Emmerdale Episode Guide For The Year 2003
Previews for Episodes #3443-3448 --- 18 - 23 May 2003

Updated & finished: 6th June 2003

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Current Cast List

Producer: Steve Frost
Executive Producer: Keith Richardson

This week's episodes were directed by :-
Ben Morris
Tim O'Mara

These episodes were written by :-

Mark Illis
Stephen Bennet
Lisa Holdswworth
Ian Fenton

Episode 3443 - Sunday 18 May 2003 at 7:00pm

Paul (MATTHEW BOOTH) starts his new job.

It breaks Sam’s heart to hear that his new found friend Tomiko is about to
leave the county just as he’s found love. To make matters worse, her father
ruins Sam’s plans for them to spend their last day together in Emmerdale by
insisting she spend the day with him. After a bit of advice from Jarvis, Sam
plucks up the courage to stand up to her father – with disastrous results for
Pollard, who is desperate to clinch a deal with the Japanese. But Sam’s
attempts don’t go in vain and his persistence finally pays off.

Sam (JAMES HOOTON) and Tomiko (KANAKO MORISHITA) grow closer.Sam (JAMES HOOTON) and Tomiko (KANAKO MORISHITA) grow closer. Sam (JAMES HOOTON) and Tomiko (KANAKO MORISHITA) grow closer.

Not content with just picking on Stephen, Ali and Robert turn their taunts to
Andy – implying he must be gay too. Fed up with all the persistent teasing,
Andy can no longer contain his feelings and finds himself joining in their
joke over Stephen’s sexuality. But Andy’s ferocity on the subject leaves
Robert and Ali shocked. They realise they have really touched a nerve, as he
violently expresses his opinion before storming out.

Debbie is bubbling with excitement at the prospect of riding her own horse –
so when Charity suggests they go and choose one, she jumps at the chance.
Unbeknown to Charity and Chris, Debbie has invited Cain along as well to join
their family outing. Keen to spend some time with Debbie, he makes his way to
Home Farm.

The sparks certainly fly when Cain makes his entrance. Defensive with the
enemy on her own turf, Charity firmly asks him to leave, threatening to call
the police if he resists. Will Cain back down gracefully or more true to form
stand his ground and exercise his rights to see his daughter?

ITV.COM Andy blows his top (copied here for archive purposes as it will be removed from their site after two weeks)

Not content with just picking on Stephen, Ali and Robert turn their taunts to Andy, implying he must be gay too. Fed up with the persistent teasing, Andy can’t contain his feelings.
He finds himself joining in their joke over Stephen’s sexuality but his ferocity on the subject leaves Robert and Ali shocked. They realise they have really touched a nerve, as he violently expresses his opinion before storming out.

Ali and Robert start on Andy

Debbie is bubbling with excitement at the prospect of riding her own horse so when Charity suggests they go and choose one, she jumps at the chance.

Cain and Debbie

Unbeknown to Charity and Chris, Debbie has invited Cain along as well to join their family outing. Keen to spend some time with Debbie, he makes his way to Home Farm. The sparks certainly fly when Cain makes his entrance. Defensive with the enemy on her own turf, Charity firmly asks him to leave, threatening to call the police if he resists. Although Cain is keen to exercise his rights to see his daughter he leaves Home Farm after Debbie storms off to her bedroom.

It breaks Sam’s heart to hear that friend Tomiko is about to leave the county. To make matters worse, her father ruins Sam’s plans for their last day together in Emmerdale by insisting she spend it with him.

But Sam’s attempts don’t go in vain and his persistence finally pays off. After a bit of advice from Jarvis, Sam plucks up the courage to stand up to her father with disastrous results for Pollard, who is desperate to clinch a deal with the Japanese.

Sam and Tomiko kiss


Episode 3444 - Monday 19 May 2003 at 7:00pm

Robert is still reeling from Andy’s outburst and realises that his own
brother may well be homophobic. Andy is defensive insisting he only joined in
their taunts to shut them up – but Robert is not so sure, worried there‘s a
deeper issue.

Andy and Steve

When Donna gets wind of their gossip about Stephen’s sexuality it all seems
to fall into place. She is convinced it is the reason why he wouldn’t sleep
with her. To make matters worse, Donna decides to confront him over the
rumours - determined to repair her bruised ego at Stephen’s expense.

Trouble is brewing at the B&B as Mr Tashiro goes on the warpath, gunning for
Sam. Tomiko came home very late last night and has been locked in her room
ever since. Having been warned to stay away from her, Sam is saddened at the
prospect of never seeing his first love again. Tomiko, meanwhile, won’t be
shifted and her father is becoming increasingly worried. Will they be able to
coax her out in order to get her to the airport on time, or will she
barricade herself away for hours in order to stay with her new found love?

