Everyone in Emmerdale village have had Rebecca (played by Emily Head) on their minds this week, as the mother-of-one remains nowhere to be seen and Lachlan White (Thomas Atkinson) continues to play games on her loved ones.
Yesterday’s double bill of the ITV soap even showed the twisted serial killer was willing to completely betray his girlfriend and the only person he trusts by implicating her in his murders.
Belle Dingle (Eden Taylor-Draper) was harangued by the police and as she starts to fall apart Lachlan doesn’t seem any closer to revealing the truth of his aunt’s whereabouts.
Yet tonight’s instalment suggested the nurse taking care of Rebecca will end up murdering her instead.
Still out of it on sedation medication, Rebecca woke up panicking once again during tonight’s instalment and couldn’t get to grips with her surroundings.
But while the nurse continued to do her job, she also seemed to be reaching the end of her tether with Lachlan following weeks under his control.
“Right I’ll be back in a minute, you just relax. There’s a good girl,” the sinister woman told Rebecca.
The nurse then made another mystery phone call, which seemed to be going through to Lachlan’s voicemail.
She raged: “You promised you would keep in touch so call me.
“If I haven’t heard from you by tomorrow, it’s over.”
But the nurse’s next words seemed to hint the nurse would take matters into her own hands and simply kill Rebecca. After all, she has plenty of medical equipment to do it easily and painlessly, meaning it would be harder to be found out.
“I’ll end this,” she warned ominously before ending the call.
However, things changed when Rebecca’s captor suddenly learnt the truth about Lachlan on a news bulletin.
Ashen with shock, the woman clearly had no idea of Lachlan’s true nature or the nationwide hunt for Rebecca.
Trapped in a corner, how will the nurse proceed? Will she develop a conscience and rescue Rebecca from her ordeal, or will she decide to take her out instead?
Elsewhere in the Yorkshire Dales, Belle was starting to become resigned to her fate.
Relaying her latest rendezvous with the police, Belle told her family: “Today they were different, they were cold, hard. They thought I was lying.”
“They’ve no proof we’ll fight this Belle,” Zak Dingle (Steve Halliwell) said reassuringly, but it wasn’t enough to convince the teenager.
“Lachlan is gonna drag me down with him,” Belle replied bitterly, “And there’s nothing I can do about it.”