Emmerdale villain Cameron Murray (Dominic Power) has been killed off following a nail-biting stand-off in tonight’s double bill.
The three-time killer was electrocuted in the flooded cellar of the Woolpack after being outmanoeuvred by the combined forces of Chas (Lucy Pargeter), Debbie (Charley Webb) and Marlon Dingle (Mark Charnock).
Recent episodes of the ITV soap have been dominated by a siege that has also left Alicia (Natalie Anderson) fighting for her life after taking a bullet during an hour-long special on Wednesday.
At the start of this evening’s episodes, it looked like the writing was on the wall for Chas and Debbie as an increasingly deranged Cameron began to lose control. But pub chef Marlon – who had been knocked out earlier in the week – came to their rescue after regaining consciousness.
After smashing Cameron over the head with a bottle, Marlon turned the tables on the murderous hostage-taker. But it took a final battle in the Woolpack cellar before Cameron was overpowered.
For a brief moment, it looked as though Debbie was going to die alongside her ex-lover after the pair of them slipped beneath the depths. But Debbie’s last-ditch effort to save her own life saw Cameron lose his as he reached out for a light fitting that had come into contact with the rising flood water.
As Debbie fled the scene, Dingle patriarch Zak (Steve Halliwell) reassured his granddaughter with the words: “You’re safe. He’s where he belongs. In hell.”
On the subject of his departure from Emmerdale, London-based actor Dominic Power said to RadioTimes.com:
“I’m really going to miss all the close friends that I’ve made on this show. I moved away from home to take on this job and when you’re doing long filming days, the highlights are the time you spend having a laugh with your colleagues. So being away from that is going to feel a little bit strange.”