s baby.
KERRY is devastated to learn that DAN slept with ALI; the fallout from SAM and TRACY’s break-up has serious consequences for LISA; DOUG is smitten with DIANE; LEYLA and JAI’s illicit affair is exposed; HARRIET is delighted when ASHLEY moves in with her as a flatmate; and EDNA reveals an awful secret as she comes face to face with her past.
A wicked lie derails DEBBIE and PETE’s relationship; FINN develops an attraction to AARON; ROSS leaves the village; RODNEY struggles with unemployment; ADAM is sent to prison; VANESSA and KIRIN boldly take their affair public; and PRIYA has doubts about her arranged marriage.
A furious Declan lures Charity to an isolated cottage, where he beats her and stashes her in his car boot.
Nicola (left) and Jimmy are shocked to meet Juliette, who says she’s pregnant with his child.