I watch it when I can - tonight's was heartbreaking. Assisted suicide is such a controversial subject and I am sure Emmerdale will get hammered for a/tackling it and b/tackling it wrong BUT each case is unique. To some, being paralysed from the neck down whilst in their early twenties would be something they would eventually learn to cope and live with, for others it would not be. Pauline Quirke is a wonderful actress who portrayed a mother who brought a child into the world and then "assisted" in him leaving it.
Very very sad, I was crying too. Incredibly believable acting, I am ashamed to say when she first appeared in Emmerdale, I doubted Pauline Quirk's ability to act in anything remotely serious but she was brilliant this evening. I also wonder what the public/media reaction to this particular storyline will be.
I agree with everyone. I think the acting for the whole storyline was superb and very believable. Sad to see Jackson's character go though. Could totally empathise with his position - I couldn't imagine life changing that much especially when in early twenties.