Moira abandons her baby! Emmerdale
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What an entrance baby Isaac made into the world, delivered during a raging fire by Emma Barton, who just minutes earlier had been trying to murder his mum, Moira Barton, who wasn’t even expecting him!
All of which was followed by more life-and-death drama when Emma stole Isaac, then left him in the village church for him to be reunited with his traumatised mother while Emma was plunging to her death off Hotten viaduct.
Then came a DNA test, which showed, as Cain Dingle suspected, that he is Isaac’s father, not Pete Barton.
Good news for shell-shocked Moira at last! Except she’s not at all happy…
Moira’s really struggling with baby Isaac and she’s snapping at anyone who goes near her.
‘Isaac won’t stop crying and Moira’s worried,’ our Emmerdale insider tells us. ‘The doctor tells her it’s colic, but Moira doesn’t believe him and, desperate for help, she rushes the baby to hospital.’ And she leaves him there! ‘Moira’s just feeling so overwhelmed,’ explains our source. ‘She abandons Isaac and she goes home.’
But a shocked Faith Dingle realises what Moira has done and she takes her back to her baby, covering for Moira with the suspicious medics.
The good news is that Moira is allowed to take Isaac home. The bad news is that Moira’s behaviour could involve social services. And they could decide that she’s in no fit state to look after her baby boy.
‘The woman is just numb,’ says Moira actress Natalie J Robb of her character. ‘She’s still in shock about actually having Isaac!’ So she should let Cain help! ‘Cain is still with vicar Harriet Finch at this point,’ adds Natalie (but maybe not for much longer! See page 23).
‘So Moira has been pushing Cain away. She knows he’s in love with Harriet and is trying not to get in between them.
‘The fact Isaac is Cain’s baby changes absolutely nothing for Moira. And she doesn’t take kindly to Harriet trying to get Cain to help her. She’d rather do it on her own.’
But Moira clearly isn’t coping and, if she wants to keep Isaac, she’d better admit that... fast!
Moira’s clearly struggling to bond with Isaac. Maybe bonding again with Cain is what she really needs to help bring out the mum in her that she wants to be.
But after all they’ve been through, can they reunite to raise Isaac? We’d love it!
Check it out! See our exclusive interview with Moira actress Natalie J Robb on
Moira makes the medics suspicious when she leaves Isaac at the hospitalé