Emma listens to cheating Pete!
EMMA CAN’T BELIEVE HER EARS…
There’s big drama for the Bartons this week – after Pete blurts out news of his affair with Priya to stunned mum Emma!
Following the wedding debacle, tensions are high as Pete is in a bad place emotionally – and Emma blames Leyla. She can’t believe what happened on the big day, and won’t even countenance that her boy shoulder any responsibility for the mess that resulted.
The problem is that Emma goes way over the top when she makes some caustic remarks about Leyla, and Pete can’t control his anger. He rages against his mother – and stuns her by revealing that Leyla is innocent since it was his affair with Priya that wrecked their happiness.
Pete’s admission is a stinging reminder for Emma of her former husband James. In her son, she sees the same cheating nature that destroyed her own marriage, and it’s enough to upset her fragile emotional balance. Emma is barely clinging to sanity, so to hear that her steady and reliable son is just as deceitful as James sends her reeling.
That’s bad news for Priya, who is unlucky enough to bump into Emma afterwards and receive a serious dressingdown. As far as Emma is concerned, Priya is just as much to blame for what happened to Pete and Leyla as Moira was for the ruin of her and James’ love story.
Priya is deeply disturbed by Emma’s reaction, and worries that it won’t be long before she puts Leyla in the picture. Will furious Emma betray Pete’s confidence just to punish Priya?