Emmerdale’s Lydia Dingle (Karen Blick) has quickly captured the hearts of the ITV soap’s viewers, with her goodhearted nature and willingness to help anyone and everyone. But is this all about come to a very abrupt and devastating end as she reunites with her estranged family, who reveal a tragic secret?
This week will see Lydia make a tough decision as she reached out to her long-lost sister Beth (Jeanette Percival), who wanted nothing to do with her.
Clearly struggling with the rejection, Mandy Dingle (Lisa Riley) tries to make amends after she got Lydia caught up in her dodgy dealings.
But after husband, Sam Dingle (James Hooton) sits her down and has a heart-to-heart, they reach a compromise and she leaves Beth a voicemail.
Beth made her first appearance in Emmerdale on Thursday night, telling Lydia that their mother had passed away.
Meanwhile, Vanessa Woodfield and Charity Dingle have split up as she refuses to accept anymore of Charity’s lying.
’Vanity’, as they’re nicknamed among fans, were engaged but Vanessa called off their relationship after she found out about Charity being involved in Mandy’s casino scam.
Of course Charity is up to her old tricks and tries to cover it up by lying to Vanessa, but alas she see’s straight through it.
Charity, Mandy and Vinny successfully stole thousands of pounds and hundreds of gambling chips during a heist, but the situation turned dire when the casino owner found them and demanded his money back.
Poor Lydia got caught up in the mess and had to bail them out with her inheritance money as Charity also dipped into her own pocket to lend a helping hand to her co-conspirator.
But in plot twist, could Vanessa be out to get revenge on her troublesome partner?
During scenes which aired yesterday, Vanessa told Lydia and Sam the truth about Charity stealing indirectly from her family.
But she hinted at Charity having more money than the £10,000 she handed to Mandy.
“Charity wouldn’t know the truth if it smacked her in the face,” Vanessa snapped.
It seems she isn’t ready to forgive just yet, but what does this mean for Charity?
What if she decides to sabotage her future and teach her a lesson once and for all?
Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV.