The Monday night episode of Emmerdale took a particularly grisly turn when Sam Dingle was impaled by farm equipment, leaving viewers “screaming.”
On Monday night, the Yorkshire Dales were affected by Emmerdale’s deadly storm, which put more villagers’ lives in danger. Sam Dingle (James Hooton) was impaled by a digger while attempting to avoid a herd of stampeding cows, and Harriet Finch (played by Katherine Dow Blyton) was abandoned for dead in the woods. Fans of the ITV soap opera were horrified to see Sam lying motionless with a spike through his body, and some questioned whether it was right to air the horrifying scene before watershed.
Sam was worried that his herd of cows might not be safe in their pens as the windy conditions persisted throughout Emmerdale.
Disaster struck when he and Nate Robinson (Jurell Carter) went to take care of the cows because the herd began to stampede down a hill.
When Sam and Nate attempted to escape the cows and reach safety, Nate tripped, giving the impression that he had been run over by a horse.
They were mortified to learn Sam had horrifyingly impaled himself on a digger, but they soon learned Nate had survived the stampede.
The episode ended with Nate and Belle Dingle (Eden Taylor-Draper) watching in horror as the camera panned to Sam’s lifeless body with a metal stake through it.
The episode’s grim conclusion horrified Emmerdale viewers, and many of them expressed their worries on Twitter.
I haven’t watched an episode of Emmerdale in a while. What the hell is going on here? wrote Gary Barnes.
Sam Dingle was completely impaled by some farming machinery during a cow stampede. Is it really 15+ views now? ” (sic) (sic)
“That ending was horrible #Emmerdale,” said Michelle Jones.
When Sam appeared, Jo said, “When I tell you, we screamed. He better be okay #Emmerdale @emmerdale.”
Sue continued, “I was so shocked; it looked like something out of a horror movie.”
“I had my pillow ready as I couldn’t watch and had to get my son to tell me what had happened,” Christine Lee said.
I was not expecting that, Don said about “Emmerdale,” adding, “Poor Sam, I thought Nate had been run over by cows and Sam was safe.”
James, who plays Sam, spoke candidly with thesun.info and other media outlets about the dramatic cliffhanger.
You never know what the show is going to throw at you, but it was interesting and obviously a bit of a change from the norm.
“I was informed that this was taking place and I didn’t know what the result would be with a story like this.”
“You don’t know whether Sam lives or dies,” the actor teased.
James reflected on being impaled and said, “[The spike] looks ultra-realistic on screen, but it’s basically just made of foam.”
James has been a cast member of Emmerdale since 1995, and over the years, his persona has taken part in some significant plotlines. But in later scenes, will Sam make it out alive?