The showdown between the killer and Moira ends in a fire and a shooting!
Emma Barton has spent months trying to hide the fact she pushed her partner James to his death last October. But her scheming and lying has ended up coming to nothing. His murder has been exposed by Gabby Thomas, who got hold of the recording incriminating killer Emma, which a horrified Finn Barton went on to hear. Finn now knows his mum killed his dad – and he’s going to tell his brothers, Pete and Ross, if Emma won’t.
As a week of explosive episodes erupts – during which death visits the Dales – it all begins with Emma, whose world is caving in…
Score to settle
‘Emma’s panicking as once the boys know, that’s the end of her relationship with them,’ says Gillian Kearney, who plays her. ‘She doesn’t want them to stop loving her. Emma loved James but she loves the boys even more. That’s the whole reason she’s tried to survive this.’
Knowing the game is up, Emma has a score to settle with ex sister-in-law Moira, who she feels stole James from her.
At Butlers Farm, Moira’s tired and hoping for a quiet night. She’s been clay-pigeon shooting with Faith and is just finishing in the barn when Emma arrives. Her line of questioning angers and unsettles Moira.
‘Emma wants to know if Moira loved James and what they meant to each other,’ explains Natalie J Robb, who plays the farmer. ‘Emma is very agitated and it’s been eating her up. Emma then confesses she pushed James off the bridge and says she blames Moira!’
Sensing danger, Moira makes to leave, but Emma’s not about to let her prey go…
‘Moira breaks away to escape, but Emma goes for her,’ says Natalie. ‘Emma grabs a pitchfork and thrusts it at Moira.
‘As they tussle, Emma hits a light with the pitchfork, which in turn causes a fire! It’s small at first so the women don’t spot it, but soon they’re both aware the barn is on fire around them… and then an oil drum explodes.’
As the blaze begins to rage, will Emma help or hinder Moira’s escape from the burning barn?
Adam and Victoria are the first to notice the fire and race towards it. Emma has made it out – but is covered in blood, and flees when she sees Adam. Suspecting foul play, Adam gives chase, following Emma into the woods with a gun in his hands. Back in the yard, waiting for the emergency services, Victoria’s blood chills as she hears a shot ring out… Who’s a goner?
‘It’s very dramatic,’ says Gillian. ‘I don’t think there’s a minute where people won’t be on the edge of their seats! There are plenty of surprises in store!’
Fired up... Emma erupts at Butlers Farm
Will Emma help Moira
escape the barn?