Scene of the Week (11-15 April 2016)

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It’s the moment everyone’s been waiting for and the second that GUILTY sounded through the courtroom felt like a hugely powerful scene. As Aaron’s closest circle awaited the jury’s verdict it was a heart-in-mouth moment watching at home, even though it seemed pretty certain that Gordon’s fate could only go in one way. Everything in the scene was played perfectly with the high stakes tension this story has been building from day one. One thing that really stood out was the direction, the way the camera zoomed closer – at first showing the wider reactions, Gordon’s disbelief and outburst, to the relief and joy of Aaron’s loved ones – until we finally saw Aaron’s overwhelmed response to the decision. As ever Danny Miller’s performance was superb – he took us through each and every one of Aaron’s emotions in a matter of heart-shattering minutes. It’s the pay-off we’ve all be waiting for and Emmerdale really delivered.

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