Emmerdale tonight: What’s behind Charity’s turmoil as she turns joyrider?
Will we find out the cause of her distress?
Charity Dingle (Emma Atkins) hits the self-destruct button in tonight’s dramatic episode of Emmerdale, which airs on ITV at 7.30pm.
The character has been uncharacteristically settled lately, happily engaged to Mackenzie Boyd (Lawrence Robb). But Charity is unaware that Mack cheated on her last year, leading to lover Chloe Harris (Jessie Elland) falling pregnant with his child.
What’s worse is the fact that Chloe is currently living with the couple, as oblivious Charity sympathises with Chloe’s journey into single motherhood.
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Mack has been increasingly uneasy about Chloe’s presence; but things took a turn when Charity received a phone call with some mystery information.
A shaken Charity hung up and, as Emmerdale returns tonight, her strange behaviour leaves Mack fearing that she has discovered his secret shame. She struggles to comprehend the news she heard on the phone, grabbing a bottle of vodka and heading out into the village.
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Nearby, Caleb Miligan (William Ash) is busy with a phone call of his own, and fails to realise that he’s dropped his car key. Charity clocks the key and picks it up, inviting Caleb’s ever-irritable half-brother Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley) along for the ride.
Cain feels forced to follow troubled Charity, and looks set to find out exactly what’s bothering the Woolpack landlady. But what is it that has rocked her to the core?
Has someone dropped the bombshell that Mack has fathered Chloe’s unborn child? Well, Nate Robinson (Jurell Carter) is aware of the full truth, while Charity’s son Ryan Stocks (James Moore) only knows that Mack had a fling. Mack manipulated Ryan into keeping quiet, but might he have learned more about the situation and decided to finally let it slip?
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Considering Charity appeared to be talking to someone she didn’t know in an official capacity, though, the revelation may be something entirely different. If so, when will Charity finally discover that the man she loves has committed the ultimate betrayal?
You know the routine by now: we can’t reveal any further details on this storyline. But Atkins gives a superb performance; and her on-screen partnership with Hordley is as strong as ever. Charity and Cain share a long history, and it’s been a while since that dynamic was explored in such detail.
Find out what’s wrong with Charity when Emmerdale airs its hour-long episode on ITV at 7.30pm.
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