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Episode 3409 THURSDAY 03 APRIL 2003

EMMERDALE at 7.00pm Fully Networked

Viv can’t believe her ears when Bob tells her their marriage is over and walks out the door for good.

She is distraught and quickly forgets everything she has learnt in her self-help sessions – picking up a pair of scissors and taking them with a vengeance to one of Bob’s suits!

Absorbed in her own problems, Viv hasn’t noticed the effect that her strife is having on those around her and fails to spot Donna sneak out a load of alcohol from the shop.

As the youngsters gather down by the pavilion to play spin the bottle, Donna has decided to escape the marital problems at home and is determined to drown her sorrows.

She doesn’t take kindly to rejection, however, and as the game continues she consumes more and more alcohol despite Katie’s warning to slow down.

Unconcerned by Katie’s words, Donna sinks her drink at a pace before passing out – claiming to have taken some pills.

Elaine is quick to drag Viv from the depths of despair as she informs her they have had to call an ambulance for Donna.

As the crowds gather around the cricket pavilion, Donna is stretchered into the ambulance unconscious.

Amongst the crowds Viv and Bob’s eyes meet - their own problems suddenly seeming so insignificant.

When all the panic dies down Jack finds a moment alone with Diane. Once again he plucks up the courage to ask her about her intentions for him and is surprised by the answer!

With their thoughts turning to the idea of starting a family, Marlon and Tricia think about the implications.

Marlon is worried about money as he can only just about cover Tricia’s spending habits as it is. Realising that must change, he decides he will need a pay rise if they are going to have an edition to the family.

 

Episode 3410 FRIDAY 04 APRIL 2003

EMMERDALE @ 7pm Fully Networked


Having been discharged from the hospital after a night of observation, Donna surfaces with the hangover from hell.

Luckily suffering from nothing more than a sore head from all the booze, Viv and Bob confront Donna about her actions, berating her for drinking heavily and telling everyone she had taken some pills.

Donna can’t explain why she told everyone she had taken an overdose, but her cry for help seems to have worked.

Viv and Bob are speaking again and have agreed to try to get the family back on track - until he finds his wedding suit torn to shreds in the bin. Will things ever go right for the couple again?

It’s payday for Mack as Syd hands over his share of the money from the building work at the Marsdens.

Knowing full well that he owes his whole wage packet to Turner, Mack turns a blind eye to his responsibilities and goes to the pub instead.

But unfortunately for Mack, Turner is lying in wait in the pub and demands to know where his overdue rent is. Not wanting to part with the cash, Mack lies and claims that he is still penniless.

Still feeling sorry for him, Edna finds out there is work that needs to be done on the village hall roof and is convinced it will be the answer to all his worries.

Elsewhere in the village Debbie has been busy all afternoon making a present. Emily is chuffed when she thinks it’s for her until Debbie reveals it’s for Charity.

 

Week Beginning Monday 7th April 2003

HIGHLIGHTS
MONDAY: Mack takes advantage of Edna’s good nature
TUESDAY: Edna ditches her moral stance to help Mack
WEDNESDAY: Emily feels threatened by Charity
THURSDAY: The Marsdens’ party brings trouble for Debbie
FRIDAY: - Emily decides to put Debbie back into care


Episode 3411 MONDAY 07 APRIL 2003

EMMERDALE at 7.00pm Fully Networked


Times are tough for Mack and he feels he’s carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders. Having burnt his bridges and fallen out with close friends, work has dried up in the village and he is financially strapped.

But that doesn’t stop Turner from trying to reclaim the unpaid debts from the reluctant builder, leaving Mack in a financial dilemma and nowhere to turn.

With a contract for work on the village hall roof up for grabs, Mack is despondent as he is convinced his lack of friends in the village won’t do him any favours in winning the bid.

Alone at Edna’s house, Mack stumbles across a short-term solution – unaware that he is about to bite the hand that feeds him.

Elsewhere in the village, Bob has decided to try and bury the hatchet with Viv - deciding they need to wipe the slate clean and start afresh.

He tentatively plucks up the courage to ask her out on a date and is relieved when she excitedly agrees.

Jack is chuffed that he and Diane are finally an item, but he is keen to make sure the boys don’t feel put out.

Andy is quick to try and take advantage of his father’s new found romance, insisting Katie should be allowed to say in his room if Diane is allowed to stay in Jack’s.

But his efforts fall on deaf ears as Jack insists they will stick to the original rules - Katie will continue sharing with Victoria!

Episode 3412 TUESDAY 8 APRIL 2003

EMMERDALE @ 7pm Fully Networked


Despite Edna’s efforts to boost Mack’s low morale, he has convinced himself that he has little chance of winning the contract for the village hall roof.

Tossing aside her usual moral stance, Edna decides to take matters into her own hands and uses her position on the parish committee to give him in unfair advantage.

