The lives of several families in the Yorkshire Dales revolve around a farm and the nearby village. With murders, affairs, lies, deceit, laughter and tears, it's all there in the village.
Zoe discovers she has enemies other than the Dingles, as the attacks on her business intensify. Debbie is surprised to find Ethan a source of help and inspiration as she struggles to keep up with her homework. Nicola terrifies Simon when attempting to give him a makeover.
Marlon loses his taste for village life and makes a shock decision about his future. Terry's refusal to accept financial help forces Dawn to issue an ultimatium. Scott has to face the music when Zoe discovers the identity of the haulage yard supervisor.
Val's persistence finally pays off and she enjoys an afternoon of passion. Terry manages to rise to the occasion for his wedding anniversary but is Dawn's mind elsewhere? Syd starts to tire of Chloe's mind games.
Eager to consummate his relationship with Zoe Scott decides to pull out all the stops and procures chocolates and champagne from the shop. Zoe tells Scott she can't remember the time she slept with him before. Deeply hurt Scott storms out and Zoe attempts to make him stay. When Debbie fails to come home after Cain's outburst in the pub her father turns up at Pear Tree Cottage demanding that she returns home. After agreeing to look after TJ while Dawn works for Eric Pollard at the factory Terry finds himself out of a job when his boss rings up demanding to know where he is and Terry tells him to stick his job.
Scott decides that if Zoe doesn't want a full physical relationship with him then he has no option but to move out. While Viv encourages him to leave Zoe confides in Ashley. Debbie is rude to Charity in front of Ethan who tells her off for being so hostile towards her mother. Later Debbie goes to see Charity at Pear Tree Cottage and apologises to her mum. Steph tells Shelly that she is convinced she can get Eric to ask her to move back in and is soon proved right. With a little encouragement from Rodney Danny asks his able assistant Donna out on another date.
Debbie catches up with Ethan he offers her a place on a church trip to France. Although dubious about hanging out with a group of young Christians Debbie says she'd like to go on the trip, believing that Ethan will be going. She is soon disappointed when the curate reveals that he is not going on the trip. Having spent the night with Zoe Scott is on cloud nine and refuses to let his mother put a dampener on things. Scott stops Viv in her tracks, just as she's about to launch into a long spiel about how Zoe is using him, by inviting her round to Home Farm for tea. Sam is in a flap when his hen Belinda comes down with a mystery ailment. When Sam phones Paddy the vet is out on a job but tells Sam to bring the hens to him. In a panic Sam piles his chickens into Cain's BMW and tears through the village. When one of the hens escapes from it's cage and flaps about in the car Sam is unable to see where he is going and does not see Edna who has run out into the road after Tootsie. Hitting Edna
Tootsie leads Jarvis and Shadrach to Edna and Sam makes himself scarce claiming that he is ill. Jarvis goes to phone for help while Shadrach sinks to news depths as he takes advantage of Jarvis's absence to help himself to Edna's cash. When the police arrive on the scene they find a broken wing mirror and say that it looks like they are dealing with a case of hit and run. Ethan runs into Cain in the shop and tells him about the trip to France. When Cain hears that there are assisted places available on the trip he takes exception to what he sees as an offer of charity. The Hope family's visit to Home Farm goes surprisingly well despite Viv kicking off proceedings with a few ill-advised remarks about baby Christopher looking poorly.
The police arrive at the hospital to interview Edna about the hit and run incident and return her bag. Debbie is delighted when Charity agrees to give the parental consent that will allow her to go on the church trip to France. At the hospital surrounded by geriatrics Edna is depressed and anxious about having to undergo the operation to replace her hip. Her mood is not improved when Len arrives with Laurel and Pearl who makes a series of tactless remarks about Edna's age. When the police arrive at CafÃ© Hope Viv is eager to help them with their enquiries and lets them know that Cain Dingle is the owner of a black car.
Sam struggles to contain his guilt and makes a shocking confession to Jarvis. Debbie disowns Cain after his cruelty towards Sam. Donna plays it cool - but is it too cool for Danny?
