After his sudden stroke last month, Marlon Dingle (Mark Charnock) is due out of hospital next week. But he and his family are plagued by terrifying teething problems. Billy Fletcher (Jay Kontzle) is badly beaten by a racist man, and neighbor Ethan Anderson (Emile John) has a shocking connection to the situation when he takes on a big new case at work.
Jai Sharma (Chris Bisson) thinks his worries are over, but there’s more drama in store. Noah Dingle (Jack Downham) continues to stalk ex Chloe Harris (Jessie Elland), while Amelia Spencer (Daisy Campbell) still focuses on her new interests – but they may present new problems.
Here’s what you can expect from Emmerdale during the week of April 25 – 29, 2022.
1. Marlon is back in the village
There is excitement in the village as April Windsor (Amelia Flanagan) decorates the cottage for dad Marlon’s arrival. Rhona Goskirk (Zoë Henry) is supported by mom Mary (Louise Jameson), but there is a rocky road ahead of her. When April helps her father drink water, he begins to choke, leaving her shaken as she screams for Rhona.
While she and Marlon are upset by the situation, April then avoids being at home. Marlon insists he go back to the hospital, but Rhona arranges for him and April to reconnect. Will Marlon agree to stay, and can poor April find a way to overcome her trauma?
2. Billy Attacked
Billy and his wife Dawn (Olivia Bromley) are barely settled into married life when they receive another cruel blow. Billy is attacked and ends up in the hospital with his injuries. He tells Dawn that what happened to him was racially motivated, and she and her father Will Taylor (Dean Andrews) assure Billy that the culprit will be prosecuted.
Billy is less sure. But another shock awaits him as he recovers, when he learns that one of the locals will represent the man who assaulted him. How will Billy react to the news? Will his attacker be brought to justice?
3. Ethan’s Hard Case
Ethan’s love life is booming with new beau Marcus Dean (Darcy Grey) moving in with him. But he faces an almighty challenge at work. Lawyer Ethan receives good news about his career prospects and is soon called to the police station to take on a new case. But when he sees the CCTV footage of new client Jordan, Ethan is stunned to see Billy as his victim.
Ethan responds by saying that although he knows Billy there is no conflict of interest – but suggests that Jordan might want to seek alternative representation. Jordan, however, insists he wants Ethan as legal counsel. What did a heartbroken Ethan decide to do – defend a racist attacker or lose him in his career?
4. No more problems for Jai
After asking Jai to stitch up her HOP colleagues, Kim Tate (Claire King) is furious when she sees her staff on the picket line. She demotes Jai until he resolves the chaos, but doesn’t expect her reaction. Later, Jai and her partner Laurel Thomas (Charlotte Bellamy) appeal to Kim that zero hour contracts are a bad idea.
Jai and Laurel are thrilled to be officially back together – but they later find drugs in his wallet. Jai is confused and pleads innocence, but Laurel refuses to listen. Just as she changes her mind, Rishi Sharma (Bhasker Patel) reveals that the kids nearly caught Jai with drugs several weeks ago. Is this the final straw for Laurel? What will Jai do next?
5. What does Noah do?
Since ending their relationship because of Noah’s disturbing behavior, Chloe has moved on. But Noah has begun a campaign of harassment and, determined as ever to keep Chloe in check, Noah picks up her phone with her back turned.
What exactly is his plan now? Later that week, Noah is seen following Chloe again, but she is still uninterested in him. What will be his next move, and can anyone put an end to the scheming of the vile teenager?
6. Danger for Amelia?
Over the past few weeks, Amelia has become obsessed with social media and influencers. She also decided to join a gym and worried dad Dan Spencer (Liam Fox) tried to show his support while keeping tabs on his impressionable daughter.
Next week, Amelia’s mother figure, Kerry Wyatt (Laura Norton), annoys the teenager when she teases her about the amount of filters she’s been using on her photos lately. But it becomes clear that there might be something harmful at play. Could Amelia’s new hobby lead her into dangerous territory with body image?