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Episode #2209

Original Airdate ITV Tuesday 27 May 1997
(Granada Plus - Thu 13 June 2002)

Zoe checks her Dad's heart
On 27th May 1997, ZoŽ Tate discovers Frank's Body, unaware of Kim's part in his death.

[Frank Tate dies.]

After last night's performance by the re-formed 'Woolpackers' Betty is less than impressed with the state of the pub.

Biff Fowler tells Linda how worried he is about his upcoming tests.

Kathy has got herself all worked up at the thought of losing Alice to Nick's new fiancce but Eric is sceptical.

After having to watch newcomer Charlie getting to grips with strapping Steve last night, jealous Rachel has some strong words for her.

At Home Farm, Zoe has returned to make the heart-breaking discovery that her father has collapsed.


Thursday 13th Juneís episodeÖ

Biff apologised to Linda for his behaviour and admitted that disappearing wasnít a good idea, but said that it had given him time to reflect on his situation. He went on to say that if he did have the disease they would have to handle it but when Linda replied that she was pleased he was finally facing up to things, Biff told her that she had to face up to things too and determinedly told her that the baby would have to have the test too and if it proved positive they would have to consider a termination. Linda was appalled and told him that the very idea that he could even think about ending their babyís life disgusted her before storming off. Later, she told ZoŽ about her pregnancy but didnít share in ZoŽís obvious delight about it and requested a chat with her in the Woolpack that lunchtime.

Betty was annoyed at the mess in the bar from the previous evening and was horrified when Alan told her that the Woolpackers would be playing regular gigs at the pub because it had been a huge money-spinner. She refused to clean the bar and told Alan that she would no longer be cleaning for him. Alan was disappointed about Bettyís departure as she was so reliable and wondered to Terry if there was any way to persuaded her to return. Alanís suggestion was to do a little remedial tidying up but Terry found the notion of cleaning up for the cleaner amusing and strange. When Betty returned home, she found a dishevelled Paddy on her doorstep who asked her if he could have a bath at her house as he had spent the night in the Dingleís pig-pen. She was mortified that he was still carrying a torch for Mandy but he told her that the torch had been well and truly extinguished. In the pub, Mandy complained to Charlie about Paddyís remarks, but Charlie was amused by them prompting Mandy to say that it was okay for her as her family were not the laughing stock of the village. Paddy tried to apologise but Mandy told him that she had nothing to say to him but he was persistent, telling her that he was only having a laugh and hadnít meant it to go so far. He also said that he only came back to Emmerdale because he really cared about her but before she could reply, Butch and Marlon interrupted and told him to stay away from Mandy and leave the village. When there was no answer from Mandy to Paddyís inquiry as to whether she would like to see him again, he left but Mandy ran after him. At the bus stop, she asked him when he would come back and the two kissed before Paddy got on the bus having promised he would return.

Sophie arrived at Home Farm with James to find the place locked up and returned to ZoŽís Cottage to await her arrival. When ZoŽ arrived home, she was determined that she should go straight to Home Farm and tell her father how things had gone on the trip but Sophie tried unsuccessfully to stay so they could have a chat. Outside Home Farm, in the car, Sophie was upset as ZoŽís apparent rejection of her and questioned her about it. ZoŽ made it clear that she didnít want to ruin Sophieís life as Emmerdale is a very hard place to come out in and also cited he fatherís displeasure at his daughter having a relationship with his sonís nanny. Sophie was unwilling to accept the excuses and told ZoŽ to tell her that she didnít want her, which ZoŽ was unable to do. When ZoŽ and Sophie entered Home Farm, ZoŽ found Frank lying on the sitting room floor and after shouting to Sophie to call an ambulance, she knelt down to try and help him. Frank was trying to speak and as she held her ear to his mouth, ZoŽ heard him utter Kimís name before he finally passed away.

Sophie blamed herself for not trying the back door that morning as it had been unlocked but ZoŽ said that she wasnít to know that. As the body was taken away, a distraught ZoŽ was angry that even after everything Kim had done to him, hers was the last name on his lips. She was, however, even more angry when the detective who had investigated Kimís death arrived to see if there were any suspicious circumstances surrounding Frankís death. When the detective tried to offer her condolences, ZoŽ berated her, accusing her of causing her fatherís death by hounding him and putting him in prison. When the detective suggested it may have been suicide, ZoŽ was irate that she would even dare to suggest it and despite her protestations that she was only doing her job, ZoŽ told her that he father was innocent and that she hoped that the detective had sleepless nights for the rest of her life. ZoŽ was worried that she didnít know what to feel and Sophie was worried that she shouldnít be trying to organise everything because she was still in shock. Later, when Tony came to collect the deposit they had paid for the chalet he put his foot in it by asking what her excuse was for being bad tempered. That evening, Sophie told ZoŽ that they would look after James together but ZoŽ was very upset at the thought that Frank had been lying alone in pain for so long and broke down in tears.

