Faith Dingle's final storyline begins with moving scenes in Emmerdale

Faith Dingle's final storyline begins with moving scenes in Emmerdale ...

Following are spoilers for Emmerdale.

Faith Dingle's cancer narrative explores the topic of assisted suicide.

Faith has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and learned recently that she doesn't have much time left. This week, she has noticed that the illness is starting to take a toll on her.

Moira took Faith out for a walk in the woods on Friday, revealing secrets. Faith slipped up and stated she would consider ending her life rather than waiting for cancer to strike her.

As the pair walked through the forest, Moira was attempting to persuade Faith not to accept an assisted death without telling her children.

"The more I talk to you, the more I realize this is how I want to play it," Faith told Moira. "I'm not going to rush into anything." Having said that, time isn't exactly on my side."

Moira was asked to keep Faith's secret, but she vowed that she would not personally assist. Faith explained she would do it herself, or not at all.

Moira objected when she realized Faith wanted to keep the plan hidden from Cain and Chas until after she passed, leaving Moira to deal with lying to the other people.

Faith pleaded with Moira to remain with her in her final moments, but Faith urged her not to tell Cain.

Moira admitted, "I'm sorry, but I don't believe that's a promise I can make."

Together with Dignity in Dying, an organization that is campaigning to make changes that allow for assisted dying in terminal illness, the Emmerdale team has been working on this storyline.

Researchers, producers, and actors on the show have met with Dignity in Dying in order to accurately reflect the realities faced by someone in a similar position.

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV and streams on the ITV Hub.

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