Next week on Emmerdale, Amy and Charity come to blows at Esther’s christening, a pregnant Chloe becomes homeless, while Leyla faces Christmas alone…
It wouldn’t be a Dingle family gathering without some drama, and baby Esther’s christening is no exception, as Charity (Emma Atkins) finds herself arrested!
Due to recent events, tensions in the village are at an all-time high. Charity and Chas (Lucy Pargeter) have both been involved in confrontations with Chloe (Jessie Elland) and Amy (Natalie Jamieson), and Charity finds the arguments to be irritating.
As the ceremony’s last-minute preparations are made, Esther’s mother Amelia (Daisy Campbell) is appreciative of her boyfriend Noah’s (Jack Downham) help. Noah stepped in after Esther’s teen father Samson (Sam Hall) refused to care for his newborn daughter.
Lydia (Karen Blick) is disappointed when Samson declines to accompany her to the christening, even though it shouldn’t be a surprise.
Charity is unimpressed when Chloe and Amy show up at St. Mary’s Church for the christening after receiving an invitation from Chas.
The service is put in jeopardy by the tension between Charity and Amy as Vicar Charles (Kevin Mathurin) starts the proceedings.
The inevitable happens at some point. Amy and Charity lose control of their anger and start fighting, which makes Noah ashamed of his mother’s actions.
It’s unfortunate timing that PC Mike Swirling (Andy Moore) happens to be leaving the cafe with a beverage when he sees the women fighting in the middle of Main Street. The argument has escalated outside and has turned physical.
Soon enough, PC Swirling is taking statements from the pair, and he chooses to place Charity under arrest!
“Family loyalty is a big part of all the villagers’ lives in Emmerdale and I think that’s what is at the root of the christening drama,” Jessie Elland explains. “You have two women, both very headstrong and feisty, each intent on defending their own respective families. Of course Charity in particular really relishes winding Amy up.”
The next day, Amy is feeling conflicted about how far the situation went, as she nurses a bruised wrist. Charity is released from the station pending further investigation, and she’s forced to put on a brave face in front of fiancé Mackenzie (Lawrence Boyd).
Doing what he can to help Charity, Mackenzie approaches Chloe in an attempt to convince her into changing her statement—though given that Chloe is currently pregnant with his child, Mack must tread carefully if he doesn’t want her to reveal all!
Because Charity might go to jail if they don’t come clean, Chloe tries to persuade Amy to change her mind about the false statement. But Amy, who seems unrepentant, tells Chloe once more that she should leave.
Chloe packs her bags, feeling as though she has no choice this time because she won’t have a place to stay for the holidays.
When they run into each other again, Chloe lies and tells Amy that she is moving in with a friend in Leeds when, in fact, she has no money and has no idea how she will support herself and the baby.
Mack is one person who is not sad to hear that Chloe is leaving, and a suspicious Nate notices his response to her departure (Jurell Carter).
Will Nate realize that Mack is the father of Chloe’s unborn child by putting two and two together?
After Leyla’s (Roxy Shahidi) divorce from husband Liam, Chloe isn’t the only one who will spend Christmas alone this year (Jonny McPherson).
There are plenty of options available to Liam for Christmas day. Liam (Nicola King) is later asked by Rishi (Bhasker Patel) to join Jimmy (Nick Miles) and Nicola (Nicola King) for Christmas after Liam has already been invited to do so.
Liam is unable to refuse and is left to wonder if he has taken on too much.
While Liam appears to be going the Geraldine Granger route for Christmas, Leyla keeps her plans a secret from everyone and plans to spend the day by herself.
Will Leyla’s pride allow her to tell any of her friends or neighbors about her loneliness?
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