It’s no secret that it’s been all change at Emmerdale recently, with several cast exits playing out over the past months. And there are a number of other notable departures to come – meaning that fans will be treated to some explosive and dramatic final storylines for three big players.
It was recently reported that Home Farm butler Graham Foster, played by Andrew Scarborough, would have his last hurrah at Home Farm while Anthony Quinlan is departing his role as Pete Barton and Samantha Giles has confirmed her exit as Bernice Blackstock.
But how will they all leave? And will they live or die as their ending storylines play out?
On screen at the moment, Graham is at the centre of a feud with the mighty Kim Tate (Claire King), who no longer trusts him after she found he had lied to her over her son Jamie (Alexander Lincoln). She is also seething with jealousy over his relationship with Rhona Goskirk (Zoe Henry) and isn’t about to forget his harsh words to her in a hurry.
As this will inevitably build to a showdown between the two dangerous foes, fans are fearing that it will be inevitable that Kim will get the upper hand. And, as she hasn’t been averse to ordering deaths in the past, will this be the final nail in Graham’s coffin?
It has not been confirmed whether Graham will survive his war with Kim but viewers are expecting an explosive exit for the character, who has been central to some of the most talked about plots over the last two years.
Meanwhile, Bernice is getting ready to marry Liam Cavanagh (Jonny McPherson) but a turn of events will change everything for her, making her reconsider her future. Samantha confirmed her intention to leave the role, with show boss Kate Brooks promising an appopriately emotional exit for the fan favourite.
As for Pete, absolutely no clues have yet been dropped about how he might leave. There is a curse in the Barton clan – RIP John, James, Finn and Emma – will this be something that Pete can escape?
Among the departures, Emmerdale has also welcomed new and returining faces such as Mandy and Vinny Dingle, Wendy and Luke Posner and Al Chapman to name a few.
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