Emmerdale fans spot series of blunders as Russ shoots David and leaves him to die

By Kirsty McCormack

Emmerdale fans were quick to point out a series of blunders on Friday night as David Metcalfe came close to death.

At the beginning of the episode, it was revealed that David was the unlucky one who got caught in the crossfire as Wendy Posner's ex-husband Russ held her and Victoria Sugden hostage.

David was already in the building and as he tried to protect the women, Russ shot him.

As he laid on the floor and bled out, Victoria and Wendy begged Russ to let the police and paramedics in - who were waiting outside.

But Emmerdale fans tuning in at home found the whole scenario a bit unrealistic and took to Twitter to comment.

Emmerdale fans were quick to point out a series of blunders on Friday night as David Metcalfe came close to death (ITV)

"Shot in the stomach at point blank range he should be dead instantly!! #emmerdale," one person commented.

Another tweeted: "So ridiculous, as if a police officer at the scene of a gunman would stand there listening to all and sundry #emmerdale."

A third person added: "I’m no expert but during an armed response the police wouldn’t let civilians like Jacob, Dan and Bob be that close to the building #emmerdale."

Wendy's ex-husband Russ shot David and then panicked that he was going to die (ITV)

Other viewers pointed out that David definitely doesn't die, as they had recently seen actor Matthew Wolfenden filming upcoming scenes.

"#Emmerdale David doesn't die... If you watch the actor's Instagram stories, he and "Victoria" have been filming in a secret location this last week," someone said.

Another posted: "David ain’t dying when we’ve seen Matt filming the big water stunts #emmerdale."

A third tweeted: "At least we know David is ok after his gunshot wound, he was swimming in the barrage last week in Stockton filming #emmerdale."

Emmerdale airs on weekdays at 7pm on ITV with previous episodes available on ITV Hub.

What is inkl?

Important stories

See news based on value, not advertising potential. Get the latest news from around the world.

Trusted newsrooms

We bring you reliable news from the world’s most experienced journalists in the most trusted newsrooms.

Ad-free reading

Read without interruptions, distractions or intrusions of privacy.