Fans of Emmerdale will no doubt be aware that Cameron Murray – who of course murdered Carl King – is set to become a killer once again at Christmas in a bid to keep his dark secret…
And in an interview with the Radio Times, Dominic Power, who of course plays Cameron, has revealed that although his character is in turmoil when he confesses his guilt to the unlucky – and as yet, unnamed – villager who he will go on to murder, once he’s done so, he quickly becomes altogether more focused and realizes that he has to get rid of that person before they go to the police with what they know.
But as Dominic explains in the interview, before all that happens, Cameron’s just hoping that his lover Chas Dingle (Lucy Pargeter) will be found not guilty of Carl’s murder so that the case will be closed and she’ll be freed.
He said, “He’s relying on her not having to take the rap. So he’s panicking, he’s sweating, he’s drinking far too much coffee and far too much alcohol…
“He’s a shadow of himself and a man very close to the edge. But he isn’t thinking about a negative side – he’s just hoping for the right outcome.
“If it goes the other way and she does go down, he would – I imagine – ‘fess up at that point.”
And when asked what makes Cameron confess to one of the villagers that he in fact killed Carl, Dominic said, “All of the above, really. He’s wracked with guilt and he feels terrible about the whole situation.”
Of how the person reacts to what Cameron says, Dominic explained, “They react as most people would and Cameron doesn’t trust that they’ll be able to keep his secret.
“The person who he tells panics and Cameron can tell that it probably won’t stay a secret unless something’s done about that.”
Dominic then revealed what happens in the run up to Cameron killing his confidant…
He said, “He basically hunts that person down. He follows them, stalks them and watches their every move to make sure they’re not going to the relevant authorities to report the situation.
“It gets to the point where he physically has to restrain that person. And then that person is, let’s say, held in captivity for a little while.
“Then Cameron decides that maybe he should think about this situation and let that person go.
“The person tries to escape though, which is when the chase ensues and the inevitable happens…”
Of filming the dramatic chase scenes, Dominic added, “You see the villager appear in the woods and you assume, as a viewer, that they’ve shaken Cameron off and then Cameron just appears from nowhere and the person is dragged from vision…”
Next, Dominic explained how Cameron will feel about killing again…
He said, “Terrible. And disposing of the body is unpleasant. Carl was easy because the body was found and then taken away.
“But disposing of a cadaver is not a nice way to spend Christmas Day.
“So he’s upset and in shock and he wishes he could turn back time.
“The interesting thing about Cameron, though, is that even though he’s capable of doing these things, he still shows a vulnerability.
“It’s a bit worrying to say, but it humanises him a little bit and allows the audience to imagine themselves in the same position.
“I’m not saying you ever would be, but you know what I mean.”
And finally, when asked if Cameron could kill again if need be – after a relative of the missing villager asks a lot of awkward questions – Dominic said, “I don’t know. Keep watching. Keep tuning in!”
Oh we will Dominic! I can’t wait for this storyline! Who do you think will be the latest victim?
For now, here’s a look at some Emmerdale Christmas crackers…