Ollie is still struggling to get her revision done, but this time it’s not
Danny that is getting in the way - but Len who needs fussing over!

Elsewhere in the village Paul Marsden gets that itchy feeling after he
delivers an ant farm for Victoria – only to discover all its occupants have
escaped!

ITV.COM Broken heart for Sam (copied here for archive purposes as it will be removed from their site after two weeks)

Trouble is brewing at the B&B as Mr Tashiro goes on the warpath, gunning for Sam. Tomiko came home very late last night and has been locked in her room ever since.

Having been warned to stay away from her, Sam is saddened at the prospect of never seeing his first love again. Meanwhile Tomiko won’t be shifted and her father is becoming increasingly worried. Eventually he allows Sam to visit Tomiko and he manages to coax her out just in time to get to the airport.

Sam says goodbye

It’s a heart wrenching scene as Sam says goodbye to his new found love, but he finds some consolation in a Banzai tree that Tomiko buys him as a leaving gift.

Robert is too late in stopping Donna from cnfronting Steve

Robert is still reeling from Andy’s outburst and realises that his own brother may well be homophobic. Andy is defensive insisting he only joined in their taunts to shut them up but Robert is not so sure, worried there‘s a deeper issue.
When Donna gets wind of their gossip about Stephen’s sexuality it all seems to fall into place as she’s convinced it is the reason why he wouldn’t sleep with her.

To make matters worse, Donna decides to confront him over the rumours determined to repair her bruised ego at Stephen’s expense. Stephen is gutted that his best friend would turn against him to save his own honour and Katie is horrified by boyfriend Andy’s actions.

Steve is gutted

Elsewhere in the village Paul Marsden gets that itchy feeling after he delivers an ant farm for Victoria only to discover all its occupants have escaped!

Ollie is still struggling to get her revision done, but this time it’s not Danny that is getting in the way but Len who needs fussing over after he is taken ill.


Episode 3445 - Tuesday 20 May 2003 at 7:00pm

Cain's doubts about fatherhood cause concern for Debbie. Laurel continues in her fruitless quest to win Ashley's heart. Andy's in the doghouse for his politically incorrect behaviour.

Cast includes: Jeff Hordley, Charley Webb, Charlotte Bellamy, John Middleton, Kelvin Fletcher
(Widescreen, Subtitles)

Debbie is determined to spend the day with Cain and Charity knows she has no
right to stop her.

Debbie and Cain

However Charity is convinced that Cain will soon get bored
of Debbie hanging round and quickly send her packing for cramping his style.
Cain has different plans, though, and is intent on proving them wrong by
surprising those close to him with his new paternal outlook – even if his
motive may not be true. But he soon reverts to type and leaves Debbie high
and dry under the watchful eye of Sam as he heads for a liquid lunch!

Laurel struggles to hide her embarrassment in front of Ashley after he
rejected the pass she made at him. She is determined to stay out of his way
even if it means she can’t go to church. Nicola decides to give naïve Laurel
a helping hand, offering her tips in positive thinking. Determined to
transform her cleaner friend, Nicola opts to give Laurel a personality
overhaul.

Stephen confides in Katie that he wants to leave Emmerdale and start afresh
after friends he thought were true turned on him in his hour of need. Andy
takes the news badly, partly out of guilt, but Stephen makes it clear it is
too late to apologise, insisting he leave the very next day.

Pollard ends up going out with Lisa and Belle to the ballet

ITV.COM Positive action for Laurel (copied here for archive purposes as it will be removed from their site after two weeks)

Laurel struggles to hide her embarrassment in front of Ashley after he rejected the pass she made at him, so is determined to stay out of his way even by missing church.

Set on transforming her cleaner friend, Nicola opts to give Laurel a personality overhaul, insisting that she confront the enemy by going to church. Nicola decides to give naïve Laurel a helping hand, offering her tips in positive thinking.

Nicola explains her plans to Laurel

Debbie is determined to spend the day with Cain. Charity is convinced that Cain will soon get bored of Debbie hanging round and quickly send her packing for cramping his style so drops Debbie off at Home Farm.

Cain has different plans, though, and is intent on proving them wrong by surprising those close to him with his new paternal outlook, even if his motive may not be true. But he soon reverts to type and leaves Debbie high and dry under the watchful eye of Sam as he heads for a liquid lunch!

Debbie gets left with Sam

Stephen confides in Katie that he wants to leave Emmerdale and start afresh after friends he thought were true turned on him in his hour of need.

Katie, Stephen and Andy

Andy takes the news badly, partly out of guilt, but Stephen makes it clear it is too late to apologise, insisting he leave the very next day.