Lisa is dismayed when Jarvis confirms that Cain's claims about Sam being responsible for knocking Edna down are true. Lisa and Jarvis are disappointed to find Sam packing his bags to leave. Jarvis makes it plain to Sam where his responsibilities lie. Petrified of going to prison again Sam is reluctant to go to the police but Lisa convinces him that he can't run away from his conscience. After Sam goes to the police station, where he is charged, he visits Edna in hospital. She is furious when he turns up, telling him he is wicked. Cain seems hell bent on making himself the most unpopular man in the whole of the Dales. First he tells Debbie that if she goes on the trip to France she won't be welcome at home again. Driving his daughter away is just for starters. Killing Sam's chickens is also clearly not enough for Cain who is determined to make Sam suffer for landing him in hot water. When Sam returns from Hotton and Lisa tells Cain that Sam has been to see the police Cain goes to shake
Zoe struggles to keep her relationship with Rachel the solicitor on a purely business footing. Sam is on the receiving end of a village backlash. Charity wins back her job with Tom.
After the social worker visits Home Farm to assess Zoe's suitability to adopt Christopher Zoe enjoys a drink with her solicitor Rachel and neither can deny the strong mutual attraction between them. Meanwhile, Viv is on her way to Home Farm to drop off the children and is horrified when she walks in on Zoe and Rachel kissing. Will Viv tell Scott about the passionate embrace she has witnessed between his new partner and her solicitor? Andy and Daz struggle with the immense workload on the farm. In desperate need of assistance, Andy offers to pay Cain to help and also agrees that in return for labour Cain can park his car on their land. Does Andy's involvement with Cain spell trouble ahead for the young farmer
Having witnessed Zoe kissing Rachel Viv has to decide whether or not to tell Scott the painful truth. When Bob counsels her to keep it quiet Viv incredibly manages to keep schtum. Still none the wiser Scott leaves the pub and bumps straight into Zoe who, assuming that Viv has already spilled the beans, blurts out that it was only one kiss. Scott is deeply hurt, and tells Zoe he is moving out of Home Farm. She begs him to stay, but her words fall on deaf ears as he claims he can't cope with the realisation that she will never return the love he has for her. Charity declines Tom's offer of a drink, explaining to Chas that she is playing hard to get. Will her new tactic work or will it backfire? Shelly and Alan Turner agree to elope to Spain together. How will hotheaded Steph react when she hears the news?
Steph is suspicious when Alan invites her to the B&B for a slap up dinner. She is appalled when her father announces that he is planning to emigrate to Spain with Shelly. True to form selfish Steph bursts into tears and hurls abuse at the distraught couple. Will Alan and Shelly allow Steph to ruin their plans? Viv comforts a humiliated Scott, and turns Zoe away when she arrives to see him. Rachel goes to Home Farm, hoping to spend some time with Zoe, but quickly leaves when she realises how upset her client is over Scott. As Rachel exits, Scott approaches the house, but on seeing his love rival he is angered and marches off. Charity continues to play games with Tom by pretending to ignore him. He tries to make conversation but she remains blasÃ©, determined to keep him guessing about her feelings for him. Will the millionaire grow tired of Charity's games or has she done enough to win his heart and his wallet?
In the Woolpack Charity decides to up the ante in her bid to bag Tom King by indulging in a spot of outrageous flirting with Syd. Jealous Tom watches from the bar. Will Charity's plans produce the result she's looking for or has she gone too far this time? Having reacted badly to Turner and Shelly's news, Steph finally appears to have come round to the idea after a long chat with her father. Shelly is thrilled that Steph has seen sense, but her relief is short-lived as scheming Steph pushes Shelly into a cupboard and locks the door. Steph insists that Shelly will not steal her father again, and only when Shelly agrees is she finally let out. Malicious Steph then insists that her friend tell Turner the trip must be cancelled. Zoe tells Scott that they need to talk, but still feeling betrayed he refuses. Ashley consoles an upset Zoe while Chloe lets Scott know that she's there if he needs her. Has Zoe blown it with Scott and has she ruined her chances of adopting Christopher in the process
Sick of Charity's attempts to make him jealous Tom lays his cards on the table and tells her that he wants to be with her and he believes the feeling is mutual. Still smarting from Tom's failure to trust her over the missing money Charity tells him that she wants to be with someone who will believe her before he believes his family when push comes to shove. Charity thinks that her candour may have cost her chance of happiness with Tom but she is in for a surprise when the millionaire asks her to marry him. Needless to say Charity is delighted. Shelly decides to stand her ground after Steph's threatening behaviour the previous day. However, Steph manipulates her into believing she is being unfair to Alan and so Shelly tearfully tells him she cannot go to Spain after all. Danny is annoyed when Chas and Carl take his Polaroid camera without asking, especially when they come downstairs giggling, obviously up to no good.
