Date: Monday 12 August 2002 Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Tricia is forced to take drastic steps. Nicola and Robert stand
up to the gossips. Zoe's long journey to recovery receives a boost when
Joseph visits her. Written by Mark Illis.
Feeling vulnerable after their row, Tricia is subdued. Concerned, Marlon
urges Tricia to believe there is nothing going in between him and Rhona.
Somehow Tricia is still not convinced. Feeling humiliated, she reluctantly
accepts that he is not having an affair, but the whole experience has
left their relationship hollow.
Spotting Tricia packing her luggage case, Turner jokingly asks her if
she’s off on holiday again. Fed up at always being the brunt of the
jokes she realises no one seems to take her seriously.
Sadly, her insecurities get the better of her and after a brief phone
call to Bernice, Tricia decides to follow her friend’s footsteps.
Alarm bells ring as Terry tells Marlon that he has just spotted Tricia
with bags packed. Overcome by a horrible strange sense of deja vu, Marlon
realises this is what happened last time she got cold feet about their
Trying to drum up as much moral support for Zoe as possible, Chris asks
Paddy if he wants to go to the clinic with him. Declining, Paddy confesses
his guilt that his failure to cope with her illness has caused irrevocable
Chris brings Joseph to the clinic to visit Zoe. Worried that Joseph
might reject her in her mental state, Zoe braces herself for the worst
but is extremely relieved when Joseph runs into her arms. Reunited,
they share an emotional embrace.
Gossip is still spreading like wildfire about Nicola and Robert sleeping
together, Diane can’t condone the age gap, but notes that Robert is
probably at least as emotionally mature as his seductress, Nicola.
Date: Tuesday 13 August Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Marlon sets off in pursuit of Tricia. Nicola faces homelessness
when her liaison with Robert causes friction with Paddy and Emily. Chris
is optimistic about Zoe's recovery. Written by Bill Taylor.
At home, Marlon is panic stricken as he searches for a clue to where
Tricia has gone. Little does he know that Tricia is at the airport with
a newly purchased ticket in hand.
It’s a race against time for Marlon, having done some detective work
it becomes apparent that Tricia may be on her way back to see Bernice.
Commandeering Turner’s car, he races off to the airport to try and catch
her before it is too late!
At the airport, Tricia hears the final call for her flight, over the
tannoy and heads towards the gate.
Marlon is hot on her trail, as he screeches to the airport. Having found
out where Bernice is currently staying, Marlon races to the gate, only
to be told by a guard that the flight has left.
Just about to give up all hope of ever seeing Tricia again, Marlon is
devastated, that he didn’t see this coming.
Luckily for Marlon, something has kept Tricia firmly grounded, in a
daze he doesn’t see Tricia approach him. But when she makes her presence
noticed, he is so relieved he nearly faints!
The reunited couple have a heart felt discussion. Marlon questions her
reasons for leaving, she explains she is fed up of feeling inadequate
around Rhona and taken for a fool.
Marlon is overwhelmed by Tricia’s insecurities and his desire to look
after her. He is hopelessly in love with her, but she seems to think
she means nothing to him. There is only one way to prove he is sincere,
by asking her to marry him.
When Marlon pops the question in the airport, Tricia is so shocked she
turns him down.
Joseph’s visit seems to have had a really positive effect on Zoe, his
innocence as a child means he has a carefree acceptance of Zoe’s condition,
which gives her strength.
Nicola appears to be leading poor Robert up the garden path again. He
has certainly got the wrong end of the stick, as he attempts to make
a pass at her in the Woolpack. She quickly puts him in his place!
Date: Wednesday 14 August Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Nicola schemes to prolong her stay at Paddy and Emily's. The Dingles
rejoice as Marlon and Tricia get engaged. Donna is mortified as her
modelling job turns out to be less glamorous than she hoped. Written
by Paul Quiney.
Nicola has outstayed her welcome, and Emily is determined to send her
packing. She tentatively questions if Nicola has had her boiler fixed
and when she’ll be moving out. Trying to hide her bitterness, Nicola
insists she’ll be out tonight.
