Episode 2491 2
(Plus! Thu 17th Jul 2003)
There's a real Dingle-wrangle in the offering when Zak finds out Lisa's gone
against his wishes and booked a christening for Baby Belle. He wants a traditional
naming ceremony and has invited Dingles from all over the country. What would
they think if he breaks with tradition? Zak takes the bull by the horns and
cancels Lisa's plans. But when she finds out she storms out and tells Rev Ashley,
the ceremony will go ahead.
Home Farm estate manager, Pollard, has some quick
thinking to do when Stella confronts him with Chris Tate's revelation that
he paid £1 million over the odds for Home Farm.
Donna returns to school
causing anxious moments for Andy and the Sugdens.
Kelly stuns Viv with
an apology for the way she behaved towards her after Vic's death.
It's clear her relationship
with Roy is having a marked effect.
And Bernice winces when Tricia casually
makes mention of 'plans' in a loud conversation with Mandy. She quickly
realises the girls saw her 'life-plan' when she caught them in
Episode 2492 3
(Plus! Fri 18th Jul 2003)
Bernice takes the girls by surprise and calls a team meeting. And both Mandy
and Tricia are left shame faced when she tells them of the heartbreak of a
broken marriage and how her hopes of happiness were wrecked. She says they
are both young and carefree, why mock her plans?
Zak has conceded to Lisa in
the battle over the christening. But when she discusses godparents, Zak jumps
the gun again. They ask Mandy to be godmother and Zak assumes Butch will
be godfather - which provokes a withering look between Lisa and Mandy.
confesses to Mandy that she really wants Paddy to do the job.
chokes on his pint when loves-young-dream Roy admits he's got something
important to say to Kelly.
Meanwhile Scott is aghast when Mandy tells
him Kelly has
admitted she's in love with Roy.
And Viv takes decisive action
over Donna and school.
Episode 2493 4 March
(Plus! Mon 21st Jul 1999)
Roy takes Kelly to a night club with the bonus Lisa paid him. But he's got
much more than dancing and drinking on his mind.
Chris give Laura a shock when
he reveals he's leaving Home Farm, and invites her to his new home - the
cottage once owned by Kim and Steve.
Seth gets a real boost when Stella
turns up with
a peace offering. But later he's crestfallen when Betty tells him she's
found him a new job!
Zak flies off the handle when Lisa tells him she's
to Butch and he's happy to stand down as a godparent to Belle.
Paddy has agreed
to do the job. It's the last straw and Zak and Butch race off to make
phone calls to stop the Dingle clan coming, but he's too late. The
sound of an
ice-cream van fills the air as cousins Ezra, Gwen and their children
mistaken the date on the invitation.
Viv sinks to her lowest when she
calls the social services and asks to speak to the caseworker responsible
Episode 2494 9 March 1999
(Plus! Tue 22nd Jul 2003)
Zak finds himself in a real dilemma when his cousins make plans to profit from
baby Belle's christening.
Vicious Viv twists the knife still further into the
Sugdens and young Andy when she gives her version of events to social workers.
She determined to get Andy removed from school. The Sugdens are appalled when
they learn what's happening.
Kelly tells Roy he's jumping to the gun with his
proposal and Mandy is less than impressed when she is let in on the secret.
Paddy carries out his duty as godparent to baby Belle but is fearful what might
happen at the post christening party. Once the Dingles get drunk they'll surely
want to kill him and Scott makes eyes at Tricia but is left deeply embarrassed.
Episode 2495 10 March 1999
(Plus! Wed 23rd Jul 2003)
Andy, who misunderstands what they were discussing, overhears
Jack and Sarah's private chat about the social workers. And instead
going to school the youngster
jumps on a bus and heads off to the city. Graham raises the alarm and after
a fruitless search of the village, Jack is forced to involve the police.
is left distraught and furious when Rev Ashley informs her, the collection
for the church roof vanished during the christening service. Zak gets it
in the neck from his wife but tells her, while he was not involved, as a
he was duty-bound to keep his mouth shut. Not surprisingly he's condemned
to a night on the sofa.
Rival haulage firm boss Sean Reynolds calls on Tate Haulage
under the guise of a prospective client. While Laura's back is turned he
flicks through some papers and leaves. When a deal falls though Chris and
they have been conned.
Scott is less than impressed when Kelly tells him of
Roy's proposal - and that she is seriously considering it.