Kathy decided to go and visit Nick to find out the truth about Karen and was determined that she wouldnít let Alice go anywhere near her. On her return, she told Dee that everything Karen had said was true and that regardless of what happened to Nick, she would be Aliceís stepmother and that it was Nickís wish for Alice to live with Karen. Kathy told Dee that she had been to see her solicitor and admitted that even though she was appalled at the prospect of taking her own brother to court over his daughter, she felt she had to do it because Alice was all she had left. Emma continued to be taunted by the bullies but once again Dean and Will leapt to her defence. Andy was worried about returning to school and tried to feign illness but Sarah saw straight through it and both her and Jack were adamant that he was going. Jack was worried about Andy having to cope with Viv and Donna on his back and conceded to Sarah and Rachel in the Woolpack that he was worried that Andy was too much to handle but Sarah was determined that they were not going to give up on him. Rachel told Charlie what she thought of her and told her that the only reason why she had thrown herself at Steve the previous evening was because she was after his money. Charlie, however, retorted that Rachel was only jealous. Linda discovered what had happened to Frank when she had gone to find ZoŽ at Home Farm and ask her why she had stood her up that dinnertime. She then announced Frankís death in the Woolpack, a piece of news that gained mixed reaction. Alan was very sorry, adding that he would miss Frank, but Jack was delighted saying that he hoped that he would rot in hell and that the world would be a better place without him.

Episode #2210

Original Airdate ITV Wednesday 28 May 1997
Granada Plus - Friday 14 June 2002)

The news of Frank Tate's death is the talk of the village as poor Zoe find's herself confiding in Betty.

Zak Dingle admits he's sorry things didn't work out between Tina and Frank.

Spiteful Viv Windsor is angry to hear that wayward Andy is allowed back to school today.

It's also Emma's first day back at school after giving birth and she's not looking forward to it.

Kathy reveals to Rachel her fears for Alice

and Mandy and new friend Charlie have a day out shopping but it's posh Charlie who ends up causing serious trouble for Mandy.

At Hotten Comprehensive, Emma finds herself the butt of cruel taunts but big brother Will leaps to her defence leaving school bully Lynne in no doubt about his intentions.


Friday 14th Juneís episodeÖ

News of Frankís death continued to spread round the village and Jan was in a reflective mood commenting, much to Royís disgust, that Frank had always been good to them and respected them. Biff was concerned about what would happen to the estate, given that things nearly fell apart when Frank had been in prison, but Jan replied that it wasnít all just about jobs and houses whilst Linda added that it was James who she felt sorry for having lost his father.

Emma didnít want to go to school telling Tony that she wanted to stay at home with Geri but Tony replied that you have to stand up to bullies and that shying away from the problem would only make it worse. Emma suggested to Will that they bunk off but Will said that he couldnít as he had exams and it wouldnít help as then she would have Lyn and their father on her back. Becky was worried about Emmaís situation at school, but Tony was sure that they would soon tire of picking on the new child, but Becky wasnít convinced as she knew that Geri was a far bigger difference between Emma and the other children than a pair of trainers. Becky was convinced that they would be able to pay for the repairs to Woodside Cottage from their savings but Tony was worried that none of them were earning and suggested that he contact some friends about some freelance work. Becky was adamant, however, that she wouldnít even be happy about him working as a consultant because she wanted him alive. After witnessing Emma being verbally abused again, he grabbed Lyn and pulled her into the toilets where he violently threatened her into leaving Emma alone before pushing her to the floor.

