Vinny Dingle (Bradley Johnson) is on the verge of telling the police everything in this week’s opening edition of Emmerdale, but when he sees his abusive father Paul (Reece Dinsdale) approaching during their questioning, he clams up, worried that he’ll face further violence if he reveals the truth.
Liv Flaherty (Isobel Steele) is on the receiving end of Paul's abuse when he finds out she is the reason that the authorities were in the hospital. Though he berates her for getting the police involved, she insists that action must be taken so that Vinny’s attackers can be brought to justice.
When Vinny sees Paul’s anger levels rising, he does his best to calm down the situation in the only way how; by siding with his father and asking Liv to leave. This hurts her but only makes her more suspicious, whilst Paul is happy to have driven a wedge between the pair.
Following his release from hospital later in the week, Vinny ends his relationship with Liv when Paul threatens to deal with her himself if she doesn’t stop chasing him for answers. Though she’s left heartbroken, it only spurs her on to find newcomer Connor (Danny Cunningham) so she can prise more information from him.
Paul hopes to rebuild his relationship with his son in the mean time, giving him advice for his speech at the upcoming wedding, where Paul and Mandy Dingle (Lisa Riley) will tie the knot.
Elsewhere, despite the progress that Harriet Finch (Katherine Dow Blyton) seems to be having thanks to her self-imposed cellar exile, when Kim Tate (Claire King) visits and Will Taylor (Dean Andrews) has to distract her with some fun in the bedroom, she's left heartbroken.
Could she be about to regress and if so, would allowing her out of the cellar be too dangerous?
Later in the week, Aaron Dingle (Danny Miller) feels he has no choice but to accept help from Mack Boyd (Lawrence Robb) in the search for Connor. With nowhere else to turn, he's reluctant in helping Mack with his dodgy deals, but agrees in exchange for information. When the police turn up however, he’s left making excuses.
Could he be headed back to the slammer for another stint at Her Majesty’s pleasure? Not if Sam Dingle (James Hooton) has anything to do with it…
Emmerdale continues Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays (single episode this week) and Fridays on ITV.
Former Emmerdale actress Sheree Murphy thinks she should've just told the soap's bosses she needed "some time out" from the show, before they killed her character Tricia Dingle off…
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