On Emmerdale, Will and Kim take drastic measures to convince Alex to change his mind when he threatens to take Clemmie away if he doesn’t get Harriet’s money next week.
Only a few weeks have passed since Billy and Dawn Fletcher (Jay Kontzle and Olivia Bromley) relocated themselves and the kids back to Woodbine Cottage, but now that Harriet, Dawn’s former “stepmother,” has tragically passed away in the storm, the couple is in a difficult situation.
Dawn’s father Will (Dean Andrews) and his then-fiancée Kim Tate had been living up at Home Farm with Billy, Dawn, Dawn’s son Lucas (Noah Ryan Aspinall), and their ward Clemmie (Mabel Addison) (Claire King).
However, that was quickly put to rest when Millie (Willow Bell), Kim’s granddaughter, returned and took offense at the fact that the newcomer Clemmie was given her old room. Kim reluctantly asked the Fletchers to leave after Millie accused Clemmie of biting her. Kim then made the decision to put her own flesh and blood before anyone else’s.
Millie didn’t come clean about lying about Clemmie attacking her until after the family had left, but the damage had already been done. Dawn vowed never to return to Home Farm after becoming enraged with her father for watching as Kim threw them out.
Dawn and Billy, however, discover after hearing the contents of Harriet’s will that the money left is insufficient to maintain Woodbine Cottage, and they are suddenly faced with the possibility of moving out.
Another hurdle appears in the form of Clemmie’s biological father Alex (Liam Boyle), who gives the two a startling ultimatum: either they give him Harriet’s money, or he’ll take Clemmie away from them. As the two try to come up with a plan to try and buy the cottage, Alex arrives.
Dawn is terrified by Alex’s threat as everyone gathers to say goodbye to Harriet the following day, but Will assures her that they will support her. Dawn can only hope that she can keep her word after assuring Clemmie that they will always be a family because she does not want Clemmie to be subjected to any further instability.
Will chooses to speak to Alex “man to man,” but it is obvious that Alex is not deterred by Will’s commands for him to leave Dawn alone.
But Alex falls for the bait when Kim sets him up by promising him the money he needs, and as a result, he ends up in the trunk of the car.
Will and Kim drive Alex to Home Farm’s stables where they tie him up and try some more persuasive strategies while presenting Alex with a less expensive reward. Kim and Will leave Alex alone to reflect because he is now a little more concerned for his own safety.
Will has just joined the group at The Hide Cafe and is about to tell Billy what happened when Kim interrupts.
The last thing they want is for Billy or Dawn to implicate themselves, so they keep the fact that they’ve kidnapped Alex to themselves and instead advise Billy to hold off on taking any drastic action.
Alex later rejects their demands when they return to the stables. While Kim can’t help but be impressed by Alex’s bravado, an enraged Will decides it’s time to discipline Alex.
Will settles down after beating Alex, but Alex is unwavering in his stance and won’t budge.
Kim and Will decide to leave Alex in the stables overnight believing he just needs more time to reflect.
Will spending the night in the stables convince him otherwise?
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