Take a sneaky look at what’s happening this week in Emmerdale.
Will Ruby Return?
Ali is still missing Ruby desperately and the situation is not helped by Amelia’s refusal to do anything without Ruby. Dan lends his support, telling Ali that she will get past this whilst Kerry tells Amelia that she has a plan to bring the pair back together. Perhaps inspired by Kerry, Amelia decides to enlist the help of vicar Harriet under the guise of a poetry recital that forces Ruby to come back for the day.
Ali seizes the opportunity to beg her for one more chance before blocking her taxi from leaving the village. A reluctant Ruby concedes and leads Ali into the house, but all is still up in the air with them and it takes Brenda to give Ruby the nudge she needs to realise what she has with Ali is worth fixing.
Charity teams up with Ross
Now that Finn has persuaded him to stay in the village for a short while, Ross offers to work for Debbie again , but she refuses as she’s not prepared to trust him again. Not one to miss an opportunity, he sees an expensive looking car arrive in the village and soon steals it. What he didn’t notice was that Charity had seen him checking out the car (which happens to belong to her client) and she confronts him and is secretly impressed with his gall when he denies everything.
She stays on his case and catches him trying to sell the car, then threatens to tell Cain and Moira just what he’s been up. Seeing an opportunity she hatches a plan to sell the car for parts and finds a buyer who wants even more, but that may require more than just Ross’ help. She enlists Aaron without telling Ross as she knows the two don’t get along, but they both soon realise she’s tricked them into working together and neither want any more to do with the scam. When they refuse to work together, Charity locks them in the barn knowing the confined space and their aggression toward each other will soon force them to sort out their differences – one way or another!
Laurel is caught drink driving
Concerned for her marriage and the welfare of inherited daughter April, Laurel meets Nicola for lunch and a glass of wine to talk over her problems, only to interrupted by a call from April’s school asking her to come and collect the child. With April safely in the car, they start their journey home and Laurel is shocked when April tells her she’s scared Marlon might die. She’s even more shocked when mid conversation she’s pulled over by the police for driving erratically. It goes from bad to worse when he is forced to breathalyse her after she admits to having a glass of wine earlier and the results put her over the drink drive limit.
Marlon is furious even though she didn’t realise she was over the limit and Doug, in turn, is annoyed with Marlon as he feels that Marlon is neglecting Arthur. The pair come to blows after Doug tries to discipline April and the adults begin to squabble unaware that Arthur has taken the box of fireworks outside on his own. Will it end in disaster or will they stop their bickering in time?
Lawrence makes plans to oust Robert
With Andy and Robert still winding each other up, Lawrence sees an opportunity and starts to make plans to get rid of Robert once and for all. He offers to pay for Andy and Katie’s engagement party seemingly keen to form a bond with the pair. He also tries to persuade his daughter Chrissie to get a pre-nup, but she refuses despite him reminding her that Robert’s own family don’t trust him.
Victoria tells Robert to stay away from Andy’s engagement party, but Robert is intrigued when she let’s slip that he is having anger management treatment and sees his chance to wind up his rival by turning up at the party after all. Andy is thrown and ends up having to leave his own party to stay calm and is followed outside by Lawrence who suggests if they work together, maybe they can get Robert out of their lives for good.
Andy turns down his offer and so Lawrence turns his attentions to Katie, will she be more of a willing accomplice in his plan and act as bait? She knows she should come clean to Andy about the offer but how will he take it and could Lawrence begin to regret ever involving the pair?
Nicola and Jimmy say goodbye to Carl, but not without some drama. The whole experience has left Nicola wanting another baby – how will Jimmy react?
Doug and Diane’s romance moves up a gear.
Debbie pays for Noah’s trip, but Charity is determined to pay her back.
Belle returns home, but is she the same girl as before or has her time inside changed her?
Harriet sets up a neighbourhood watch scheme after Edna’s garden is trashed.