ALL OVER THE PLACE
THE CHRISTENING OF HIS BABY DAUGHTER DOTTY ONLY UPSETS STRUGGLING Ashley.
The arrival of newborn Dotty has given Laurel fresh hope that Ashley’s dementia symptoms won’t worsen now that he has the baby to focus on. However, with preparations being made for Dotty’s baptism, ominous signs are revealed when the family is forced to move it away from the village… and Ashley’s legs suddenly fail him. On the day, Laurel is concerned about her husband’s health, and repeatedly suggests to Ashley they postpone, but he’s quite determined to forge ahead as it’s the only big moment in his daughter’s life he’ll likely recall.
Beforehand, Ashley endures another series of memory blackouts but makes it to the christening -- only to forget that it’s for Dotty as he and Laurel stand at the altar! Advised of his forgetfulness, Ashley rebounds but breaks down in tears, before disappearing from home hours later. Driving along Hotten Bypass, Ashley quickly gets caught in the carnage wrought by a maddened Emma as a falling James crashes onto his car, causing it to flip! Initially dazed in the upturned vehicle, Ashley extricates himself from the wreckage before vanishing into the forest.
With Ashley missing, a terrified Laurel and her family arrive on the scene – and when she spies his mangled vehicle and a lifeless man being treated in the middle of the road, she frets that poor Ashley’s been killed!
ALSO ON EMMERDALE:
A war for RHONA’s affections erupts between PIERCE and PADDY resulting in a high-speed car chase on Hotten Bypass that leaves Rhona fighting for her life and Pierce contemplating whether to let Paddy die, too.
RAKESH prepares to leave the village one way or another; JAI and HOLLY’s fling comes to a tragic conclusion; PETE and LEYLA begin a new romance, KERRY’s pregnancy could complicate her new engagement to DAN; and CHARITY considers suicide!
FRANK romantically pursues MEGAN, JIMMY and NICOLA find a way through their latest problems; CARLY plays the damsel in distress for MARLON’s benefit; a vicious fight breaks out between CHRISSIE and REBECCA; BELLE briefly returns home; ZAK punches BAILEY and kisses LISA; and FINN may have found a new paramour.
EMMERDALE DOUBLE EPISODES WEEKNIGHTS AT 6.20PM & 6.50PM ON UKTV Laurel, Dotty and Ashley.