Fans of Emmerdale watched as locals bid farewell to Dan Spencer as he awaited sentencing for fatally shooting Lloyd Sawyer, the online stalker of his daughter.
Fans of the ITV soap opera Emmerdale were shocked on Thursday night when a familiar face returned after Dan Spencer’s (Liam Fox) departure.
In order to deal with the stalker of his daughter Amelia Spencer (played by Daisy Campbell), Dan made the decision to act on his own last month.
Dan was enraged and punched Lloyd Sawyer (Matt Sutton) as he drew nearer to the 16-year-old, who then fell heavily to the ground.
Although Dan was later charged with GBH, the situation changed when Lloyd passed away from his wounds in a hospital, escalating Dan’s charge to manslaughter.
Locals gathered on Thursday night to celebrate Dan’s last day of freedom, which included a video call with his former girlfriend Kerry Wyatt (Laura Norton).
Before his trial, the two had a conversation in which Kerry said she didn’t think he had done anything wrong.
Kerry, who once dated Dan, made the decision to leave the community at the end of the previous year after learning of Al Chapman’s (Michael Wildman) affair after his passing.
It didn’t take long for viewers to take to Twitter to express their delight at Kerry’s return to the ITV soap, with many speculating that it would happen soon.
“Aw, I did always love Kerry and Dan,” said @erinz.
“Is Kerry coming home from her cruise ship?” added @guyfoxy.
In a tweet, @Chris1968E stated: “Kerry coming back soon then.”
The user @yasmin_ali10 commented: “Aww Lovely to see Kerry.”
Added @Lee_Knowsme: “Omg Kerry Is Back.”
@Dbella91 added the following in response: “Oh god Kerry no way Dan can take her with him to prison as well as she’ll be back soon.”
Dan was given an eight-year prison term during the episode, which prompted an emotional farewell with his friends and family.
Dan’s final days in the Emmerdale village were discussed by soap opera star Liam Fox in interviews with Express.co.uk and other media outlets.
“When I read the script, I thought this was terrible,” he declared. He is sort of absorbing everything and realizing he is going and is receiving support from other villagers.
Before he leaves, there is some lovely stuff; he goes to the pub, and the Man Club is really rooting for him.
It’s really nice stuff and really well written. While reading it, I found myself crying a few times.
It’s really beautiful and emotional stuff. I consider myself extremely lucky to have received that kind of script for the story.
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