It’s a little less Four Weddings and A Funeral, a little more four funerals and a wedding – or is it?
Emmerdale bosses are staying tight-lipped about Pete and Debbie’s big day but we know one thing for sure: It ends in death and disaster.
And, looking back at the eerie promo video released earlier this month, we can’t help but wonder if the carnival that rolls into town on Monday August 3rd has anything to do with it?
The long awaited explosive Barton-Dingle wedding will finally hit TV screens next week, playing out on ITV from August 3rd to 7th.
It’s been one of those will-they-won’t-they affairs, with Debbie’s decision to marry Pete remaining up in the air until she discovered lover Ross was actually baby Moses’ father. Who wouldn’t want to run off with their mother’s mysterious lover, aka the father of the baby half-brother she’d been left holding?
We know a furious Debbie promptly ditches Ross and decides marrying Pete isn’t such a bad idea after all but the Barton boy won’t go down without a fight.
In fact, a fight is precisely what he’s after when he shows up to the Woolpack for his brother’s stag do at the start of Emmerdale’s big disaster week.
Not content with ruining the evening with some rather shocking revelations, he threatens his former lover and promises to take her down with him.
Enter Cain, who can always be depended upon to take his daughter’s requests to “get rid of” someone quite seriously. Why hasn’t he set himself up as the village’s resident hit-man at this stage?
OK, so the hits aren’t quite up to the lethal Cameron standard, but he knows how to land a serious enough blow to take care of his family’s ‘little problems’.
Ross Barton is no exception and Cain disposes of him in delightful Dingle ‘back-o-the van’ fashion, but will it buy Debbie enough time to make an honest man of Pete?
Daddy’s flying fists seem to save the day as his daughter makes it up the aisle to tie the knot with the errr, second man of her dreams.
But there’s no preparing Pete, his quite literally blushing bride, and the rest of the village for what’s to come next.
Especially when Sarah innocently scoops the letter that’s fallen out of Cain’s pocket up and pops it on the pile of well wishes for her mum and new step-dad to read at the reception…
Will Ross ruin Debbie and Pete’s perfect day? Could that mysteriously misplaced letter to Pete make a comeback?
Or will forces far greater – beyond anyone’s control – bring a whole new meaning to “till death do us part?”
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