3995 - Thursday 10th March 2005
An overly helpful Val hinders Pollard
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Turner’s loyalties are torn as Shelly rejects
Steph’s attempt to make amends.
Val and Pollard vie for control of their new
Laurel feels unwanted as Ashley throws himself
into his work.
Turner (Richard Thorp) takes Shelly (Carolyn Pickles) to the Woolpack
for dinner but she is furious to discover that it came courtesy of
Steph (Lorraine Chase). Will this be the final straw for Shelly?
Val (Charlie Hardwick) helps Pollard (Chris Chittell) organise an
exhibition and proactively suggests that they need more publicity.
Pollard disagrees, warning her that their venture isn’t strictly
above board, but Val places an advertisement regardless.
Ashley (John Middleton) becomes so preoccupied trying to set up a
drama society that he unwittingly ignores Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy).
He later admits to Zoe (Leah Bracknell) that he is desperately trying
to make himself indispensable in the hope that the bishop won’t
send him to another parish.
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Steph is unperturbed about reconciling herself with Turner and
Shelly and convinces her dad to have a meal at the Woolpack with
his partner, paid for by her. She lies, though, and tells him
that she won the meal in a raffle. Asking for trouble there,
Shelly returns home after another run-in with Steph and is furious
that the woman seems to be following her around. She asks Turner
if he’s heard anything
from the estate agents, but he hasn’t. He then appeases her with the suggestion
of a meal at the pub.
While there though, guess who walks in but Steph herself. Shelly had been enjoying
her meal but gets up to leave when Turner confesses that Steph actually arranged
the meal. She’s furious with Steph (once again) and Turner (once again)
…only for Steph to come knocking at their door asking Shelly what the matter
is. She tells her to leave them both alone before slamming the door in her face.
Turner tells her that her behaviour wasn’t necessary and says she isn’t
entirely blameless in the whole fiasco for she failed to come forward in the
Shelly reads this the wrong way and then asks him whether things would have been
easier if she had in fact died. Unfortunately Turner fails to answer the question
which leaves Shelly believing that Turner wished she was dead! No wonder the
poor lady bursts into tears...
Elsewhere, Libby is forlorn for she has split up with boyfriend,
Marcus. She tells a chuffed Max that the relationship was getting
too serious and she ‘showed
him the red card’. Max tells her that if that’s the case then they
have a lot in common and the drooling puppy promptly asks her out for a drink
that evening. Quick worker, Max!
But things are not quite so rosy for poor Laurel who gets blanked by Ashley in
the pub as he sits and talks to Zoe about his future endeavours at the Church.
Laurel is confused about Ashley's behaviour and seeks the advice of Diane. She
tells her that Ashley does still love her but must be finding the whole thing
He later confides in Zoe that he’s working so hard to forget the sorry
mess that he’s in and to prove to the bishop that he’s indispensable.
He realises that should the bishop finally give his approval for his marriage
to Laurel, they will likely have to move parishes as a result. The vicar is beginning
to realise that he and Laurel have a lot to go through yet.
Elsewhere and Val goes behind Pollard’s back by putting a notice in the
newspaper about the forthcoming exhibition. He’s not gonna like that, Val!
CAST IN ORDER OF APPEARANC
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Shelly Williams Carolyn Pickles
Steph Stokes Lorraine Chase
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox
Eric Pollard Christopher Chittell
Nicola Blackstock Nicola Wheeler
Val Lambert Charlie Hardwick
Diane Sugden Elizabeth Estensen
Ashley Thomas John Middleton
Laurel Potts Charlotte Bellamy
Alan Turner Richard Thorp
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw
Max King Charlie Kemp
Libby Charles Ty Glaser
Viv Windsor Deena Payne
Zoe Tate Leah Bracknell
Rodney Blackstock Patrick Mower
Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher
This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Lesley Clare O’Neill and directed
by Pior Szkopiak. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series
producer is Kathleen Beedles. It is a Granada Yorkshire production for ITV1.
Thanks to Tracey Whitton at the ITV Picture Desk
also like to thank Michele Fawcett & Jo Cox from Emmerdale