Updated and finished for now 17th October 2003

Episodes 2825-2842 --- 8th January - 31st January 2003

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The following two reviews by Paul Berridge :

Cain Dingle got the shock of his life, when on January 8th, during an argument with Zak, the truth came out that Zak was not his uncle - but his father!

Cain thought Zak had gone soft over the Chris Tate and Charity's affair. Lisa stepped in as Cain and Zak were about to hit each other and she made Zak tell Cain the truth about him being his real dad.

Cain couldn't believe it at first and decided to get away from the farm. He thought Zak was "messing with his head." but Zak told him there would always be a place form him at Wishing Well Cottage and in the end Cain decided to go back.

Bernice Thomas was very keen to meet her long lost sister and on Wednesday January 10th the moment she had longed for came when Nicola arrived in Emmerdale.
Unlike Bernice, Nicola always knew she had a sister because their dad Rodney had always been straight with her. But because Bernice's mother Diane had kept Bernice's whereabouts a secret, they had never been able to track her down before.

Nicola was very apprehensive about meeting Bernice. Her main fear was the fact that she was married to a vicar. Because of this she made a natural assumption about what she might be like, and thought Bernice would think she was a little bit too wild.

Nicola was so nervous, she sat at the village bus stop for ages, too scared to move.
But fortunately for Nicola they hit it off straight away after they got over their nerves.

Cain was enraged to see Chris Tate's car outside Charity's house and came to blows with Zak.

Peace was restored when Zak finally came clean with Cain.

Bernice tried to track down her sister.

Carol prepared to bid farewell to Viv.

Kathy continued to struggle looking after Andy and Robert.

Cain struggled to come to terms with the news that he was Zak's son.

Bernice was overcome with mixed emotions when Ashley revealed that her sister would finally be back in her life.

Paddy invited Bev for a drink and proceeded to tease her about Adam.

Zoe looked on intrigued.


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Emmerdale: Wednesday January 10

Bernice was left stunned when Nicola revealed she had always known she had a half-sister.

Paddy was put on the spot when Zoe told him that Adam had asked to become a partner in the surgery.

Cain suggested the Dingles should welcome in a new era with a special family meal, and promptly stole all the ingredients from the Windsor shop, to Emily's dismay.

The Reynolds celebrated Ollie passing her mock exams.

Thank you to Hanna South from the Emmerdale Press Office for the following

Thursday 11th January 2001 Episode: 2828

Written by: Martin Jameson

Director Alan Wareing
Producer………………………….…..Kieran Roberts
Executive Producer:…………Keith Richardson

Sean is shocked to discover how far Tara will go to keep her man.

Diane can’t contain her anguish at Bernice’s new found
family.

The Dingles are distraught when Baby Belle goes missing.

Friday 12th January 2001 Episode: 2829

Written by: Bill Lyons

Director Alan Wareing
Producer………………………….…..Kieran Roberts
Executive Producer:…………Keith Richardson

Adam puts pleasure before business leading to a tragic
blunder at the Stud.

Cain’s anger is softened by a fatherly gesture.

Tara plays a dangerous game with Marc’

Monday 15th January 2001 Episode: 2830

Written by: Bill Lyons

Director Pip Short
Producer………………………….…..Kieran Roberts
Executive Producer:…………Keith Richardson

Marc is stunned to discover Sean’s sordid Secret.

Tricia and Diane have their noses put out as Chez Marlon suffers a neighbour from hell.

Chris sets about healing the stud farm wounds.

Tuesday 16th January 2001 Episode: 2831

Written by: Tim Dynevor

Director Pip Short
Producer………………………….…..Kieran Roberts
Executive Producer:…………Keith Richardson

Marc can’t contain his destructive secret and challenges
Sean to come clean.

Tara attempts to charm her way out of trouble.

Pollard’s antics bring Marlon close to bursting.

The following highlights by Paul Berridge :

January 16th was a devastating day for Angie Reynolds when she found out about her husband Sean's affair with Tara.

Angie had struggled to pick up the pieces of her shattered life with what little dignity she has left. But events on January 23rd made the usually placid policewoman reveal a previously unseen side to her personality.
When Angie found out that, not only has scheming Lady Tara wrecked her marriage to Sean, but has also left her son Marc brokenhearted after stringing him along, it's the final straw - and she springs into action.
Angie realises that Tara has been playing games with her family all along, so she goes to find Tara, and there's a showdown in The Woolpack when she unleashes her pent-up rage on her arch-enemy.
And Tara, thinking that Angie's profession won't let her go too far, is in for a shock.This time it's personal. Angie knows that as a policewoman she's supposed to be a role model in public, but she can't help herself. When she sees Tara, she hits her - in front of everyone!

Of course, this latest drama is diverting attention away from the real problem - that Angie and Sean's once-strong marriage has fallen apart.

All the stuff with the Dingles and the crash drove a wedge between them. They were once a very passionate pair, and in the past, however far apart they may have grown, they've always managed to sort things out. But with the revelation of Sean's affair, Angie's realised that this is much more than a bad patch.

Obviously Angie is devastated by Sean's affair, but it's compounded by the fact it's with Tara, a woman Sean has always made out he hates. So to find out she's who he's betrayed her with is a real body blow. Then there's also Angie's anger at Sean for letting her tell him about her attraction to someone (though she didn't tell Sean it was Cain) He exploded with anger, when all along he was betraying her with Tara.

Wednesday 17th January 2001 Episode: 2832

Written by: Chris Thompson

Director Pip Short
Producer………………………….…..Kieran Roberts
Executive Producer:…………Keith Richardson

Angie is devastated by Sean’s revelation as the Reynolds struggle to salvage something from the wreckage of their marriage.

