4,012 - Thursday 31st March 2005
Jack does his best to cheer Victoria on her birthday
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Jimmy (Nick Miles) seals his return to the King fold by goading Matthew
(Matt Healy) into accepting a challenge to bed Louise (Emily Symons)
before his next birthday. Does Matthew have a chance or will Terry
(Billy Hartman) stand in his way?
Over at the Sugdens’, Victoria (Hannah Midgley) is devastated
when her birthday present turns out to be a karaoke machine and not
a horse as she had hoped. Determined to show her the joys of karaoke,
Jack (Clive Hornby) sings Delilah by Tom Jones, but his performance
fails to impress!
Elsewhere, Chas’s (Lucy Pargeter) attempt to cheer up Debbie
(Charley Webb) backfires when she tells Debbie she knows why she’s
so unhappy. Does Chas know the truth about her pregnancy?
Bet your barmaid dollar Thurs, 7.00pm, 31st Mar
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||The Dingles are surveying the damage of the remains
of the caravan after the previous night’s big bonfire! Zak
admits he may have been a little hasty, but he’s certain
that things between the family will be alright in the end and believes
Cain won’t be away for long. ‘He’ll have a lot
to answer for when he does return.’
||It’s Victoria’s birthday and she’s still convinced
that all her whingeing and whining has paid off and that she’ll
be getting a horse… Instead she gets a karaoke machine! ‘Stop
kidding,’ she says, ‘Where’s my horse?’ She
runs off to her room sulking leaving Jack singing Sex Bomb to Diane.
We wish now that he had bought a horse!
||Terry gives Matthew a £200 cheque for the money that he
borrowed, and lost, at the previous night’s poker game. ‘Fancy
winning it back tonight?’ he asks Terry. ‘I don’t
think Louise would like it if I was out again tonight,’ he
tells him. ‘She giving you a hard time?’ Matthew jibes. ‘Oh
no, just the opposite, that’s why I want to stay in!’ Don’t
think Matthew wanted to hear that!
||Matthew then spots Jimmy heading out of his house with a lady
client and can’t resist making a dig at his brother in front
of her. Tom arrives on the scene and tells Matthew to forget it. ‘We
will fight Jimmy,’ he tells his son, ‘but we will fight
him fair.’ And we thought the old man was softening towards
||On the subject of the Kings, Donna asks Katie which one she would
sleep with! Katie is understandably thrown until Donna explains
that the Kings are advertising for a new secretary and that, if
past secretaries are anything to go by, the new one would have
to sleep with one of them! Katie tells her she’s not going
for the job, but is pushed by Donna into admitting that she would
go for Matthew if she had to, ‘I like them dark and mysterious!’ Ooer!
||Having been told by Max that Louise is not impressed with the
amount of money Terry lost at cards, Matthew goes to the pub to
face the music. But it seems she was only joking, but he tells
her he will rip up the cheque if she wants him to. And then he
does! She tells him that she was only joking, but actually she
admits that she’s quite thankful as it’s a lot of money.
||He returns to his brothers to face a lot of abuse for tearing
up the cheque. ‘It’s so obvious you fancy her,’ Max
tells him. Matthew denies it, but Jimmy can’t resist taking
it a step further and bets his brother £500 that he can’t
pull her before his next birthday. Matthew is having none of that
silliness and raises the bet to £1000! ‘I’ll
get her, don’t you worry.’ And somehow, we believe
||Elsewhere and Chas pops round the Dingles to hear what’s
happened with Cain and Debbie. The barmaid has a chat with the
teenager and tells her that Cain will be back. But the lost soul
is bitter and tells Chas that she doesn’t care if she never
sees her mum or dad again, ‘I’ve worked it out that
I’m better on my own.’ Chas finds it hard to believe
that Debbie is having it so hard at the moment. If only she knew
the real truth…
||Ashley and Laurel are finding life pretty hard at the moment
too, but they manage to squeeze in an hour to have a drink together.
Until, that is, Ethan calls and tells Ashley that one of his parishioners
needs him. The evening is cut short, but Laurel offers to take
the Adult Literacy Programme instead of him. You after some Bishop
points by any chance, Laurel?!
This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Lindsay Williams produced
by Jonathan Phillips and directed by Oliver Horsbrugh. The executive
producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Kathleen
Beedles It is a Granada production for ITV1.
Thanks to Tracey Whitton at the ITV Picture Desk
also like to thank Michele Fawcett & Jo Cox from Emmerdale