In the episode of Emmerdale that airs on Boxing Day, Thursday 26 December, at Home Farm, as the fire rages, Charity Sharma shouts at Declan to help as she throws water on the flames…
However, as her efforts prove pointless and the fire spreads even more, Declan’s satisfied as he stands and watches Home Farm burn. Meanwhile, Megan walks in the woods, frantically looking for Declan.
Outside Home Farm, Charity tries to get Declan to leave the burning house, but he disables the alarm and heads back into the living room. He then pours himself a drink while the room burns around him.
As he’s waiting to die, Megan emerges from the woods, and on seeing the house on fire; she calls the fire brigade…
Charity bangs on the window as Declan looks at a photo album in the living room with the fire raging around him. Charity gestures to Declan to do something, and he finally begins to panic.
Charity’s about to go inside but just at that moment, Declan leaps out of the window, unable to go through with his suicide. They get into Charity’s car and drive off.
Meanwhile, Megan approaches the house and goes inside desperately searching for Declan. Unable to find him, she heads upstairs. Elsewhere, Charity pulls up in a layby and she and Declan watch the house as it burns.
Inside Home Farm, Megan fights to remain conscious as she continues to look for Declan, but she’s shocked to see the stairs have gone, and all of a sudden, a ceiling beam falls, knocking her unconscious. The sound of sirens grows louder as Megan lies unconscious trapped in the burning house.
The fire at Home Farm continues to rage as Sam, Rachel, Lisa and Zak arrive. Poor Sam’s ashamed and afraid, and as the fire crew enters the house to rescue Megan, he becomes distraught, thinking that he might have killed her.
Will Megan live?
Find out soon, but for now, here’s a look at Christmas Day in Emmerdale…