Mack cases out Pollard’s Barn. Later, Ryan catches Mack red-handed with Val’s coat – a treasured keepsake of Pollard’s. He urges Mack to do the right thing and even threatens to tell Cain what Mack’s been up to.
The next day Ryan’s still unimpressed with Mack’s behaviour and still contemplating getting Cain involved. Pollard’s tempted to rekindle things with Faith but knows the pain it would cause Brenda. Cocky Mack turns up at Pollards Barn and offers Pollard a quid pro quo; the return of Val’s coat in exchange for Aaron’s freedom. Pollard’s dumbstruck at his audacity.
The stand-off between Pollard and Mack escalates until Pollard has an angina attack. As he slumps to the ground, Mack has a decision to make: does he help him or not?…
We then see Pollard is in hospital and Faith dashes to his bedside but her visit doesn’t quite go as she hopes for…. When Brenda arrives at the hospital, Faith meets her in the corridor and tells her that ‘Brenda’ was the first word Pollard spoke when he came round.
Does that mean Pollard has made his choice? Mack soon thinks he’s got a way of solving his problem..
Emmerdale airs these scenes from Monday 31 May on ITV.