Emmerdale fans will be frightened, shocked and misled during “survival week” – director
Emmerdale fans can expect to be âscaredâ, âshockedâ and âhopefully misledâ in what will be a week of stunts, drama and possibly even character deaths.
Dubbed “Survival Week” by bosses, the soap opera will air a number of dramatic episodes as the characters embark on an outdoor challenge Monday through Friday (October 18-22).
Villagers will face rapids of icy waters, chaos in a maze, and an intense stunt involving a stunt as the murderous Meena Jutla (Paige Sandhu) prepares to strike again.
Director Duncan Foster said the cast and production had “absolutely amazing times” while filming and the opening cuts for the first stunt looked “awesome.”
âIt may leave you feeling frustrated, but it’s going to be great,â he enthused.
âThe maze is amazing, it’s amazing. There were times when we filmed and we took a wrong turn and we’re at a dead end.â
A dramatic story follows the evil nurse Meena who overheard her boyfriend David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden) confess her love for her friend Victoria Sugden (Isabel Hodgins).
Meena’s jealousy and her cold-blooded attempts to do everything as she pleases will lead to a chilling climax, according to the director.
âThere is a great scene with David and Victoria where we had amazingly fast water,â he added.
“We played a moment of emotion with the two characters hanging on this rock where they both know she is moving away and just as David tries to grab her he is engulfed by the water and she passes by. very quickly (ignore the pun) over the waterfall.
“I think it’s going to look great when we put it all together.”
Another stunt, meanwhile, proved to be a big challenge as no one had ever done it before.
âAgain, I can’t go into details, but I have noticed that Mission Impossible is running in Derbyshire with a train line quarry. In my opinion ours is going to be better,â he said. added Foster.
Aaron Anthony (Ellis Chapman), however, has hinted that some actors may not return.
“At least one person isn’t doing it, I can tell, but you’ll have to tune in!” he said.
“There are so many twists and turns and everyone is in danger at some point, it’s a bit of a roller coaster.”
Longtime actor Emma Atkins (Charity Dingle) also opened up about how her character’s “dynamic relationship” with Mackenzie Boyd (Lawrence Robb) “will take on real meaning” during the week.
âThere is an element of humor in their dialogues and their encounters and in the midst of Meena’s darkness it will bring lightness,â she said.
âHowever, they have their own interesting journey to take and between the playful banter, all is not as good as it seems.
“Both characters will be pushed to their limits and the audience will be at the edge of their seats.”
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