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Episode: 3971 - Wednesday 9th February 2005
Steph and Shelly finally come face to face

ITV1 Network 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM


Steph (Lorraine Chase) tries to live a normal existence in the village only to find a hostile reaction wherever she goes. Even Ashley (John Middleton) is irritated by her presence, annoyed that Ethan (Liam O’Brien) didn’t consult him before inviting her to stay at the vicarage.

Shelly (Carolyn Pickles) goes out for a walk and is disturbed to come face to face with Steph (Lorraine Chase). Having feared her for too long, Shelly pulls herself together and is strong as she approaches the woman who previously held her hostage.

Over in the Woolpack, Jimmy (Nick Miles) flirtatiously asks Charity (Emma Atkins) if there is going to be a repeat performance of the other night. Charity agrees and they arrange to meet the following day.

Elsewhere, Pearl (Meg Johnson) and Len (Peter Martin) discuss their future and finally agree that they don’t want to leave the village after all.


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Facing the enemy Weds, 7.00pm, 9th Feb

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With nowhere else to go, Steph stays at Ethan’s. He suggests to her again that it’s perhaps best that she doesn’t stay in Emmerdale, but she insists that she must be near her dad.
She can’t rest easy though and is soon cleaning Ethan’s house and when he tells her he’s going on his rounds, she asks if she can join him! He tells her that it probably isn’t a good idea and suggests that she clean the Church if she wants something to do.
As she wanders to the Church, we see Steph peering out of the window in fear at her torturer. Surely they have to meet at some point…
You can imagine Betty’s horror as she goes to Church and sees Steph there cleaning away, ‘It’s a wonder that font doesn’t boil over,’ she remarks before telling her that she isn’t welcome. Steph tells Betty that she just wants a chance to prove that she has changed, but the old gossip tells her that she doesn’t deserve one. You tell her, Betty!
Meanwhile, Bob gives Charity a letter that was left for her. On opening it she finds a wad of cash. It turns out that it’s from Jimmy! Charity tells him that she didn’t expect payment for their night together, but he says he thought it may help her out. As they get up close and personal, though, Matthew walks in on them and is immediately suspicious.
He questions Jimmy about their conversation, but he fobs it off. Matthew isn’t satisfied though and asks Jimmy again, but this time Tom overhears and tells them both that Charity is not worth fretting about.
Jimmy later invites Charity round the following day. Chas for one wasn’t impressed with his style, ‘He’s got all the charms of a slug with arms,’ she says to Charity. Nice!
Chas tells her that she’s building a flock of enemies and can’t understand how her cousin can live in the village anymore. Much to Chas’ surprise, Charity tells her that she may leave, once she’s done what she has to…
Meanwhile, Ashley is furious that Ethan has allowed Steph to stay without consulting him first. Ethan reminds Ashley that he supported a convicted rapist not long ago and questions why they can’t support someone that hasn’t even been charged with any crime. Good point there, Ethan.
Later, the two speak with Turner and Ethan declares his unease at the state of Steph’s mental health. He tells Turner that Steph just wants to make amends and that surely he has some pity for his own daughter…
Having decided to brave the outside, Shelly spots Steph heading to the Church. She decides enough is enough and marches over to confront her former best friend. Creepily, Steph is all smiles as Shelly lays into her and tells her to leave her and Turner alone, ‘I’m not frightened of you anymore, you’re wasting your time here.’
She goes on to say that she will go to the police if she threatens her again. Shelly tells her that she’s changed, that she’s stronger now. But Steph tells her that she’s changed too and wants them both to be friends. ‘Go to hell,’ is Shelly’s reply, before she storms out. After she’s left, though, Steph says: ‘You and I are going to get on fabulously.’ Very creepy!



This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Bill Lyons, produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Tim O’Mara. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Granada Yorkshire production for ITV1.

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

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