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RAY is convinced that Mack is Louise’s mystery stalker and
angrily attacks him.
But the onslaught lands Ray in trouble for assault, and Louise
feels even more vulnerable when he is arrested.
Following Ray’s release from police custody, Louise receives
a ghoulish gift of decapitated dolls’ heads in the post. She
ignores Ray’s advice and confronts Mack about the terror campaign.
But he denies it and she is inclined to believe him.
"Ray doesn’t know what to think," says Seamus Gubbins,
who plays the successful businessman.
"He is used to dealing with problems quickly and squashing
anyone who gets in his way.
"He really loves Louise and is frustrated that he can’t
solve this stalker problem."
When Ray finds his car vandalised by Mack, he is certain that
means Mack is guilty of pestering Louise, too.
Ray wants to call the police and report Mack, but Louise insists
they wait until they have more evidence.
She is horrified when Brian tells her that he saw Mack sneaking
a woman into Mill Cottage while Ray and Louise were away.
"The next day Ray accuses Mack of stalking Louise and
Mack responds with a crude remark," says Seamus.
"Ray just loses it and goes for Mack. But before he can
do much damage, he is dragged off by Jack."
Ray feels no regrets about the incident, until the police
arrive at Mill Cottage and arrest him for assault, causing
actual bodily harm.
He returns next day after being cautioned.
"Ray knows he must stay away from Mack," says Seamus.
"But he is alarmed when Louise says she’ll confront him
and warns her not to."
But when Louise receives another creepy present - a package
of dolls’ heads - she decides to take action and talks to Mack
face to face.
He protests his innocence and Louise can’t decide whether
or not he is telling the truth.
"Ray is angry when he finds out that Louise has spoken
to Mack," says Seamus.
"He suggests they move abroad to get away from it all
once and for all. But Louise insists she is not going to be
driven from her home."
Village life in Emmerdale refuses to succumb
to the season of goodwill again this Christmas as the village
is struck by a tragic death.
Louise, living in fear of her stalker, is
looking forward to getting away from it all with Ray as he
books her flights to a new life. But the stalker is determined
to ruin the festive spirit.
Emily Symons, 33, who plays Louise, told
Inside Soap: "Louise is desperate, but that doesn't stop her
from giving the silent stalker a piece of her mind when he
phones her again."
Prime suspect Terry tries to reason with
Louise, but is exiled from the village when his attempts to
get her to listen fail.
"Then Louise accepts a lift from a friendly
face and suddenly realises that she's in the hands of her stalker," said
"Terrified, she grabs hold of the steering
wheel to try to get control of the car, but it swerves and
Louise is unhurt and flees to her home, leaving
the stalker lying motionless on the ground.
The bloodied figure appears at her door moments
later, with fatal results.
"It really is cracking stuff," added Emily. "It
will be a shock to everyone when they realise who the stalker
is - and it's not over yet, not by a long shot!"
Sun - Christmas Day Spoilers in Emmerdale
Emmerdale, ITV1 - After weeks of
terror, Louise finally unmasks her stalker on Christmas Day.
The shocking confrontation comes after Louise has decided to
leave the pub and the village to start a new life elsewhere.
She has been driven to distraction by
the vicious vendetta of creepy gifts and vile messages. Ray
has booked flights for Christmas Day and he tries to reassure
Louise that her ordeal is almost over.
But after saying her farewells at The
Woolpack, Louise accepts a lift from someone who she considers
a friend - and finds herself trapped with her stalker.
Louise stops her stalker - for good
She panics and there is a shocking sequence
of events, leading to a desperate fight.
"Louise is terrified," says Emily Symons,
who plays her.
"But she is also furious that this person
has gone to such hideous lengths to cause her anguish and
despair. She is fighting for her life but she is also hitting
back in anger.
"Ray is not there so she is forced to
struggle alone. It’s a terrible, terrible way to spend Christmas
Day and the fight has a tragic end."
Louise is mortified by what she has
done. In her shocked state, she realises she could be charged
"She begins a desperate attempt to cover
her tracks," says Emily. "And she gets help from a surprise
Louise to show her vulnerable side
Emmerdale's Louise Appleton is facing more heartache in 2003.
