Robert’s found out? Emmerdale
the sly Sugden has some explaining to do when rebecca makes a shock discovery…
Story So far
Robert Sugden’s plans to fleece the Whites and land Home Farm have seen the sneaky Sugden back to his wicked worst.
Hiring actress Kath to play an investor was clever, and setting up Rug Tree Bonds (an anagram of Robert Sugden) as a false company was genius. Then came the best bit: getting Lawrence White on side by convincing him they were having an affair. It was cruel but brilliant.
Ruthless Robert slowly manoeuvred himself into a position to pounce, with only Lachlan White wary and suspicious of his intentions.
But then Rebecca White went into labour and baby Seb came along and, suddenly, Robert was showing a more human face. It seemed love for his young son was putting doubts in his mind about the potential impact of his behaviour…
Aaron Dingle notices the change in Robert and he’s impressed to see that his ex-partner appears to be stepping up to the plate to be a father to his baby son. And we’re guessing it’s those resurfacing feelings that prompt Aaron to expose Lachlan’s loopy behaviour (see story right).
Aaron defending Robert? Could it be the start of that Xmas reunion we’ve heard about (see page 5)?
But Robert soon has more pressing matters to consider.
‘Rebecca drops a bombshell when she spots something and it catches Robert totally off-guard,’ says our source.
We can’t reveal what it is that Rebecca sees, but Robert panics as he fears one of his many secrets is about to be exposed.
But which one? Is it his ‘affair’ with Lawrence? His plans to empty the White coffers and secure Home Farm? Or something else?
Fortunately for Robert, it’s at that moment Chrissie White enters and announces Lachlan may have killed himself (more on that, right), which deflects attention from Rebecca’s discovery.
So Robert’s off the hook. But for how long?
New mum Rebecca isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer, and she may be worried about Lachlan and Chrissie… but it can only be a matter of time before she remembers to ask questions about what she’s seen.
We know whatever she spotted worried Robert. Could his whole scam come crashing down? We’re told ‘Rebecca makes a confession’ and ‘Lawrence faces a shocking truth’ later in the fortnight. Have they busted Robert’s scheme, and could more betrayal prompt an already stressed Chrissie to do something reckless?
Actress Louise Marwood hints that Robert’s sneaky actions ‘could send her over the edge’ and ‘she’s capable of anything!’
Which makes us worry that the Xmas reunion between Robert and Aaron could be quickly derailed by a distraught Chrissie who wants to kill Robert!