Thursday 18th January 2001 Episode: 2833

Written by: Tim Dynevor

Director Pip Short
Producer………………………….…..Kieran Roberts
Executive Producer:…………Keith Richardson

An Inspector calls as Marlon declares all out war.

Tara begins to worry as news of the stud fiasco spreads.

The Reynolds face the future as a broken family.

Friday 19th January 2001 Episode: 2834

Written by: Mark Illis

Director Pip Short
Producer………………………….…..Kieran Roberts
Executive Producer:…………Keith Richardson

Marlon is gutted to discover Pollard’s devious plans.

Angie struggles to regain family life in the aftermath.

Cain is impressed by Zak’s wily ways.

Monday 22nd Janaury 2001 Episode: 2835

Written by: Bill Taylor

Director Judith Dine
Producer………………………….…..Kieran Roberts
Executive Producer:…………Keith Richardson

Chris is angered to discover Charity’s making herself
too much at home.

Seth has a special treat for Betty.

Bob returns to a frosty reception.

Tuesday 23rd Janaury 2001 Episode: 2836

Written by: Stephen Bennett

Director Judith Dine
Producer………………………….…..Kieran Roberts
Executive Producer:…………Keith Richardson

Marc gives vent to his feelings, Angie explodes and
Tara bears the brunt of her anger.

Bob desperately tries to calm Viv but finds himself out on his ear.

Zak and Cain lose the Dingle pot.

Wednesday 24th Janaury 2001 Episode: 2837

Written by: Stephen Bennett

Director Judith Dine
Producer………………………….…..Kieran Roberts
Executive Producer:…………Keith Richardson

Zak and Cain kidnap Marlon in an attempt to recoup
some cash.

The village rally round Angie as Tara calls in the law.

Paddy feels the pressure of running the vets alone.

Thursday 25th Janaury 2001 Episode: 2838

Written by: Janys Chambers

Director Judith Dine
Producer………………………….…..Kieran Roberts
Executive Producer:…………Keith Richardson

Zak has secret plans and Lisa’s forced to ask Cain to babysit Belle with near tragic consequences.

The following highlights by Paul Berridge :

There was drama in the Dingle household on January 25th when young Belle suffered a serious accident. As Belle's troublesome half-brother, Cain, is looking after the toddler at the time, her horrified mum, Lisa, immediately assumes the worst - but for once Cain isn't the villain.

Lisa has to go out on a job.The only person available to look after Belle was Cain. Lisa's not too happy about that, but the Dingle family really needs the money she will earn."

Cain and Belle played happily together in the kitchen, but while Cain's back was turned for a few seconds, Belle fell off the kitchen counter and was knocked unconscious.

When Lisa returns home for lunch, she found her baby lying on the floor, and some empty drink cans on the side.

She wrongly assumes that Cain has been drinking.

Lisa rushed her daughter to the hospital, where Belle underwent a scan which showed she has a fractured skull, but there is no serious damage. With her daughter's life out of the danger zone, Lisa's horror turns to fury.

She was angry with Cain and was also feeling very guilty about leaving Belle with him. Later Emily finds the picture Cain and Belle had drawn together, while Lisa and Zak see Cain playing with Belle in the hospital. Watching them together made Lisa realise that Cain would never deliberately put Belle in danger - and she knew she has some apologising to do.

Friday 26th Janaury 2001 Episode: 2839

Written by: Tim Dynevor

Director Judith Dine
Producer………………………….…..Kieran Roberts
Executive Producer:…………Keith Richardson

Cain’s guilt leads to confrontation as Lisa vents her anger.

Pollard pushes Frankie to bursting point.

Things are revving up for Scott and Chloe.

The following highlights by Paul Berridge :

Relations between Frankie, Scott and Pollard reached an all time low on January 26th when Frankie was called out to fix Pollards car. She was exasperated to discover that he has simply run out of petrol, but when he began to have a go at her, she deliberately disabled the car and left him stranded. She later left the village.

Following Joe Fischer's sham marriage to Tricia Stokes, thing's weren't as easy between Joe and his partner Jason Kirk - a situation not helped by Jason's jealousy over Joe's friendship with his old mate Gareth. On January 31st things got worse when Jason organised a party for Joe's birthday. When Gareth turned up unexpectedly, and started singing Joes praises to Jason, the jealous boyfriend was less than pleased. Concerned about Jason, Paddy Kirk intervened and argues with Joe - before taking matters into his own hands and throwing Garath out. A horrified Joe turned his anger on Jason and the pair argued furiously. Joe packed his bags and headed back to Australia.


Monday 29th Janaury 2001 Episode: 2840

Written by: Lynne Sharp

Director Tim Dowd
Producer………………………….…..Kieran Roberts
Executive Producer:…………Keith Richardson

Bernice is on tenterhooks as she awaits the results of pregnancy test.

Jason is jealous over Joe’s mysterious friend.

Scott dresses to impress.

Tuesday 30th Janaury 2001 Episode: 2841

Written by: Chris Thompson

Director Tim Dowd
Producer………………………….…..Kieran Roberts
Executive Producer:…………Keith Richardson

A surprise postcard leaves Bernice wrestling with her conscience.

Jason’s paranoia grows when Joe stays out all night.

Bob’s love life takes a turn for the worse as he fails to woo Viv.

Wednesday 31st Janaury 2001 Episode: 2842

Written by: Alison Pennells

Director Tim Dowd
Producer………………………….…..Kieran Roberts
Executive Producer:…………Keith Richardson

Things come to a head when Jason confronts Joe about Gareth.

Emily takes Nicola under her wing.

Viv and Carol discover Bob and Terry’s scam.

 

 

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