Emmerdale producer Steve Frost told Inside Soap that viewers will see the more
vulnerable side of Louise, played by Emily Symons, who has been hounded by
Mr Frost told the magazine: "What we really want to see in the aftermath
of the whole stalking storyline is the breakdown of Louise - to really get
that mascara running and the hair ruffled!"
The Dingles also face a bleak New Year, but it will give Lisa a chance to show
her fighting spirit.
Mr Frost added: "Rather than being crushed by Zak's absence, Lisa will
take on the mantle of head of the family. Cain Dingle will also be central
to the action - following Angie Reynolds' death, he's a real loose cannon,
trapped in a world of pain.
" But there will be a new love interest for him, which will be a long-running
story. And of-course, Zoe Tate will be having her baby, but we'll hold off from
revealing to her that Scott Windsor is the father - we want to wait for the right
moment for that one!"
Mr Frost also revealed that a new family is set to arrive in the village in
the spring and he's keen they make the right impact.
He added: "Obviously, the Soapstars family didn't do as well as we hoped.
So we are nervous, because bringing a new family in is always very difficult,
and there's a lot riding on this one.
" But we've done plenty of groundwork, and spent lots of time on the casting
process. I really want to keep the heart, warmth and comedy of the show alive,
so we'll be bringing new characters in to sustain that, rather than change it."
swaps sun for snow
By TV Plus reporters
Emily: Home or away?
A log fire, snow and Christmas lights twinkling in the dark...
or a sun-drenched beach in Australia?
That's the tough choice faced by Emmerdale's Emily Symons
every year, who has swapped a life in Sydney for the cold climates
Emily, 33, shot to fame as dippy Marilyn in Aussie soap Home
She now plays Woolpack landlady Louise Appleton, currently
at the centre of a terrifying stalker plot. She talks to us
about her festive season.
The Christmas that really stands out in her mind is the first
one she ever spent in the UK.
"I didn't really know anybody and was doing my first
panto, I was really nervous," says Emily.
"A girl I went to school with was over here and she invited
me to spend the day at her parents'.
"They live in this glorious house, they were the kindest
family and it was snowing. It was my English Christmas fantasy."
A Jason Donovan mug was one of the gifts given to Emily on
that first ever Christmas Day in Britain.
She says she was overwhelmed by Christmas in the cold climate
"There was a Christmas tree, with all the presents under
it. I was given cards and a Jason Donovan mug, and there was
a beautifully-dressed table with a three-course lunch. We all
sang carols, it was magical really."
The hectic pace of Emmerdale means Emily Symons misses out
on having Christmas at home down under.
"My last memories of Christmas at home would be getting
up in the morning and making sure my brother didn't get as
many presents as me.
"Then I'd wake my mum and dad up, open the presents and
then my mum used to cook a lunch for all of the rellies. And
we'd go in our next-door neighbour's pool for the afternoon."
on Emily's Christmas list?
Emily Symons has no hesitation as to what will top her Christmas
list this year.
"I want a Joseph coat," she says excitedly. "A
long, really woolly one, and Tiffany diamond earrings - all
the things I can't afford.
"But no, in real life, I really like kind of boring presents,
like lovely jamees (pajamas) and slippers, and books. Although
the diamond earrings would make a nice change and they'd definitely
make my day special."
Before Emily found fame as Emmerdale's Louise, she was married
to Flathead in Home And Away. She played dizzy beautician Marilyn
on and off for 11 years.
"The main difference between both soaps is obviously
the temperature," she says. "And in Emmerdale, the
pace is much faster. In Australia we had a rehearsal day, we
don't have that here. They work so fast."
So what made Emily kiss the sun-drenched shores of Australia
goodbye and move to Yorkshire?
"Everyone over here is weather-obsessed," she laughs. "It's
beautiful here. I don't mind the cold. I really love the Sunday
woolly jumper thing where you come in, light a log fire and
have a hot drink.
"I'm half English, my dad's English. I didn't know what
to expect when I came to Emmerdale, but the cast have been
more than friendly and kind."
And Emily says she has no plans to move back to Sydney because
she loves Britain so much.
"I'm very happy here," she says. "I say never
say never, because nothing I plan works out, but I don't know
where I'm going to end up."
The 33-year-old actress is now getting her teeth into a meaty
Her character Louise has a stalker and things are due to get
dark and intense...
