Tuesday | 01.04.03
Jack Sugden and Diane Blackstock are falling in love again.
The pair have been close friends ever since Diane arrived in the village but
their first attempt at romance was a disaster.
However, after the kindly landlady helps Jack make daughter
Victoria's birthday party a hit, both feel their passion has
Instead of talking to each other about their feelings the
shy duo turn to other to help them sort out their feelings.
Diane confides in friend Louise Appleton and Jack discusses
his situation with son Robert.
Actress Elizabeth Estensen - who plays
the straight-talking Diane - says, "It is obvious to everyone
else that Diane and Jack would love to get back together.
The trouble is, neither
of them is sure how the other one feels, so they're both too
scared to say anything."
But after a series of misunderstandings and missed chances
the pair finally come clean about their true feelings.
Elizabeth adds, "At the end of the evening
they share a kiss. It's not a mad, passionate thing, but
they know it has changed
Emmerdale’s Jack Sugden is torn between
work and family tonight.
Ever since his adopted son Andy fell in love with Katie Addyman,
the single dad has been caused no end of trouble.
Now the young tearaways have set up
a squat on one of Chris Tate’s deserted properties
and Jack knows it is more than his job is worth to ignore
And true to form, businessman Chris has been keeping an eye
on the comings and goings on Butler Farm. He has already confronted
Jack and told him in no uncertain terms to evict his troubled
But Jack has tried the strict approach with Andy and Katie
and knows it won't work. So he tackles the situation with a
fresh plan. The kindly land manager gently explains to the
teenage lovers that they can no longer stay in the farm and
begs them to return home with him.
Stubbornly they refuse, so Jack is forced
to reveal the true extent of their problems. When he informs
them that Chris has
started legal proceedings to get them out, Katie goes mad – blaming
Jack for all their troubles!
Can Jack put his family back together again?
Shell-shocked dad Jack Sugden begins to build bridges with family.
The father-of-three has been struggling to cope in the aftermath of daughter
Victoria's health scare and wants to make things right again.
In order to create an atmosphere of
harmony in their household, Jack knows he has to make his
peace with adopted son Andy.
The pair have been at loggerheads ever since Andy took over
Butler's Farm – with Jack as his guarantor.
The kindly estate manager was worried of his son when he moved
in to the farm with young lover Katie Addyman because he knows
how difficult running a farm can be.
But the terror of Victoria's appendicitis
scare has made both men put the quarrels in perspective – much
to the relief of those around them.
Clive Hornby, who plays the stressed
out Jack, explains, "Jack
is interfering on the farm because he sees Andy getting everything
"Although Jack blanks Andy for
a while at the hospital, they eventually sit down and have
a good chat. I think Jack
is really missing farming."
Emmerdale's Jack Sugden and Ronnie
Marsden come to blows tonight.
Jack is still in shock after his daughter Victoria's near fatal bout of appendicitis
and is looking to nurse Siobhan for answers.
He feels that the newcomer should have spotted his youngest
child's illness and blames Siobhan for the fact that Victoria
could have died.
In a fury, Jack marches into the Woolpack for a confrontation
- but doesn't bank of her family's reaction.
The Marsdens are enjoying a quiet drink in the pub when Jack
storms in and all rally to support Siobhan against the accusations.
Father-in-law Ronnie is particularly incensed by Jack's tirade
and fronts up to him.
The two men have had an uneasy friendship since Jack offered
Ronnie advice about his affair with landlady Louise Appleton.
But their truce is blown apart when Jack blurts out the information
in front of the entire pub.
Will Ronnie let his fists do the talking?