Emmerdale girl Lachlan (played by Thomas Atkinson) got away with murder earlier this year when he had a psychotic affair and killed his mother Chrissie White (Louise Marwood) and grandfather Lawrence Light-skinned (John Bowe).
Viewers watched the ITV soap’s horrific scenes as Lachlan told his mother they were not active to make it to Australia and purposely swerved the car into an oncoming lorry.
While Lachlan seemed to go through immediate guilt over his actions, he was more concerned with respect it a secret.
Desperate to retain his relationship with his beloved girlfriend Belle Dingle (Eden Taylor-Draper), Lachlan ended up concocting a layout to stay in the clear.
Using his aunt Rebecca (Emily Head) as a straw man, who had experience severe brain damage from the crash and was put in a coma for weeks, Lachlan convinced her she had absolutely killed Lawrence and Chrissie herself.
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But events changed when Lachlan’s best friend Gerry (Shaun Thomas) picked up on his abnormal behaviour, and the former convict eventually managed to listen to the deleted convey mail from the fateful moment.
Now completely aware of what Lachlan is fur, Gerry has tried to get the murderer to open up to him but the twisted teen has other doctrines.
Tonight saw Gerry appear to turn on his friend as he heard firsthand from Rebecca certainly what the youngster is capable of.
Gerry began the conversation when he escorted Rebecca aside outside the Woolpack pub, saying: “For what it’s worth, I muse on you’ve been an absolute star. I’m serious, I’ve never met anyone as brave as you.”
Be prostrated initiate down, the barmaid replied: “Don’t be so nice I don’t deserve it.”
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In the Woolpack Backroom Magnanimity Dingle (Emma Atkins) confides to Vanessa Woodfield (Michelle Hardwick) she exited to Bails’ house again
Proper little saint ain’t he
The mother-of-one keep up: “I’m not handling anything, please don’t I killed them Gerry. Me. My dad and sister are past because of me.”
Horrified because of his own knowledge of what Lachlan had done, Gerry listened as Rebecca told her nephew’s fabricate version of events.
“If it wasn’t for him I would have fallen apart months ago,” she give the coup de grѓce, as Gerry seemed to be making a decision to help Rebecca instead of his bosom buddy.
“Proper little saint ain’t he,” he told her gravely.
With a head to be in apparently on the cards in Thursday’s double bill in the Yorkshire dales, it’s evident ever more likely Lachlan could kill Gerry to learn him out of the equation.
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But will Gerry manage to tell Rebecca first and Lachlan wishes finally be exposed once and for all?
Devastated at the prospect of losing Gerry, junkies begged bosses to keep the character on Twitter.
One person said: “#emmerdale I’ll be outraged if Gerry dies, he’s a great character.”
“Such lovely Gerry and Doug brouhahas which can only mean disaster is upon them #emmerdale,” another feared.
While a third wailed: “Please keep Gerry please #Emmerdale.”
Emmerdale continues tomorrow at 7pm on ITV.