Laurel’s on to killer Emma… emmerdale
BUT will emma confess To killing James? or hit Back?
STORY SO FAR
Suspicious Laurel Thomas had nurse Emma Barton on the run after son Arthur told her he saw a video of Emma tormenting Ashley.
Emma destroyed the video, but Laurel believed her son and confronted Emma.
Emma twisted the truth yet again, claiming Ashley was upsetting her with talk of James and, yes, he said he saw her on the bridge when James fell.
But Emma said Ashley also told her that he saw Laurel there and his mum, and Harriet! She told Laurel it was Ashley’s dementia tricking him.
But Laurel was still suspicious and Emma decided to disappear from the Dales fast, to a religious retreat.
Emma’s out of sight, but not out of Laurel’s mind and she’s pushing Finn Barton for details of mum Emma and dad James’ relationship.
‘That’s when Emma returns home unexpectedly from her prayer retreat,’ our Emmerdale insider tells us.
This time, it’s Laurel who needs to make a quick exit, but she has made Emma nervous. And when Laurel confides in Bob Hope, she shocks him.
Laurel stuns Emma, too, not knowing that she has overheard some of what Laurel has told Bob.
Emma does her best to do some damage limitation with Bob. But who will he believe… her or Laurel?
Convinced that Emma is guilty of having done something terrible, Laurel calls the police. But Emma makes some accusations of her own and Laurel realises she has to be more cunning if she’s going to expose Emma’s lies. Will she find a way to get the truth? ‘Laurel goes to see Emma to apologise and assure her that she’s dropped her vendetta against her,’ our source adds. But she hasn’t really. When Laurel preys on Emma’s guilty conscience, she at last says something that makes Laurel think she did have something to do with James’ death.
But neither of them is aware that Emma’s son, Ross, is listening…
Is this where Emma breaks down and admits that James didn’t jump or accidentally fall?
Will she confess to her sons that she had kept him prisoner, that he escaped and she chased him and pushed him off the bridge to his death?
Or, feeling cornered, will unstable Emma lash out and kill again?
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Emma gets an unholy shock when she returns from her prayer retreat to find Laurel in her home, quizzing Finn!
Emma confronts Laurel, making her nervous – but even more determined to get to the truth!