VANESSA Woodfield has a new love interest after her near-kiss with former flame Charity Dingle.
However, Suzy Merton clearly shares a bond with another Emmerdale resident. Check out this week’s drama.
1. Leyla’s connection to Suzy is revealed
Vanessa (portrayed by Michelle Hardwick) won’t be reconnecting with Charity anytime soon because newcomer Suzy (Martelle Edinborough) might steal her heart.
The village vet agrees to have dinner with Suzy – but her world is thrown into chaos when her phone breaks.
Unable to call Suzy to cancel, she desperately tries to make it up the next day and dresses to perfection for a wine tasting at David’s boutique.
The date goes so well that Vanessa and Suzy head to the Woolpack for another drink.
But as the sparks fly, Leyla (Roxy Shahidi) interrupts them and is clearly shaken to see them together.
Wedding planner Take a Vow asks them about how they know each other.
Suzy suspiciously explains that she met Vanessa at work, although she knows they met by chance in the village.
Later, Suzy tells a shaken Leyla that she will keep her secrets.
But what are they trying to hide?
2. Marlon receives devastating news
Meanwhile in hospital, Marlon Dingle (played by Mark Charnock) continues to crawl towards a full recovery – but is it really possible?
His relatives have, in the meantime, joined forces to take care of him and cheer him up.
A task that Paddy (Dominic Brunt) takes very seriously when he organizes an Easter egg hunt, allowing Marlon to watch it on video.
But the activity takes its toll on Marlon, as his fiancée Rhona Goskirk (Zoe Henry) is shocked to find out the next day.
Despite this, she hopes her exhaustion won’t impact her council meeting later.
However, and as many things follow in the Dales, nothing goes as planned.
The consultant has bad news for Marlon and Rhona.
Although she is happy with his progress, the consultant admits that he is not in the best possible place.
Rhona presses her for a timeline of her recovery – which only highlights her longing and her own struggle.
Could his return to the country be compromised?
3. Rhona Kicks Mary Out
Marlon’s health is at the center of a new family feud as Rhona and her mother Mary (Louise Jameson) are at loggerheads this week.
As Rhona goes above and beyond to care for Marlon and show her support, Mary confides in Faith (Sally Dexter).
She worries that the stresses of life as a full-time carer are too much for her daughter to handle.
When she returns home from the council meeting, Rhona lashes out after seeing Mary with Faith in the pub.
In Mary’s opinion, this only confirms that Marlon’s return home will only increase Rhona’s exhaustion.
This prompts her to make a gruesome suggestion as she urges Rhona to reconsider her relationship with Marlon, advising her to break up.
Appalled and horrified by her mother’s callousness, Rhona kicks Mary out.
Will mother and daughter ever get along?
4. Cain makes war on Al (again)
More relationship drama looms in the Dales and Belle Dingle (Eden Taylor-Draper) is sadly set to suffer the consequences.
The entire Dingle family has a checkered past with Al Chapman (Michael Wildman), but the businessman has a vicious feud with Cain (Jeff Hordley).
It all starts when Chas (Lucy Pargeter) warns Belle about Al because she fears he has ulterior motives for forming a partnership with her.
The Woolpack owner shares her doubts with Kerry Wyatt (Laura Norton), but despite knowing all about Al’s devious ways, she has no idea that Priya Sharma (Fiona Wade) is the real danger.
As Al and Belle review their business plans, he notices that Priya is upset.
Later, she tells him about her body confidence issues – and the formerly engaged couple lean in for a kiss.
Later, as Kerry grows suspicious, Al agrees with Priya that their meeting should never have happened and decides to keep it a secret.
But a eavesdropping Cain deliberately blurts out Al and Priya while in the Woolpack with Kerry.
All hell breaks loose and Kerry throws a pint at Al during a business meeting he is having with Belle.
This leads to Carrie, the client, backing out of their deal…and Belle is devastated by her brother’s revenge.
Things go from bad to worse when Al sees a smug Cain watching the show from the bar and the two men fight all the way to Main Street to draw battle lines.
5. Kim makes a shocking request
After losing almost everything, Jai Sharma (Chris Bisson) thought he could finally take a break.
But Emmerdale’s renowned business partner and villain Kim Tate (Claire King) has other plans and a revolt could ensue.
Kim demands that Jai become a manager by firing his part-time coworkers and rehiring them on zero-hour contracts.
She offers to promote him for his troubles, but Jai is unsure whether or not to betray everyone.
Businessman Badboy talks to Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy) about the situation and she’s stunned to learn that he’s going to go all out to keep his job.
Laurel insists he fight for his friends’ rights.
Later, Kim pushes Jai into a corner when she coldly reiterates that if he doesn’t, she’ll hire someone who will.
What will Jai do?
6. Meena gets her verdict
How will serial killer Meena (Paige Sandhu) get out of the eponymous village?
Meena’s sentencing is approaching and although he has deliberately stayed out of court, Liam Cavanagh (Jonny McPherson) can’t distract himself.
Her stepson Jacob hatches a plan, and while Meena is in court, the townspeople come together to plant a memorial tree as they try to come to terms with their trauma.
Meanwhile, Meena is stunned when there are no familiar faces in the gallery for her sentencing.
However, his sister Manpreet Sharma (Rebecca Sarker) wouldn’t have missed it for the world.
Meena notices that the GP is present and feels dizzy.
But the smug serial killer is going to suffer a nasty shock as she is convicted for her crimes once and for all.
7. Noah is out for revenge
The behavior of Noah Dingle (Jack Downham) continues to be a source of concern in the village.
The young girl initially goes to great lengths with Chloe Harris (Jessie Elland) buying her concert tickets, but she walks off with Nate Robinson (Jurell Carter) at the first opportunity.
She later tries to cheer Nate up after a call where his former fiancée Tracy Metcalfe admitted she was dating someone new.
Hiding in the shadows, Noah spots Chloe with Nate and looks vengeful.
What trick does he have up his sleeve?
Emmerdale airs weeknights from 7.30pm on ITV.