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|Nobody could call Chris Tate
Dingle's relationship average, but one person who took exception
to it was Chris' sister ZoŽ. Desperate
to get her out of Chris' life,on January
2nd, ZoŽ offered Charity £5000 to move out of Home Farm,
but Charity called her bluff by taking the money, before telling
Chris what ZoŽ was up to. Chris spotted his chance to get one over
on ZoŽ, and put Charity up in a cottage in the village and agreed
to pay her a regular wage.
got the shock of his life, when on January 8th,
during an argument with Zak, the
truth came out that Zak was not his uncle - but his father!
Cain thought Zak had gone soft over the Chris Tate
stepped in as Cain and Zak were about to hit each other and she
made Zak tell Cain the truth about him being his real dad.
Cain couldn't believe it at first and decided to get away from the
farm. He thought Zak was "messing with his head." but Zak told him
there would always be a place form him at Wishing Well Cottage and
in the end Cain decided to go back.
Thomas was very keen to meet her long lost sister and on Wednesday January 10th the moment she had longed
for came when Nicola
arrived in Emmerdale.
Unlike Bernice, Nicola always knew she had a sister because their
had always been straight with her. But because Bernice's mother
had kept Bernice's whereabouts a secret, they had never been able
to track her down before.
Nicola was very apprehensive about meeting
Bernice. Her main fear was the fact that she was married to a
vicar. Because of this she made a natural assumption about what
she might be like, and thought Bernice would think she was a little
bit too wild.
Nicola was so nervous, she sat at the village bus stop for ages,
too scared to move.
But fortunately for Nicola they hit it off straight away after
they got over their nerves.
was a devastating day for Angie Reynolds
when she found out about her husband Sean's
affair with Tara.
Angie had struggled to pick up the pieces
of her shattered life with what little dignity she has left. But
events on January 23rd made the usually placid policewoman reveal
a previously unseen side to her personality.
When Angie found out that, not only has scheming Lady Tara wrecked
her marriage to Sean, but has also left her son Marc brokenhearted
after stringing him along, it's the final straw - and she springs
Angie realises that Tara has been playing games with her family
all along, so she goes to find Tara, and there's a showdown in
The Woolpack when she unleashes her pent-up rage on her arch-enemy.
And Tara, thinking that Angie's profession won't let her go too
far, is in for a shock.This time it's personal. Angie knows that
as a policewoman she's supposed to be a role model in public,
but she can't help herself. When she sees Tara, she hits her -
in front of everyone!
Of course, this latest drama is diverting attention away from
the real problem - that Angie and Sean's once-strong marriage
has fallen apart.
All the stuff with the Dingles and the crash drove a wedge between
them. They were once a very passionate pair, and in the past,
however far apart they may have grown, they've always managed
to sort things out. But with the revelation of Sean's affair,
Angie's realised that this is much more than a bad patch.
Obviously Angie is devastated by Sean's affair, but it's compounded
by the fact it's with Tara, a woman Sean has always made out he
hates. So to find out she's who he's betrayed her with is a real
body blow. Then there's also Angie's anger at Sean for letting
her tell him about her attraction to someone (though she didn't
tell Sean it was Cain) He exploded with anger, when all along
he was betraying her with Tara.
|There was drama in the Dingle
household on January 25th when
young Belle suffered a serious accident. As Belle's troublesome
half-brother, Cain, is looking after the toddler at the time, her
horrified mum, Lisa, immediately assumes the worst - but for once
Cain isn't the villain.
Lisa has to go out on a job.The only person available to look after
Belle was Cain. Lisa's not too happy about that, but the Dingle
family really needs the money she will earn."
Cain and Belle played happily together in the kitchen, but while
Cain's back was turned for a few seconds, Belle fell off the kitchen
counter and was knocked unconscious.
When Lisa returns home for lunch, she found her baby lying on the
floor, and some empty drink cans on the side.
She wrongly assumes that Cain has been drinking.
Lisa rushed her daughter to the hospital, where Belle underwent
a scan which showed she has a fractured skull, but there is no
serious damage. With her daughter's life out of the danger zone,
Lisa's horror turns to fury.
She was angry with Cain and was also feeling very guilty about
leaving Belle with him. Later Emily finds the picture Cain and
Belle had drawn together, while Lisa and Zak see Cain playing
with Belle in the hospital. Watching them together made Lisa realise
that Cain would never deliberately put Belle in danger - and she
knew she has some apologising to do.
Relations between Frankie,
reached an all time low on January 26th
when Frankie was called out to fix Pollards car. She was exasperated
to discover that he has simply run out of petrol, but when he
began to have a go at her, she deliberately disabled the car and
left him stranded. She later left the village.
