The Woolpack is auctioned off in next week’s Emmerdale, which creates a lot of tension.
Rhona’s life is turned upside down when she receives a letter from Pierce, and his son later arrives in the village. Kim also has a new plan up her sleeve that has the villagers upset.
Here are 15 key moments to keep an eye on.
1. Rhona receives a letter from Pierce
When a man appears on Rhona’s doorstep, claiming Pierce has sent him and handing her a letter, she is terrified.
Vanessa encourages Rhona to throw it away, but she becomes concerned when she doesn’t. When Rhona reads the letter, she learns that Pierce is dying and is looking for help finding his long-lost son.
2. Vanessa is scared for Rhona
Vanessa advises Rhona not to pursue the search for Pierce’s son the next day, fearful that this is all a ruse to entice Rhona back in.
Despite Vanessa’s best efforts to persuade her otherwise, Rhona decides to assist him. Vanessa threatens to tell Marlon that Rhona is keeping this all a secret from him in a last-ditch effort to stop Rhona from doing Pierce’s bidding, but Rhona refuses.
3. Rhona searches for Pierce’s son Marcus
Determined to learn the truth, Rhona contacts a prison liaison officer, who confirms Pierce is dying as he told her, and this convinces Rhona to assist him in tracking down Marcus, his son.
Rhona begins her search on social media but gets lost in a sea of names until Ryan offers to help and gives her Marcus’s phone number.
Rhona soon confesses to Vanessa that she has already called him. But, unbeknownst to Rhona, Vanessa receives a voicemail from Marcus and returns the call, posing as Rhona and leaving him a message…
4. Vanessa meets Marcus and pretends to be Rhona
The next day, Marcus arrives in the village, and Vanessa impersonates Rhona once more in the hopes of removing him from Rhona’s life. Rhona arrives as Vanessa explains she made a mistake in calling him, and Vanessa’s plan falls apart.
Rhona is taken aback when she sees Marcus and immediately chastises Vanessa for her behavior. As the two argue, Marcus intervenes and inquires as to what prompted Rhona to contact him, assuming it’s something significant. Rhona takes a deep breath and starts filling him in.
5. Dawn’s ex Alex puts a dampener on her wedding plans
Dawn asks a delighted Harriet to be maid of honor, and Kim suggests they marry at Home Farm, and things start to fall into place for Dawn and Billy’s wedding.
Dawn is excited now that the venue is set, but her excitement is short-lived when her ex-boyfriend Alex shows up and begs her to listen to him out over his actions with Lucas last time. Will his arrival, however, cause Dawn more problems?
6. Kim’s determined to win
Kim flips through an auction catalogue, inspired by Will’s words about finding something to put a spring in her step. Will connects the dots and suspects Kim of putting in a bid for The Woolpack.
Charity overhears and is concerned about how she will inform Chas.
Later, Chas confronts Kim, but this only serves to strengthen Kim’s resolve to achieve her goals. When Cain overhears Chas say that losing the pub will break her heart, he resolves to make things right.
7. Chas struggles at the thought of losing the pub
Chas initially refuses to attend the auction, unable to bear witnessing Kim snatch the pub.
Paddy and Charity are saddened to see Chas in such a defeated state, but Charity devises a new strategy, and Chas is eventually persuaded to attend, refusing to give up without a fight.
8. The pub auction begins – and is sold to a mystery bidder
At the auction, tensions rise, and Cain surprises everyone by placing a bid. Moira’s nerves are frayed until Cain is finally outbid by an anonymous online bidder.
Faith’s curiosity about the new owners gets the best of her as she tries to figure out who they are from the auctioneer, who informs her that the winner wants to meet Marlon and Chas outside The Woolpack.
Chas is concerned about the identity of the mystery buyer and the prospects for the future. Who will be the pub’s new owner?
9. Liv gets her job back
There’s some good news for Liv as she tries to settle back home when Laurel tells her she can have her job back at The Hide.
On the job front, it’s less good news for Marlon as Jai rejects him for a job – ouch!
10. Priya lashes out
Priya is still recovering from her burns from the maze fire and is finding it difficult to cope now that she knows Meena is to blame.
Priya lashes out at Manpreet after feeling abandoned when she needed her the most, and Liam is forced to intervene to try to help Priya see sense.
11. Charity feels guilty
Next week, Charity will have yet another reason to feel guilty when Ryan informs her that Irene’s funeral brought back memories of Mack’s own mother’s death.
Charity is irritated with herself for failing to notice what was clearly bothering him; will she make amends?
12. Kim is feeling smug
Kim skips Dawn’s hen do to attend the auction dressed to impress after feeling down earlier in the week and being encouraged by Will to find something to excite her.
She’s on the phone later, looking quite pleased with herself. Kim tells her family about her profitable purchase, and then she makes a big reveal about her plans, which sends shockwaves through the village.
13. Laurel finds Jai’s loan paperwork
Jai’s loan secret is tearing him apart to the point where he’s making careless errors like leaving the paperwork in full view of Laurel when rushing off to a meeting.
As she picks up the folder and reads the paperwork Jai has left behind, Laurel’s curiosity gets the best of her. Will she figure out what he’s up to?
14. Ellis and Belle’s secret is exposed
They’ve been dubbed the Dales’ Romeo and Juliet, but Ellis and Belle’s secret relationship is revealed when they’re spotted looking cozy at the auction, and Cain is understandably enraged.
To add salt to the wound, Al transforms into the world’s most supportive father, wishing the couple well and inviting them to dinner with him and Kerry. Al appears to be playing the long game!
15. Al suggests he and Kerry move into together
Although Al and Kerry may not appear to be a young couple in love, things are moving quickly between them. Al surprises Kerry the following week by suggesting that they look for a place together.
Is this all just a ruse to enrage Cain? Will their feud become even more bitter if Al spends even more time with Kyle? When Cain finds out, we’re sure he’ll explode…
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