Charity to give fake alibi
Emmerdale's Charity is to give barmaid Louise Appleton a fake alibi to cover
the night on which she accidentally killed her stalker boyfriend Ray Mullan.
Charity (Emma Atkins) believe she is helping Louise (Emily Symons) in her bid
to avoid a murder charge, but detectives see through the tale and charge Louise,
according to the Daily Star.
" Perhaps Louise should have just told police the truth instead of covering
up what happened and trying to make the death look accidental," an Emmerdale
insider told the newspaper.
" She would probably have been able to plead self-defence given the ordeal
Ray put her through. Now it doesn't look good at all for her."
Louise also has to face Ray's criminal friends who arrive in Emmerdale wanting
answers as to how he died.
" They make it a frightening time," the insider added.
Sun 6th January 2003
relieved when the police cordon is removed from Mill Cottage.
But life is far from returning to normal
when the police suspect that Ray was murdered. And they’re
convinced that the killer and the stalker could be the same
person - possibly one of Ray’s dodgy business associates.
Louise worries the finger of suspicion
will point at her.
“It seems as if this nightmare will never end,” says Emily Symons, who plays
“She finds the whole pretence of playing
Ray’s innocent, grieving girlfriend a real strain.
“She only has Terry to talk to - he’s
risking his freedom to help her and she’s grateful for that.
“But she also wishes she had just told
the truth and taken whatever punishment she got.”
DI Dove tells Louise that although the
police presence will be scaled down, the investigation will
“Louise is petrified that she’ll be found
out at any moment,” says Emily.
“She panics and decides she can’t stay
in Mill Cottage another minute, so she turns to Diane, and
is relieved when she invites her to stay at The Woolpack.”
Keen to get back to normality, Louise
returns to work at the pub.
Meanwhile, as the police conduct their
inquiries, Terry is one of the villagers they grill. He just
wants to protect Louise.
“This is a pretty desperate time for
Louise,” says Emily. “She feels guilty, sorry, frightened
and terribly lonely.”
The Sun 13th
LOUISE is shocked when she’s subjected to
yet more police questioning after the inquest decides Ray’s death
DI Dove isn’t satisfied with the findings
of the inquest, and she asks Louise to go through her story
But Terry persuades Charity to
come to the rescue with an alibi.
“Louise is extremely relieved to be off the hook at last,” admits
Emily Symons, who stars as the unlikely killer.
“But she isn’t too pleased that Charity knows what really
happened to Ray.”
The week is a real ordeal for Louise. “She’s been dreading
the inquest and she’s not sure she can face it,” adds Emily.
Ray’s injuries are described in detail to the court, and Louise
gulps when the inquest hears that he died of a broken neck.
“Louise feels that her guilt must be obvious to everyone,” reveals
But the coroner is satisfied that Ray’s death was an accident
and releases the body. Louise starts to worry about seeing
his family at the funeral.
“She’s pretty near to breaking point and almost tells Diane
everything,” says Emily. “But she stops herself just in time.”
DI Dove clearly suspects Louise of some involvement in Ray’s
death and continues her investigations.
She tackles Seth and Betty,
whose memories of Louise’s movements on the fateful night seem
“Louise is really worried when Dove starts to quiz her again
about what time she arrived at Home Farm,” sighs Emily.
“And when Dove forces her to re-enact the night Ray died,
Louise begins to wish she’d told the truth from the beginning.
But she can’t turn around and admit that she’s been lying all
Terry has watched Dove’s arrival with horror, and when the
interview goes ahead he prepares to take action. He turns to
spirited Charity, who shares his own hatred of Ray, and she
charges to the rescue.
“Louise can’t believe what she’s hearing when Charity suddenly
arrives and tells Dove that Louise was with her at the crucial
time,” says Emily.
“Dove doesn’t seem to believe what Charity is saying, but
there is nothing she can do. Dove makes it obvious that she’s
sure Louise is hiding something.
“After Dove has gone, Charity reveals how much she hated Ray,
which is why she spoke up.
“But Louise is worried. She doesn’t want anyone else getting
involved - and she certainly doesn’t like the fact that someone
else knows what really happened to Ray.”
Louise's honey trap
Monday | 17.03.03
Terry's true feelings for Dawn are about to be tested.
Not long ago Louise was the object of his affections but after she rejected
him, Terry left on holiday and returned engaged.
