Em­merdale and Hol­lyoaks

When Lach­lan kid­naps Tim, Chrissie dis­cov­ers the truth about her un­cle and Lawrence ends up in hos­pi­tal…

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Chrissie feels ut­terly be­trayed and hu­mil­i­ated by Lawrence’s


Dur­ing his three years in the Dales, Lawrence White has been shot, beaten up, poi­soned by car­bon monox­ide fumes and had sev­eral heart at­tacks – and yet he’s cheated death every time. This week, how­ever, his life hangs in the bal­ance yet again, when some shock rev­e­la­tions re­sult in an emer­gency dash to the hos­pi­tal.

Real­is­ing that things are get­ting out of hand with the whole Tim busi­ness, Lawrence starts the week by re­solv­ing to tell Chrissie that ‘Si­mon’, the man she fan­cies, is in fact her bi­o­log­i­cal un­cle.

‘Chrissie is smit­ten with Si­mon,’ says Louise Mar­wood, who plays her. ‘She has no idea that he might have an­other agenda or, in fact, be some­body else. Lawrence has been act­ing strangely, but that isn’t ex­actly an­thing new!’

But be­fore Lawrence has a chance to come clean, Lach­lan de­cides to take mat­ters into his own hands, which is never a good thing. He and his pal, Gerry, pounce on Tim as he is head­ing off to see Chrissie, and bun­dle him into their car boot. The pair speed off and, af­ter dump­ing a bound and gagged Tim in an out­build­ing on the es­tate, Lach­lan re­turns home and tells Lawrence that he doesn’t have to worry about Tim any more. Lawrence should know that this is an omi­nous snip­pet of in­for­ma­tion, but he’s too busy pre­par­ing for his and Ron­nie’s move to St Ives to worry about any­thing else.

It looks like Lawrence and his part­ner may never make it out of the vil­lage, let alone es­cape to Corn­wall. When Gerry and Lach­lan go to check on Tim, they take off his gag and he screams for help so loudly that Lawrence and Chrissie hear him and in­ves­ti­gate.

Chrissie finds Tim, and de­mands to know what’s go­ing on. She’s hor­ri­fied when he re­veals he is her un­cle – and stag­gered when Lawrence doesn’t try to deny

it. ‘Chrissie feels ut­terly be­trayed and hu­mil­i­ated by Lawrence,’ adds Louise. ‘It’s one big ugly mess.’

Shocked by Lawrence’s be­haviour, Ron­nie makes a de­ci­sion, leav­ing Lawrence heartbroken. He is des­per­ate to make amends, but an­other health scare sees him rushed to hos­pi­tal. Lach­lan and Re­becca are by his side, but there’s no sign of Chrissie

Will he pull through, or have his nine lives fi­nally run out?

Tim gets the boot: Lach­lan and Gerry get rid of Chrissie’s un­cle

Gag­ging or­der: Tim is si­lenced

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