- Written by: Dawn Harrison
- Directed by: Chantelle Kayll
The pair are frustrated when Ethan’s urgently called into work. At the police station, Ethan meets Jordan who’s been arrested on suspicion of assault. Determined to do a good job Ethan takes the case. But after having interviewed his client Ethan’s startled to see the CCTV image of Jordan’s victim. Meanwhile in the hospital room, we see a beaten up Billy has sustained serious injuries and it becomes clear he is Jordan’s victim. Over in the police station, Ethan declares although he knows Billy, there’s no conflict of interest but suggests to Jordan that he may prefer to seek alternative representation. But Jordan’s adamant he wants Ethan as his legal counsel, leaving Ethan in an awkward position. Meanwhile at the hospital, a broken Billy tells Dawn the attack was racially aggravated. Will and Dawn are certain that justice will prevail but Billy isn’t so sure. Bumping into each other at the police station, Harriet encourages Ethan to withdraw from the case. Warning how difficult this case will make his personal relationships.
The next day, Jai’s determined to win Laurel round, and when she finally entertains his story he almost collapses in relief. But things take a turn when later that evening, Rishi tells a shocked Laurel about how the kids nearly caught Jai with the drugs when he came close to relapsing a few weeks ago. And her anger comes to a boil, shocked at what the kids could have got mixed up with. Jai fights tears as he realises he’s just lost everything and soon things are made worse… and soon things are made worse when Kim threatens to fire him too.
Whilst Chloe’s distracted in the pub Noah seizes his opportunity to steal Chloe’s phone – what is he up to?
The family begin to navigate their new future. Marlon finds it hard to communicate but could Bear hold some answers?
- Bhasker Patel as Rishi Sharma
- Charlotte Bellamy as Laurel Thomas
- Christopher Bisson as Jai Sharma
- Claire King as Kim Tate
- Darcy Grey as Marcus Dean
- Dean Andrews as Will Taylor
- Dominic Brunt as Paddy Dingle
- Emile John as Ethan Anderson
- Isabel Hodgins as Victoria Sugden
- Jack Downham as Noah Dingle
- Jack Parr as Jordan Greenlow
- Jay Kontzle as Billy Fletcher
- Jessie Elland as Chloe Harris
- Joshua Richards as Bear Wolf
- Kai Assi as Archie Breckle
- Katherine Dow Blyton as Harriet Finch
- Louise Jameson as Mary Goskirk
- Mark Charnock as Marlon Dingle
- Olivia Bromley as Dawn Fletcher
- Roxy Shahidi as Leyla Cavanagh
- Tibu Fortes as DS Malik
- Tony Audenshaw as Bob Hope
- Zoe Henry as Rhona Goskirk
Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV.