Lachlan White’s web of lies and murder looks increasingly likely to unravel as the Emmerdale serial killer continues to lose his controlling grip on events.
Viewers saw Lachlan discover Rebecca’s desperate message scratched into a table fingering him as a murderer during last night’s episode.
But fans could not believe how stupid the teen psychopath could be when trying to cover his tracks and remove the hidden warning.
When Priya Sharma stumbled across the accusation just moments later as she measured up the cabin, it was clear a panicking Lachlan had only scrubbed out part of the message.
Instead of getting rid of his name, Lachlan focused on the word “killer”.
And so, while his name was clearly evident in what must have appeared to be a curious bit of graffiti to Priya, Lachlan missed the opportunity to remove his identity entirely from the unusual situation.
“Lachlan is a k,” the message now read, leaving Priya with a cryptic clue to his crimes.
Viewers were stumped as to why Lachlan could be so stupid, branding the character “the dumbest serial killer ever”.
Just watched tonight’s Emmerdale and Lachlan truly is the dumbest serial killer there is lmao.
— mimi (@aaronssmugden) August 22, 2018
cant believe hes got this far without being caught the boy is a mess
— kara☉ (@sweetsugdens) August 22, 2018
LMFAO LACHLAN DECIDED TO SCRAP OFF THE KILLER PART INSTEAD OF HIS NAME IS HE DUMB #EMMERDALE
— Fran (@tinochica) August 22, 2018
Considering the amount of dead bodies Lachlan is already responsible for – and how he has managed to conceal his guilt – fans were also surprised he would make such a basic error.
I probably would’ve scratched out my name first tbh #Emmerdale
— Katie Lawrence (@MythAndMarvel) August 22, 2018
Others, however, were relieved to see plot points being joined together and hoped Priya’s discovery would help move the storyline along a bit.
#Emmerdale Uh oh Priya saw the writing. Finally story is going somewhere. lol
— Britt (@Sugglehug) August 22, 2018
While Rebecca’s ultimate fate is up in the air, her presence looks like it might prove to be a crucial turning point in Lachlan’s downfall at least.
Earlier this week, Lachlan seemed to confirm he did indeed kill his aunt as he had an emotional moment with her baby, Seb.
– Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays