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Episode (#3698) --- Sunday 28th March 2004

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Episode: 3698


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Janys Chambers, produced by Tim Key and Kathleen Beedles and directed by Alan Wareing. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Yorkshire Television production for ITV1.


Charity Tate Emma Atkins
Charlie Willis Andrew Readman
Sam Dingle James Hooton
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox
Debbie Jones Charley Webb
Shadrach Dingle Andy Devine
Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell
Cain Dingle 3eft Hordley
Terry Woods Billy Hartman
Dawn Woods Julia Mallam
Katie Sugden Sammy Winward
Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher
Siobhan Marsden Abigail Fisher
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Viv Hope Deena Payne
Zoe Tate Leah Bracknell
Scott Windsor Ben Feeman
Robert Sugden Karl Davies
Donna Windsor Verity Rushworth
Paul Marsden Matthew Booth
Sydney Woolfe Nathan Gladwell
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw
Val Lambert Charlie Hardwick
Rachel Whatmore Zoe Lambert
Carl King Tom Lister
Louise Appleton Emily Symons
Nancy Ryan Michelle Butt

ITV1 Network Sunday 28 March 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
ITV2 Monday 29 March 9:55 AM to 10:25 AM

Will Zoe succumb to Charity's unsavoury offer of a life for a life?
Cain is released from prison and wastes no time in targeting Scott for the trouble he has caused.
Robert and Katie are forced together in uncomfortable circumstances.

hugs for Debbie as Cain comes home from prison.


Zoe offers Charity a hefty price tag for her freedom

Zoe (Leah Bracknell) gets a shock when she receives a letter confirming the results of the paternity test. She confides in Scott (Ben Freeman) that she is unsure of what Chris would have done if he were alive, before making a decision to contact her solicitor.

Later Zoe visits Charity (Emma Atkins) at the hospital and tells her she has reached a decision. She offers to change her testimony at Charity’s court appeal in exchange for full custody of the baby.

Faced with giving up her baby in return for her freedom, Charity considers the offer but is knocked for six when Zoe adds that she must also waive her rights to the Tate Estate. How much is Charity willing to sacrifice for the chance to get out of prison?

Katie (Sammy Winward) is sick with worry as she secretly visits an STD clinic in Hotten with Robert (Karl Davies) to get checked out. To make matters worse, they are told they will have to wait a week for the results, leaving them in limbo as to whether they have contracted the infection.

Cain comes home from prison and is welcomed by Shadrach, Zak, Debbie, Lisa, Belle and Sam

Elsewhere in the village, the Dingles celebrate Cain’s (Jeff Hordley) release from jail in style and throw a party for him. But it doesn’t take long before Cain is up to his old tricks, as he and Zak (Steve Halliwell) plan their revenge on Scott.

ITV.COM A Hard Bargain Sunday 28.3.04
Zoe receives confirmation of the paternity test results and resolves to make sure she gets custody of Noah by making Charity an offer she believes she will not be able to refuse. She instructs her solicitor that she will agree to change her testimony at Charity’s appeal in return for custody of the child, but there is another condition too which Charity discovers when Zoe goes to visit her at the hospital. In exchange for Zoe changing her testimony Charity must give up Noah, and, waive all rights to the Tate Estate. Zoe gives Charity one night to think it over.
Robert offers Katie a lift to the STD clinic, she accepts but insists this doesn’t mean that she wants to spend time with him. On their return from the clinic he reminds her that she once told him she loved him. Katie says she didn’t mean it. Later over a coffee in the café Robert tells Andy that Donna’s still being a moody cow. Of course Viv overhears this and has a go at Robert, accusing him of passing an STD onto Donna. Viv then throws Robert and Andy out. Later Katie has to make her excuses when Andy suggests an early night.
As Lisa and Debbie prepare a welcome home party for Cain Zak returns alone and tells them Cain won’t be coming because he’s still inside after hitting a screw. As Debbie’s face drops Cain steps from behind the door. Zak’s joke goes down like a lead balloon with Debbie. When Debbie later suggests that Cain comes to the hospital to see the baby she is upset to learn that Cain shares Zak’s views on the ‘Tate’ baby. Debbie storms off leaving Cain to plot some trouble for Scott with Zak. That evening in the pub the Dingles intimidate Scott with some less than subtle threats.

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