Now, Dawn's frantic parents - Bob and Jean - are trying to
scupper the marriage plans and believe that Louise Appleton
may be just the person to help them.
Believing that deep down Terry still loves Louise, Bob begs
the Woolpack landlady to test his resolve by setting a honey
Louise has doubts but she has been left unnerved by the speed
at which Terry has transferred his affections from her to Dawn
and wants to find out the truth about their relationship.
In the past Louise turned to Terry for support in her hour
of need. When she found out that rogue fiance Ray Mullan was
the man stalking her and their violent confrontation ended
in his death, Terry helped the stunning blonde to cover up
Will he be able to resist the charms of the woman he broke
the law for?
in the Dales is just grand, says Emily
Emily Symons swopped the sun and surf of Australia for the wind and rain of the
Yorkshire Dales - and she couldn't be happier.
Emily has the distinction of becoming a major star in two soaps set on opposite
sides of the world - first as dizzy Marilyn Fisher in Home and Away, and then
as down-to-earth Louise Appleton in Emmerdale.
Not only did she have to adjust to a totally different climate, but she has also
had to show a great deal of acting versatility to play such contrasting characters.
Marilyn, the bonkers blonde beautician, was a comic masterpiece, all tottering
stilettos and shiny lip gloss.
She couldn't be different from no-nonsense Louise, a tough cookie with just a
hint of warmth.
Recently Emily starred in one of Emmerdale's most dramatic storylines - when
Louise was plagued by a stalker who turned out to be her boyfriend Ray Mullan.
When Louise realised who it was she made a bolt for freedom and Ray fell to his
death down a flight of stairs.
Real life is a bit calmer for Emily who admits she has fallen in love with the
" I absolutely love it in the UK, " she told Inside Soap magazine, " I
don't know whether it's because I'm half English, but I took to it like a duck
Emily has become a real country girl since moving to the UK complete with no
fewer than three Barbour jackets and a Labrador called Star, she told the magazine.
Louise falling in love again?
You would think after her last taste of 'romance' Emmerdale's Louise Appleton
would be wary of getting involved again.
Louise, played by Emily Symons, was plagued by a stalker who eventually turned
out to be none other than her boyfriend Ray Mullen.
Since Ray died after taking a tumble down the stairs Louise, joint landlady
of the Woolpack, has been all alone - but that is all about to change.
Louise is targeted by married Lothario Ronnie Marsden, played by Ray Ashcroft,
who makes a determined play for her.
You might imagine Louise would know better, but she becomes besotted with the
smooth-talking lorry driver and harmless flirting eventually leads to something
It is a great new storyline for Emily who holds the distinction of being a
star in two
soaps on opposite sides of the world.
Before joining Emmerdale she played dizzy blonde Marilyn Fisher in Australian
soap Home and Away.
Since swapping the sun and surf of Australia for the wind and rain of the Yorkshire
Dales, Emily says she has never been happier and has become a real country
Louise is looking for love
Emmerdale's Louise Appleton is about to set her sights on a new man, and viewers
can guarantee that love won't run smoothly.
It seems that the troubled landlady is back to her old self after killing her
psychotic fiancee, Ray Mullen, last Christmas.
But her love-life will certainly become complicated again with the new target
of her affections - married newcomer Ronnie Marsden.
After initially ignoring Ronnie - actor Ray Ashcroft - Louise becomes involved
in a charity football tournament and finds herself softening towards him.
Australian actress Emily Symons - who plays Louise - told Inside Soap: "There's
an obvious attraction between them and Louise laps up the attention."
She added: "She really shouldn't do it, but after everything that happened
with Ray, she hasn't thought about men for a long time and it feels nice to
have someone fancying her again."
Ronnie makes it clear that he's after more than just friendship and Louise
plays along, although she at first believes she is not interested in a relationship.
" As far as Louise is concerned, she doesn't love Ronnie or want him as
a boyfriend, so she thinks no one's going to get hurt. But I think she's more
vulnerable than she'll admit," says Emily.
The former Home And Away actress thinks Louise is still coming to terms with
the ordeal she went through with Ray, and is not thinking of the consequences
of this affair.
She says: "The whole thing is a recipe for disaster."
Emmerdale's football tournament triggers a very different round of game playing.
