Bernice: cursed and confused!
BUT HIVES ARE THE LEAST OF HER PROBLEMS…
Desperate Bernice comes up with a plan to offload Mrs Dumphreys’ fortune this week – but who will be the lucky recipient?
Having taken the winning betting slip and claimed the £90k won by her late customer at the races, Bernice is sick with worry. She now believes that Mrs Dumphreys’ money is tainted and that she’s paying the price for her deceit. But how can she return the cash to the rightful heir of Mrs Dumphreys’ estate without admitting what she’s done?
“Bernice is worried about karma catching up with her!” warns Samantha Giles, who plays the beautician. “She knows she and Nicola did the wrong thing by keeping the money, and she’s very anxious. Bernice feels so bad about it that she doesn’t want to keep it.”
The trouble is, Bernice allowed her greedy sister to convince her to claim the prize, having manipulated her by talking about the legacy they’d leave for their kids. However, the stress of the lies and deception is taking its toll on Bernice, and she even breaks out in hives!
“They thought that Mrs Dumphreys had no relatives, so no one was going to be any the wiser,” explains
Sam. “But the solicitor has tracked down someone who’s related to her, so Bernice goes to the funeral to find out their identity. She does discover who it is – and it’s a bit of a surprise!”
Emmerdale is keeping the identity of Mrs Dumphreys’ heir under wraps, though Sam tells us that it kicks off another mad plan from her alter ego.
“Bernice sets up a raffle in the salon and decides to rig it so that this person pulls out the winning ticket,” she laughs. “It’s somebody in the village, funnily enough! She, Nicola and Jimmy think that if the right person wins the raffle, they’ll have sorted it. But of course, it all goes wrong…”
“Bernice is worried about karma catching up with her”
Bernice could be left hive and dry when all this hits the fan!
Bernice faces Nicola’s wrath as she continues to have misgivings