In Emmerdale, life is about to change forever when Marlon Dingle (Mark Charnock) suffers a stroke and is left fighting for his life.
As Marlon is rushed to the hospital, the family is thrown into chaos, and it quickly becomes clear that he will have a long journey ahead of him.
Rhona Goskirk (Zoe Henry) is determined to be there for the man she loves, but it soon becomes clear that the road ahead will be difficult…
Monday March 21
Marlon’s vision becomes blurry as he searches for the engagement ring.
As Marlon collapses to the ground and realizes he’s had a stroke, chaos ensues.
April rushes home, concerned that her father has been missing for some time, to see where he has gone.
Marlon barely recognizes a distraught April rushing to help him as she calls for an ambulance as his consciousness fades.
Tuesday March 22
The Dingles become close as a result of their shared concern for Marlon. April is told by Rhona and Mary that they will always be family.
Charity is encouraged to make amends by Sam and Lydia.
Following the news of Marlon’s death, Jai is eager to assist Laurel in any way he can. When he is left to babysit the kids, he realizes how much he misses his family.
Manpreet will not be testifying in court, Ethan informs Liam. The mood quickly turns sour as Liam fears he’ll never be able to bring Leanna to justice.
Wednesday March 23
Rhona is awaiting news with bated breath.
Laurel is left with a sense of guilt.
Vanessa reassures Charity that Marlon will recover, citing her own cancer recovery story as an example.
Thursday March 23
Life at The Woolpack is difficult without Marlon, and after a heart-to-heart, Charity begs Chas to return to the pub, but will she?
Lydia gives Chas some stern advice.
Laurel is irritated by Jai’s belief that he can mend their relationship. As she shoos him off the property, Jai is devastated by the depth of Laurel’s anguish.
When a frustrated Arthur, who is unaware of the true reason for Laurel’s breakup from Jai, accuses her of sleeping with someone else, she is devastated. Jai straightens him out.
During Ethan and Marcus’ lunch, sparks fly.
Friday March 25
Rhona is completely taken aback.
Ethan and Marcus have a good time together.
When Kim asks Jai to work a shift at The Hide waiting tables, he feels humiliated.