Woolpack landlady Louise Appleton begins flirting with married newcomer Roy
Marsden and it seems that he is taking her banter very seriously.
It has been a difficult few months for the stunning local.
At Christmas she discovered her fiance Ray Mullen was the man
who had been stalking her, and in a violent confrontation she
killed him. Plagued by fears that she will be caught by police,
Louise has had little time to worry about life's simple pleasures.
Emily Symons - who plays lusty Louise
- says, "At first,
Louise doesn't even notice Ronnie. She thought he was a bit
of a player who really fancied himself.
"Louise offers to manage the Woolpack
team, and Ronnie teases her about her lack of knowledge.
But there's an obvious
attraction between them, and Louise laps up the attention.
"She really shouldn't do it, but
after everything that happened with Ray, she hasn't thought
about men for a long
time, and it feels nice to have someone fancying her again."
Will Ronnie's wife Frances be the one to suffer this time?
SPRING is definitely in the air as lonely Louise scores with
family man Ronnie at the footie contest. A tussle out on the
pitch leads to a kiss later, and the couple embark on a
“Louise wants a bloke to sleep with but doesn’t want any commitment,” explains
Emily Symons, who plays the eye-catching barmaid. “Ronnie’s
perfect for that.”
Louise’s fling with boyfriend-turned-stalker
Ray is dead and buried - just like him! - and she does feel
a twinge of jealousy
that former admirer Terry has found himself a young wife.
“Ronnie picks her up at the bus stop,” laughs Emily. “They
are grown-ups and know what they’re doing, and they agree it
should just be casual and fun between them.
“Louise gets a kick out of a new man
fancying her, of course, but I think really she is just very
lonely. She reckons it
can be harmless.”
But her business partner Diane notices that Louise is suddenly
“She confides in Diane, who is horrified,” says Emily. “Diane
feels guilty that she is betraying Ronnie’s wife Frances and
is concerned that Louise is going to get hurt. But Louise is
not in the mood for sensible advice.”
Emmerdale love rat Ronnie Marsden ignites his passionate side tonight.
The married dad-of-three will make a play for stunning landlady
Louise Appleton after playful flirting leads to a full blown
The pair, having discovered a spark during a conversation
about the upcoming football match, embark on a steamy romance
after Louise falls during the game. And it begins a series
of events which are bound to end in tears for the scandalous
One person who doesn't approve of the burgeoning relationship
is actress Emily Symons, who plays gorgeous Louise.
She says, "As far as Louise is
concerned she doesn't love Ronnie or want him as a boyfriend,
so she thinks no-one
is going to get hurt. But I think she is more vulnerable than
"The whole thing is a recipe for
disaster, but she isn't thinking of the consequences."
Will the lovebirds be able to keep their secret?
Troubled Emmerdale beauty Louise Appleton confesses her terrible crime tonight.
The blonde stunner has been keeping
the secret that she killed evil fiancé Ray
Mullen but tells pal Diane Blackstock the truth.
She confesses because she wants to make furious Diane understand why she is
intent on recapturing the heart of old flame Terry Woods. But Diane is quite
unprepared for the shock revelation that Terry helped Louise cover up Ray's
murder - and the news looks set to permanently damage their rocky friendship.
Actress Emily Symons - who plays Louise - admits that the situation is tricky
for both women.
She says, "Diane can't take in what Louise is telling
her. She can't believe how much Louise has kept from her over the past few
reaction isn't good. Louise feels a bit let down - she's worn her heart on
her sleeve and is now vulnerable.
"She has confessed her deepest and darkest secrets
and hasn't got the support she wanted. But Diane is struggling to take it
Will Diane go to the police?
Wednesday | 23.04.03
Woolpack landlady Diane Blackstock is in for a shock tonight.
The brassy barmaid is the first person
to know about the torrid affair between Louise and Ronnie – and she doesn’t
Temperatures soared over the weekend as Louise and Ronnie
gave into their passion but both of them see the liaison as
no big deal.
However, Diane knows only too well the
pain that affairs can cause and is disgusted by Louise’s
Diane had thought that since her fiancé Ray Mullen’s
death, Louise had revealed her true self to her. But the
Louise displays when discussing the life-changing romance leaves
Diane wondering if she ever knew her at all.
And viewers will be left asking the same question in coming
weeks. Not content with her trysts with Ronnie, Louise begins
to play games with Terry Woods as well.
Newlywed Terry, who used to have a major unrequited crush
on Louise, is perplexed when Louise starts paying him attention.
Will he fall into her web of deceit too?
DIANE hatches a scheme
to stop her co-landlady Louise seeing married Ronnie.
But just as she thinks her plan is working, Diane catches the
couple in the pub’s cellar.
Convinced Louise’s affair will cause trouble,
Diane tries to nip the romance in the bud.
“She decides to make Louise feel guilty,” says
Elizabeth Estensen, who plays Diane.
Ronnie’s wife Frances is
asked to babysit Ashley’s daughter Gabby in
the back room at the pub. Louise is taken aback to be spending
time with her lover’s wife, but sees Frances doesn’t deserve
to be cheated on.
“Diane assumes her plan has worked,” says
Elizabeth. “But the next day she catches Louise and Ronnie
in a very compromising position.”
Diane tells Jack about
the affair. “Diane is worried,” says Elizabeth. “She thinks
that when it all comes out Louise will leave and she’ll be
left to clear up the mess.”
Emmerdale beauty Louise Appleton is about to spill the beans.
The lusty landlady has been enjoying a passionate fling with married newcomer
Ronnie Marsden and can't help sharing her secret with friends.
First, she told her closest pal Diane Blackstock about their
trysts and now trusted confidante Terry Woods is next to hear
Terry and Louise have been close ever since he helped her cover
up the murder of psycho ex-lover Ray Mullen. Terry fell in love
with the sexy local but she made it clear they could only ever
be friends - so he married someone else.
But a heart-to-heart in the Woolpack leads them back into familiar
territory. Louise tells Terry all about her romance with a mystery
man who happens to be married and shocks him.
Like Diane, Terry cannot understand how Louise can be so calm
about the situation and also wonders if there could have been
a chance for them after all.
Confusion sets in with troubled Terry, who is still struggling
to settle into married life.
But fate has other ideas, and Louise is going to be the last
thing on Terry's mind later this week.
Emmerdale's Louise Appleton has a dramatic change of heart
Louise has always thought of Terry Woods as a pal but her feelings
have changed and she wants to act on them.
But Terry is no longer at her beck and call. Despite being deeply
in love with Louise for a long time, Terry collected himself
and took a trip to Spain – where he fell in love with young
bride Dawn Hope.
However, Louise is undeterred. After the trauma of the violent
end to her relationship with Ray Mullen – where she killed
him in self-defence – and Terry's part in helping her clear
it up, Louise is determined to get what she wants.
Luckily for pregnant Dawn, Louise's best friend and co-worker
Diane Blackstock is keeping an eye on the flighty landlady. She
warns Louise not to be selfish and to leave Terry alone – for
But with her life in tatters around her, will Louise head her
Terry Woods arrives home unaware he's a man in demand.
The newlywed father-to-be has no clue that his previously unrequited feelings
for Woolpack landlady Louise Appleton are about to come to fruition.
And the change in circumstances could not have come at a worse
time for Terry as he and his wife Dawn try to come to terms with
the possibility their new baby could be born deaf.
However, Dawn's fragile condition and Terry's obvious devotion
to his wife are no deterrent to loopy Louise – who has
transformed into a maneater in recent months.
Her new penchant for married men is worrying her best pal Diane,
who has been unsuccessfully warning her off.
But with Terry back in Emmerdale displaying signs that he is
not quite over his infatuation with the blonde bombshell, Louise
is finding it hard to contain her emotions.
Actress Emily Symons, who plays her, explains, "Louise
thinks Terry would be putty in her hands. She thinks he must
still be holding a torch for her and wants to talk to him about
how she feels.
"But when she tells Diane this, she tells Louise that Terry
and Dawn are made for each other, and that she should leave well
Will Louise take the sage advice on board?
Troubled Emmerdale beauty Louise Appleton confesses her terrible crime tonight.
The blonde stunner has been keeping the
secret that she killed evil fiancé Ray Mullen but tells
pal Diane Blackstock the truth.
She confesses because she wants to make
furious Diane understand why she is intent on recapturing the
heart of old flame Terry Woods. But Diane is quite unprepared
for the shock revelation that Terry helped Louise cover up
Ray's murder - and the news looks set to permanently damage
their rocky friendship.