Episode 2496 11 March 1999
(Plus! Thu 24th Jul 2003)
The Sugden's are living on their nerves, as a full-scale search is underway
to find Andy. Donna, who blames herself partly for Andy running away, secretly
conducts her own search. She is certain she knows where he is. Andy has been
slumming it in a derelict flat that belonged to his grandmother. Donna finds
Andy and with some gentle coaxing persuades him to come home to the relief
of everyone concerned.
Zak decides to go back to his old ways and outlines
a plan to Butch that will bring in a stack of cash. The only hitch is that
it will involve Home Farm, which leaves Butch fearing for his job.
a huge tax bill for arrears and unsympathetic Zak tells her that's the cost
of her going legitimate.
Chris and Laura believe the mystery caller must have
been working for their rivals Reynolds Haulage, so Chris decides to pay them
Episode 2497 16 March 1999
(Plus! Fri 25th Jul 2003)
Zak has masterminded a brilliant Dingle plan to bring I revenue -
and get Lisa off his back. With Stella and Pollard away he has persuaded
a mate to bring
a coach load of American tourists to Home Farm. Posing as tour guides, Zak
and Butch tell the tourists they are at Bostwick Manor, a part of the 'Hidden
Dales Experience', and relieve them of their cash as entrance fee. But when
the tourists insist they were promised an audience with the Lady of the Manor
- it looks like the well-rehearsed scam will come off track. Can Mandy save
A social worker assesses Andy's case, visiting both the Sugdens
and the Windsors.
Marlon teases Biff about his true feelings for
Kathy. But with
an embarrassed look, Biff tries to deny it all.
And the battle between
Sean and Chris hots-up as Reynolds Haulage poaches three more drivers
on the promise
of higher wages and bigger bonuses.
Episode 2498 17 March 1999
(Plus! Mon 28th Jul 2003)
Young Andy is overjoyed when social workers decide he can stay with
the Sugdens. But there's one even bigger surprise for the troubled
lad when Jack and Sarah announce they want to formerly adopt him. As
the family celebrates later at Kathy's diner, the occasion is overshadowed
by Viv's sudden arrival. But as she launches into another vicious verbal
attack, she is stopped in full flight by a revelation form her own
Bernice puts Tricia's nose out of joint when she hijacks
Paddy's invite to the Vets Ball.
Zak presents Lisa with money form
the tourist scam to cover that taken from the church at Belle's christening.
And Jack and Zoe clash again over the business of the dead sheep.
Episode 2499 18 March 1999
(Plus! Tue 29th Jul 2003)
Chris revels in his business dealings, which he believes will be the
start of the end for rivals, Reynolds Haulage. He's undercut them to
win back a two-year deal from a big company. But Laura questions Chris's
actions saying their first bid was at a rock-bottom price. Chris tells
her he's prepared to lose money to get his way.
It's the morning after
Donna's revelation that she too knew Billy Hopwood was in the village
before her father died. She's up early to avoid her mum, but when
Viv appears she's calmness personified. She announces they are all
to the fair, as a family and that now is the time to move on and
forget the past.
Roy tells Scott that Kelly has told him to ask her
in a year about marriage. Scott secretly scoffs - this is exactly
what he wanted.
New vet Daniel is busy visiting farmers who've taken
business away from Zoe and Paddy practice. When he calls in the
Woolpack for a pint, Turner grabs his chance to put a smile back
Meanwhile Paddy and Zoe have a full-scale row about the
future of their business that spill over into personal insults.
Episode 2500 23 March 1999 (1 hour special epiosde)
(Plus! Wed 30th Jul 2003)
Emmerdale celebrates its 2500 edition with two big announcements and
a punch on the nose for the biggest rat in the village.
is left at the pub like Cinderella while Tricia and Bernice swan
off to the Vets Ball with Paddy and overbearing Daniel. But Zoe appears
like a fairy godmother at the last minute to whish Mandy to the ball
and try to bring her together with Paddy again.
When she arrives
at the do she overhears one of Paddy's clients remarking what a change
his partner makes from the person he brought last year. Mandy, flushed
with tears, storms out, but in her haste leaves a tell tale sign
she's been there. As Paddy leaves he realises Mandy must have been
there and goes in search of her with something very special to say.
