If you thought we might be in for a week of happiness and excitement in Emmerdale, we’ve got some bad news for you. The next six episodes look to be some of the most dramatic of the year so far, with a whole bunch of chaos and potential tragedy headed the way of the village residents.
Harriet Finch (Katherine Dow Blyton) is spiralling out of control, unable to keep a lid on the murder and cover-up of the villainous DI Mark Malone (Mark Womack).
Ranting about a body at the police station, it’s left up to Will Taylor (Dean Andrews) to weave together an untrue narrative so that Harriet can leave with PC Swirling (Andy Moore) left satisfied that there’s nothing more to be told.
When Harriet later sits in a self-imposed exile in the cellar with just some food and her Bible for company however, it becomes clear that more is going to have to be done if she’s to be helped whilst also keeping Malone’s murder under-wraps…
Elsewhere, there’s a shocking secret exposure on the horizon and, when Faith Dingle (Sally Dexter) brings up the death of Moira Barton (Natalie J. Robb) and Mack Boyd’s (Lawrence Robb) mother, she notices through Mack’s uneasiness that there may be more to this story than meets the eye.
After working out the truth of the matter, Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley) and Mack become embroiled in a tense stand-off, before Moira interrupts them. Learning what her brother has been keeping to himself since his arrival in the village, will she ever be able to forgive her sibling, or is their relationship more fractured now than ever before?
There’s also bad news for Vinny Dingle (Bradley Johnson) when he works out that his father Paul Lambert (Mathew Bose) has been lying to him and his mother Mandy Dingle (Lisa Riley) about his supposed kidnapping, where he was held for ransom.
Discovering that the plot was one boiled up with Paul at its centre, to steal Liv Flaherty’s (Isobel Steele) inheritance, he confronts his gambling-addicted parent, threatening to expose exactly what went down on the night he and Mandy saw Paul bundled into a van by crooks wearing balaclavas.
Determined to tell Mandy what actually happened, Paul remains firm in the fact that she must never know the truth. Once again, he turns to violence to shut down his son; but will his pummelling go too far this time? Will Vinny be able to escape with his life, or has he poked the bear one too many times?
Also this week, Jamie Tate (Alexander Lincoln) feels awful about trying to trick Gabby Thomas (Rosie Bentham) into having a termination; especially so when he discovers she is still suffering from intense morning sickness. Could he be warming to the idea of sharing a child with her following his split from Dawn Taylor (Olivia Bromley)?
There’s also the closing of a chapter in Charity Dingle’s (Emma Atkins) life when she finalises the sale of her half of The Woolpack to Marlon Dingle (Mark Charnock). Chas Dingle (Lucy Pargeter) may be relieved to no longer have to work with her unpredictable relative, but Charity’s sadness is something she’s unable to contain.
Emmerdale continues Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays (double episode) and Fridays on ITV.
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