Belle (played by Eden Taylor-Draper) has had a unwavering couple of years on Emmerdale, and not more so than when she was manipulated, tortured and traumatised by serial hatchet man and boyfriend Lachlan White (Thomas Atkinson).
After the horror was all through and Lachlan was finally exposed and locked up in prison, Belle decided to have as a remainder the village for a while and go and stay with her mum Lisa Dingle (Jane Cox) in Scotland.
Upon Belle’s amends, it wasn’t long before another harrowing trauma came her way and Lisa revealed she was distress from terminal cancer on the ITV soap.
Belle was filled with rues over how much time she’d gotten to spend with her mum, and it was made sedate worse when the Dingle matriarch died unexpectedly on her wedding day to Zak (Steve Halliwell).
In tonight’s occurrence, Zak told his son and Belle’s half-brother Cain (Jeff Hordley) that Lisa had left-wing another parting gift before she died, but had been unable to get attitudes properly set up and tell her family due to her untimely death.
Chatting to Cain at Rage Kirk’s (Dominic Brunt) 50th birthday party, Zak slowly dropped the shock Debbie could end up leaving the village.
“Lisa left a gift for Debbie and Belle,” he said. “For them to go up there… a garage in Scotland.”
“Why wish Debbie want a garage in Scotland?” Cain asked sharply, audibly worried about saying goodbye to his daughter again.
“Well Lisa loved the give,” Zak reasoned. “And from what I’ve seen it’s a tidy little earner.”
But Cain wasn’t altogether convinced, and he asked Zak to hold off on the exciting news.
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“Well I’d like to go up there and check things at an end,” the mechanic said. “You know before any decisions are made.”
Also during tonight’s instalment, Victoria was cornered by rapist Lee Posner’s (Kris Mochrie) mum Wendy (Sue Cookson) in the bathroom of the Woolpack pub.
Make ones hair stand on ended and cornered, Victoria struggled to react until Charity Dingle (Emma Atkins) puncture in and took over with the situation.
Victoria broke down in claws in her boss’s arms, but when she later told brother Robert Sugden (Ryan Hawley) and boyfriend Amy Wyatt (Natalie Ann Jamieson) what had happened, she seemed to have made peacefulness with Wendy’s actions.
“She’s lucky I didn’t see her,” Robert spat at outset, as Victoria insisted Charity had set her straight.
“Did she start on you?” Amy asked worry in her spokeswoman.
“No she was just a mum,” Victoria said sadly. “Doing what any mum would do if they trifle their child was being falsely accused. I should have spied it coming.”
Listening to his sister express her fears over “never book over” her trauma, Robert was positively seething.
Is he about to do something all of the family tree will deeply regret?
“I can try and distract myself,” Victoria finished. “And go away it out of my head but it’ll always be there, so I need to be honest with myself. I’m conditions gonna get my life back.”
Emmerdale continues tomorrow at 7pm on ITV.