Following Joe Fischer's sham marriage to Tricia
Stokes, thing's weren't as easy between Joe and his partner
- a situation not helped by Jason's jealousy over Joe's friendship
with his old mate Gareth. On January 31st things got worse
when Jason organised a party for Joe's birthday. When Gareth turned
up unexpectedly, and started singing Joes praises to Jason, the
jealous boyfriend was less than pleased. Concerned about Jason,
Paddy Kirk intervened and argues with Joe - before taking matters
into his own hands and throwing Garath out. A horrified Joe turned
his anger on Jason and the pair argued furiously. Joe packed his
bags and headed back to Australia.
proposed to Viv Windsor
and three days later on February 5th they were married at Hotton
register office. The ceremony was a small affair with only Viv's
her friend Carol,
and Terry Woods
guilty secret has been tearing him apart for weeks. The knowledge
that it was he who started the fire which killed his mum. Sarah,
is bad enough. However, the fact that his dad, Jack, was languishing
in jail awaiting trial for her murder makes things even worse. On
February 8th, Andy
found an unusual soul mate - in the form of Cain Dingle.
Andy is just really, really down. Everything is spiralling out
of his control, and he's just clinging to anything and the only
person who is listening to him is Cain. As their unusual friendship
blossomed, Andy seized the opportunity to tell Cain the truth
about what happened that fateful night.
He confesses all to Cain, but straight away he wonders if he's
made a mistake. He got hysterical and Cain grabed him to try and
calm him down - assuring Andy that he will keep his secret.
Andy felt like he has been so let down by everyone. He felt let
down by Kathy
Glover, he was not getting on with his brother, Robert, and
wais dad is in prison. He had always been very close to Jack but
now there is nobody there for him. He sees Cain as a friend, he
trusts him and looks up to him like a big brother.
Right from the start, Jack has instilled into Andy the importance
of keeping the truth between the two of them. He wanted to tell
someone because he has bottled it up inside him for so long. To
Andy, it doesn't seem right that Jack was in prison and might
get sent down for 20 years. He wanted to confess and take the
blame, but he had been told not to.
Fraser, (played by Mark Elstob) turns up for an interview for
the stud farm managers job. Also arriving in mid February was Len
Reynolds, to help his son sort out his marital problems.
|Things have not been easy for Emily Dingle
over the last year since losing her husband and soulmate, Butch.
But, On February 22nd however, the timid shop assistant finally
came out of her shell and, with a little nudge from her new friend
Nicola Blackstock, she had a very special encounter. A spiritualist
church caught Emily's eye when she and Nicola were out shopping.
A man was giving a speech, and it was clear to Emily that it's a
message from Butch, telling her she must move on.
Emily talked to the man, Ed Wills,
and although it isn't love at first sight, they seem to have a
bond - so much so, that when they met for a date, it's enough
for her to forget a Dingle party.
Emily got engrossed in conversation and missed the party, which
leads her to lying - something she's not used to doing!
However, the white lie isn't the main thing on her mind. Ed kisses
Emily goodbye on the cheek, and it stirred something inside her.
She hadn't felt like that about anyone since Butch. But when Emily
returned home, she realises that neither she or Ed has the other's
|Police sergeant Angie Reynolds
had spent months feeling attracted to local bad boy Cain Dingle
exactly because he's dangerous. He was forbidden fruit, and he made
it clear that he wanted her, and that he thinks she's sexy. The
only thing that stopped her before was that she was so in love with
Sean. But Seans actions have blown their marrage apart, and her
head was in a mess, so she didn't have any reason to resist, and
on March 7th Angie succumbed to
temptation and spent the night with Cain.
|Peace very rarely reigns at Home Farm due to the
tempestuous relationship between siblings Chris
Tate. Dull moments are few and far between, and since Chris
struck up his questionable arrangement with Charity
Dingle, which ZoŽ heartily disapproves of, the screaming matches
have continued. But a rare moment of silence descended on Monday
March 12th when, in a bid to quieten ZoŽ's constant protests,
Charity took drastic action - and shuts her up with a kiss!
Chris fires Home Farm stud manager Andrew Fraser because Andrew's
had his eye on Charity. ZoŽ accuses Chris of letting his jealousy
get in the way of good business, and proposes that he gets rid of
Charity instead. After Chris leaves the room, ZoŽ tries to explain
to Charity why she feels the way she does about Chris and Charity's
relationship - making it quite clear yet again that she wants Charity
out of Chris's life. She threatens Charity by telling her that all
it takes is one word to Chris, and she'd be out of his life. Charity's
response is to use the only tactics she knows - she kisses her!"
Cheeky Charity's brashness certainly does the trick - ZoŽ is shocked
into silence by the unwelcome advance. Zoe reacts to the kiss with
complete horror and shock - she's totally stunned and leaves the
room without saying a word.
ZoŽ loathes, detests and despises Charity - she dislikes her
as much as she did her stepmother, Kim Tate. She doesn't trust
Charity as far as she could throw her - she thinks she's scheming
Monday 19th March
saw the start of Jack Sugdens
trial for the murder of his wife Sarah.
