Will an ailing Ashley Thomas end up being the next victim of deranged Emma Barton in an upcoming episode of Emmerdale?
It’s certainly not looking good for poor Ashley, what with him being the only villager to have witnessed Emma standing on that bridge mere seconds after she’d pushed husband James to his death.
But with Ashley suffering with dementia, it remains to be seen whether he’ll be able to recollect what he witnessed in the midst of the multi-car pile-up that caused carnage and devastation in this week’s episodes.
Not that actress Gillian Kearney appears to be taking any chances. Speaking about what her character Emma could do to Ashley, Kearney speculated:
“I might throw him off a bridge if he’s not careful. Obviously, Emma has her work cut out with Ashley because his recollections come and go. But the situation is going to have to be broached and rectified in some way or another.”
Viewers tonight witnessed what we thought was going to be a confrontation between Ashley and Emma, only for the former vicar to comment that he’d be praying for Emma. But how long might it be before Ashley starts piecing his memories together? And will Emma strike again if he does?
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