Charles (Kevin Mathurin) from Emmerdale is in a bad situation since he hastened the death of his father from an aneurism by accusing him of a crime he didn’t commit.
Because of the stress of the police discovering Manpreet’s (Rebecca Sarker) pricey jewelry in his pocket, Victor’s (Eddie Osei) life ended tragically when his aneurism ruptured. In an effort to frame him and get him out of the home, Charles had slipped the necklace in his pocket, but things went horribly wrong.
Following her loss, Claudette (Flo Wilson) battled contradictory feelings of mourning for a guy she believed had deceived her. Charles’ remorse became too much to bear as he witnessed his mother’s suffering.
He left the hamlet, abandoning Manpreet to confront Claudette in the knowledge of what Charles had done. She carried as much as she could, but as her own guilt about knowing overwhelmed her, she was compelled to implore Charles to come back. He listened, but he still couldn’t control his feelings. When he got home, he turned his guilty conscience against poor Tom (James Chase), an innocent bystander.
Charles eventually told his terrified mother the entire tragic story after this was the last straw. Claudette was left in excruciating sorrow as she struggled to come to terms with her son’s betrayal and her own emotions of humiliation over thinking Victor was to blame.
Charles is still required to deliver the eulogy for his deceased father despite all of this. Even though he feels like a total hypocrite, he cannot avoid his duty when the burial day arrives.
His internal turmoil threatens to consume him as he stands in front of the audience and makes an effort to maintain composure. Claudette observes, but it is clear that she is hurt. Will Charles’ dark secret remain a secret throughout the funeral?