Mandy and Charlie went shopping together and whilst in a posh department store, Mandy complained that he lipstick made her look like a clown, to which Charlie replied that it was because it was cheap and picked up an expensive lipstick from the counter. Mandy said she couldnít afford it and Charlie insisted it was a gift from her but when Mandy questioned how Mandy was going to pay for it, Charlie replied that she wasnít and dropped it in to Mandyís bag. On the way out of the store, a detective and several security guards stopped them but Charlie managed to run away but Mandy was caught. Whilst being interviewed, Mandy refused to give the name of the other person involved even though the detective had seen that it wasnít Mandy who had stolen it but when she gave her name, the detective seemed uncomfortable and told Mandy she had decided to let her go with a caution. After Mandy left, she explained her decision to another security guard telling him that the last time she had a Dingle in court, they had been besieged by ďevil hoards of throwbacks reeking of pigsĒ. Mandy caught up with Charlie, who seemed amazed that Mandy would not have to go to court and that she hadnít dropped her in it but amused when Mandy revealed that she had stolen the lipstick from the table anyway. Their later discussion seemed to highlight the different attitudes of the two families, which seemed to make Mandy think about things. Zak and Terry talked about fame and fortune and when Zak said he could make his fortune out of music, Terry was poured scorn by telling him you can only really get somewhere if you can write good music. When Zak said he could, Terry told him that if he brought him a song, he would give him free ale.

Kathy was still worrying about the situation between Nick and Karen and Albertís comments in the pub about prison life did not help matters. When Karen came to the tearooms, a hostile Kathy asked her what she thought she was playing at raising Nickís hopes of being released. Karen accused Kathy of not wanting Nick to walk free from court and told Kathy that both she and Nick felt it would be a good idea if she had regular contact with Alice. Kathy very grudgingly agreed when Karen backed her into a corner.

Donna left the Post Office for school telling Viv that school should be fun because Andy was returning from his ďbenderĒ. When Viv inquired as to what this meant, she replied that Andy made lessons fun by driving the teachers nuts, but Viv remained unimpressed and declared that Andy should be banned from school. Vic and Viv talked about Kelly and Viv conceded that they couldnít do anymore to make her come home, whilst Vic just seemed pleased that they had had more contact from her. Vic put his foot in it with Kathy when she came to buy a sympathy card by mentioning Kim and Daveís affair. Kathy left without taking the card as she said she didnít want to be a hypocrite. Andy was making a concerted effort to be good at school, but when Robert told him the wrong answer to one of Miss Cullenís questions and he blurted it out proudly, she sent him to sit on his own. Still upset, he became more withdrawn as Miss Cullen explained the new computer to the class. When the time came for Andy to have a go he was angered by Donnaís comments about him being scared of computers. Miss Cullen didnít help matters by insisting he had nothing to be scared of and Andyís response was to push the computer off the desk, causing it to smash on the floor.

Betty was surprised that ZoŽ was still working given the circumstances but ZoŽ replied that animals still got ill but when Betty tried to set aside the differences she had had with Frank, ZoŽ replied that she was aware that Betty wasnít the only person to have fallen out with her father as he seemed to thrive on it. After, Bettyís departure, ZoŽ again burst into tears only to be comforted by Sophie. She told her she didnít know how she was going to get through it and admitted that she felt guilty that she hadnít been there for him. ZoŽ began to make arrangements for the funeral. Steve brought ZoŽ a bunch of flowers but when Chris arrived home, he made it clear that Steveís presence was inappropriate so he slinked off whilst Chris and ZoŽ shared a hug. Over a cup of tea, she asked him how the tests went and dismissed his flippant replies by telling him that she was asking because she cared. She told him that she wished that she had been there more for her father but Chris replied that there was no mileage in ďif onlysĒ and that he should know because he is an expert in them. Outside a newsagents, someone was reading of Frankís death in the local paper and that person was revealed to be Kim, who wore a large smirk on her face.

Episode #2211

Original Airdate ITV Thursday 29 May 1997
(Granada Plus - Mon 17 Jun 2002)

It's the day of Frank Tate's funeral - a time for Jack Sugden to celebrate.

Chris Tate does not intend attending his father's funeral and sit with a bunch of people who are glad that he's dead.

Betty is not impressed with the turn-out considering David Glover's send off.

Meanwhile at Home Farm, a deeply depressed Chris Tate contemplates a row of pills, his hated stepmother Kim walks in and tells Chris that he was always second best when Frank was around.



Monday 17th Juneís episodeÖ

ZoŽ was walking Peggy and when she bumped into Sophie, the two discussed how Chris and then ZoŽ were coping. ZoŽ saw Jack pull up in his landrover at the gates of Home Farm and went over to see what he wanted. Jack had cracked open the champagne that Frank had given him as a peace offering over Emmerdale Farm, but ZoŽ was horrified that Jack could be so callous. He told her it was between him and Frank and that Frank had tried to ruin him jut to make a quick profit, ZoŽ replied that Frank always thought of Jack as a friend before telling him to finish his drink and get off their land. Jack couldnít finish it and poured the champagne away.

