Christmas is a popular season for soap opera births, and Emmerdale’s Dawn and Billy Fletcher (Olivia Bromley and Jay Kontzle) welcomed their first child on Thursday, December 21st.
When Dawn’s contractions began at the Christmas Fair, she wouldn’t go when Clemmie (Mabel Addison) was singing her solo. Because she was afraid, Bear (Joshua Richards) joined her, so it wasn’t exactly a solo.
Aaron Dingle (Danny Miller) had to timing the contractions as Billy was gone running errands for Kim (Claire King). They were every five minutes by the time Billy returned, so they went to their house’s birthing pool.
Olivia Bromley informed us that the birth scenes were highly unique for a soap opera, as everything proceeded according to schedule.
“Dawn simply entered the zone without taking any painkillers,” she remarked. Dawn had previously said that she didn’t want any type of medicine throughout her labor.
It’s fascinating to see since, in soap operas, childbirth is frequently shown as a major trauma. You don’t see many water births or home births on film. It’s quite fascinating to observe one that proceeds according to plan.
With an adoring Billy at her side, Dawn knew immediately who she wanted to name their kid as soon as he was born.
“I enjoy Evan,” she remarked.
Billy was feeling deeply. “Really?” He stated. “Following my father.”
When Billy was young, his father, Evan Fletcher, passed away unexpectedly. Following his mother’s marriage to Al Chapman (Michael Wildman), Billy and Al never got along well.
Olivia clarified, “Billy’s dad hasn’t been shown on film or anything.”
“It’s a lovely gesture for the two of them, and it’s extremely significant to Billy since they had such a rough relationship.”
Dawn and Billy can now look forward to Evan’s first Christmas as well as a time of stability and satisfaction with their growing family.
“This family unit is at its finest, which is something you don’t see very often in soap operas since there’s always a tragedy,” Olivia remarked.
So far, everything is going fine right now. Olivia told us, “I think it’s necessary for the characters to have a moment of pleasure and joy.”
“I don’t believe it will endure very long.