Dingle Court Is In Session
In a special week of betrayal and secrets, the Dingle family take centre stage at a lock-in in the Woolpack as Lydia questions their whereabouts on the night of Craig’s death.
Through a series of flashbacks, the truth begins to emerge, revealing a tangled web of events leading up to his demise. As the layers of deception are peeled away, the truth will be revealed to the audience in a week where the only certainty is that nothing is as it seems.
Emmerdale Producer Laura Shaw said:
“In an unmissable special week for Emmerdale, we focus on Soaps most loved family, the Dingles, as Lydia attempts to find out who killed Craig. Expertly and innovatively directed by Gary Williams, the infamous Woolpack becomes centre stage for the group of Dingles gathered to reveal their alibis… or no alibi as the case may be! Stepping out of the usual Emmerdale style, a series of flashbacks will let the viewers in on the lies each person has told and the secrets they are hiding. The week will truly keep everyone on the edge of their seats with each day more and more explosive secrets revealed that promise to have huge repercussions, shatter lives and cause fireworks in the Dingles bigger than ever seen before."
In the episode airing on Monday 30 October, a horrified Billy stares down at Craig’s bloodied and lifeless body, found on the fields at Home Farm.
In the Woolpack, having gathered The Dingles, everyone is shocked when Lydia announces that Craig is dead. The Dingles start to ponder what could have happened to Craig, but Lydia is steadfast and sure one of them is responsible for his death. In the knowledge Sam and Cain had Craig tied up in a remote barn, Lydia begins her investigation by focusing on their whereabouts. In a series of flashbacks we reveal what happened at the barn….
After listening to Cain and Sam, Lydia’s search to find out who killed Craig is underway. Belle’s caught out when the room shifts their focus to her alibi. In flashback scenes we see Belle recount her day with Tom, who after a romantic meal proposed to Belle. But Belle’s not giving a true account of the full day. What exactly is she hiding? Will the Dingles accept Belle’s fabrication of events?
Lydia then shifts her focus onto the next suspect….Aaron.
Aaron fights back when the Dingles press him for his alibi. Charity is uneasy when Aaron shifts the focus on to her instead. Flashing back to the previous day, Chas and Charity discuss the Craig situation, but the conversation soon shifts to another matter as Charity isn’t being honest about her conversation.
Soon Caleb and Nate offer their account of the day when it’s their turn to reveal all. In flashback scenes we see what really happened… Just what is Caleb hiding?
Next, Mandy and Marlon are thrust into the hot seat. Emotional Mandy is hiding a secret, but just what is she keeping back from her family?
Marlon talks through his day as we flashback to what really happened. However, Marlon chooses to miss out a big piece of information from his family.
Despite everyone's alibi being established, Lydia remains troubled that someone is being deceitful. Unable to bear her upset, a guilt ridden Sam reveals there’s more to his version of events and we finally find out what really happened to Craig that night.