Uploaded 6th November 2003
Individual Episode Synopsis
NOTE: these episodes are based on the officially released synopsis. © 1999 Yorkshire Television.
Note Click on a Date (where a link is available) for more info about that episodes. These were provided by Bill Sands and from his former site emmerdale.net
Episode 2570: 1 September 1999
(Plus! Tue 4th Nov 2003)
Sweet-natured Lisa comes up with the perfect plan to melt the cold war between Butch and Emily. Butch thought Emily had tramped back home to dad after he gave him a good wallop for threatening her. But Lisa uses her womanly wiles to persuade Emily to move into the Dingles homestead … and Butch is left with a grin from ear to ear.
And Roy and Kelly are furious Scott convinced
offer them her share of the insurance money to help put down a deposit
on a house. The couple marches back to the Post Office demanding
Viv houses them rent-free while the matter is resolved.
Chris goes behind Sean's back and sends Terry off collecting debts from former Darrow clients. When things turn nasty Terry proves he can handle himself and comes up with the goods … but hates himself in the role of enforcer.
Tricia sniggers behind Bernice's back
as she reorganises the furniture in the Woolpack. She tells her she's
the principles of Feng Shui. And domestic strife continues in the Windsor and Sugden households.
Episode 2572 7 September 1999
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The power struggle between Chris and Sean intensifies when details of Terry's strong-arm tactics to call in outstanding debts are aired. Jackson, who was on the end of Terry's threats, calls at the haulage yard to pay up - and promptly cancels his contract.
Sean is furious when he discovers Chris was behind this and warns him not to overstep the mark again.
Ollie is clinging to Zak like a limpet - and even follows him to the bookies and offers him £10 to place a bet for her. The horse wins and the youngster gives Zak a share of the winnings. But when her mother, Angie discovers she's bunked-off school again it leads to a furious confrontation.
(Plus! Fri 7th Nov 2003)
After the confrontation with his policewoman neighbour Zak thinks it wise to disconnect the free electricity supply he's rigged up from the Reynolds house. Once again Ollie is sniffing round and agrees to help. But as she tries to disconnect the lead, the junction box comes away from the wall giving her a shock and sparking a fire. Suddenly Zak is cast in the role of hero - but will Angie and Sean see it that way?
Tate Haulage holds a crisis meeting when it discovers Frankie's lorry has been impounded in Germany. Laura is charged with striking a deal to get it back.
Episode 2574: 9 September 1999
(Plus! 10th Nov 2003)
Ollie recovers in hospital from the effects of smoke-inhalation. Sean charges off to sort out Zak once and for all. But at the hospital Ollie tells her mum that Zak is a hero. She decided to search the cellar and when the accident happened, Zak was the one who saved her. Angie races off to find Sean before he does something he'll regret.
Gavin and Bernice tell Betty they've got the money to buy the Woolpack and they'll be taking over the following week. Kathy calls Betty to say she'll be back next week. Graham overhears and looks thoughtful.
Episode 2575 13 September 1999
(Plus! Tue 11th Nov 2003)
Kathy arrives back from her holiday with Alice to find Graham loitering outside her home. But when he starts to talk about a possible relationship she tells him all she wants to be is friends. Unseen by Kathy, his face turns to thunder.
Sean reluctantly agrees with Angie to invite the Dingles for dinner after Ollie is discharged from hospital. The mischievous youngster winds Zak up when she asks what he was doing near the house before the blaze.
And Pete is left cursing Chris after an accident with a crate sees him break two of his toes. The brash boss tells him as he wasn't officially on duty he cannot expect to be paid while he gets better.
Episode 2576: 14 September 1999
(Plus! Wed 12th Nov 2003)
Kathy is furious with Marlon for making changes to the diner while she's been on holiday. When she discovers he's even made new appointments she loses her temper completely and sacks him. And just when she thought things couldn't get worse she's shaken to the core when Alice's estranged mum Elsa turns up on the doorstep.
And Chris is horrified to find the tyres on his car slashed.
