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June 2001 –
by: Emily Symons
first appeared in mid 2001 as a temporary barmaid at
the Woolpack while Bernice was
in on holidays. But she was popular with both the customers
and the bar staff (or most of them anyway). Louise’s
reasons for temping were simple, she had once been an
air hostess but had decided to settle in England after
meeting a wealthy businessman on a long haul flight.
But the relationship didn’t work out and Louise
left him. She decided to return to Australia and did
this by joining an agency, so she could buy a ticket
After the flight
was booked Louise decided to continue temping and that
is how she came to arrive in Emmerdale. Louise and Rodney
Blackstock soon began a relationship, much to the
annoyance of Rodney’s daughter Nicola,
jealous of Louise taking all Rodney’s attention.
Soon Louise faced a dilemma, to return home to Australia
or to see what would happen between herself and Rodney.
Louise decided to stay in the end.
Soon Alex, an
ex of Louise’s entered the picture, but again she
decided to stay in Emmerdale with Rodney. But Louise’s
relationship with Rodney didn’t work, after she
found out that he and ex-wife Diane had
slept together after drinking too much alcohol. Louise
soon started to notice how much she liked the then newest
arrival to the village, Irish businessman Ray
warnings from Terry, who secretly
had a crush on Louise, she decided to continue dating
Ray and rejected Terry.
romance with Ray continued through 2002 and soon they
were living together. Louise was a little upset when
she found out that Ray hadn’t told her about his
diabetes, but they still stayed together. In late 2002
Louise started receiving mystery gifts, such as expensive
underwear. The person sending the gifts soon turned into
a fully blown stalker and Louise started getting mystery
text messages and phone calls, even though she changed
her number. Before Christmas Ray, who had been supporting
Louise all the way through her ordeal, asked Louise if
she would consider leaving the country to get away from
the stalker. At first Louise said no, but soon changed
her mind. The plans were set for the couple to leave
on Christmas Day.
Day Louise and Ray started making their way to the airport,
leaving Emmerdale behind. But Ray’s phone started
to ring and Louise found out that Ray had two phones.
Noticing that one of the phones had a voice message,
Louise opened the voice message and realised that the
message was the one she had left her stalker earlier
on that day. Louise now knew that Ray was her stalker.
She tried to be calm, but Ray started scaring her and
told her that he had done it so that she would run to
him and he could comfort her. Soon he was driving out
of control and the car crashed. Louise woke up and, leaving
Ray in the car, started running back to a deserted village.
Louise and found her in their cottage. He started moving
closer towards her and then started as he started walking
up the stairs, Louise hit him with a vase, causing him
to fall down the stairs. Ray was dead. Terry appeared
and found Louise with Ray. Soon they came up with a plan
to cover up Ray’s death, saying that someone had
broken in. But Louise was soon finding the pressure too
much and wondered if she should confess to killing Ray.
confess and was happy when the coroner returned an open
verdict over Ray’s death, after Charity Tate had given
her an alibi.
death, Louise and Terry had grown closer. But he went
away to Spain, and shocked everyone when he came back
with Dawn Hope, Bob’s daughter,
who Terry was now engaged to despite a large age gap.
After Terry returned from holiday engaged to Dawn Hope, Bob’s daughter,
Bob and Jean, his ex-wife,
tried every thing to stop it. As
the wedding day drew nearer, Dawn’s frantic parents, Bob and Jean, attempted
to stop their daughter making a big mistake. Bob, although pretending
to be coming around to the idea of his best friend marrying his daughter,
secretly tried to persuade Louise to set a honey trap for Terry, to see
if he still had feelings for her. It didn’t work however, as Louise told
Terry about the plan.
Soon Louise was looking for love once again, and found it with Ronnie Marsden,
a married man.
In April 2003
Louise started to notice Ronnie Marsden’s interest in
her. After a football tournament, they began an affair,
despite the fact that Ronnie was married and had three
children. Diane was anxious to know who Louise’s secret
new boyfriend was, but Louise managed to keep Diane guessing
for a while. When Diane did learn of Ronnie and Louise’s
affair, she was shocked and tried to persuade Louise
to end it. Louise lied to Diane, making her think the
affair had finished. But Diane found Ronnie and Louise
sharing a kiss in the cellars of the Woolpack. Soon Louise
had confessed to Terry of her affair. But Ronnie’s wife,
Frances, realised her husband had been having an affair
after a mistake in his lies. She paid a visit to Louise,
and revealed that she wasn’t Ronnie’s first affair. He
had had many others before arriving in the village. Louise
was shocked by this, and the affair finished.
On the rebound
from Ronnie, Louise soon returned her attentions to newly
married Terry, who was expecting a baby with Dawn. When
Terry and Dawn went to Spain to consider whether or not
to keep their baby, who
could be deaf or have a learning difficulty when born, Louise wanted
to see how they were. Louise confessed her feelings for Terry to Diane.
Diane was again shocked by Louise’s feelings towards another married
man, but Louise still promised herself that she would tell Terry of her
feelings. But when push came to shove, Louise couldn’t do it as she saw
how happy he and Dawn were.
Diane tried to stop Louise from telling Terry, and Louise started to
confess the special bond she and Terry had, which left Diane shocked.
Back at the Woolpack, Louise decided that she couldn’t keep her
murderous secret any
longer and confessed everything to Diane. Diane was shocked and didn’t
know what to say. She stormed out, Diane confronted Terry, who confirmed
what Louise said. But Diane struggled with it all, and almost went to
the police. After a night with Louise in the cells, following after hours
trading at the Woolpack, Diane and Louise made up. Louise told Diane
that she should tell Jack about Ray’s death.
She did, and Jack agreed to keep the secret.
About Emily Symons: Emily has appeared in
various Australian TV shows, but the role she is probably best
known in is that of Marilyn Fisher in Home and Away, a role
which she played from 1989–1992 and 1995–1999 and
then returned to briefly in 2001, after joining Emmerdale.
[Emmerdale's Emily Symons, who plays Woolpack landlady
Louise Appleton, recently performed as Rosemary Clooney
on "Stars In Their Eyes" Celeb special (August
visit Will's site Emmerdale
Cast Interviews Homepage fro
a recent interview with Emily Symons.