Emmerdale Episode Guide For Year 1997
#2224-2238 --- 1 July - 31 July 1997

Updated 22 June 2002.

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Episode # number
Airdate
Synopsis
    Unless stated otherwise, these synopsis have been written by me © 2002 LaneKent@aol.com or the authors of these writings.
    NOTE: these episodes onwards are based on the officially released synopsis, however I or Home Farm Stud or anyone else who wishes to offer their services, will be adding to them in due course.
Episode 2224

Original Airdate ITV
Tuesday1 July 1997

(Granada Plus - Thu 4th July 2002)

Butch's latest act is too much for Zoe who wastes no time in calling the police.

Zak is disappointed when he realises what Butch has been up to.

Jan Glover has begun her new job as house-keeper at Home Farm and Kim wastes no time letting her know who's boss.

At the Sugden's, Andy receives a visit from his Social Worker, Carmel, who has some news about his dad.

Zoe decides to tackle Zak about Butch and his behaviour.

At Home Farm, flirtatious Kelly uses all her charms on odious Chris Tate.

Episode 2225

Original Airdate ITV
Wednesday 2 July 1997

(Granada Plus - Fri 5th July 2002)

Creepy Chris has found out about Kim's affair with Steve Marchant and can't resist having a go at his wicked Step-Mum.

Butch's latest exploits are well out of line and Zak tries to get through to his son.

Kelly begins her first day as a chalet maid at the Holiday Village to find she's going to have to work with a familiar face Lynn, who's not at all happy to see Kelly.

The Sugden's have taken Andy to meet his real father who desperately wants to be friends.

It looks like all Zak's words have been to no avail as Sophie discovers Zoe's car has been broken into.

Episode 2226

Original Airdate ITV
Thursday 3 July 1997

(Granada Plus - Mon 8th Jul 2002)

Jan Glover is not pleased to have walked in on Kim and Steve as she tells her husband Ned. Meanwhile, Kim Tate has a surprising offer for hated step-son Chris. Chris's first task is to demote Biff.

At the holiday village the rivalry between teen-temptress Kelly and Lyn hots up as Kelly delivers a few home truths.

With the return of Andy's real father, the Sugden's have some difficult decisions to make as Sarah explain how attached she has become to Andy.

Zoe Tate loses her cool at Butch's latest action over Sophie and gives Zak a stern warning, but it's to no avail as Butch has let himself into Zoe's house while Sophie is alone.

Episode 2227

Original Airdate ITV
Tuesday 8 July 1997

(Granada Plus - Tue 9th Jul 2002)

While Zoe finds she's been sent a hoax call out and realises the awful truth, her girlfriend Sophie is trapped, alone and terrified with raging Butch Dingle. Sophie is petrified but she's angry too.

At Oakwell Hall, Kim Tate is casting her expert eye over a desirable stallion.

Chris Tate gives feuding chalet-maids Lyn and Kelly and ear-bashing.

Episode 2228

Original Airdate ITV
Wednesday 9 July 1997

(Granada Plus - Wed 10th Jul 2002)

Despite all the advice to the contrary Biff is determined to take part in a bare-knuckle fight.

Zak thinks it might not be too bad.

Meanwhile pregnant Linda Fowler returns from Hotten and collapses, Jan rushes her to hospital and sets about getting hold of Biff unaware that he is at a secret fist fight. Later, at the hospital Roy is anxious for news.

Episode 2229

Original Airdate ITV
Thursday 10 July 1997

(Granada Plus - Thu 11th Jul 2002)

Linda has lost her baby and blames her past but the doctor is optimistic. Back at home Linda turns on her husband.

Rachel finds herself with some explaining to do to Sarah after Andy's dad turns up and insists on taking him out.

Chris is amused to watch Kim's behaviour with Lord Alex.

Biff's latest argument with Linda has been the last straw and he's walked out and straight round to Kathy with a request.

Episode 2230

Original Airdate ITV
Tuesday 15 July 1997

(Granada Plus - Fri 12th Jul 2002)

Andy has stayed out with his Dad all night and Jack and Sarah are now very worried, guilty Rachel tries to be optimistic.

Kim has accepted an invitation to Lord Oakwell's without telling Steve, which gives Chris the pleasure.

It's Charlie Cairns 18th birthday and Mandy has arranged a surprise party and to Charlie's delight the return of her ex-boyfriend Greg. Of course Mandy feels one good turn deserves another as she tells Charlie. Charlie's delight later turns to horror as she comes downstairs at the cottage to hear Greg demanding answers from Emma.

