3919 - Friday 10th December 2004
Simon gives Nicola a Christmas surprise
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Simon and Nicola manage to save their Christmas,
though Rodney’s may be doomed.
Cain and Daz burgle Len and Pearl.
gets busy on Belle’s Christmas surprise.
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
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.
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.
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.
Thanks to Tracey Whitton at the ITV Picture Desk
also like to thank Michele Fawcett & Jo Cox from Emmerdale