There are surprises in store for Chas and Aaron this autumn as part of an emotional new plotline, promises Emmerdale boss Kate Oates.
“Aaron and Chas’s story involves a blast from the past,” teased the soap’s series producer to RadioTimes.com. “What we’ll see over the next few weeks is the culmination of years of stress taking their toll on Chas. And she’s hoping that what eventually happens might represent some light at the end of the tunnel.”
Next week’s episodes of Emmerdale will see Chas grow convinced that she’s being stalked, while also having to deal with the shock arrest of son Aaron. But what is it provides some hope in the midst of these crises? A reconciliation with James Barton? The reappearance of Aaron’s dad Gordon?
All Oates will say is that the situation should not be taken at face value. “The big issue will be how Chas and Aaron respond to what’s happening. There will be some twists and turns and – as always in soapland – nothing is as it seems.”
Oates’s comments come following the announcement last week from the soap’s head honcho that this hard-hitting storyline will delve into Chas and Aaron’s backstories.
“We’ll be exploring something about their background and history, which tells us a lot about who they are today.
“It’ll be a tough story to tell and to play. I’m sure that they are more than up to the challenge.”
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