Marlon's bash ends in tears when sulky Scott reveals that he has
slept with Lyn and is force to beat a hasty retreat when the birthday
attacks him. Lyn is full of remorse after all Marlon has done to
win her back, but he is adamant they are finished.
Kelly chases after
but ends up slapping him too when he tries to rake up the past.
With her mind made up, Kelly goes in search of Roy with something
important to tell him.
Laura is shocked when she confronts a burglar
night visit to the office of the haulage firm. But the masked
raider flees without her being able to recognise him. Chris arrives
police after a frantic phone call.
Episode 2501 24 March 1999
(Plus! Thu 31st Jul 2003)
Kelly and Mandy are astonished when they realise both accepted proposals
of marriage the pervious evening. Both realise independently the path
to true happiness will not be smooth. Mandy will somehow have to get
Butch to end their sham of a marriage, and Kelly knows she will have
Scott to contend with once he hears the news.
Zoe is delighted when
Paddy confides what happened and there is even better news when their
efforts at the Vets Ball appear to have brought back some disaffected
clients to their business.
Chris is certain Sean Reynolds was behind
the break in an tells the police so. But without evidence they
say there is little they can do except have a word with him. Chris
Laura are shocked when Sean turns up at their yard to 'express
his upset' at what's happened. But his tone reveals he knows exactly
who was behind it.
Lyn tells Marlon that he worked so hard to get
and wouldn't take no for an answer - now she will do what it
takes to prove to him her fling wit Scott was wrong and meant nothing.
Can he really believe her?
Episode 2502 25 March 1999
(Plus! Fri 1st Aug 2003)
Rev Ashley is a wanted man - at least as far as Mandy and Kelly are
concerned. First Mandy tells him she wants to end her marriage to Butch,
then Kelly arrives to fix a date for her wedding to Roy.
off at the deep end in trying to exact revenge on Sean. He turns up
unannounced at Reynolds Haulage and when Sean finds him he's coolly
looking through files in his office. Sean calls the police and Chris
insists they take him in for questioning. At least that way he'll be
allowed to tell the full story and his suspicions. But Chris is in
for a nasty surprise.
On Rev Ashley's advice Mandy has got a marriage
annulment form for Butch to sign. But just when it looks like she's
convinced him this the right thing to do he suddenly realises what
she's got planned. He will not sign the form to help her get back with
Paddy - end of story!
Viv takes the Windsor clan to the Woolpack to
celebrate Kelly's engagement to Roy and Chris takes on Terry to be
a security officer at his firm.
Episode 2503 30 March 1999
(Plus! Mon 4th Aug 2003)
Chris decides to play Sean at his own dirty game, and ropes in Terry
for a it of a industrial espionage. Posing as a prospective customer,
Terry steals a number of computer discs, while Sean's back is turned.
And Chris is overjoyed to learn that Reynolds Haulage is experiencing
serious financial difficulties.
Mandy and Lisa find Butch a tough nut
to crack when it comes to signing the marriage annulment form and there
are sparks when Butch guesses Mandy's real motives and informs Zak.
When Mandy returns home Zak uses unorthodox mans to make her see sense.
Rachel holds and impromptu girls party, little realising what a revealing
night it might be. The party is in full swing when Stella suddenly
reveals the mystery behind her millions.
Scott tries to persuade Kelly
not to marry Roy. But his efforts are in vain, and when he tries to
work his charms on her, he is rewarded with a slap across the face.
And when Viv intervenes, Scott threatens to reveal all about his liaison
with Kelly much to her horror.
Episode 2504 31 March 1999
(Plus! Tue 5th Aug 2003)
Mandy wakes up to find that she is a prisoner in her own home. And
even her pleas to Butch fall on deaf ears. In a fit of anger, Mandy
changes tact and attacks him, brandishing him a coward, who will never
find love if he can't decide for himself what is right. Her outburst
touches a nerve and Butch goes off in search of Reverend Ashley for
advice. The mild mannered vicar finds it hard to comprehend Zak's actions
and on his advice Butch finally releases the prisoner from her room.
But will he now release her from their marriage?
Tempers flare when
Graham tears into Rachel about the party. And he erupts in fury when
she ignores him, toppling over a CD rack.
Scott plans a secret egagemtn
party for Kelly and Roy. But his invites to Marlon and Biff immediately
has them questioning his motives.
And Pollard is left a laughing stock
when he realises everyone, except him, knows where Stella's wealth
has come from.