Episode 2577: 15 September 1999
(Plus! Thu 13th Nov 2003)
The campaign against Chris reaches new proportions when the Tate Haulage offices are ransacked and covered in graffiti with threatening messages. Chris is convinced it is Jackson, but Sean assures him it is not his style.
Chris recovers his composure enough to try and persuade Zoe to buy Home Farm now it's back on the market - but is shocked when he arrives home to find his cottage has been turned over too.
Kathy is feeling the strain of Elsa's arrival and is deeply suspicious of her motives - especially when she asks to collect Alice from school the following day. And Bernice is excited when her license for the Woolpack arrives in the post.
Episode 2578: 16 September 1999
(Plus! Fri 14th Nov 2003)
Chris is appalled when he finds his father's gravestone covered in graffiti. Later that night he receives a menacing call but can't put a face to the voice.
Alice pesters Kathy for information about why her mother
left her. On the way home from school Elsa takes Alice for a pizza
and after a short
while the ice between them begins to melt. Kathy is upset when
they arrive home late and Alice asks if she can see her mother again
Episode 2579 17 Septeptember 1999
(Plus! Mon 17th Nov 2003)
Chris has succeeded in alienating half the village at a time when he could do with some friends. Zoe tells him she wants no more to do with him, Terry storms out and tells him to find another bodyguard. Angie catches the rough end of his tongue. And Kelly is ridiculed when she tries to get him to help her with a deposit on a house. But as he sits alone and ponders his predicament, the terror campaign against him is about to reach new and frightening proportions.
Scott gets a shock when the insurance assessor tells him it's good news - the car can be repaired!
And poor Bernice is left feeling foolish when she unveils the new
plaque over the Woolpack door to a posse of photographers and locals.
sign reads Bernice BLOCKSTACK!
Episode 2580 21 September 1999
(Plus! Tue 18th Nov 2003)
Elsa leaves Kathy furious when she shows Alice impressive pictures of Australia and reveals she has a half-bother out there.
Episode 2581: 22 September 1999
(Plus! Wed 19th Nov 2003)
Meanwhile Kelly is feeling guilty about asking Chris for a loan especially when she can't find him to apologise.
Kathy and Elsa row in front of Alice and later Elsa admits to Turner that she may be wrong wanting custody as the child seems perfectly happy. But when Turner mentions this latest development in idle chit chat to Graham his mind starts to work overtime.
And Bernice offers Marlon the catering contract for the pub.
Episode 2582 23 September 1999
(Plus! Thu 20th Nov 2003)
to Turner that everyone in the village seems to be against her. But later
- with Graham's words in her mind - she pumps Betty about Kathy's recent
she could use the information in her custody battle.
Episode 2583: 29 September 1999
(Plus! Fri 21st Nov 2003)
Spalding's suspicions are aroused when he questions Sean about Chris's
disappearance. And he becomes convinced he is on to something when
Terry reveals exactly how volatile their relationship really is. Zoe is sure
that Spalding is treating Chris's disappearance as a murder enquiry.
And Jack is furious that Sarah has arranged for Robert and Andy to do their
work experience with Richie at Dale-Tec Computers, rather than on the
Episode 2584: 30 September 1999
(Plus! Mon 24th Nov 2003)
Kathy's role as Alice's guardian is becoming increasingly insecure. In desperation she turns to Laura for legal advice. The legal eagle suggests that having Nick on her side should strengthen Kathy's case. Kathy visits her brother in prison and tells him Elsa's plans for Alice. But she is shell shocked to learn that Elsa has paid him a visit and has persuaded him that Alice would be better off with her. Kathy confronts Elsa and accuses her of turning her brother against her. But she is lost for words when Elsa reveals that Betty has informed her of Kathy's personal problems.
Bernice's attempt to align the Woolpack using Feng Shui goes drastically wrong when she realises that she has been reading her compass incorrectly.
Zoe is finding it difficult coming to terms with her brother's disappearance. In desperation she decides to honour his last request - to buy Home Farm.
Sean decides that
with Chris missing it would be the ideal opportunity to organise
some dodgy deals. DI
Spalding revisits Sean to go over the details of Chris's disappearance,
much to Angie's concern.