Terrible truth shatters Chrissie Emmerdale
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There’s no rest for the Whites, who seem to lurch from one drama to the next. The family have only just got over Lawrence’s near-fatal incident with exhaust fumes, when Chrissie discovers Lachlan has kidnapped ‘Simon’, who she quickly discovers is her real uncle, Tim Richards. Then Lawrence has another life-threatening health crisis. ‘Chrissie feels so betrayed by Lawrence,’ actress Louise Marwood tells Soaplife. ‘I’m not sure she can forgive her father for this.’ Will she feel differently as he lies unconscious in a hospital bed… and will he ever wake up?
What does Chrissie make of ‘Simon’?
She’s completely smitten by him. He’s a real man and she’s only been with boys until now. Simon’s just her type and she thought they were getting on so well. Chrissie doesn’t understand why he’s not into her.
Is she suspicious of Lawrence?
He’s been acting strangely for a while now, so she doesn’t really notice anything different.
What about Lachlan and Gerry? Is she worried about what they’re getting up to?
Chrissie worries about Gerry’s influence on Lachlan all the time. She’s concerned that her son will be easily led.
How does she feel about Lawrence moving to St Ives with Ronnie Hale?
She’s sad, but happy Lawrence has found happiness. She’s always been pained by the fact he’s been unhappy for much of his life.
When does Chrissie realise Lachlan has taken ‘Simon’ hostage?
She hears a scream and she finds him with Gerry and Lachlan. She can’t believe what Lachlan’s done and what he’s capable of. Simon explains he’s her uncle, Tim, and she can’t believe what she’s hearing. She looks to Lawrence and he doesn’t deny it.
How does Chrissie feel when Tim explains that he’s her uncle?
She feels totally betrayed. It’s been one lie after another from ALL of them. She also feels humiliated and I actually feel sorry for her.
Will she ever get over this?
I can’t see her ever getting closure now because she’ll never hear the truth from the one man she yearns to talk to – her real father. Chrissie feels utterly betrayed by Lawrence. She’s so angry at him and she’s devastated.
But he only did it to protect her…
Yes, but it’s probably done more harm than if he’d been honest with her from the outset. He tries to make amends, but it’s too late.
What’s next for the Whites?
They’ve always healed their rifts before, but this is different as the stakes are higher. Chrissie will struggle to forgive Lawrence.
Even when he’s rushed to hospital?
Tellingly, Lachlan and Rebecca are at his bedside, but Chrissie isn’t…
n By Sally Brockway