It was busy and emotional this week in Emmerdale – if you haven’t managed to grab it all, here’s a recap.
Emmerdale: Victoria, Wendy and David taken hostage by gunman Russ
Earlier this week, Russ managed to manipulate Victoria into feeling bad for him about his financial situation.
Wendy was able to convince Victoria to lend Russ the £ 50,000 Russ’s mother left Harry.
However, Wendy started to feel guilty and went to The Hide to stop Victoria from transferring the money.
She explained that Russ had blackmailed her with great secrecy – she had never graduated as a nurse.
Raging Russ then introduced himself and pulled out a gun, demanding Vic send the money.
Russ later found out that David was in Hide’s office and also took him hostage.
When Victoria tried to take the gun away from Russ, a fight ensued. David came to try to help and a gunshot rang out.
In the Friday night episode (September 10), it was revealed that David was the target of the shooting.
After Vic stunned Russ, they managed to get the police inside.
David was rushed to hospital. Wendy seemed to be hoping he would be okay, but will he be okay?
Personally, I loved the siege scenes this week. I know some viewers don’t like violence, but these scenes were thrilling.
It has been a while since they had a seat in the village. Russ turned out to be just as terrifying as Wendy had described him in the past.
It will be interesting to see what happens next.
What will happen to Russ? Will Wendy be in trouble now that the secret is that she is not a qualified nurse?
Leyla’s heartbreaking miscarriage
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This week, pregnant Leyla went for surgery because she was bleeding.
She was forced to confess to Liam – who is still mourning her daughter Leanna – that she was pregnant, but feared losing the baby.
Leyla was adamant about going to the hospital on her own, but Liam realized he needed to be with her.
It was heartbreaking to see Leyla trying so hard to cover her pain to put Liam first – if that isn’t real love, I don’t know what it is.
She had explained to Priya that she would love to be a mom again, so seeing her go through the loss of her baby, while she too was crying Leanna, was very upsetting.
Hope we will see some happiness in the near future for Liam and Leyla.
Earlier this week, April realized she must know the person who had bullied her anonymously, as she posted her phone number online.
April came home from school early this week, throwing up that she was so anxious.
The 12-year-old refused to tell her father that the bullying had started to win.
Meanwhile, April’s “friend” and her aunt Cathy confessed to her twin brother, Heath, that she was the one who started trolling.
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It’s good to see Emmerdale tackle a bullying scenario. It’s also good to see more of Cathy and Heath, whom we hadn’t really known before.
Anyone who has been bullied will experience the anxiety it causes. Seeing young April so scared to be in school and come home sick made me cry.
No one should have to go through this worry. It’s very clear that Cathy is jealous of her young niece, but I find it hard to feel any sympathy for her.
Another thing I wanted to add was how did Marlon not reconstitute that April was being bullied again? Surely the thought must have occurred to him?
But I hope this will teach parents to check their children’s devices, especially if they are only 12 years old!
However, I have to praise the young Emmerdale cast. They are an extremely talented group and I can’t wait to see how the rest of this plot unfolds.
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Emmerdale typically airs weekday evenings at 7 p.m. on ITV, with an additional episode at 8 p.m. on Thursdays.
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