Pollard takes Belle and Lisa out to the ballet


Episode 3446 - Wednesday 21 May 2003 at 7:00pm

Debbie forces a reaction from Cain. A bit of fatherly
advice from Jack puts a spanner in the works for Andy.
Pollard puts his foot in his mouth and incurs Lisa's wrath.
Starring: Charley Webb, Jeff Hordley, Clive Hornby, Kelvin Fletcher
(Widescreen, Subtitles)

Lisa tries to talk some sense into Cain over Debbie, but he refuses to
listen, hoping if he ignores the situation, it will go away. But Debbie will
not be dissuaded, she bunks off school and follows an unimpressed Cain on a
poaching trip. As she follows him through the woods, Debbie grows tired and
asks Cain to slow down. Keen to lose her, he insists on ploughing on -
leaving Debbie alone in the woods. Exhausted Debbie is convinced her father
will come back for her, but as time goes on, Cain is nowhere to be seen. Has
she misjudged his feelings towards her?

Ashley has noticed Laurel has been avoiding his company and hopes they can
still be friends after the embarrassment of her pass at him. But his frank
approach in trying to salvage their friendship upsets Laurel even more as she
realises there was really no hope of a relationship at all.

Elsewhere in the village, Stephen puts the rumours about his sexuality behind
him as he leaves the village for good with a heavy heart. Meanwhile, Katie isn't speaking to Andy over the way he treated Stephen.

Stephen tells Katie he is leaving

Stephen waits at the bus stop to leave the village

And Jack is tired of seeing his son moping round the house and offers to have a word. But the
damage has been done and Andy is determined to sort out his own problems and
patch things up with his fiancee. Things don’t go quite as planned, however,
and Andy remains firmly in the dog house.

ITV.COM Parental poaching (copied here for archive purposes as it will be removed from their site after two weeks)

Lisa tries to talk some sense into Cain over Debbie, to persuade him to take responsibility, but he refuses to listen hoping that if he ignores the situation it will go away.

But Debbie will not be dissuaded as she bunks off school and decides to follow an unimpressed Cain on a poaching trip.
As they trek through the woods, Debbie grows tired and asks Cain to slow down. Keen to lose his daughter he insists on ploughing on, eventually leaving Debbie alone in the woods.

Debbie

Exhausted Debbie is convinced her father will come back for her, but as time goes on, Cain is nowhere to be seen. As the evening draws in Cain returns to find a cold, but resilient Debbie and he can’t help but warm to his determined daughter.

There’s much amusement at Pollard’s factory over a Hotten Courier feature about Eric taking a mysterious lady to the ballet. Lisa is livid when her employer goes on local radio not just to deny the implied extra martial affair but also to use the situation to publicise his generosity to the ‘less fortunate’.

Eric gives a radio interview that outrages LisaLisa is furious with Eric

Stephen puts the rumours about his sexuality behind him as he leaves the village for good with a heavy heart.
Meanwhile, Katie isn’t speaking to Andy over the way he treated Stephen. Andy is determined to sort out his own problems and patch things up with his fiancee but the damage seems irreversible.

Stephen and Katie

Jack is tired of seeing his son moping round the house and offers to have a word but things don’t go quite as planned when Katie overhears father and son talking about women's irrational behaviour, leaving Andy firmly in the doghouse.
Ashley has noticed Laurel has been avoiding his company and hopes they can still be friends after the embarrassment of her pass at him.



Episode 3447 - Thursday 22 May 2003 at 7:00pm

Andy leaves home in an effort to save his strained relationship. Charity is troubled as Debbie and Cain grow closer. The pub is a no-go zone as Diane and Louise continue hostilities.
Starring: Kelvin Fletcher, Emma Atkins, Charley Webb, Jeff Hordley
(Widescreen, Subtitles)

Testing times for Andy and Katie

With Andy still in her bad books, Katie feels the need to escape the Sugden
household altogether and finds herself crashing at Ollie’s. Robert seizes the
moment to stir things with Andy, insisting he should now accept his
relationship is over for good. Fortunately he gets the opportunity to break
the ice – and nearly his nose – when he has a nasty accident with a signpost
in front of her and the two realise it is time to talk. Instinctively
protective over Andy despite their dispute, Katie decides to put their
troubles behind them and agrees to give it another go.

Andy and Katie

After the aborted poaching trip with Debbie, Lisa notices a change of heart
in Cain. Little does she know that the two of them are entering uncharted
territory after she has called him dad for the first time. Is the
roller-coaster ride over for Debbie now that both Charity and Cain have grown
to love her, or are there more turbulent waters ahead?

Matters are still tense between Diane and Louise over her affair with Ronnie.
Both women decide a break from the bar is what the doctor ordered and they
make plans to go on holiday separately.

Elsewhere in the village, Mrs Rudge arrives to help Bob at the post office in
Viv’s absence. But it soon becomes obvious that she thinks that Bob is one
first class male!

ITV.COM Paternal poaching (copied here for archive purposes as it will be removed from their site after two weeks)

After the aborted poaching trip with Debbie, Cain seems to have had a change of heart. In fact, since Debbie called him dad for the first time they are entering uncharted territory.

Cain and Debbie

Debbie bunks school again to join Cain on another poaching trip, during which the two of them start to bond.
Meanwhile Charity is forced into covering up the fact that Debbie has been spending time with Cain from husband Chris in order to keep the peace at Home Farm.

With Andy still in her bad books, Katie feels the need to escape the Sugden household altogether and finds herself crashing at Ollie’s.

Andy and Katie make up

The couple’s relationship looks like it’s over until Andy has an accident with a signpost and Katie rushes to his aid.
With the drama over Andy manages to patch things up with his beloved Katie and they decide it’s time to move on, literally, as Andy leaves the Sugden’s to join Katy at Ollie’s place.

Marlon and Diane

Marlon’s brainwave to persuade one of the management to take a break away from the Woolpack is proving a difficult task.
Elsewhere in the village, Mrs Rudge arrives to help Bob at the post office in Viv’s absence. But it soon becomes obvious that she thinks that Bob is one first class male!

Mrs Rudge, Dwan and Bob

Nicola is intent on turning Laurel into a modern, assertive woman but her plan backfires when Laurel reverts to back to her own personality and is the life and the soul of the party, leaving Nicola out in the cold.


Episode 3448 - Friday 23 May 2003 at 7:00pm

Jack is furious to discover that his son has left home. Debbie brings her dad and a bad atmosphere to Home Farm. Marlon and Bob contrive to repair Diane and Louise's relationship.
Starring: Clive Hornby, Charley Webb, Mark Charnock, Tony Audenshaw
(Widescreen, Subtitles)

Ollie has been good enough to provide a roof over Katie’s head for the last
couple of days after her relationship problems. But the arrival of Andy also
looking for a bed tries her patience, as there isn’t room to breathe never
mind revise. After dropping some none too subtle hints, Ollie is relieved
when having patched up their differences Katie and Andy decide to move on.

Jack, too, is glad they are back on track until they inform him they are
moving out of the Sugden’s for good and are seeking their own place. His
happiness turns to rage, he’s convinced they are jumping the gun once again.
But they still have to find somewhere affordable to live and, having burnt
their bridges with Jack, Ollie is about to receive unwelcome visitors.

Cain, Debbie,Charity, Chris have a stand off at Home Farm

Debbie brings Cain back to Home Farm

Meanwhile, Cain is becoming more and more accustomed to the idea of being a
dad and growing increasing close to Debbie. But trouble is just around the
corner when Debbie brings Cain back to Home Farm to face an outraged Chris.

Bob explains his cunning plan to Diane and Louise

Diane and Louise continue planning for their holiday, oblivious that they
have been duped into booking identical breaks. But there is method in Bob and
Jack’s madness as they are fed up of seeing them bicker behind the bar! As
the ladies depart in separate taxis to the same destination, the lads
congratulate themselves on not letting the secret slip. Bob however is a bit
miffed as they have told him to get a supply manager in to cover their
absence.

the penny finally drops, diane and Louise are going on holiday together.  Marlon and Bob see them to the taxi.


ITV.COM Hope for the Woolpack (copied here for archive purposes as it will be removed from their site after two weeks)


Marlon and Bob’s plan to persuade one of their managers to take a break away, so they can get some peace behind the bar, backfires when they both to book identical holidays.

As the ladies pack, oblivious that they are heading off to the same destination, Marlon and Bob do their best to keep them separated. All goes to plan until the taxis arrive at the same time and the ladies realise they have been duped.
With neither lady prepared to back down and stay to manage the Woolpack Bob is given strict instructions to get a relief manager to cover their absence.

Ollie has had enough of Andy and Katie and tells them they must go.

Ollie has been good enough to provide a roof over Katie’s head for the last couple of days after her relationship problems, but the arrival of Andy also looking for a bed tries her patience, as there isn’t room to breathe never mind revise. After dropping some none too subtle hints Ollie is relieved when Katie and Andy decide to move on.
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Jack is furious to discover where Andy and Katie have settled


Jack, too, is glad they are back on track until they inform him they are moving out of the Sugden’s for good and are seeking their own place. His happiness soon turns to rage as he’s convinced they are jumping the gun once again.
But they still have to find somewhere affordable to live and end up squatting in the Butler’s farm.

Cain

Cain is becoming more and more accustomed to the idea of being a dad and growing increasing close to Debbie. But trouble is just around the corner when Debbie brings Cain back to Home Farm to face an outraged Chris. Chris is furious to learn that Charity was aware that her daughter has been bunking school to see her dad.

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