Faith Dingle, played by Sally Dexter, has a limited amount of time left because she has terminal cancer.
The final plot line for Faith addresses the issue of assisted suicide, according to Emmerdale executives.
ITV viewers are aware that Faith had requested Moira Barton (Natalie J. Robb), the wife of her son Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley), to stop her suffering, but will the family be torn apart if the truth is revealed?
Faith’s condition has gotten worse recently, and her kids Cain and Chas Dingle (Lucy Pargeter) want her to spend her last days at a hospice.
Recently, Moira consented to help Faith commit suicide, but she has kept this sinister plan a secret from her husband.
In recent scenes, Moira, who was feeling guilty, sought to persuade Faith not to choose an assisted death before alerting her children.
The writers of Emmerdale have been collaborating on this plot with a group called Dignity in Dying, which works to change laws to permit assisted suicide in cases of terminal illness.
Jeff, who plays Cain, recently addressed how his character will deal with Faith’s passing despite their troubled relationship.
“I think it’s going to really strike him hard,” said Jeff. “There’s been a shift in the way he’s accepted the reality that his mother is a human being and maybe be blames her a lot for leaving out on him and Chas.
“I believe he has clung onto that for years, and I believe a change has occurred. I believe that will be a big thing for him because of that and losing her.
The actor, 52, suggested, “I think we might see a new side to him.
Behind Paddy Kirk’s (Dominic Brunt) back, his sister Chas is having an affair with his arch-nemesis Al Chapman (Michael Wildman).
Since they have been dating in secret for some months, Cain will be incensed when he learns about it.
Could the Dingle family be shattered forever by Faith’s passing and Chas’ affair?
Jeff had this cryptic response when asked if there will be a major family split: “There may be, he and Chas constantly do things that seem unforgivable but they always seem to patch things back together, if temporarily.”
Regarding Chas’ relationship with his adversary, Jeff added: “I believe Al and Cain have been circling one another for a while, and they are most likely doing so due to Covid.
“The sensible thing to do was to stay away from him because of Covid, but if he finds out, it will have consequences.
However, they wouldn’t be the kind you see in November, in my opinion.
When their secrets are revealed, will Chas and Moira find themselves rejected by the other Dingles?
Producer of Emmerdale Jane Hudson discussed Faith’s final plot line in August, which will coincide with the soap opera’s 50th anniversary the following month.
“Faith’s tale, which is such an emotional and painful narrative, will be prominent throughout our 50th,” she remarked.
Everyone performing in that plot, in my opinion, is giving some of the most outstanding soap opera performances I have watched in a very long time.