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Emmerdale star Thomas Atkinson teases 'shocking climax' to killer Lachlan White storyline!

Lachlan White

As the net closes in, the killer teen feels the pressure this autumn, reveals Thomas

It’s been something of a miracle that Lachlan White has got away with murder for so long, but as the leaves turn brown this autumn, the net closes in. There is a body buried in the woods, and Rebecca, whom everyone thinks is in Wales, knows exactly what her nephew has done.

“Lachlan has thought about killing Rebecca, but she is family and all he has left, so it is a struggle,” says Thomas Atkinson, who plays him. “He knows that he must keep her quiet, though, as she could ruin everything.”

Rebecca struggles

Rebecca isn’t Lachlan’s only problem. Young Liv is super suspicious of her neighbour, well aware that he recently tried to kill her and Robert.

Adds Thomas: “Lachlan always thought he could outwit people, but things start to unravel and he goes out of his mind. People, including Belle, start to notice that he is behaving oddly.”

Belle has no idea that she’s living with a serial killer, and Lachlan knows she’d leave him if she discovered the truth. But could she be in danger, too?

Teases Thomas: “Lachlan doesn’t think he could hurt Belle, but who knows what he is capable of when put under pressure? He will do whatever he has to do to hide his crimes.

“The best possible outcome for him would be that he gets away with the killings and lives happily ever after with Belle…but that is unlikely!

“As we go into the Autumn, the story moves towards a shocking climax. It’s going to be full of suspense and there will be some surprises along the way.”

Emmerdale continues on ITV.

Alison Slade
Alison Slade

Alison Slade has over 20 years of experience as a TV journalist and has spent the vast majority of that time as Soap Editor of TV Times magazine. 

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