Jack was led into court, the amount of Press attention was huge.
Carter was questioned by the prosecution, and told the court
that Jack stopped him going into the barn to save Sarah. He also
lied when he said he saw Jack light the fire.
The next day Angie Reynolds gave evidence, saying that Sarah was
thinking of going back to Jack but that she'd warned her of his
violent behaviour. Diane admited reluctantly that Jack told her
the farm was worth more on paper and later Jack took the stand
and denied killing Sarah.
gave evidence and admited that Jack could have been in
the barn. Andy
told them he was upstairs when he heard the bang and Jack was
downstairs, then panics, shouts at the court and Jack, and runs
out of courtroom. Convinced he's ruined everything, Andy sneaks
out to Richie's, who wakes to find Andy standing over him with
a crowbar. He cracks and admits he started the fire.
The next day the prosecution gave Andy a tough time and Jack thought
about changeing his plea, but Richie shouted from the gallery
that he has more to say. Taking the stand again, he said he's
no longer certain he saw Jack start the fire.
On Friday 23rd March The jury delived their
verdict, Jack is not guilty. Relieved and overwhelmed, he returns
to the farm. Celebrations take place in the Woolpack, but everyone
was disappointed that Jack didn't go because he wanted to spend
the night with his children.
|After weeks of lying, the harsh reality of Gloria
Weaver's life came crashing down around her.1
Forced to pay Eric Pollard
for an expensive necklace which was stolen while in her care - and
too proud to borrow the cash from her boss, Paddy Kirk - Gloria
stole a pair of candlesticks from the church to help raise the funds
she so desperately needed. But when Reverend Ashley Thomas discovered
their disappearance on April
the pressure finally became too much for Gloria to bear.Gloria's
husband, Malcolm, died and left her with a lot of debts that she
didn't know about before his death. Ever since, she's been keeping
her troubles a secret, and the pressure has been mounting.
When Paddy - who has been wise to Gloria's strange behaviour
for a while heard about the candlestick theft, he confronts his
empoyee and demands an explanation. Unable to continue her charade
any longer, Gloria believes she had no way out. Everything has
come to a head and she felt trapped in a corner.
In a heartbreaking attempt to end all her problems, Gloria swallowed
a bottle of tablets. But by a stroke of luck, she was discovered
by Pollard when he arrives at her home to collect her for a lunch
date, and finds her unconscious.
Gloria come round in hospital to find Ashley at her bedside,
and, mistakenly, believes him to have been the one who saved her.
When Ashley explains otherwise, Gloria was pleasantly surprised.
She wouldn't have thought of Pollard as her knight in shining
armour, but she sees a side of him that wasn't apparent before.
It soon becomes clear that trying to kill herself wasn't the answer
and her friends rallied round her. She then realised she should
have turned to them in the first place and is very happy to have
the chance to accept their offers of help. It felt good to have
off-loaded the guilt she was harbouring."
|A few months earlier Bernice
Thomas was the happiest woman in Emmerdale, following her wedding
to Reverend Ashley, and then the news that she was expecting his
baby. But on April 18th, Bernice's
world came crashing down around her when, already reeling from her
row with her former best friend Tricia
Stokes, she went to hospital for her first scan - only to be
told she had lost the baby.
When she and Ashley
arrive at the hospital for the scan, they don't even consider
the possibility that something could be wrong - they're too busy
chatting about how happy they are. But when the nurse performing
the scan hurries off to fetch a doctor, Bernice soon realises
that something is very wrong, and it's not long before her worst
fears are confirmed.
Bernice had what is called a missed miscarriage
- she probably miscarried a few days earlier, but the baby hasn't
come away properly yet, which is why she hadn't realised. At first
she thinks they've made a mistake, and she goes into denial. But
when she has to go back to hospital the next day for an operation
to remove the baby, it starts to sink in.
While Ashley uses his faith in God to cope with their loss, Bernice
completely withdraws into herself, refusing to talk about the
experience with anyone - even her husband.
She's completely numb - she can't even cry.
Nothing Ashley can say to her is right - she's taking all of her
anger out on him. Ashley had his own grief to deal with, but everyone
focused on Bernice's pain, and forgots about how it may be affecting
the man. If ever Bernice needed a friend, it was then. But when
Tricia arrived on her doorstep bearing flowers to make amends
- unaware of what's happened - Bernice's father, Rodney,
sends her away, assuming she'll cause Bernice more pain.
As it is, she doesn't even see it's Tricia at the door - all
she sees are the flowers, and she thinks, 'Oh God, someone's bringing
me flowers because my baby died.
Tricia left the village and headed for London.
Later Edna Birch
visits Bernice and proves to be a surprising comfort in her hour
of need. Her wise words seemed to unlock the emotion that Bernice
has bottled up since losing the baby.
||On April 22nd
Robert Sugden celebrated his 15th birthday.