Jackson Walsh to give message from beyond the grave

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 June 2011
Pauline Quirke

Pauline Quirke

Emmerdale's Hazel Rhodes is to be ''profoundly affected'' by her son's heartfelt message from beyond the grave

Emmerdale's Hazel Rhodes is to be "profoundly affected" by her son's message from beyond the grave.

After assisting tetraplegic son Jackson Walsh in his suicide, Hazel (Pauline Quirke) and Jackson's devoted boyfriend Aaron Livesy (Danny Miller) are already crushed and in a precarious legal position.

However, when they watch a final message Jackson - played by Marc Silcock - left them from beyond the grave, they are pushed even further into the depths of grief.

An insider explained: "Seeing Jackson speaking from beyond the grave has a profound effect on Hazel and Aaron. Only they know the traumatic journey all three of them went through.

"They cling to each other for support because both of them are facing a prison sentence if the law dictates that what they did was a criminal offence."

However, Hazel's problems are far from over when she incurs the wrath of Aaron's mother Chas Dingle (Lucy Pargeter), who can hardly control her anger at her son being involved in the crime, and her woes are added to even further when local vicar Ashley Thomas (John Middleton) tells her he won't let Jackson's funeral take place in the church.

The source added to Inside Soap magazine: "Both Hazel and Aaron have taken it for granted that Jackson's funeral will be held at the local church with Ashley officiating. But given the moral implications of assisted suicide, Ashley has to tell Hazel he cannot condone Jackson's decision."

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