Emmerdale Episode Guide For The Year 2002
Episodes #3181-3185; 20 May - 24 May
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Monday 20 May 2002 at 7pm on ITV1
Emily finds herself unexpectantly drawn to the children from the
local Children’s home as they visit the vets surgery. Paddy carefully
shows the children the workings of a vet’s surgery. The Children are
in awe! The visit is cut short as Paddy is called out to help Zoe
finish her rounds and the kids are ferried away.
On tidying the mess in the surgery Emily is shocked to come across
a stray, but not the kind of stray that usually gets veterinary attention!
Emily entertains Damian as she realises he has been left behind by
Temporarily dropping his mayoral charm defensive Pollard makes a cutting
remark leaving Damian in despair. Upset that Damian has been left
behind Emily arranges for social services to come and pick him up.
Diane may have pushed her affections too far as Mack backs off at
the mention of a romantic meal in!
Meanwhile Latisha tries to prise an advance on her child benefit out
of Emily. Plan A doesn’t work, but Latisha spy’s Turner withdrawing
large amounts of cash from the post office after her and is eager
to put plan B into action!
Pollard and Gloria dress in golden finery to gallantly do their mayoral
And in contrast to Emily's affection Viv is furious to find her chocolate
stocks are low after the gaggle of children have passed through.
Tuesday 21 May 2002 at 7pm on ITV1
Mack sows seeds of doubt in Diane’s mind as he makes a sharp exit after
their candle lit dinner. Expecting Mack to stay the night Diane settles
in for a night on her own worried that she has blown it! After doing
a runner from dinner Mack is a little too concerned that Diane's getting
Syd comes up with the perfect distraction suggesting a night out Mack
readily accepts. Determined to cheer his mate up Syd invites along Mack’s
ex-girlfriend - will the old flame be rekindled? Diane is forced to
put on a brave face as the foursome drink in the Woolpack, a little
too close for comfort for her liking. Making bitchy remarks about Diane,
Miranda is doing a great job of rubbing Diane up the wrong way but how
long can Diane tolerate her taunts?
Unable to distract herself from thinking about Damian in care Emily,
is finding it really hard to concentrate on anything else.
Viv tries to palm her chocolate stock bill off on Pollard, but he is
having none of it. Feeling compelled to stick up for the children Emily
is riled by Pollard’s selfishness. Viv is surprised by Emily's sudden
interest in children.
Zoe’s behaviour appears to be hot gossip in the village much to Chris’
upset. Concerned about her drinking Chris is determined to get to the
bottom of Zoe’s behaviour.
Wednesday 22 May 2002 at 7pm on ITV1
Deflated from the events of the evening before Diane takes a long hard
look at herself in the mirror and is not happy with what she sees. Aware
that she is no spring chicken Diane feels a fool forever thinking her
new found relationship would last.
Not realising the depths of her despair Louise teases Diane about her
competition, Diane tries desperately to cover her hurt. Determined to
find out if Mack came home after his evening out Diane goes in search
of the truth.
Using a Rodney visit as an excuse Diane heads over to the B&B to
see if Mack is shacked up with his ex.
Emily makes a conscious decision that she would like to be involved
with disadvantaged children, Jack suggests she look into fostering.
Worried about how much experience she would need, Emily is assured by
Jack that she has always been great with Victoria.
Meanwhile, Nicola steps up her claim for wrongful dismissal, forcing
Chris to haggle with her,
Katie and Andy continue their façade pretending they can’t stand the
sight of each other.
Thursday 23 May 2002 at 7pm on ITV1
On call to a job in Halifax for a few days, Mack tells Diane of his
departure. Diane takes the news badly convinced he is trying to let
her down gently. Determined to reject him before he rejects her, Diane
feigns aloofness and practically chucks him out.
Although confused by Diane’s actions, Mack feels that maybe he had his
wires crossed about Diane as she was so blasé about their relationship.
Louise is compelled to stick her oar in, as Mack seems prepared to walk
away from Diane without a fight. Will Mack let Diane know that all is
not lost or walk away leaving his damsel in distress?
Emily is forced to come clean to Paddy about her plans to foster. Having
done her homework Emily insists they don’t have to be married when Paddy
disputes their status in relationship to fostering. Shocked by Emily’s
persistence, Paddy bluntly insists that it would be the last thing on
his mind considering the problems he is having at work.
Syd is making a nuisance of himself again as he muscles in on Chloe
while Scott is out. Tired and withdrawn, Scott returns to find Syd drinking
with Chloe. Feeling dejected Scott asserts his territory.
Nicola impresses Rodney by finally standing on her own two feet as she
suggests she will use the settlement money wisely. It has taken a heart
attack but the two appear to be closer than ever!
Friday 24 May 2002 at 7pm on ITV1
Feeling guilty about his outburst, when Emily suggested Fostering,
Paddy has had time to digest the idea. Admitting he has over reacted,
Emily is encouraged and asks Paddy to think it over. Paddy is proud
that Emily feels so much compassion and pleasantly surprised by her
ground work but he has a lot on his plate at the moment.
Seizing the opportunity to air his worries, Paddy confesses to Chris
that Zoe’s behaviour is getting worse. Chris is forced to acknowledge
that Zoe's problem is getting worse. Defensive towards Chris on his
arrival, Zoe disputes that she has been drinking too much. Unaware that
she is the talk of the village, Zoe is annoyed and throws Chris out.
Chris isn’t the only one to be thrown out as Scott is at the end of
his tether with Syd. Overhearing Syd bragging to Mack about Chloe is
the final straw for Scott. Syd returns home to find that he doesn’t
have to pack his bags after all…Scott has done it for him and they are
by the door ready to go!!!
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