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Episode (#3731) --- Wednesday 5th May 2004

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Episode: 3731


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


Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher
Katie Sugden Sammy Winward
Robert Sugden Karl Davies
Shadrach Dingle Andy Devine
Ethan Blake Liam O'Brien
3ack Sugden Clive Hornby
da Sugden Hannah Midgley
Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox

WEDNESDAY 5 MAY 2004 7.00 TO 7.30 PM ITV1

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Andy guns for Robert and Katie in a jealous rage as he discovers their sordid secret,

Shadrach makes a grave misjudgement and comes a cropper.

Devastated Andy pulls out a shot gun.

Devastated Andy pulls out a shot gun.

Andy (Kelvin Fletcher) desperately looks to Katie (Sammy Winward) to deny Robert’s (Karl Davies) revelation, but when she doesn’t he launches himself at his brother with tremendous rage. Horrified at the sight of them fighting, Katie manages to separate them before throwing Robert out, insisting that she talk to Andy alone.

Andy desperately begs Katie to tell him it didn’t mean anything with Robert. When she can’t, his devastation turns to anger. Hearing her terror, Robert insists that Katie leaves with him and Andy falls to the ground sobbing as he watches them go.

Events soon take a dramatic turn when Andy appears at Robert’s car pointing a shotgun at the young lovers, demanding they go back inside.

Andy at gun point demands that Robert and Katie return to the house.  There he holds them at gunpoint inside the living room.

Meanwhile, Jack picks up Andy’s distraught message and rushes to the farm. As Jack pulls up, he’s horrified to hear Katie scream and the sound of a shotgun fire.

Andy points the gun at Robert and Katie but he hears Jack arrive.

Jack finds Andy hysterically pointing the gun on himself and begs him not to take his own life. Can Jack save his inconsolable son?

Elsewhere, Shadrach (Andy Devine) wakes up having spent the night sleeping in the graveyard after he drinks too much and falls into a newly dug grave. Ethan (Liam O’Brien) finds him out cold and fetches Zak (Steve Halliwell), who promptly chucks a glass of water in Shadrach’s face.

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Robert, Katie and Andy
Unable to believe that Katie has been having an affair with Robert Andy asks her to tell him it’s not true. When Robert insists it is him she loves Andy attacks him. Katie pulls them apart and tells Robert that she’s leaving Andy and this has nothing to do with him and he must leave. Robert leaves, but afraid of what Andy might do, waits outside. Andy begs Katie to tell him that Robert meant nothing to her but becomes angry when she cannot. Hearing raised voices Robert returns and takes Katie away as Andy falls to the ground sobbing.
Andy pointing his gun
As Robert and Katie are about to get in Robert’s car Andy appears behind them with a shotgun and marches them back into the house. With the gun trained on them Andy makes Katie and Robert reveal the details of their affair. He is sickened to realise that they were carrying on behind his back while Robert was living with them. He is even more disgusted to realise the lengths that they have gone to to cover up their affair, he realises that Robert has turned him against Daz and threatened Victoria to keep the affair hidden.
Jack finds Andy in a field and persuades him to hand over the gun
Meanwhile, Jack returns home to find Andy’s distraught message and rushes to the farm and fears the worst as he pulls up with the sound of gunshots coming from the house. Learning that Jack knew about his wife’s infidelity Andy rushes from the house and Jack goes after him, finding him with the gun turned on himself. Jack tells Andy that he made a mistake in not telling him about Katie’s affair. Jack pleads with Andy not to take his own life and is able to get Andy to give him the gun.
Staggering around the graveyard in a drunken stupor Shadrach takes a tumble into a freshly dug grave. Finding him out cold Ethan fears for his safety and fetches Zak from the Woolpack to help. Zak tells Ethan that Shadrach is indestructible and there’s nothing to worry about. To prove his point Zak chucks a pot of water in Shadrach’s face. A drunken Shadrach wakes and Zak and Ethan take him back to the Dingles hwere he ends up face down in the pigpen. Zak then decides his brother needs hosing down.

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