April Windsor, an EMMERDALE kid, may be forced to escape the hamlet this Christmas if her father, Marlon Dingle, makes a mistake in upcoming scenes on the ITV soap.
Following the cyberbullying storyline, she was the victim of earlier this year, April (played by Amelia Flanagan) has been suffering on Emmerdale recently. Following Cathy Hope’s (Gabrielle Dowling) comments on social media about her, the kid has began to isolate herself from others, believing she is not a kind person. In the festive episodes of the ITV soap, her father Marlon (Mark Charnock) tries to make it a Christmas to remember, but it appears that his eagerness to help his daughter may prove to be a terrible mistake.
Marlon and his friend Bob Hope (Tony Audenshaw) had been attempting to assist their daughters to reunite for the past six months, as they were once friends.
Each attempt has failed, despite Rhona Goskirk (Zoe Henry) and Brenda Walker (Lesley Dunlop) attempting to assist the girls in reaching an agreement.
This hasn’t worked yet, but as Christmas Day approaches in the Dales, the two men hope for a merry miracle.
They both arrange for their daughters to meet on Christmas Day in the hopes that the two of them will talk about their troubles.
However, if April does not recover from her tragedy, she may face more difficulties than initially anticipated.
April has been crushed by Cathy’s taunts about her mother, Donna Windsor (Verity Rushworth), who died, and she has had to grieve her grief all over again.
April may take action because she is unable to move on from the cyberbullying and because Marlon keeps making the mistake of bringing the females together.
While she packs her belongings, she may opt to depart the town as the rest of the villagers prepare to continue their Christmas Day celebrations into the night.
When Marlon wakes up the next day, he may discover his daughter has vanished and begin to worry because he has no idea where she has gone.
With no letter and no reason for her disappearance, the father of two would contact the authorities to begin an investigation.
Unfortunately, this may be the last time spectators see April because she may leave the community permanently by relocating abroad.
Marlon may never learn where his daughter has gone or how her life has turned out if he is unable to contact her.
He’d not only hate himself, but his friendship with Bob would be jeopardized if he turned on him and young Cathy.
The chef could hold the duo responsible for his daughter’s misery, to the point that she has had to leave her family and will never talk to them again.
Will Marlon have to deal with the sadness of never seeing April again, the final thing that reminded him of Donna, while he tries to move on with his life?
Mark, the actor who plays Marlon, has previously expressed his feelings about April’s current narrative and the pain she is experiencing.
Mark said in an interview with the press: “It is going to run and run because these things don’t go away overnight.
“They are insidious and poisonous – and the psychological after-effects can be dreadful for kids and for parents too.
“The stuff we’ve had so far has been really beautifully weighted. Emmerdale has been really careful with [how they’ve told it].
“Obviously you have to be cautious with this kind of story and do it right and tell its truth. So it does run and run.”
“I think it’s very truthful. It’s obviously very sad and I think it’s hopefully going to tell a lot of people’s stories,” he continued.
“As we all know, it’s extraordinarily common – too common. We all talk about it on social media but on it continues, on it goes, and people continue to bully.
“So the only way forward is for us to keep talking about it. That’s why it’s important shows like Emmerdale do these stories, to keep flagging it up.
“Because we talk a good game as a society about how this is awful and we’ve got to stop it, but it doesn’t stop. I think it’s an important story.”
Could the storyline’s finale truly be April’s final departure from the village?
Fans who are watching the drama unfold at home have taken to Twitter to express their opinions on how things might turn out.
Jamal wrote: “Cathy needs to know its gonna take time for April to accept her apologies, and be her friend. You were nasty to her, and you made her think you had her back #emmerdale.”
Brandon added on the social media platform: “#April isn’t ready to forgive #Cathy, stop trying to force forgiveness #Rodney #Bob #Emmerdale.”
Orit shared: “April knows that Marlon is just trying to be a good dad but how sad that she doesn’t like herself anymore because of the bullying #emmerdale.”
Chris commented: “#Emmerdale Please don’t ruin April’s character. She’s one of the best in the b****y program.”
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