Tired and nauseous, Gabby worries that perhaps she’s not ready for the responsibility of a baby and Jamie is secretly delighted. Later, after receiving mixed messages from Dawn, Jamie pulls her up on it and she admits she has feelings for him. They kiss, and we see Gabby watching them, devastated. Seething, Gabby confronts Jamie about his lies and his kiss with Dawn and demands to know why he’s been pretending to care.
As the realisation sinks in that he was trying to keep her on side while dissuading her from having the baby, she’s horrified, and Gabby resolves to tell Kim exactly how he’s treated her. Rushing away, Gabby feels dizzy and takes a nasty fall. She calls out to Jamie for help, but he watches without a word as, clutching her stomach, she passes out…
Dawn is shocked when Kim reveals Jamie’s been pretending to be Gabby’s boyfriend in an effort to convince her to have an abortion. Disgusted, she rages at Jamie. She leaves to clear her head but agrees to give Jamie one last chance so long as he stays honest, they tentatively admit they love each other. Unseen, Kim glowers in the background, her plan to break them apart having been thwarted.
The next day, Dawn agrees to go on a date with Jamie, and he leaves with a spring in his step. At the pub, aware Dawn has a meeting with the social worker, Kim creates a distraction, allowing her to spike Dawn’s drink. Could this could blow her chances of getting Lucas back? Later, Jamie threatens to move out of Home Farm. Kim calls his bluff, pointing out he’d have nothing without her, and telling him to step up or step aside. Jamie quietly assents, but is he going to live under Kim’s rules like this forever?
Emmerdale airs these scenes from Monday 5 March on ITV.