HOR­ROR be­trayal


Soap World - - UK PRIMETIME - SW

Lo­cal busi­ness­man Adam Bar­ton is a to­tal wreck, much like most of the junk he deals with at the scrap­yard. For weeks, he’s been keep­ing his fi­ancée Vic­to­ria Sug­den in the dark about his one-night stand with vil­lage vet Vanessa Wood­field, es­pe­cially af­ter dis­cov­er­ing that Vanessa is preg­nant with a baby that could be his child.

Adam’s (Adam Thomas) ner­vous­ness doesn’t go un­no­ticed by those around him and to make mat­ters worse, Vanessa (Michelle Hard­wick) who has led her boyfriend Kirin (Adam Field­ing) to be­lieve the baby is his, pan­ics when Kirin’s fa­ther Rakesh (Pasha Bo­carie) dis­cov­ers the truth. He or­ders Vanessa to have an abor­tion, as he says a child would ruin his son’s life, but Vanessa’s er­ratic de­meanour wor­ries Adam, who ad­mits to his mother Moira (Natalie J. Robb) that he may have got­ten Vanessa preg­nant.

Out­raged, Moira de­mands that her son and Vanessa come clean with Vic­to­ria (Is­abel Hod­gins) and Kirin or she will. They also must get DNA tests to prove pa­ter­nity once and for all. Chas­tened, Adam and Vanessa fol­low through, only for Kirin to in­ter­rupt the test­ing. Pale-faced, Vanessa ad­mits her pa­ter­nity quandary as Adam dis­ap­pears to The Wool­pack to con­front Vic­to­ria.

How­ever, Kirin steals Adam’s thun­der, blurt­ing out to the pub pa­trons about the prob­lem. Shat­tered and heart­bro­ken, Vic­to­ria screams at Adam to get out and pub­licly evicts him from Keeper’s Cot­tage, re­fus­ing to hear his grov­el­ling apolo­gies.

Her thoughts quickly turn to re­venge and af­ter hear­ing that Adam is the baby’s fa­ther (cour­tesy of a vin­dic­tive Rakesh chang­ing the DNA results), she tears out of The Wool­pack and speeds off down the street. Hor­ri­fied to al­most run down Adam, Vic­to­ria bru­tally ar­gues with her fi­ancé un­til she speeds off again, straight into an un­wit­ting Ash­ley (John Mid­dle­ton) whose crum­pled body bounces onto the bon­net and crashes to the road.

In the af­ter­math, Vic­to­ria knows she’s go­ing to have to live with the con­se­quences of her ac­tions in­clud­ing the fact that she may have killed or se­ri­ously in­jured an in­no­cent man.

When Vic­to­ria (Is­abel Hod­gins) speeds off in her car she hits vil­lage vicar Ash­ley (John Mid­dle­ton). EMMERDALE WEEK­NIGHTS AT 6.50PM ON UKTV

Ash­ley is later taken to hospi­tal, where he is vis­ited by (from left) Har­riet, Vic­to­ria and Diane.

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