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.
- Elizabeth Boag as Gail Hancock
- Zara Tompkinson as Therapist
Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV, with an hour-long episode at 7.30pm on Thursdays.