LAUREL and Jai make the heartbreaking choice to terminate their being pregnant in a particular four-hander episode subsequent week in Emmerdale.
The episode – that includes Laurel, Jai, Marlon and Rhona – will see Laurel and Jai make the controversial choice after a CVS check reveals the infant has Down’s syndrome.
A check reveals Laurel and Jai’s child has Down’s sydrome
Viewers will then see Laurel and Jai, who’re left reeling by the analysis, head dwelling to work out and course of what’s occurred.
However after they arrive they’re shocked to understand Gabby has discovered the scan image and that she’s received the youngsters enthusiastic about having one other brother or sister.
Later, Rhona notices one thing is bothering Laurel, and encourages her to open up.
Rhona will get indignant at her dialog with Laurel
Laurel comes clear to Rhona about what’s taking place, but it surely’s not lengthy earlier than Rhona will get harm and indignant at their dialog.
The subsequent day, Laurel and Jai proceed to wrestle to make their choice and overhear Marlon and Rhona reminiscing about their son Leo and what pleasure he’s introduced into their lives.
Later, Jai and Laurel talk about all of the elements, however realise they’re each united in a silent settlement to terminate the being pregnant.
Laurel and Jai comply with terminate the infant
Actress Charlotte Bellamy – who performs Laurel – has stated of the storyline: “Terminating a being pregnant is an emotive topic, however I feel, as a programme, what Emmerdale does brilliantly is painting tough tales which are vital to inform.”
She added that she’s hopeful that “Laurel and Jai’s story will take the viewers on the journey of them coming to this conclusion and having some understanding why they do”.
“There are some very powerfully written scenes that I hope will give a good portrayal of their scenario.
“Once I launched into this storyline I used to be properly conscious of the duty of the subject material, however the scripts have been so properly written and I feel the story is informed pretty.”
Sequence producer Laura Shaw stated: “Proper from the second the thought was first mooted for this storyline, we knew it was one which, if we went forward, it needed to be absolutely researched, which concerned us talking to medical professionals, charities and fogeys with lived expertise.
“Listening to ladies and men telling us their tales, listening to what introduced them to make the tough choice to terminate their pregnancies, cemented for us that this was a subject not often proven on cleaning soap, however a extremely vital one to focus on.
“Translating what we had learnt into Emmerdale scripts led to what was arguably probably the most difficult and tough writing our writing workforce had ever been tasked with.
“What we’ve produced, and Charlotte and Chris have each brilliantly delivered to life, is a number of the most heart-breaking and emotional episodes of Emmerdale viewers may have ever seen.”