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Emmerdale catch up


Aaron is full of guilt

Laurel is sacked

Andy can't face life without Katie

Emmerdale preview (what's happening this week)

Last week's Emmerdale episodes

Monday 16th February

Diane's concerned for Andy who won't discuss the funeral and insists on going to work. Robert feels guilty when Andy asks him to plan the funeral and a torn Robert tells Aaron he won’t be seeing him for a while. Adam later apologises to Aaron regarding the scrapyard and asks him what's been bothering him. Will Aaron confide in his friend?

Emma gets ready for her interview while Finn and Ross discuss Adam and Aaron's disaster at the scrapyard. Meanwhile, Moira suspects the scrapyard foul play was down to Val but soon realises Emma is the more likely suspect…

Alicia is excited about Chrissie's farm shop proposition and is full of anticipation, waiting for her Valentine flowers. David's miffed they haven't arrived yet but is left confused when a CD and card arrives instead. Who’s behind the missing flowers and who’s Alicia’s secret Valentine?

Lisa feels guilty believing she's failed Belle and heads out to visit her, carrying a heavy burden. Ali has a go at Laurel for being late and sends her back to work, leaving Laurel feeling oppressed. Marlon gives her a Valentine's gift and she's surprised to see its alcohol.


Tuesday 17th February

Laurel has a few too many in the pub and rants to Moira about Ali but when she gets a call from Jai asking why she’s not at work she quickly stumbles out. Things get worse when Laurel makes a comment about Archie and Jai sacks her on the spot. Ali wants to give her another chance but Jai’s mind is made up. How will Laurel explain it all to Marlon?

Andy makes a heart-breaking return to Wiley’s with Robert but Robert soon leaves unable to take it anymore. Meanwhile, Georgia insensitively asks Leyla about the house but when Robert hears her talking about it later he snaps at Georgia. Diane and Lawrence are worried about him. As Andy crumbles at Wylie’s, Robert is fighting his own demons…

Adam questions Emma about the sign swapping, telling her to keep away from him and his family. Emma denies all and walks off, smiling to herself.

Fearing Robert fancies her, David questions Alicia’s clothes asking her to change and finally admits he thinks Robert sent her the Valentine's stuff. Pearl is impressed when Sandy wins a wad of money betting. Will she gamble with Katie’s money?
Wednesday 18th February

Diane and Chas worry about Andy and are both shocked when he tells them he's not going to Katie's funeral. Debbie tries to talk to him but doesn’t get through. However when Moira talks to him about moving on, her words strike a chord but not in the way she thinks….

Marlon is trying to figure out the family finances as Laurel and Doug return from the supermarket. Laurel’s clearly tempted by a bottle of vodka however decides to go and apologise to Jai but he escorts her from the building. The rest of the girls are stunned when Laurel uncharacteristically snaps at them as she leaves. Despite what has happened, Marlon offers his support, suggesting it might be a blessing in disguise and Laurel's guilty and humbled by his understanding. Feeling encouraged, Laurel enquires about a job at the college and is thrilled when she's invited for an interview. Doug offers her a drink but does she want it or is this a fresh start for Laurel?

It’s Kirin’s first day at the factory and he does a great job at irritating Jai. Debbie’s unsure when Cain says he is considering taking Noah to see Charity.
Thursday 19th February (hour long episode)

Aaron’s plans to avoid attending the funeral are dashed when he realises he can’t let Chas down. Soon he gives Robert cause to panic when he tells him they should tell the truth, today. During the funeral service, Aaron hurries out, unable to take it anymore. At the wake he snaps at Robert when he tries to get him to keep quiet. Meanwhile at Tug Ghyll, Andy is preparing to end it all and grabbing a bottle of whisky heads out.  Soon Andy is is spotted screeching out of the pub car park by Aaron and Robert.. Soon Andy is at the local steep quarry parked dangerously near to the precipice. With Katie gone he is ready to end it all. Andy truly believes life is no longer worth living but can Robert and Aaron and track him down save him before he takes his own life?

Priya outsmarts Jai when she sacks Kirin publicly and Jai is impressed. However he’s unaware it was all pre planned by Kirin and Priya.

Laurel’s nervous about her job interview and quickly knocks back some vodka before she goes but could the drink have jeopardised her interview? And will she even make it? Later, Laurel lies to Marlon and tells him the interview went well but Marlon knows she’s already lied to him about the sacking at the factory.

Chas heads out with Vanessa and Leyla to say their goodbyes to Katie. They get to a secluded spot in the countryside ready to let of their fireworks in her memory. Harriet’s feeling sorry for herself as Bernice drags her next door to get drunk.

Friday 20th February

As the news of Andy spreads, the shocked residents try to come to terms with the knowledge. Meanwhile Chas doesn’t know whether to believe Aaron when he says he and Robert are now over.

Laurel comes to visit Marlon at work and admits she’s concerned about the mounting bills but lies to him saying she didn’t get the job. She suggests they ask Doug to chip in until they get back on their feet…

Jimmy books a table at the B&B but Nicola thinks another guest is being flirty as he comes over. She tells him how although she’s flattered she is happily married. She’s pleased and bolstered by the attention so decides to book a room with Jimmy but her mood is soon ruined by an upsetting comment.

Harriet feels honoured when Gabby asks her if she’ll go into her school to talk about her career in the police.


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