Episode 2231

Original Airdate ITV
Wednesday 16 July 1997

(Granada Plus - Tue Mon 15th Jul 2002)

Charlie can't believe what she's heard, Greg is panic-stricken. Seth finds Emma alone and devastated. She tells him that Charlie knows and might tell her dad.

Zak launches the Dingle's Medieval Theme Park with a speech.

Angry that Greg has tried to blame Emma for his seduction, Charlie tries to find out the truth but she's amazed at Emma's revelation.

Episode 2232

Original Airdate ITV
Thursday 17 July 1997

(Granada Plus - Tue 16th Jul 2002)

Steve uses Charlie as a shoulder to cry on about his woman trouble. Charlie grasps her chance and invites herself back to his home. Little does Steve realise that his real troubles are just about to start.

Zoe, Sophie and Rachel are having a girls night out. But the party spirit leads to a few drinks too many and as emotions rise, Sophie declares her undying love for Zoe.

Episode 2233

Original Airdate ITV
22 July 1997

(Granada Plus - Wed 17th Jul 2002)

Charlie and Steve start feel the backlash after Kim's unexpected entry the previous night. Steve attempts to say sorry, but will his efforts to regain Kim's affections work?

Village gossip puts a strain on Zoe and Sophie's relationship and their work. But last night's emotional outburst said in the heat of the moment or could it be true love?

Getting permission for the open prison becomes public knowledge and Alan Turner leads the protests against Kim Tate, who is behind the idea.

Episode 2234

Original Airdate ITV
23 July 1997

(Granada Plus - Thu 18th Jul 2002)

Charlie confronts Greg and lets him know he isn't going to get away lightly with messing about with her little sister Emma.

Jan refuses to let Sophie's comments about Zoe be forgotten and wonders if Sophie is fit to be the nanny of her baby grandchild James.

Chris Tate is pressured to defend the plans for an open prison when he's confronted by angry villagers. But little does Chris know that it's all the work of scheming Kim, who has a surprise announcement to make.

Episode 2235

Original Airdate ITV
24 July 1997

(Granada Plus - Fri 19th July 2002)

Chris is deeply suspicious of Kim's motives for giving up so quickly on the open prison development.

Sophie's mother is sick of the gossip surrounding her daughter's relationship with Zoe. So she confronts the pair to ask them for the truth. Zoe tries to calm the situation and says they are just friends. But Sophie refuses to hid her feelings and confesses they are a couple and deeply in love. Meanwhile,

Charlie finds the pressure of knowing that Greg is the father of Emma's baby unbearable.

Episode 2236

Original Airdate ITV
29 July 1997

(Granada Plus - Monday 22nd July 2002)

[Charlie Cairns leaves.]

Kim Tate decides to make the villagers pay for opposing her plans to sell off the holiday village for an open prison. And outrage quickly spreads when they discover she plans to hit them all where it hurts - in the pocket.

Angry Charlie says her sister Emma has driven her away from home. Armed with a rucksack she tells Mandy she's off and promises to send a postcard.

Kim in a rare sympathetic mood, gives comfort and support to Sophie over the strain of her relationship. She tells her to have as much time off as she needs.

Episode 2237

Original Airdate ITV
30 July 1997

(Granada Plus - Tue 23rd July 2002)

Rachel receives the tragic news that her mother has died as a result of a brain haemorrhage.

Jack consoles Rachel and say's he will always be there for her and not just as a father figure. Rachel pours out her feelings and they kiss with an unbridled passion.

Lord Alex introduces his upper-class fiance Tara at a small gathering at Home Farm. Steve takes immediate interest much to Kim's annoyance.

Episode 2238

Original Airdate ITV
31 July 1997

(Granada Plus - Wed 24th July 2002)

Rachel Hughes and jack Sugden struggle with guilt following their passionate embrace. His wife Sarah insists the pair stay overnight in Sheffield following Rachel's mother's funeral and unwittingly urges jack to take good care of Rachel.

Kim Tate hopes everything will be perfect for an explosive lunch with lover Steve, potential partner Lord Alex, who she's taken a shine to and his fiance Tara Cockburn.

Chris Tate stumbles across Will Cairns, Kelly Windsor, Roy Glover and Lyn Hutchinson having a party in one of the holiday chalets and spares no detail in a call to Kelly's dad Vic. Vic alerts Tony Cairns and the 'fathers-in-arms' arrive at the holiday village just as temperatures begin to rise.

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