Actress Emily Symons - who plays Louise
- admits that the situation is tricky for both women.
She says, "Diane can't take in what
Louise is telling her. She can't believe how much Louise has
kept from her over the past few months. Diane's reaction isn't
good. Louise feels a bit let down - she's worn her heart on
her sleeve and is now vulnerable.
"She has confessed her deepest and
darkest secrets and hasn't got the support she wanted. But
Diane is struggling to take it all in."
Will Diane go to the police?
Emmerdale's Terry Woods fears for his future after Louise's revelations.
The newlywed chauffeur is horrified tonight when pal Diane Blackstock
marches round to see him and demands to know the whole truth.
Diane is still reeling from Louise's confession that she murdered
Ray and Terry helped her cover up the crime. She needs answers
and, feeling she can no longer trust Louise, she decides to confront
And his reaction is one of absolute terror when he realises
the terrible secret is now in her hands. And Diane is in no mood
to be messed with.
She is sickened that Terry helped Louise to create a bond between
them – with a view to embarking on a romance with her.
And now Terry is happily married to young wife Dawn and has
a baby on the way, he is distraught that his past could destroy
He is also angry that Louise could have confided in Diane about
something so important – risking both their futures.
Will Terry prevent Diane from going to the police?
WARRING joint landladies Diane and Louise are arrested when
the police raid a late-night lock-in at The Woolpack.
After they are thrown into a cell together, Louise almost
tells the police her guilty secret - that she killed her stalker
But Diane saves the day when she covers up for Louise, and
the two women become friends again.
"Diane does care for Louise," says Elizabeth Estensen,
who plays the formidable Mrs Blackstock.
"But the revelations about Ray have knocked her sideways,
and she is also furious that Louise has told people that Diane
is going through the menopause. She knows it’s Louise’s
way of explaining Diane’s shock, but she hates it."
The trouble starts when Viv reports the pub to the police
because she is angry that barman Bob is late home yet again.
"It’s Louise who suggests the lock-in," says
Elizabeth. "But Diane loses her temper after the police
arrive and she insults them.
"She gets arrested and when Louise tries to intervene,
she is arrested as well!"
The two women have plenty of opportunity to air their differences
when they are shut in the same cell.
"They blame each other and have a big row," says
Elizabeth. "Diane is still reeling from the impact of
Louise’s confession about Ray.
"And she is even more annoyed with Louise for telling
her boyfriend Jack and others that she is in the middle of
the ‘change of life’.
"But when Louise gets so upset that it seems she is going
to blurt out everything to the police, it is Diane who quickly
covers for her."
The women are released, and Louise takes the first chance
she gets to tell Jack the truth behind Diane’s strange
Emmerdale landladies Louise and Diane are banged up in jail.
The squabbling duo made the mistake of venting their fury
against one and other in public - in front of two off-duty
And the consequence of their outburst - plus the fact they
were operating an illegal lock-in at the time - has earned
them a night in the cells.
For Louise this is a terrifying taste of what she can expect
if the truth of her involvement in psycho fiancé Ray
Mullen’s murder ever comes out. But the incarceration
has more profound effect on her cellmate pal.
Diane is finding it hard to cope with the revelation and is
still angry and confused by her troubled friend.
But as the situation comes to a head in the confined space,
Diane finds out where her loyalties lie.
Actress Elizabeth Estensen - who plays the brassy blonde -
explains, “They have a monumental row, and then Louise
says she’s going to confess all to the police, and calls
for an officer.
“But Diane just can’t let her do it, so she distracts
him by ranting about how she’s menopausal. At the end
of the day, Louise is her friend - she wants to protect her.”
Will the pair finally put their differences behind them?
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LOUISE and Ashley set plenty of tongues wagging when she gives
him a tender kiss on the cheek in The Woolpack.
For her, it’s a way of winding up Edna and the gossips.
But as the charade continues, Ashley struggles to hide his
changing feelings for his friend.
The very public peck comes in a week where Louise rescues
Ashley from a date with Susan, a woman he met speed-dating,
by pretending they are engaged.
