In Emmerdale this week, the village became suspicious of whether Jamie Tate actually died after his car crashed into the lake.
Police picked up the vehicle but did not find a body, and although the villagers initially accepted his death, no evidence suggests that he could have faked the whole thing.
In last Thursday’s episodes, Jamie apparently wanted to blow with Baby Mom Gabby to get married.
But he made one last attempt to convince Ex Dawn to run away with him and start a new life together.
Dawn couldn’t forgive him for trying to poison his mother, however.
Next we saw him ride while Gabby, unaware of his other plans to escape with Dawn, waited on a country road for Jamie to pick her up.
When he didn’t show up, she called him – and the audience saw him take his eyes off the street and look at his cell phone.
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He dodged to avoid getting into another car, almost collided with Chas, and finally drove through a fence and into a lake.
As a result of last Friday’s episode, Jamie’s car was pulled out of the lake, but his body wasn’t inside.
Kim, Dawn, Andrea and Gabby all mourned, but now there is evidence that Jamie is not dead.
First, Kim received flowers marked “J x” and she is absolutely convinced that they are from her son.
Second, Dawn revealed that Jamie was actually planning to run away from Kim and Gabby in order to start a new life.
Third, Paddy revealed that the day Jamie disappeared / ‘died’ a huge amount of money was withdrawn from the veterinary business account …
He clearly had the means and the motive … what are the possibilities?
1. Emmerdale: Jamie faked his death
The first theory is that Jamie faked his own death. The accident may have been unintentional, but there is a possibility that Jamie escaped the car and got out of the lake before Chas saw the wreck.
Given that he didn’t want to marry Gabby and felt trapped in the pregnancy, he could have seen it as a golden opportunity to disappear and fake his death.
2. Emmerdale: Jamie ran away and Dawn will follow
Jamie loved Dawn, that was clear when he asked her for another chance and a new life apart from everyone.
Is there a chance he deliberately plunged into the lake hoping that Dawn will see how serious he is and secretly join him?
3. He crashed on purpose for financial reasons – and Gabby is there
We know Gabby and Jamie planned to get married for financial reasons.
Chances are Gabby and Jamie secretly planned for him to fake his death after Diane and Kim found our marriage plans in hopes of getting money on life insurance?
Gabby is a world class actress when she’s around, but stranger things have happened.
4. He just wanted to give Kim a taste of her own medicine
Just a few months ago, Kim faked her own death to get revenge on Jamie for peppering her brandy.
When Kim found out, she made Jamie believe she had died of the brandy.
She later came back and revealed that she had faked her death and knew he had impaled her all along.
Then she kicked him out of the home farm and denied him – this is his last revenge before he abandoned her forever.
Ironically, Kim is now convinced that he is still alive, she never seemed prouder having pulled off what appeared to be a gigantic scam himself.
5. Jamie is actually dead
Another theory that could possibly be true is that Jamie is actually dead!
He fell into the lake and it didn’t look like he had reappeared. Although his body was not in the car when it was pulled out of the lake, there is a possibility that his body is at the bottom of the lake.
And the false hope / uncertainty on Kim’s part could drive her insane and lead to her final dissolution!
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Emmerdale normally airs on ITV at 7pm on weekdays, with an additional episode on Thursdays at 8pm.
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