Lachlan White is a man carrying a lot of heavy secrets in Emmerdale as he is living with the burden that he killed his mum Chrissie and his grandfather Lawrence – but before long, the truth could be set to come out as there is a reason why the soap has written in a voicemail left on his friend Gerry’s phone.
Lachlan tried to ring Gerry while he was in the car and as a voicemail was recording, his row with Chrissie exploded and he grabbed the wheel, spinning the car into the path of an oncoming lorry.
The crash killed off two of his family members and has also left Rebecca fighting for her life in a coma and now Lachlan is praying that he can keep his role in the tragedy under wraps as he rebuilds his life with Belle Dingle.
However, the voicemail is sitting on Gerry’s phone just waiting to be uncovered and this could rip Lachlan’s life apart all over again and end with him facing justice for what he did. At the moment, Belle is in possession of the phone, having found it under the hospital bed but will Gerry come across it when he gets it back?
Or will Lachlan realise the mistake he has made and intercept it?
Meanwhile, there is also the chance that Rebecca could wake up and remember exactly how the crash happened. With Lachlan already quizzing nurses about whether he would be the one to switch off her life support machine, could he have another murderous intent to keep his secret safe?
Fans have been praising Thomas Atkinson’s performances as the troubled and damaged character but now that he has taken two lives, is his time in the village ticking towards a comeuppance?