Marlon and Rhona struggle in the aftermath of Marlon’s stroke and Paddy is not coping with Marlon’s predicament.
In a playful attempt to get over Mack, Charity pretends to flirt with the Drayman but, unbeknownst to her, a fuming Moria watches the scene with disdain.
Laurel fills Bob in on her situation with Jai. Supportively, Bob tells her that Brenda forgave him in a similar situation, giving Laurel food for thought.
The Dingles prepare a video to send to Marlon. Worried that he’s being fake, Paddy buckles under the pressure and records an inadequate message. Meanwhile in hospital, Marlon’s meeting his speech therapist. As he agonisingly struggles to form easy words, Rhona’s gutted to see how upset Marlon is at his slow progress. When Rhona pushes a stubborn Marlon a little too hard, the nurse takes Rhona aside and gently advises Rhona to put less pressure on Marlon’s progress. Later, recognising that she’s at a low ebb, Paddy promises to do better but fails to convince a gutted Rhona. Once she’s back at the hospital, Marlon accepts Rhona’s apology but can’t bring himself to watch the video: a reminder of everything he’s lost.
Charity is clearly still upset about Mack and demands Moira to speak to him. She’s crushed to realise that Moira blames her for Mack’s departure and refuses to give her a second chance.
Later, as Laurel meets Jai in the Café to painfully return the rest of his things, she’s in turmoil as she worries that she’s made a mistake. Later, confused and emotional, Laurel gives in to her feelings and kisses Jai.
Mary worries that Rhona’s putting too much pressure on herself and a lonely Marlon regrets his decision to ban visitors as he’s engulfed by a long silence.
Vanessa tells Paddy about the near kiss with Charity and he lets slip to Moira. Convinced there actually was a kiss, Moira seethes at Charity. Later that day, Moira suggests driving Charity to see Mack so that the two can talk. Delighted by the offer, Charity accepts, utterly oblivious to Moira’s vengeful scheme…
Cathy lies that she’s in a relationship with Samson.
Determined to avenge her brother, Moira abandons Charity, without her purse or phone, on the side of a road.
Samson cruelly crushes an embarrassed Cathy when he declares that he has absolutely no interest in her.
Over at Tall Trees, Nate’s gutted as he watches old videos of his daughter, devastated to be missing out on time with Frankie.
Mandy reflects on her would-be wedding a year ago today.
Nate’s buzzing about his upcoming visit with his daughter
Manpreet reconsiders her stance on testifying.
Nate tries to rope Ryan into a pub session in a bid to distract himself from missing Frankie.
- Christian Arno as Drayman
- Elizabeth Boag as Gail Hancock
- Martelle Edinborough as Suzy Merton
- Zara Tompkinson as Therapist
Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV, with an hour-long episode at 7.30pm on Thursdays.