Fans of Emmerdale have followed the past few months as resident Faith Dingle, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer, made amends with her son Cain. Her son will be with her in her final moments, according to episodes that will air the following week.
Faith Dingle (Sally Dexter) was diagnosed with terminal cancer earlier this year, and the news that she would be leaving Emmerdale devastated fans of the ITV soap. The battle will come to an end the following week, and viewers will witness one final tender exchange between her and her son Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley).
Following her disastrous birthday celebrations in June of this year, Faith revealed to her family that she had breast cancer that was terminal.
Despite his reputation as the neighborhood bad boy, Cain has revealed a different side to viewers as his mother and son have attempted to mend their strained bond.
Before the two of them made amends as a result of Faith’s impending death, viewers learned in moving scenes that Cain had not forgave Faith for leaving him when he was a child.
Since then, the son has been attempting to find hospice care for his mother to spend her final days in, but Faith has secretly chosen to take charge.
Faith told her daughter-in-law Moira Dingle (Natalie Robb) that she intends to take her own life before the cancer takes her own.
Faith’s health will deteriorate in the episodes that will air the following week, which may prevent them from going on their planned vacation.
Cain tries to come up with a solution to please his mother because Faith is adamant that their trip to the beach will still happen.
Her family and the other citizens of Emmerdale decide to bring the seaside to the village rather than traveling to the beach.
As she watches her family enjoy the fun, Faith, who is overjoyed by the surprise, takes it all in.
She is thrilled with how wonderful the day is going, and when her old friend Diane Sugden (Elizabeth Estensen) shows up, things only get better for her.
Squealing with delight, Faith takes in the remainder of the activity before viewers see her the following day alone in her room reflecting on the previous day.
She turns off her phone and gets ready to commit suicide, as she had previously discussed with her daughter-in-law.
When her son visits the house and learns what his mother has done, he is devastated because all he can do for Faith at this point is try to keep her comfortable as she gets closer to passing away.
Sally joined the ITV soap five years ago, and she has expressed her feelings about the conclusion of her character’s storyline.
The actress acknowledged in an earlier interview with TV Times that she found it “devastating” to leave some characters on the show.
Regarding the tragic plot, she remarked, “I think [the storyline is] excellent. Although I haven’t read the scripts for her passing, I’m hoping for the best outcome possible. This is a larger family story rather than just a cancer story.
Actor Jeff echoed her sentiments when he talked to ITV’s Lorraine about Sally leaving the show and paid tribute to his soap opera mother.
I’m so sad about losing Sally Dexter, he said. A few actors enter the scene, and it’s impossible to look away from them and what they do.
“Last night, we were doing something, and I was just mesmerized watching her. She’s so talented and a pleasure to work with. She’s a wonderful person, and I’m sorry to see her go.
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