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Episode: 3977 -Wednesday 16th February 2005
Sadie returns to the village

ITV1 Network 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM


Jimmy (Nick Miles) gives Charity (Emma Atkins) the first instalment of money but she is unimpressed not to receive the full amount. Jimmy insists he has cleared out his savings account but Charity is in no mood for excuses.

Sadie (Patsy Kensit) returns from her travels, which only makes matters worse for Jimmy. Charity later bumps into her rival and takes delight in making it clear that she is only hanging around in the village until Sadie gets the comeuppance that she deserves.

In the Woolpack Jimmy has to try and shut Sadie up as Charity has words with Tom

Meanwhile, Pollard (Chris Chittell) goes to a jumble sale and meets up with Glynis (Christine Cox). Diane (Elizabeth Estensen) winds Val (Charlie Hardwick) up by telling her how Glynis played a part in the breakdown of Pollard’s marriage and warns her that if she and Pollard are more than ‘just good friends’ she may have serious competition.

Elsewhere, the bishop (Peter Cartwright) makes his disapproval known to Ashley (John Middleton) but the vicar tries to remain optimistic and convinces a worried Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy) that they will marry regardless. Can he persuade the bishop to consent to the wedding?

ITV Update

Thinking it through Wednesday 16th Feb

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Jimmy and Charity cross paths and after some winding up he tells her that she’ll be getting her money soon, but she’s not happy with his attitude and reminds him that he’s the one with everything to lose.
Things don’t get any better for Jimmy when Sadie walks through the door having returned from France. Jimmy gets up and gives her a kiss and she proceeds to ask him and the other Kings what they’ve been up to since she’s been a way. Really Sadie, you wouldn’t want to know!
Jimmy later meets Charity and gives her some of the money as he was unable to get the full amount. She tells him that's rubbish and makes him get the rest of the cash straight away.
As she walks away she runs into Sadie, who asks her why she’s still in Emmerdale, ‘Why can’t you just admit defeat and move on?’ She asks Charity, who replies: ‘Because I promised I’d bring you down first, didn’t I?’ For once Sadie looks a bit worried!
Meanwhile, Glynis makes Pollard take her for a drink in the Wooplack. Val is there too and doesn’t think much of it, until Diane tells her that Glynis played a part in the breakdown of Pollard’s marriage and says that if she and Pollard are ‘more than just friends’, then Val should be worried right now. And she is…
Love is also not running too smoothly for Nicola, who is feeling neglected as Simon seems to be making no effort in setting a date for their wedding. Paul suggests that maybe she sets a date, but she’s determined that the man should do it. But Simon’s having none of it and reminds her that there’s no rush.
Elsewhere, Ashley goes to see the Bishop and ask for permission for him and Laurel to get married. But while the Bishop admits that Laurel is a ‘delightful young lady’, he is not certain that Ashley is making another mistake.
The vicar reassures him that he loves Laurel, but the Bishop brings up Louise, who he also had a fling with. He asks Ashley if he isn’t still on the rebound from his failed marriage to Bernice. He tells the vicar he needs to learn from his mistakes and to consider God and his congregation.
The Bishop doesn’t see how Ashley can talk to the parishioners about love and fidelity ‘when you seem to go from woman to woman’. He tells Ashley that he needs to think through his decision and he’ll let the vicar know soon.
The vicar heads home to break the news to Laurel, who is angry that Ashley’s life must be dictated in such a way. But Ashley reassures her: ‘We’re getting married, whatever he says, whatever it takes.’ Does that mean you’ll give up your job, though, Ashley?


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Bill Lyons, produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Oliver Horsbrugh. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Granada Yorkshire 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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