Twisted Emmerdale teen Lachlan White returns to the village next week – and his mum Chrissie is determined to make sure that it's a fresh start for their troubled family.
Lachlan has spent the past few months in Youth Offenders after finally facing the music for shooting his grandfather Lawrence and perverting the course of justice.
Newly released next week, Lachlan is welcomed back to the village in lavish style when Chrissie hands over the keys to a Porsche.
Sadly for Chrissie, buying Lachlan's affection doesn't seem to be the right move as he's totally indifferent towards her despite her expensive present.
When Chrissie doesn't seem to be making any progress with Lachlan, she resorts to Plan B by giving Leyla Harding a cash incentive to include her son in a business deal.
Given that Lachlan sexually assaulted Leyla's sister Alicia a couple of years back, we can't help feeling this isn't Chrissie's smartest move – so how will Lachlan react if the truth about his mother's meddling comes out?
Lachlan's on-screen return follows recent tabloid reports which suggested that he'll be at the centre of an Emmerdale "bloodbath" later in the year.
One newspaper claimed that Lachlan will be responsible for the deaths of Lawrence and Emma Barton in an upcoming plot, although there's yet to be any official confirmation of the storyline.
Speaking to Digital Spy last week, an Emmerdale spokesperson stayed tight-lipped by saying: "We never comment on storyline speculation or artists' contracts."
Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.
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