Ever since Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley) bundled Aaron (Danny Miller) back from Italy and into an abandoned barn, the tension has been steadily increasing for weeks.
Emmerdale has now confirmed that the two will face off in a highly violent and explosive confrontation when their long-simmering animosity and rage finally blows up, with disastrous results.
Aaron, who is resentful, has been lash out left, right, and center since returning to the village.
Given that her liaison with Al was a specific trigger for Liv’s demise, his mother Chas (Lucy Pargeter) has taken a large share of his ire.
In addition, he waged a campaign of intimidation against his supposed friend Vinny Ashdale (Bradley Johnson), telling him to give him the money he got after Liv died.
Recently, there has been a fight in the village as a result of the long-dormant rivalry between Jay Kontzle’s character Billy and him.
Although Aaron will have more fistfights in the future, this one is going to be much, much worse.
The simmering rage he feels for Cain will explode in early 2024, leaving both of them in grave danger as a fight escalates beyond reason.
Laura Shaw, the Emmerdale executive, started off with the understatement of the century: “I think it’s safe to say that Aaron and Cain are not getting along very well at all right now.”
“We’ll see some tensions between those two rising, which will culminate in a really vicious physical altercation between Cain and Aaron in the new year.”
Which of those will win out in the end? Who will prevail in this fight? It will be interesting to watch to see if they both manage to escape unscathed.
Given that neither man is accustomed to giving in, there could be severe and far-reaching consequences.
But don’t become too alarmed—there is some hope for Aaron and his family members yet.
Another significant turn of events will occur after a few years of hell for Chas; however, she may finally find support in her son.
Laura went on, “Chas has a big story coming up in the new year that will shock all of her family, friends, and the villagers around her.”
We are aware of the strained relationship that currently exists between her and Aaron, as well as the fact that Aaron is actively pushing his mother away; perhaps this story will help to mend those bonds and reunite mother and son.
We live in hope, even though the word “maybe” is doing a lot of the heavy lifting here.
Danny Miller recently said in a conversation with us, “I think the audience are going to hate this and hate me,” in response to Aaron’s appalling behavior. It adds interest to a character’s transformation.
“It seems like he’s undergone a character transformation, which I find fascinating to portray. Ideally, the audience, who has always been incredibly supportive of Aaron, will perceive it as a path of self-destruction and self-loathing, rather than something he’s doing aimlessly.”
“He and Chas are having a very tense relationship, but I think there will be some sort of resolution eventually,” the source said.