Connor turns up at the scrapyard and Paul scrambles to make excuses, knowing he’s short on the amount he owes. As Connor warns his time is up, he brandishes a metal bar and Paul’s left fearing for his life. Mandy receives a voicemail from Paul telling her he’s in trouble and she rushes to meet him and is stunned to see a balaclava-clad Connor pull up in a van and violently kidnap him right in front of her. Connor demands Mandy pay £4K in ransom by tomorrow if she wants to see Paul alive again. With everyone skint, Mandy and a distraught Vinny struggle to round up the money.
The next day, after managing to raise a grand, they request more time but the kidnappers respond that they pay the full amount in a layby tomorrow. Vinny’s distressed but Mandy swears she’ll get Paul back. The next day, Mandy reveals a bag full of money to a stunned Vinny, Liv and Lydia but is reluctant to tell them where it’s come from. With her cricket bat in hand, Mandy’s determined to bring Paul home, and Vinny insists on coming with her.
At the layby, Vinny’s fears begin to rise when a van pulls up. Wearing a balaclava and disguising his voice, Connor slowly climbs out of the van. How will this go down? Will Mandy pay up the mysterious money and if so will Paul be released?
Emmerdale air these scenes from Monday 15 February on ITV.