Kerry notices Al constantly checking his phone and her suspicions pique. Meanwhile, Al and Priya agree their encounter shouldn’t have happened and decide to keep it between themselves… but an eavesdropping Cain overhears and has other ideas. Meanwhile, Kerry digs for dirt on Al and Belle and heads to confront the wrong pair as they are conducting a meeting with a wellness influencer. Later, in the Woolpack, Cain is nursing a pint when Kerry arrives and he deliberately lets slip about Al and Priya’s rekindled spark. Ballistic Kerry throws a pint over Al during his resurrected business meeting. Carrie the client backs out of the business deal, leaving Belle devastated. Seeing a smug Cain watching the spectacle from the bar, Al realises who leaked his secret. Later on Main Street, the men draw battle lines – war.
Kim demands, in order to keep his job, Jai steps up as manager by firing his part-time colleagues and re-hiring them on zero-hour contracts and offers to promote him for his troubles, Jai’s unsure whether or not to betray his friends. Jai finally reveals the situation to Laurel and she’s stunned to hear he intends to go through with it in order to keep his job. Laurel insists he should fight for his friends’ rights. Later that day, Jai’s forced into a corner when Kim coldly reiterates if Jai doesn’t do it, she’ll hire someone who will.
Chloe is soon off with Nate at the first opportunity. She’s soon cheering up Nate who is licking his wounds after a call where Tracy has admitted she is dating someone new. An unseen Noah spots Chloe with Nate and looks revengeful.
The next day Vanessa wonders what she can do to make it up to Suzy. Soon she’s dressing up to impress for a wine tasting at David’s Shop. The date goes well and they soon move onto the Woolpack for another drink but Leyla’s rattled to see Suzy and Vanessa together and Vanessa’s curious how the pair know each other. Suzy explains it’s through work but Leyla’s clearly shaken and Suzy promises to keep her secrets.
- Ash Palmisciano as Matty Barton
- Charlotte Bellamy as Laurel Thomas
- Christopher Bisson as Jai Sharma
- Claire King as Kim Tate
- Daisy Campbell as Amelia Spencer
- Eden Taylor-Draper as Belle Dingle
- Emma Atkins as Charity Dingle
- Fiona Wade as Priya Sharma
- Georgie Clarke-Day as Carrie
- Jack Downham as Noah Dingle
- James Moore as Ryan Stocks
- Jeff Hordley as Cain Dingle
- Jessie Elland as Chloe Harris
- Jurell Carter as Nate Robinson
- Laura Norton as Kerry Wyatt
- Liam Fox as Dan Spencer
- Lucy Pargeter as Chas Dingle
- Martelle Edinborough as Suzy Merton
- Matthew Wolfenden as David Metcalfe
- Michael Wildman as Al Chapman
- Michelle Hardwick as Vanessa Woodfield
- Natalie Ann Jamieson as Amy Wyatt
- Nick Miles as Jimmy King
- Olivia Bromley as Dawn Fletcher
- Patrick Mower as Rodney Blackstock
- Roxy Shahidi as Leyla Cavanagh
Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV.