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Episode: 3919 - Friday 10th December 2004
Simon gives Nicola a Christmas surprise

ITV1 Network 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Review :-

Simon and Nicola manage to save their Christmas, though Rodney’s may be doomed.
Cain and Daz burgle Len and Pearl.
Zak gets busy on Belle’s Christmas surprise.

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Nicola

Simon (Dale Meeks) surprises Nicola with two tickets for a Caribbean cruise over Christmas. She is delighted but they both fear the reaction from their parents. Rodney (Patrick Mower) and Paul (Mathew Bose) take it well, but Lesley (Sherrie Hewson) is determined to lay on the guilt. Eventually Rodney softens and invites Lesley to spend Christmas with him.

Meanwhile, Cain (Jeff Hordley) and Daz (Luke Tittensor) carry out the robbery but are forced to confess all to Debbie (Charley Webb) when she comes home to find them surrounded by stolen goods. Debbie is disgusted to discover that her father has burgled Pearl (Meg Johnson) and Len (Peter Martin), but will she remain silent?

Elsewhere, Diane (Elizabeth Estensen) wakes up with a new lease of life following a night in the Woolpack. She is determined to go to work and heads back to the pub despite Jack’s (Clive Hornby) reservations. Diane sits herself down on a chair behind the bar and is content catching up on the village gossip.

ITV Update

Blue Christmas Fri, 7.00pm, 10th Dec

The thought of spending Christmas without Simon makes Nicola miserable. In the café she is ecstatic when Simon presents her with tickets for a Christmas holiday in the Caribbean. Simon tells Nicola that he felt awful upsetting the woman he loved just to please his mam. Over lunch in the Woolpack they break the news to Rodney and Lesley. Rodney is pleased for them but Lesley proceeds to pile on the guilt by telling them that she won’t need to buy a turkey and will be happy on her own with a small chicken
Nicola tells Lesley that she loves Simon and wants Christmas to be special because he’s given her a second chance after she treated him badly. Lesley continues to pile on the guilt and Nicola rushes out in tears. Alone with Lesley Rodney warns her that if she ruins Simon’s relationship with Nicola he will resent her for the rest of his life. Lesley drops some heavy hints about her culinary abilities and Rodney invites her to spend Christmas with him. Later, Lesley clasps Rodney’s knee as she tells him she will give him an experience to remember.
Cain heads into the village with Daz in tow. They wait outside Jacob’s Fold until Danny leaves. Cain breaks a window round the back and they both hide when Jack comes out to see what all the noise is about. Cain forces to Daz to climb in and let him into the house. Daz tells Cain that he wants nothing to do with the robbery and Cain tells him to keep watch.
They return to Butler’s Farm and pile Len and Pearl’s possessions on the kitchen table. Debbie is horrified when she returns and sees the stuff there. She tells Cain he is disgusting when he reluctantly reveals where the stuff is from. He tells her had no choice because he has to come up with the money to protect her. Debbie warns Cain to keep Daz out of trouble and Cain says that he will. Meanwhile, back at Jacob’s Fold, Danny returns and calls the police. Danny is unimpressed when Jarvis comes round and tells the police he’s a friend of Len and Pearl’s.
Scott finds Zoe in the café with Jean. He tells her that he feels like his life has gone backwards, now that he lacks easy access to Jean and a place of his own. Zoe tells him not to expect any sympathy from her. Later, in the Woolpack, Dawn is surprisingly sympathetic and agrees to let him move back in with her on the condition that they remain as friends only.
Callum Rennie asks Sam to muck out the stables at Home Farm. Just as he’s about to set to work Zak appears from the shadows and tells him to stop what he’s doing and help him shift a load of riding tackle out into the van. Sam reluctantly agrees to help and later helps him remove the tyres from a parked car.

Credits

CAST IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE

Debbie Dingle Charley Webb
Darren Eden Luke Tittensor
Cain Dingle Jeff Hordley
Nicola Blackstock Nicola Wheeler
Paul Lambert Mathew Bose
Scott Windsor Ben Freeman
Dawn Woods Julia Mallam
Zoe Tate Leah Bracknell
Danny Daggert Cleveland Campbell
Simon Meredith Dale Meeks
Jack Sugden Clive Hornby
Callum Rennie Andrew Whipp
Sam Dingle James Hooton
Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell
Rodney Blackstock Patrick Mower
Louise Appleton Emily Symons
Lesley Meredith Sherrie Hewson
Donna Windsor Verity Rushworth
Greg Naylor David Bell
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Diane Sugden Elizabeth Estensen
PC Calburn Danny Lawrence
Jarvis Skelton Richard Moore


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Chris Thompson, produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Di Patrick. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Yorkshire Television production for ITV1.

Special Thanks to Tracey Whitton at the ITV Picture Desk Leeds

Emmerdale.org would also like to thank Michele Fawcett & Jo Cox from Emmerdale for the Production Credits.

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