Sarah met with Miss Cullen to talk about Andyís behaviour and Miss Cullen was determined that Andy would be excluded. Sarah, was defensive and suggested that it was Miss Cullenís incompetence in dealing with a mischievous boy that was partly to blame and persuaded the teacher to let Andy explain. Begrudgingly, Miss Cullen agreed to hear Andyís side of the story but was outraged when Andy accused her of picking on him because he couldnít answer questions and vowed to have him excluded until he knew how to behave properly.

Zak took up Terryís offer to provide lyrics in return for beer and penned a little number called ďThe ballad of Frank TateĒ which was less than complimentary. In the pub, when Terry asked for the money for the drinks he had bought, Zak placed a pile of lyrics on the counter and a reluctant and bewildered Terry said that he would get his guitar. Eric came into the pub with Dee and was very happy about having a drink to his old friendís passing. His glee at a prospective singsong about Frank though, seemed to unnerve Terry. However, once things got into full swing, everybody seemed to be enjoying themselves. Zak began to think about Frankís death and declared that Frank was no better than anyone and that he was not so dissimilar to him as he grafted for his family. He then went on a tirade about how unfair money can be with Frank getting away with murder and wreaking havoc with evictions and sackings because of it whereas his family were prosecuted for minor misdemeanours.

Rachel arrived at Home Farm and when Chris inquired as to where Joseph was, she replied he was at the childminders, as she didnít think he would understand. Chris was upset that he hadnít been consulted but when Rachel offered to go and fetch him, Chris, with scotch in hand, told her that it didnít matter. ZoŽ was pleased to see Rachel but was surprised at how few people had arrived at Home Farm but Rachel suggested that they would probably meet them at the church, before Chris accidentally dropping his glass on the floor in the living room interrupted them. Sophie asked if they should call a doctor for Chris but he was adamant that he was okay but that he wouldnít come to the service telling them that he couldnít bear to sit in a room with people who were glad Frank was dead, adding that he was sure his father would understand. He declined Sophieís offer to stay and help him look after James and as they left, ZoŽ kissed him. When they left, he broke down in tears and began to talk to James about how he felt he had been a failure in his fatherís eyes and told his little brother that there was more pressure to be successful now than ever, whilst he touched an array of pill bottles. He told James that he had made things worse for him because to Frank he was perfect and wondered what people would tell him in the future about his father before a voice in the background chipped in.

Jan was keen to give Frank some thought but the rest of the Glovers were nonchalant about his passing with Roy commenting that Frank would not care if one of them had died. On the way to the church, unaware that Kim was observing them, a reserved ZoŽ said that she wished Chris could have opened up to her, as she knew he was hiding everything away. As people came to the church, including Butch who wanted to see Sophie, Betty remarked how empty it was compared to the send off for Dave Glover and added that this was perhaps justice. During the ceremony, Ashley was reflecting on how much Frank had done for the community, which he had made his home, before going on to say how much had suffered in the previous weeks and months, with the death of his wife and everyone believing that he was responsible. Betty snidely remarked if Ashley was talking about the same person. ZoŽ felt she had to leave immediately after the service as she felt something was wrong, she told Sophie to stay. Viv remarked that it was telling that only one of his children could be bothered to turn up and were just waiting for the reading of the will but Vic replied that he wondered how many of their children would mourn them.

Chris didnít seemed shocked that the voice should belong to Kim, who told him that she had come as soon as she had heard about Frankís death, before saying she felt awful about what had happened. She realised what Chris had been about to do and told him that she would stand in his way and seemed thrilled at the prospect. She told him that he had always been second best when Frank was around and he was even less than that now he had gone and that was what his suicide attempt was about. She asked him how he felt when he heard she had died to which he replied that he didnít believe she had but still hated her even if she wasnít around and that he could still hear her and see her taunting him, which made Kim laugh. When she made a jibe about him taking the tablets, he told her she was predictable but she said that coming back from the grave wasnít predictable and continued to goad him by telling him that things were about to get worse as now she was back, as Frankís wife, she would be entitled to everything. Kim began to kiss Chris telling him that she knew that she was the only thing that Frank had that he wanted and having her would make him feel like his own man but he was unresponsive. S
She continued to tell him that he wanted her and when he responded negatively she told him his emotions were confused because he lover her whilst still kissing him. She pulled away but at this point, ZoŽ walked in and was extremely shocked at her stepmotherís presence.

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