Thinking she had seen off Charity's bid to bag Tom and his millions Sadie gets the shock of her life when Tom gathers the King clan together and announces his wedding plans. Sadie quietly warns Charity that Tom will soon find out what she's up to, but is left fuming when Charity triumphantly points out that she will soon be her mother-in-law. Carl insists he's not afraid of his dad, Chas calls his bluff by threatening to show Tom the nude Polaroids. She takes it one step too far by addressing the pictures to Tom before popping them into the post box. Furious Carl asks Paul to retrieve the envelope, but Paul refuses, knowing it's more that his job's worth. In a rage, Carl thumps Paul, leaving Siobhan livid and Chas dumbstruck. Steph is delighted that she seems to have put the kibosh on Shelly and Alan's big plans. But it looks as if the worm has turned when Shelly finds the courage to tell Alan that she thinks they should go ahead with their plans. Taken From itv.com
Paul tries to patch things up with Carl by helping him fix the guttering. As the pair lark about on the roof, Carl throws something at Paul and Paul loses his footing. Carl watches in horror as Paul falls to his death on the ground below. In a blind panic, Carl goes to Jimmy and Matthew for assistance and the brothers decide to make Paul's death look like an accident by moving him to his own garden. Later, Siobhan returns from the pub with Chloe and is horror-stricken to find her husband's lifeless body. As Siobhan desperately cradles Paul, Chloe tearfully rings for an ambulance. When Tom and Charity celebrate their engagement in the Woolpack Chas makes the most of Tom's generosity and after one too many drinks Cain is forced to take her home. Sadie seizes the opportunity to wind Charity up about her family's riotous behaviour. Dawn loses patience with her mum when she keeps reminding her that she is entitled to half the value of Terry's house now that they are separated. Taken From itv.com.
When the police visit Holdgate Farm Carl manages to answer their questions about Paul's death but he has more problems with his own conscience and decides he must tell Siobhan what happened. Carl makes his way to Siobhan's but is intercepted by his brothers who convince him not to speak to Siobhan about what happened. Will Carl's conscience allow him to keep quiet about his hand in Paul's untimely death? Meanwhile, a devastated Siobhan begins to blame herself for Paul's death, having been out the night that he died. Marlon comforts her as she struggles to make sense of what happened has to her husband. Edna is feeling down after being told by a social worker that she cannot return home until she is more mobile. Forced to practise using a Zimmer frame, Edna feels that she has been robbed of her dignity and independence.
Relieved to be out of hospital at last Edna returns home to Emmerdale. However, she is not happy about having to be carried over the threshold in full view of her neighbours. How will Edna cope now that she's been robbed of her independence? After a string of visitors Edna is shocked to find Sam on her doorstep clutching a bunch of flowers and desperate for forgiveness. Later Sam appears in court for the hit and run, but what will the judge decide? Matthew takes action to keep Carl and Siobhan apart as he worries that Carl will not be able to keep quiet about the accident. He visits Siobhan and invents a story to strike up a bond with her. Jimmy is annoyed by Matthew's dishonesty until his brother reveals an ulterior motive. Whatever can it be? Terry caves into pressure from Dawn's nagging mother and agrees to let his estranged wife live at Connelton View while he moves into a room that Louise has offered him at the Woolpack. As Terry gathers his belongings, mother-in-law from hell
Having persuaded Siobhan to go and stay with friends for a while Matthew is a relieved man, but he is made uneasy when Sadie becomes suspicious about Carl's sudden trip to Romania. Jimmy assures his brother that he has not breathed a word to his wife. If Sadie does work out what the King brothers have been up to will she use it to her advantage? Edna remains determined not to be beaten by her immobility but struggles to carry out day-to-day tasks. In doing so she suffers a fall trying to care for Tootsie. Jarvis hears his friend cry for help and rushes round to check on Edna, who is humiliated at being carried into the sitting room. To Edna's horror, Jarvis later returns with an overnight bag and insists on staying to help out. Robert throws himself into his work in an attempt to keep his mind off Katie. When Donna makes a snide remark about him moping after the runaway bride he retorts that she is just jealous nobody cares that way about her.