Today - Friday 2 November 2018 - saw Ross leave Emmerdale Village and he didn't leave alone. In an unexpected twist of fate, Rebecca White said goodbye to her Yorkshire friends to set-up a new life in Liverpool with her boyfriend.
Michael Parr arrived on our screens as Ross Barton in episode 6600 as Ross carjacks Laurel Thomas while she was waiting for Rhona Goskirk in the chemist. We didn't even know of the carjacker's name at this point - as Michael was attributed as "Carjacker" in the end credits.
The character was originally meant to be a "nasty piece of work" and a "bad boy" however that mould was shaped differently when Ross began a relationship with the Village policewoman Donna Windsor (Verity Rushworth) and showed his softer side with Donna's daughter, April Windsor (Amelia Flanagan), after Donna died.
Ross became a 'suspect' in a whodunnit (or whodunnher) when Charity Dingle (Emma Atkins) became pregnant. It wasn't until Moses Dingle was born that it was revealed on-screen Ross was Moses biological father.
Ross, being Ross, had an affair with his brother's fiancée, Debbie Dingle (Charley Webb) which came to a head during a special batch of episodes in August of 2015 when it all came out that Ross & Debbie were sleeping together.
This led to a huge fight between Ross and Pete Barton (Anthony Quinlan) where Pete seemingly killed Ross and left his body in woodland outside of the Village.
Over 5000 Emmerdale fans wasted their time petition for Michael Parr to be reinstated when, in reality, he hadn't actually left. He "gets paid the cost to be the Ross" and he "wasn't going nowhere".
Ross struggled to come to terms with his attack for many months afterwards.
Ross found an unlikely alliance with Rebecca White (Emily Head) who had also her fair share of problems in her two years in the Village.
She immediately joined an already established family of Lawrence White (John Bowe) - her father, Chrissie White (Louise Marwood) - her half-sister, and Lachlan White (Thomas Atkinson) - her half-nephew.
Iain MacLeod - then Series Producer of Emmerdale - described Rebecca as "funny, feisty and flirtatious" with "a good heart".
One of her first actions in Emmerdale was slapping Robert for cheating on her half-sister with another man.
It was revealed not long after her arrival that she had slept with Robert as well.
Rebecca lets Chrissie know that she isn't Lawrence's daughter and a DNA test was not too far away.
Lachlan would be the bane of Rebecca's life after exposing her affair.
Later, Lachlan is the reason Rebecca currently has a brain injury after he caused a crash which killed Lawrence & Chrissie.
Rebecca made a friend in a trusty blue book that had all the recent events written inside to provide her with some form of "memory".
Like Ross, Rebecca two was presumed dead after being apparently murdered by a family member.
Lachlan, who was paranoid she began to know the truth about the crash that she forgot, kidnapped and held her captive inside a barn, again, in woodland near to Emmerdale Village. She was kept there for a number of weeks until it was played out Lachlan murdered her.
Emmerdale gave the viewers another twist of fate: Rebecca was still alive and Lachlan had moved her to some form of hospital room. He got his old school nurse to keep an eye on her - again for a couple of weeks until the nurse saw an appeal for Rebecca on a fictional version of ITV News. Rebecca was freed and appeared, worse-for-wear, in the Village hours after.
Both have been presumed murdered by a family member.
Both have problems with their head: Ross with the acid attack on his face. Rebecca with her brain injury.
Both have a very young child.
It only stood to reason that Rebecca had to leave with Ross as they are perfect for each other. Emily Head has left the building thus closing the book on The White family saga in Emmerdale.
Emmerdale continues weekdays at 19:00 with an additional episode on Thursday at 20:00.