Emmerdale has revealed more horrific scenes in store as a desperate Lachlan resorts to murder once more, leading to a gunshot ringing across the village. But who is shot at the end of this month and will they die as the kill count for the serial killer tots up?
With Lachlan hoping that getting rid of Rebecca will keep him safe from discovery, his dark deeds come to light when Sam Dingle discovers him disposing a body while Belle finds blood soaked clothes leading to him being forced to confess.
Belle tries to escape as Lachlan gives chase and promises that he did everything for her – not that this is a huge comfort. Meanwhile, the pieces slot into place for Robert Sugden while the village is reeling as police descend upon the settlement.
With very little left to lose now, Lachlan is forced to take some final attempts to get away with murder – even if that means more blood on his hands.
The sinister local is seen grabbing a shotgun in a trailer that previews episodes for the end of August which will have catastrophic repercussions and propel the storyline into its final, high octane stages across the remainder of Autumn.
With a panicked Robert hiding out in a dark barn, Lachlan is lurking with a firearm but with Sam and Belle also aware of his true colours now, Robert is by no means the only one who will be staring down the barrel of a gun if Lachlan comes across them.
As a shot explodes, a nearby Zak and Cain raise to the scene – but what will they find and has another local bit the dust?
It remains to be seen who survives this latest dramatic stand off and who doesnt but its clear that its the catalyst for the major storyline reaching its inevitable close. But Lachlan wont be going down without a fight and there could well be even more twists to play out beyond the gun going off…