Thanks Sarah, Dionne and Rachel for what is below.
Week 8-10 Feb 2000
The episode opens with Nellie flat out on the couch, pretending to be
asleep. Zak cracks a few jokes about several lorries entering her
mouth and Nellie not noticing, while Lisa wants to ensure that
Nellie's stay is brief.
Butch is non too pleased that Nellie is in the house - he still hasn't
forgiven her for running off and leaving him, Zak & Sam all that time
ago. He vows not to go into the house again until she's left, but Lisa
tells him that she needs all the support she can get. If not, Nellie
may get her claws into Zak again - he still has unresolved feelings
for Nellie that Lisa has picked up on.
Nellie feeds the family a sob story about the terrible time she had in
Ireland, and how she only feels safe in Emmerdale. Lisa & Zak advise
her to try and find her own place, far away from anywhere, so that she
may feel safe again. Instead, Nellie decides to move into Mandy's
flat, kicking out Emily and annoying Butch in the process. Later, she
wanders into the house as she's lonely, and subtly makes it clear that
she's not going anywhere for some time.
Kelly is almost ready to leave the hospital. Chris visits her during
the day, complete with a one-way ticket to London. He tells her that a
mate of his can line her up with somewhere to live and possibly a job
to boot. Kelly is worried that she may find it hard on her own down
there, but Chris tells her that she's strong enough to make her own
way if things don't quite work out how she's planned.
Later, Viv comes to see her. She feels that none of this would have
happened if Vic had still been alive, and she feels very guilty for
the way she's treated Kelly over the years. She also realises that she
can't remember the last time she told Kelly she loved her. When Kelly
tells her that she hasn't, Viv rectifies the situation. Kelly responds
by calling her Mum.
Chris & Zoe
Yet another round of sibling rivalry as Zoe teases Chris for helping
out Kelly, and Chris counters by slagging off Zoe's taste in women,
Frankie picks up on the vibe and has a good laugh about it, pointing
out that Zoe & Chris bring out the children in each other. Zoe
disagrees, stating that she's don something that will really make
people stand up and take notice.
Later, Chris is in full bitch mode as he insults Frankie and slags off
Zoe for doing very little in a lot of businesses. Zoe calmly tells
Chris that she outbid him for Wylie's Farm. Chris is incensed.
Seth is still upset about Betty's revelation, and is finding it
difficult to talk to Betty despite her best efforts. He's still trying
to decide what to do about the whole situation.
The answer comes later; as cool as you like, Camp Reggie returns. He
asks Seth to lend him £10 for the taxi, but Seth refuses, telling him
that Betty has told him everything. Reggie stands his ground, telling
Seth that he can't leave as he and Betty are unfinished business. He
also feels that he can give Betty what she wants (Seth & Betty enjoy a
celebrate relationship). However, Seth practically breaks his hand as
he makes it crystal clear that Reggie has to leave *now*. He
eventually obliges, but not without uttering "no hard feelings" as
final, bitchy retort.
-- Robert & Andy bring home half the takings from their odd job spree.
They tell Jack and Sarah that they're helping out because the know
money is tight, and the other half will make up their pocket money.
Andy adds that it should stop them arguing, which will be a bonus in
his adoption case. Jack & Sarah look suitably guilty.
-- Graham comes into the Woolie at lunchtime, hoping to have a "quiet
word" with Eric. Marlon calmly tells him that Eric has gone to St
Albans, hoping to pick up something interesting while he's there. As
Graham lived in St Albans before coming to Emmerdale, he realises that
Eric is not going to give up trying to discover the truth....
Most of today is taken up with Kathy
and Roy dashing about trying to
catch up with Kelly, but first the other stuff...
Ollie has decided that if she wants to get her own way, she first has
to get into her parents' good books. To this end she agrees with her
mum when she produces a rota of jobs for them to do, even though Mark
complains bitterly. Later he's moaning again about how his parents are
never around and that they're latch-key kids. Ollie again takes their
side and tells them to go out and enjoy themselves, much to Mark's
annoyance. However, when they've gone she tells Mark it's all an act.
Sarah and Richie
Sarah heads off to the Woolie alone to meet up with Angie. Richie is
hovering about there and he and Sarah keep exchanging meaningful looks
across the bar. When Sarah gets up to go, Richie leaps up and offers
to walk her home. On the way back Richie apologises for kissing her
and admits he was scared it might happen again if they were alone. Of
course this is the cue for Sarah to snog him.
Pollard's back from St. Albans, but didn't find anything juicy out
about Graham. He's cheered to hear that Graham was freaked out when
Marlon mentioned St Albans to him.
Chris and Zoe are teasing each other as usual. Chris taunts Zoe about
her attempts to become a wheeler-dealer and she's not impressed,
especially when Frankie joins in laughing. (We also get another
reminder that Zoe is, in fact, a vet when she gets called out to an
emergency in the middle of the night).
Betty is worried about how Seth is feeling and delays going home. When
she finally does, she's pleasantly surprised to find that Seth is being
all lovey-dovey and has bought her some flowers. He reassures her that
his feelings haven't changed and that what happened with Reggie is in
Kelly and Roy
Donna pays Kelly a visit and is upset to hear that she's planning on
leaving for London that evening. She's worried what Kelly might do if
she's on her own. Kelly reassures her that she'll be alright, but asks
Donna not to tell anyone where she's gone.
