After upsetting many of the locals and his own family, next week sees one village resident finally pushed to breaking point when Caleb (William Ash) is attacked and left for dead.
Cain’s seething Caleb’s taken up residence in the B&B. Eager to prevent a fight, Nate suggests they let the family decide Caleb’s fate. That afternoon, the Dingle Court convenes to debate Caleb. Belle, Cain, Charity, Chas, Moira, Nate, Noah, Sam, Zak. The court is thrown on its head when the defendant himself makes a surprise appearance, resolute he’s staying in the village, but will it be his choice?
The next day, Moira does her utmost to deter Cain from revenge. At Home Farm, Gabby, despite still struggling with her heartbreak, turns up for work but is far from over Nicky and her family support her.
Meanwhile, Leyla rejects Caleb when he tries to apologise. Charity’s gutted to see Mack and Chloe getting close and offers Caleb a drink. Before long, they bond over wine and find solace in each other.
The next day, Charity and Caleb agree to keep last night a secret. Gabby is apprehensive facing villagers after her mortifying heartbreak. Her fears are proven right when a tense altercation with Caleb leaves her upset. Caleb invites Leyla to lunch in the pub. Just as Leyla begins to forgive Caleb, a bust up between Charity and Mackenzie leads to the shock revelation that captures the attention of the entire pub.
There’s pandemonium in the pub after Charity reveals she slept with Caleb. Jealous Mack squares up to Caleb. Once home, Gabby’s upset after her run in with Caleb and Will simmers with anger on her behalf. Cain’s unimpressed to hear what Charity has done, Before long Cain is apoplectic to hear Vinny is selling up to Caleb.
When Caleb goads Cain, he lunges for Caleb and Chas and Moira pull Cain away. A while later, Caleb further enrages Mack, who only came to apologise for yesterday, Burning with fury, Mack ominously assures him there will be consequences. Will is still seething at Caleb whilst David reassures Leyla as he does his utmost to prevent Leyla from relapsing, promising there will be an opportunity for them to watch Caleb’s comeuppance from the side lines.
That afternoon, the villagers all unite against Caleb during a tense altercation in the pub. Squaring up to them all Caleb takes verbal pot shots at each of them. Exasperated with the spectacle, Chas throws him out whilst the others glare bloody murder. Caleb walks away but unbeknownst to Caleb, a mystery figure pursues him.
That evening, out on a woodland ridge, Caleb’s blindsided when the unknown figure rushes out and pushes him over the edge – his lifeless body sprawls on the ground below.
Back in the village, a number of suspicious characters all return from mysterious outings.
However, Under a peaceful Yorkshire view, Caleb’s body lies lifeless at the bottom of the ridge – who pushed him remains unclear.
With Emmerdale’s executive producer Jane Hudson already teasing that Mackenzie and Charity’s storyline would run into 2024 there is certainly a chance for this to be the latest bout of drama for the unpopular couple.
Emmerdale airs these scenes from Monday June 12 on ITV1