Paddy has had to cancel a fostering meeting, due to a last minute surgery
call out. Emily is annoyed, hoping it won’t reflect badly on their chance
The prospect of being homeless dawns on Nicola until she spies the perfect
opportunity to stay another night by offering to keep Emily company,
while Paddy works late.
True to form, Nicola sets about stirring up trouble between Emily and
Paddy, insisting that Paddy has a habit of working late, and neglecting
Emily. Annoyed, Emily invites Nicola to stay another night!
Marlon is desperate to make a fuss of Tricia after the episode at the
airport. Aware that she is insecure about their relationship, he is
pushing the boat out to make her feel loved.
In the Woolpack, Tricia is secretly revelling in the adoring attention
he is giving her. With the man of her dreams pandering to her every
need, she is very glad she didn’t get on the plane.
She tentatively reminds Marlon of his proposal from the previous day,
asking him to repeat his gesture. As he gets down on bended knee, and
asks for her hand, Tricia is the happiest woman in the world as she
Mack is conscious that the work in Emmerdale is drying up and before
long he will be out of a job. Feeling strangely attached to the village,
he is suddenly realising that his priorities lie with Diane.
[Donna's modelling job turns out to be for a Fishing Magazine and she
is required to stand in the middle of a lake in full fishing clothing.]
Date: Thursday 15 August Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Nicola is stunned to feel the full force of Emily's rage. Diane
is shaken by news from Bernice, while Mack displays the depth of his
feelings for her. Suspecting Tricia of sabotage, Viv vows to get revenge.
Written by Lesley Clare O'Neill.
Having set Paddy and Emily against each other, Nicola is sheepish at
breakfast after her stirring tactics the evening before. There is a
frosty atmosphere all round!
But Nicola’s trouble causing doesn’t stop there - Paddy and Emily have
rescheduled their fostering meeting and are just welcoming the councillor
into the house, only to find that Robert is inside being made to feel
very welcome too!
Manipulative Nicola feigns tears as Emily later confronts her over her
behaviour. Furious that she could have affected their chances of fostering
Paddy berates her stupidity.
But soft touch, Emily runs after Nicola who takes refuge in her own
garden at Dale View. As Emily catches up with her, she consoles Nicola
and volunteers to put the kettle on to soothe away the tears.
In the kitchen, Emily is puzzled to find the tap issues hot water. She
checks to find Nicola’s boiler is working. As the penny drops Emily
realises the whole boiler issue has been a lie. Paddy and Emily have
been taken for fools!
Diane is dumbfounded to hear that Bernice is intent on selling her half
of the pub! Desperately upset that her daughter will be severing her
only tie with the village, Diane is torn.
Date: Friday 16 August Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Diane is worried by Mack's heartfelt declaration of love. As Tricia
threatens Edna with the police, Bob fears for Viv. Nicola is devastated
and alone after her bust-up with Emily. Written by Stephen Bennett.
Diane is strangely unnerved as she finally hears what she’s been waiting
for from Mack. Aware that he is implying a deepening of their relationship,
she tentatively reminds him they’ve always been casual before.
The couple have a heart to heart and he finds it hard to open up, but
she teases out his true feelings. He admits he wants to stay around
for the long term, stressing it is because of her.
He admits he’s never settled in one place, been committed to a relationship
or faithful to one woman before but wants to change for Diane. Diane
is overwhelmed but uneasy at Mack’s declaration.
Emily and Paddy are still bitter with freeloading Nicola, annoyed that
she allowed them to play one off against each other, the couple can’t
believe they were so naďve!
Having betrayed her closest friends, Nicola attempts remorse, but Emily
will not be taken in again. At the surgery Nicola is met by Paddy, aware
that she is clearly not welcome anymore, she offers to clear her desk.
Robert seems to be the only one left in the village that has any time
for Nicola. He questions her why she lied to Paddy and Emily in the
first place. Nicola insists she was lonely. When Robert offers his company
for the evening her true colours show through and she reveals she’s
not that desperate!
Zak and Foggin are still competing to be top-dog at the Dingles'. Zak
feels decidedly threatened by his old pal and his relationship history
with Lisa. Tempers start to fray as they are all under the same roof!
Reliving their old fighting days, things start to get a little rough
as the men challenge each other to arm wrestling matches!
[It is Sam Dingle's birthday.]