Vera fans issue desperate plea as they beg for character to return in series finale

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After Brenda Blethyn announced she would be retiring from her role as Vera, viewers are eagerly anticipating how DCI Stanhope's journey will conclude. Will she retire peacefully or meet a more dramatic end?

Despite the close-guarded secrets of the concluding episodes' storyline, one attentive fan spotted filming news in a Vera Facebook group. Excited queries poured in, with fans probing: "Are they still filming? " and another confirming: "Yes."

In other discussions, fans passionately called for the return of a character who was replaced in the latest series aired earlier this year.

Discussing their favourites, one fan commented: "Jac, I would have loved to have seen more of her, I wish she would come back."

A similar opinion was expressed by another, stating: "Yes, I was gutted when she left", as reported by the Express.

Some also fondly recalled Aiden, who exited in last year's Christmas special, and rumours swirl as to whether he might appear for a farewell to DCI Stanhope.

Ibinabo Jack played DC Jacqueline 'Jac' Williams for five years before leaving to pursue theatre opportunities.

Stepping into her role was Rhiannon, portraying the ambitious DC Steph Duncan.

The question of Rhiannon's role in the ultimate episode remains unanswered, with secrecy surrounding the casting details.

As we recall the emotional farewell of last year, Kenny Doughty concluded his role as Aiden Healy.

The actor admitted that leaving the show was a challenging decision but felt it was the right one.

While Kenny's departure saddened viewers, the return of a familiar face softened the blow.

David Leon, who portrayed Vera's first partner, Joe Ashworth, reappeared on the scene earlier this year.

Anticipation is high for Vera's final series, set to broadcast early next year. Brenda shared her thoughts on leaving: "Working on Vera has been a joy from beginning to end and I'm sad to be saying Cheerio. But I am so proud of our achievements over the last fourteen years."

"I'll be forever grateful to the wonderful Ann Cleeves who created Vera, and to Elaine Collins who saw fit to cast me in the role."

"The Producers, dream cast, and crew have been fabulous and I'm going to miss them, but I won't forget their huge talent, the camaraderie, laughter, or kindness we shared nor the friendship of the people of the northeast and our fans worldwide."

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart," she added.

Vera will air in 2025 on ITV.