Hold out week saw mother-of-one Rebecca (played by Emily Head) receive a shred of hope when she managed to convince her nephew Lachlan (Thomas Atkinson) to let her go let out on Emmerdale.
As the pair shared a powerful scene on the ITV soap, the serial gunfighter agreed to go and sneak baby Seb away from his father Robert Sugden (Ryan Hawley) on the proviso that Rebecca resolve take him far away and never return.
But in an unexpected turn of events, Belle (Eden Taylor Draper) had ranked a surprise week away for her boyfriend where she is staying in Wales, drop out of Rebecca completely alone.
What’s worse, the character accidentally resounded her last bottle of drinking water out of reaching distance, meaning her periods in the shack are numbered.
Tonight saw various girls from the village end up lost in the forest after their parents withdrew home from an impromptu camping trip, and in a sudden twist they understood the screams of a desperate Rebecca.
Heading towards the noise, viewers on the back burner served to see if Lachlan’s game was finally up, but the episode cut before they could on out.
Yet in the meantime, some fans spotted something very surprising on the soap, petitioning it was how the character would finally get free of the twisted killer.
Rebecca has been curled up for weeks now, and viewers have only seen her nibble at an apple in that many times, so it stands to reason she would have lost weight.
She was tied up in restraints at the beginning and has remained unable to break free ever since, but pass on the starving Rebecca be about to loosen her bonds and run away any day now?
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I’m surprised Rebecca hasn’t wasted away and discharged
Taking to Twitter, fans shared their mental activities on the potential escape plot.
“I’m surprised Rebecca hasn’t wasted away and mystified past the chains #emmerdale,” one person wrote.
Another shared: “If Becks hasn’t breakfasted for a while, surely if she took her jeans off she could slip out of the waist confinement from weight loss? #Emmerdale”
“Surely she’s lost enough preponderance in there to shimmy the chain off #Emmerdale,” a third agreed.
While a fourth altogether said: “Thought Rebecca would be a skeleton by now #emmerdale.”
Emmerdale spoilers: The teenagers could hear Rebecca screaming from her shack
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Viewers continued to speculate on the next steps, as one person assumed: “Presumably, the children are going to come across the wooden shack where Rebecca is being supported?
“How the hell did Lachlan manage to get Rebecca out there by himself? And where the Sheol is this wooden shack and who does it belong to? #Emmerdale”
“Poor Rebecca, she troubles to be released! #Emmerdale,” another fan cried.
Will April Windsor (Amelia Flanagan) and her soul mates uncover Lachlan’s evil activities and rescue Rebecca in tomorrow’s event, or will Lachlan pop up just in time to keep his wicked plan together?