Lawrence Robb feared he’d been axed after unexpected news from Emmerdale bosses

Mackenzie was stabbed and rushed to hospital (Picture: ITV)

Watchers of Emmerdale recently saw Charity Dingle (Emma Atkins), whose mental state has been rapidly deteriorating, stab Mackenzie Boyd (Lawrence Robb) out of fear.

All of this can be traced back to the horrifying events around Christmas, when Mackenzie was kidnapped and imprisoned in an abandoned warehouse by the wicked criminal Damon “Harry” Harris (Robert Beck), who happens to be Chloe’s father (Jessie Elland).

Charity was appalled to discover that Mack had been severely beaten and that Harry was pointing a pistol at him when she finally located him.

Charity shot Harry during the ensuing altercation, murdering him, an event that has haunted her ever since.

According to Lawrence Robb, he assumed his time on the program was coming to an end and that his character would pass away when he learned that Charity had stabbed Mackenzie.

Can Mackenzie and Charity reconnect after this? (Picture: ITV)

It was brought to our attention in the producer’s office. In other words, producers love to present it as though you’re going to quit the program. “So basically Charity stabs McKenzie,” they said, and I thought, “Oh, I need to start looking for another job then!” However, I believe my precise response was “What?!?” She stabs me after everything?”

Fortunately, Lawrence’s initial astonishment was short-lived, as he became enthused by the plot—especially the medical components.

“Although I’ve been in the show for a while, I haven’t really had the chance to do that, so I was excited to have that.” It goes without saying that the novelty of being in a hospital bed immediately wore off!

They said in their spiel that I would plateau after one episode. And everyone would have been left thinking, “Oh my God! Will Mackenzie pass away? which, in my opinion, was rather thrilling.

Despite everything, Lawrence thinks that Charity and Mackenzie’s relationship has the potential to endure, even if they have just come out of a difficult phase.

He said, “I don’t know how they’re still standing; they’ve had the worst luck.” Stealings, car accidents, and kidnappings. And those are only the last six months!

For Charity and Mackenzie, the last year has been very demanding. It’s the hardest, in my opinion, since it almost caused them to break up, but all of the difficulties leading up to it have, in my opinion, contributed to their realization that they love each other too much to let life get in the way—and Emmerdale life is difficult.

As Lawrence said, the performers who portray these individuals manage to have fun despite the difficult experiences they’ve gone through.

“I hope we stick together; it’s been a lot of fun working together and getting to be a part of these ridiculous stories.” I believe Emma and I have had a terrific time working together over the last several years, so it could be good to take a short break and return to what Charity and Mackenzie do best.

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