Emmerdale – Who Killed Frank? (Revealed)
Emmerdale actress Amy Walsh predicts an ‘explosive’ reaction from Tracy Metcalfe when she discovers who really started the factory fire that killed her father Frank Clayton.
Emmerdale’s Tracy Metcalfe (Amy Walsh) is devastated by her dad Frank Clayton’s death, even more so with him being blamed for stealing the charity fundraising money and starting the fire in the first place.
While Tracy and the rest of the village don’t know who is really responsible, the viewers know that it was actually Kerry (Laura Norton) and Amy Wyatt (Natalie Ann Jamieson) who accidentally started the fire at Sharma & Sharma, but Frank (Michael Praed) and his death gave them the perfect scape goat to save their own necks.
Actress Amy Walsh, who plays Tracy, predicts an explosive reaction when her on-screen alter ego finds out the truth: “That would be a big one! Tracy and Kerry have become a lot closer, because they live together in Tug Ghyll now. Amy is always around too.
“Kerry and Amy have also been helping in the aftermath. Tracy has confided in Kerry, and they’ve both seen her very broken and upset. Kerry even came to the morgue with Tracy.
“Tracy is so loyal, so whatever anyone does, she can usually fight it off or get over it. But whenever someone is disloyal to her or deceitful with the aftermath, that will probably hurt her more than the actual act itself.
“Kerry and Amy didn’t actually start a fire to kill anyone, so if Tracy had known that from the start, and not been through all the pain and anguish of working it all out, you never know how she might have dealt with it.
“But for weeks, they’ve basically been lying and being deceitful, so I think that’s going to be the most painful thing to Tracy. Her reaction would be very, very explosive, I would imagine!”
Tracy will continue her fight to clear Frank’s name as she continues to gather evidence, having found the receipt for the engagement ring Frank had bought for Megan Macey (Gaynor Faye). She realises Frank must have gone back into the factory to retrieve it before he died.
Amy explains: “Megan is really heartbroken when she realises what Frank was doing. At first she’s a bit suspicious, but as soon as she sees the ring and Tracy explains what happened from her perspective, Megan quite quickly comes round.
“Afterwards, Megan believes that Frank was the man she loved. She believes that what happened was all due to a declaration of love for her.
“Megan becomes more on Tracy’s side. That’s great for Tracy, as Megan had been doubting whether she’d even be turning up to the funeral.
“There’s a moment where Megan and Tracy arrive at the service later on and see the few people who have turned up. There’s still some discussion between the Sharmas on technicalities over the ring.
“They’re there to pay their respects, but there’s still this edge there. They think it still doesn’t prove anything that they’ve found the ring.
“Tracy can’t believe that they’re standing outside the funeral saying that. But when she does a speech inside, she tries to forget all that stuff. She talks about how Frank was a good man and a good dad, but she lets it go at that.
“I think everyone is relieved at that. Vanessa is certainly relieved that Tracy doesn’t go on with this barrage of trying to prove his innocence.
“But then Megan decides to speak out and that’s when it all goes a bit sour, because she just can’t hold back and rightfully so. She’s quite hurt by people’s reaction, now that she believes Frank’s innocence.”
In the coming weeks, viewers will see Tracy continue to try and clear her father’s name, causing a rift between her and sister Vanessa Woodfield (Michelle Hardwick). So are Kerry and Amy Wyatt living on borrowed time?