The French rejection
He has this moment of clarity where he thinks: ‘What am I doing? I should be with Moira’
Cain tells Charity he’s not going to France with her – prompting her to drive to a cliff edge…
hey’ve packed their bags, they’ve hit the road and Charity can practically smell the vin rouge waiting for her across the Channel. Unfortunately, she and Cain haven’t got out of Yorkshire when he slams on the brakes and tells her he’s had a change of heart – he doesn’t want to go to France with her after all.
‘It’s as if somebody has chucked an ice-cold bucket of water over him,’ says Jeff Hordley, who plays the brooding mechanic.
‘He has this moment of clarity where he thinks: Òwhat am I doing? I should be with Moiraó. He feels terrible for stringing Charity along, but there’s no going back.’
To say Charity is devastated is an understatement. She hadn’t seen this coming and had thought Cain couldn’t wait to get out of the village – he’d actually suggested that they leave earlier than planned. But he’s only done that because Moira’s told him to sling his hook
Tand he’s realised that they’re well and truly over. Even when young Noah announces that he’s going to live with Moira and won’t be going to France with his mum, Cain ploughs on with their plans to leave.
Adds Jeff: ‘He thinks that Noah will come round eventually, and suggests to Charity that they go ahead, get settled and then ask Chas to bring him over.’
It’s a painful farewell for Charity
A policewoman delivers worrying news to Cain
‘Thelma and Louise’?
when Noah says that he never wants to see her again. And, when she bids farewell to baby Moses, she’s genuinely torn. But she gets in the car and is feeling optimistic – until, a short way down the road, Cain announces that he’s staying put, and then hands her the car keys and walks away.
Charity screams that he’ll never see her or Debbie again, but he keeps on walking. She drives off and is later seen by a cliff edge, revving the engine.
Cain assumes she’s playing games when the police turn up and tell him that his car’s been found at the bottom of a lake. But the rest of the family fear the worst. Is Charity a goner?
For Charity there’s no going back – and for Cain there’s no going forward
Is Charity about to do a