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Episode: 4,004 -Tuesday 22nd March 2005
Dawn struggles to cope with life as a single parent

ITV1 Network 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM


Carl (Tom Lister) continues to think about the pen letters and he asks Chas (Lucy Pargeter) if she still has them. She digs them out and Chloe (Amy Nuttall) is later horrified when she comes home to find Carl studying them.

Carl tells Chloe that he doesn’t understand why the letters suddenly stopped and Chloe covers her tracks by saying that she received another one but kept it to herself. She later quickly pens the letter and produces it to a flummoxed Carl.


Meanwhile, Dawn (Julia Mallam) is excited at the prospect of taking a job at an estate agency, but she is later downhearted when she works out that after childminding and travel costs it will not be worth her while.

Over in the Woolpack, Matthew (Matt Healy) flirts with a lady client purely for Louise’s (Emily Symons) benefit. At an opportune moment, Louise apologises for the previous day and says she feels like an idiot. Matthew relishes in the fact that he has regained the upper hand.

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Dawn gets talking to Chloe in the street and tells her how well she looks, and how thin! (wonder why…). She asks her how far gone she is and Chloe tells her, rather hesitatingly, three months. ‘Oh, so you must be getting your first scan soon then…’ Chloe quickly dashes off.

After being excited to get her job yesterday, Dawn now tells Scott that she can’t accept it because she’d be no better off financially than if she didn’t work as the pay is so poor. All Scott’s interested in though is the new sign he and Robert are having put up at the garage, poor girl.

Meanwhile, Emily and Paddy have returned from their hols, much to the delight of Viv who tells Emily she wants to hear all about it, or are you just interested in what Paddy got up to, Viv?

It seems Dawn reminded Chloe about her scan for she suddenly announces to Carl that she has one the following day. Carl is annoyed that she didn’t tell him earlier as he’s having the kids that day (which Chloe knew of course). He tells her he’ll cancel and go to the hospital with her, but Chloe tells him he shouldn’t upset Colleen and says she’ll go on her own to the hospital.

After the previous night’s dinner, Carl has been thinking about the poison pen letters. He tells Jimmy that it couldn’t have been Colleen that sent them because she’s too upfront and tells people exactly what she thinks of them anyway, so why do it in a letter? But then if it wasn’t Colleen, then who was it?

Carl goes to see Chas and asks her if she still has the letters. She tells him she’ll dig them out for him. Later he takes them into work and Chloe is shocked to see them when she returns from her scan. He tells her he can’t understand why the letters stopped when he and Chas finished. Thinking on her feet Chloe lies and tells him that there was another letter, she just didn’t tell him about it.

When Carl leaves the office she takes the opportunity to quickly type one up and she hands it to him later. He has another go at her for not telling her sooner and claims the whole thing still doesn’t make any sense. Chloe tells him to leave it (well she would wouldn’t she) and to move on from it. He reluctantly agrees and the pair hug, but it’s clear he’s still thinking about it…

Elsewhere and Paddy is talking to Marlon about his hols and tells his friend that the holiday made him realise that he’s a lucky man. Marlon tells him it’s probably best to avoid Viv anyway, but Paddy assures him that Viv is no longer an issue… you say that now Paddy!

Little does he know that Viv has bought herself a rabbit claiming to daughter Donna that she ‘needs something to keep me busy’. Keep you busy with Paddy more like, eh Viv? And true enough, it’s not five minutes and she’s gone to the vets to see him claiming the rabbit isn’t eating! Libby books her an appointment for the following day.

And finally, Matthew takes advantage of the fact that a female client has got the hots for him and takes her to the Woolpack for lunch, but it’s clear the meal is purely for the benefit of Louise. She later tells him that she’s not comfortable entering a business deal with him with such bad feeling between the two and they decide to put it behind them. For now anyway…


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Paul Quiney and directed by Philip Wood. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Kathleen Beedles. 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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