A lot can happen in one night and Emmerdale producers intend to prove exactly that when they air a flashback episode in the spring.
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On one particular night out the lives of characters including Jacob Gallagher (played by Joe-Warren Plant), Maya Stepney (Louisa Clein) and David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden) will be severely affected.
The storyline will play out in April and May, detailing how the course of each character’s life was altered in a single night on the ITV soap opera.
Teasing the “interesting” concept, producer Kate Brooks divulged: “We’ve got some really brilliant stuff coming up in April, May time.”
Raving about the flashback project, she told The Sun: “A big night out, which we will tell in a very interesting, fresh way. That’s really good.
“It’s a night out for some of our characters, and we’ll find out a week later what’s gone on in that night out in a series of flashbacks.”
Dishing on the “drama” filled night, she continued: “Ostensibly it’s, ‘Hey, Emmerdale are out having fun in a club’.
“But then it will be revealed that it will change some of our characters’ lives for good.”
“There’s a lot of drama involved in that night and because we’re Emmerdale, we’re telling it in a kind of different way,” she added.
Jacob, Maya and Stepney are currently in the grips of a grooming storyline, which has seen Maya take advantage of schoolboy Jacob.
The teacher, who is twice the pupil’s age, is dating his step-father David, while engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a minor.
She sparked fury among fans of the ITV series in last night’s episode when she paid the youngster a visit and promised him they would go “all the way” in the near future.
Her sickening remark horrified viewers, with one taking to Twitter to write: “Really uncomfortable to watch, can we just get it over with please?”
Another person threatened to contact Ofcom, penning: “Nah do I have to write to Ofcom because Emmerdale needs to end this grooming storyline! Maya is disgusting.”
A third fan added: “Oh my god, Maya is so evil. And how is no one noticing that Jacob is so angry and upset.”
Someone else begged: “Hope Maya gets found out soon, Jacob is turning into a right horrible boy, get rid of Maya and end this storyline.”
During the episode, Maya and Jacob were shown getting close in his room after he ruined his own 16th birthday party.
The teenager got drunk at the bash and was booted out of his own event by his step-dad following a particularly gruesome round of vomiting.
He was given a good telling off by David, but Maya supported Jacob instead of her boyfriend, defending him when they returned to the cottage.
Emmerdale continues tonight on ITV at 7pm.