Roy is still mixed up, unsure of how he feels about Kelly. Kathy
offers him a shoulder to cry on as she can sympathise after what
happened with Dave and Kim. She's shocked when Roy tells her the truth
about Scott and Kelly, but tells Roy that he needs to speak to Kelly to
sort things out or he might end up regretting it. He's not sure if he
can forgive her, and doesn't want it to look like she can walk all over
him (this from Mr Doormat 1999 himself!). However, he still loves her
so agrees to Kathy's offer of a lift to the clinic
On the way they bump into Scott in the street and Roy gives him an evil
stare (having got his hair out of his eyes for once by wearing a hat)
and tells him he's got nothing to say to him.
When they get to the clinic they discover that Chris has already picked
her up. Assuming she's going home, they head back to the village.
However, back at the Post Office they only find a flustered Donna, who
pretends not to know anything. Kathy guesses that they're at Home Farm
(Roy obviously couldn't quite make the link with the hat constricting
the flow of blood to his brain), so that's their next stop.
By the time they get to Home Farm, however, Kelly's already left.
Chris isn't willing to tell them where she's gone, thinking Kelly
wouldn't want to see Roy. Kathy is disappointed in Chris, but luckily
they manage to wheedle Kelly's whereabouts out of Terry who's just
dropped her off at the train station.
They dash to Hotton station and get there just in time. Roy pleads
with Kelly to stay so they can try and work things out as he still
loves her. As she ponders the credits roll.....
Kelly & Roy
It transpires that Kelly didn't catch the train to London [Damn!] and is
currently staying at Home Farm. Roy, meanwhile, has spent the night at
Kathy's. He finally seems to be realising what a total doormat he's
been and that Kelly has been walking all over him. Kathy suggests that
maybe that's where he's been going wrong with his marriage but Roy
confesses that he's scared he'd lose Kelly if he tried to put his foot
down - The only chance he has of saving their marriage is if he finds
them somewhere decent to live. Kathy offers to let them move in with
her and Roy races over to Home Farm to tell Kelly the good news.
Over at Home Farm, Kelly is well and truly making herself at home and
casually informs Zoe that she has no intention of returning to her job
at the vets'. Claudia is surprised that Chris has done so much to help
Kelly and enquires as to whether he and Kelly had had a fling. Zoe
tersely tells her that any questions about Chris' private life should be
addressed to him.
Roy arrives and tells Kelly that he's found somewhere for them to live.
However, when she finds out it's with Kathy, Kelly tells him that
sharing with Kathy is no better that sharing with the Windsors and that
the only way their marriage stands a chance is if they get a place of
their own. Roy tells her that she needs to set her sights a bit lower
but Kelly is adamant that she won't compromise. As Roy leaves, Kelly
smugly tells Frankie that Roy would do anything to try and save their
Roy tells Kathy that Kelly won't move in with her and that he doesn't
know what to do as he's tried everything he can to make her happy.
Kathy tells him that Kelly's not good enough for him and that he should
finish the relationship.
Sarah & Richie
Richie is embarrassed when Sarah walks into the kitchen to find him
sans-shirt. He tells her he has to get ready for work and quickly
Jack suggests that he and Sarah go to the Aphrodisiac Night at the
Woolie and Sarah reluctantly agrees.
When Jack's gone to bed, Sarah and Richie discuss their feelings for
each other. Richie says he thinks it would be best if he left but Sarah
doesn't want him to go. She acknowledges that there's a big age
difference and that she's risking her home and her family but the
attraction is too great and they end up kissing.
Nellie is trying to ingratiate herself by cooking (a burnt) breakfast
but Lisa, Butch and Emily quickly make their excuses and go, leaving her
and Zak alone. Zak reassures her that she's not in the way and Nellie
says she knew she could rely on him. Nellie tells him she regrets
walking out on him and the family and reminisces about when the children
were younger. Zak tells her things have changed since then and that
they can't turn the clock back.
Ollie asks Emily if she'll be going to the Aphrodisiac Night at the
Woolpack. Emily obviously doesn't know what 'aphrodisiac' means, gets a
bit flustered and leaves. Meanwhile, Ollie steals some Valentine's
cards from the shop. Later, in the Woolpack, Emily tells Butch about
the 'Afro' Night on Monday but, just as Butch is planning to dress up as
one of the Jackson Five, Zak tells him that it's an *Aphrodisiac*
Night. Emily wants to know what an aphrodisiac is and Butch quickly
makes his way to the bar, leaving Zak to tell her. When Zak explains,
she goes white and makes a hasty exit. Butch goes after her and, left
alone again, Nellie tries to persuade Zak to take her to the Aphrodisiac
Night. Zak, however, has a better suggestion - She can babysit Belle so
that he and Lisa can go.
Eric's trip to St Albans hasn't uncovered any more details about the
death of Graham's wife. Against Eric's advice, Marlon decides to
confront Graham about the deaths of his wife and Rachel. Graham denies
having murdered them but is clearly rattled by Marlon's accusations.
Marlon suggests that Kathy is next on his list but Graham says that he
loves her and would never do anything to hurt her. Marlon says it won't
be long before the truth is known and then everyone in the village will
be out to get him.
Graham tries to convince Kathy that Eric and Marlon are jealous of her
success with the diner and that they are trying to destroy Graham and
Kathy's relationship and spread nasty rumours about them in order to get
their hands on the business.
After trying to chat up Ollie, new truck driver, Mike, puts his foot in
it again by mistaking Zoe for Sean's secretary. She corrects him but
laughs it off. After the success of the bus service to the local
supermarket, Sean thinks they should expand in this direction, doing
deals with the tourist board and local hotels to take advantage of the
tourist trade. Zoe likes the idea but Sean isn't sure that Chris will
be so enthusiastic.