Mack can’t believe his luck when he realises Edna has given him a head start on his competitors and, smug in the knowledge his bid can’t be beaten, he hands in his quote.

Edna, meanwhile, is riddled with guilt by her underhand behaviour but tries to justify it to herself in the name of compassion.

Elsewhere in the village Emily is getting Debbie ready for a day with Charity. Excited at the prospect of spending the whole day with her real mum, Debbie nearly forgets her new coat given to her by Emily.

On arrival at Home Farm, Charity is quick to mock Debbie’s new clothes, insisting she will buy her a designer coat instead. Debbie happily discards the cheaper version and delights in Charity’s generosity.

After a fabulous day Debbie is full of beans as she returns home to Paddy and Emily - blissfully unaware of the hurt she is causing parading round in her new designer look.

Keen to rekindle the passion of their relationship, Bob tries to re-enact his first ever meeting with Viv. But will his efforts to re-ignite their sparkle prove to be a roaring success or put a damper on the situation as he tries to sell her tights?

Elsewhere in the village Ronnie has arrived back from France safely. Pollard is eager to get his hands on his delivery – but is far from impressed when he finds some stock missing.

Laurel may know more about the missing stock, though, than she wants to let on.

Episode 3413 WEDNESDAY 9 APRIL 2003

EMMERDALE at 7.00pm Fully Networked


Paddy is keen to take an anxious Emily out for a meal, hoping to take her mind off the increasingly tense situation with Debbie.

When Debbie suggests they ask Charity to baby-sit, however, Emily can’t help but feel jealous but knows she is in no position to object.

Debbie is elated when Charity agrees to come over for the evening - bringing along Chris who is warming to the idea of family life.

But how will Emily react after returning from her evening out to discover the cosy Tate family scene in her own living room?

Mack is thrilled when he is awarded the tender for the work on the village hall roof. Edna tries to hide her guilt as she congratulates her lodger – knowing that she was the one who put him on the winning track.

Rodney is becoming increasing worried, as Steph still hasn’t shown her face since she barricaded herself in a bedroom in Mill cottage without food and water.

Nicola isn’t convinced by Steph’s so-called stand, though, as she spies Danny making suspicious food purchases. Sure that the two are in collaboration, she sets out to investigate.

As Pollard starts to investigate the missing stock, Ronnie does the gentlemanly thing and covers for a relieved Laurel by claiming that he accidentally left it in Calais.

The Marsden kids are keen to make their mark in the village by having a house warming party. Although Frances is dead against the idea, Ali and Elaine manage to get round her by persuading their father to agree!

Episode 3414 THURSDAY 10 APRIL 2003

EMMERDALE at 7.00pm Fully Networked


Emily feels guilty for taking out her frustration on Debbie the previous evening but realises that she’ll never be able to compete with Charity for Debbie’s affection.

To make matters worse, Debbie has got wind there is going to be a party at the Marsden’s and is desperate to go.

However, Emily is keen to hold onto whatever control she has left and tells her she is too young to go. Debbie has other ideas and starts making plans to be there on the big night.

Over at the Marsden’s, Ronnie and Frances have made themselves scarce – but the party is off to a slow start. Ali claims to have a master plan, though, and promises everyone that the house is about to get a lot busier.

Ali is good to his word and the party is soon bursting at the seams – but there is barely a familiar face in sight. And when Ollie learns that most of the guests have gate-crashed after learning of it on the Internet, Elaine begins to worry.

Debbie has managed to sneak out from under the noses of Paddy and Emily but is soon in trouble at the hands of an uninvited party guest who tries to take advantage of her .

Things start to spiral out of control as her cries for help are stifled by party noise and then the police are called...

Down in the village, Nicola catches Danny red-handed passing Steph food supplies. After reading him the riot act, Danny is forced to let Steph know he can no longer be of service.

Nicola is delighted, sure that she can now finally drive out Steph from her bolthole!

 

Episode 3415 FRIDAY 11 APRIL 2003

EMMERDALE @ 7pm Fully Networked


Although Emily is relieved that Debbie is returns safely from her ordeal, she is furious that she sneaked out to the party in the first place.

Emily points out that if she hadn’t been rescued when she was, anything could have happened. Worried that Debbie is out of control, she grounds her for her stupidity.

Concerned about the events of the night before, Charity calls round to see Debbie. But with tensions high she and Emily are soon at loggerheads as to the punishment that should be doled out to Debbie.

Paddy is confused by Emily’s harsh actions, questioning whether she grounded Debbie deliberately to stop her seeing Charity.

Finding themselves in emotional turmoil, Paddy and Emily discuss their relationship wonder whether it may be better if Debbie was to live somewhere else.

Despite his early delight at having won the contract for repairs to the village hall roof, Mack is strangely reluctant to start work.

But with Edna and Jarvis breathing down his neck, he is forced to cover his duplicity and pick up his tools.

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