Louise and Ashley are both after new partners but she quickly
realises her creepy date, Guy, isn’t the man for her
and then notices Ashley can’t stop Susan going on about
"It’s hilarious," says Emily Symons, who plays
the landlady. "Louise says she’s Ashley’s
fiancée. Susan is shocked and angry. She pours a drink
over the ‘womaniser’, and then Louise does the
Despite his soaking, it’s obvious Ashley is grateful
and Edna and her gossiping friends are convinced something
is going on between the vicar and the bar boss.
Next day, Louise helps Ashley out at the tea dance. Edna,
Pearl and Betty note how close they seem. Laurel insists they’re
just friends but Pearl is sure there’s real chemistry
"Ashley tells Louise to ignore the silly speculation," says
Emily. But she kisses his cheek to give the gossips something
to talk about.
"As the speculation grows, Louise winds up the locals
even more. And when Ashley comes in to The Woolpack, she kisses
Ashley is aware that his feelings for Louise are changing
but he is determined to keep them hidden as he’s convinced
she could never feel the same way about him.
Emmerdale stunners Chastity and Louise are heading for a showdown.
The Woolpack co-workers have endured a stormy and complicated
relationship ever since the fiery Dingle took the job
under landlady Louise's scrutiny.
As two of the most delectable women in the Dales, both
Chastity and Louise are very competitive and their rivalry
has spilled over into genuine dislike.
So when Chastity takes the day off work without asking
Louise's permission, the furious manager decides to teach
her a lesson. Louise corners Chas' ex- husband Gordon
and informs him all about the incident where Chastity
slapped their son Aaron's face.
Delighted to have something to hold over his ex, Gordon
gleefully informs Chastity that she has no hope of getting
custody of the youngster now - prompting a dramatic response
from the heartbroken mother.
Chastity storms to the Woolpack to confront Louise and
erupts on the sight of the blonde barmaid. Unable to
contain her disdain for Louise, Chastity allows her fists
to do the talking.
But will the violent display leave her without her son
- and her job?
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CHASTITY BELTS LOUISE!
THE personality clash between Chastity and Louise boils
over as a furious Chas punches her boss in the face in
Shocked and hurt, landlady Louise sacks her on the spot
and orders her to pack her bags and move out of her room
at the pub.
"Chas is so angry that she doesn’t care," says
Lucy Pargeter, who plays the hard-hitting barmaid. "Louise
has been getting on Chas’s nerves for ages and
this time Louise went too far. She deserved it."
Chas flips after discovering Louise
has been telling Gordon, Chas’s estranged husband,
about her slapping their son, Aaron.
"Chastity feels really guilty about that," says
Lucy. "She was badly provoked, but never meant to
hit her son."
Chas tries to patch things up
with Aaron, but he refuses to have anything to do with
her. When Gordon arrives
at the pub, Aaron doesn’t hesitate in telling him
that his mother hit him. And when Louise is quick to
confirm the youngster’s claims, Gordon’s
shock turns to anger.
"When Chas comes in, Gordon tells her she’s
not fit to be a mother, and he won’t let her see
Aaron again," says Lucy. "Chas is devastated.
She might seem hard, but she desperately wants a relationship
with Aaron. Then, she finds out it’s Louise who
has made it all sound worse. She just loses it and thumps
Louise is left nursing a black eye, while sacked Chas
is forced to move in with the other Dingles.
"She is angry with herself for losing her temper,
her job and her home," says Lucy. "She goes
back to The Woolpack and tells Bob how sorry she is,
but Louise refuses to take her back and even says she
Diane insists that they let Chas
come to the pub as a customer though and later, at
the karaoke, Chas dedicates
a song to Louise - You’re So Vain.
Emmerdale newcomer Carl King finds himself in
a tight spot.
The sneaky heart-throb has been wooing stunning
Woolpack landlady Louise Appleton but has a secret
life he's neglected to inform her of.
After her disastrous history with men, Louise
was delighted to suddenly find herself getting
attention from a decent-looking man. And she
was delighted to find a chemistry with Carl that
was absent from her ill-fated romance with vicar
But this week, Louise finds herself in a horrible
situation when she arrives for a date with Carl,
only to find there is an insurmountable obstacle
It seems that sly Carl has forgotten to inform
Louise he is a married man - with two young children!
And having already endured embarrassment and
gossip as recently-departed Ronnie Marsden's
mistress, Louise has no desire to put herself
in that position again.
Will Carl be able to explain his actions to
his horrified wife?