The following week on Emmerdale, we welcome a new character as Nicky the nanny begins working at Home Farm, Mandy is horrified to see Vinny bruised and battered, and Victoria is impressed by David’s deeds.
Next week, before the two start screening nanny applications, the competition for the job at Home Farm’s new stud begins in earnest for Gabby (Rosie Bentham) and Dawn (Olivia Bromley).
Dawn intervened to prevent Claire King’s Kim (who had initially offered Gabby the job) from working with the dubious Darren Walker (Kyle Pryor). Impressed by Dawn’s initiative, Kim made the decision to pit the two against one another. She will watch over both of them for a few months before choosing a winner.
Dawn was initially apprehensive, but Kim’s suggestion to hire a nanny to watch the kids persuaded Dawn to give it a shot.
When Kim assigns Gabby and Dawn their first task, she is excited to see the rivalry developing between the two. However, she surprises them when she combines their two divergent viewpoints and shows how they could have collaborated to come up with the best solution.
Despite Billy’s assurances, Dawn is still hesitant as the interviews for the nanny begin (Jay Kontzle). She worries that Clemmie (Mabel Addison), who has experienced so much change over the past year, might feel uneasy given that anyone they hire will essentially become a member of the family.
The first applicant is a strict, traditional nanny who enjoys maintaining order; Mary Poppins she is not! Kim is taken aback when Gabby and Dawn both firmly reject her. Even though Samantha, the next candidate, doesn’t impress Kim, Dawn and Gabby are willing to move forward with her as soon as the final candidate has been eliminated.
But the competition suddenly heats up when dashing male nanny Nicky (Lewis Cope) enters. He has strong credentials in several ways, and Gabby is eager for him to land the job.
As a result, she is thrilled when they can offer Nicky the job after Samantha declines it. Kim and Gabby are both excited about what lies ahead, but Dawn is still unsure how she feels about entrusting their kids’ care to a complete stranger.
But when Dawn witnesses Nicky strike up an instant connection with Clemmie, all of her worries seem to vanish—it seems like Nicky is here to stay!
Meanwhile, Mandy (Lisa Riley) is horrified to find Vinny (Bradley Johnson) bruised and battered when she gets to Mill Cottage.
In light of his father’s own struggles with a gambling addiction, Mandy was worried when she learned that Vinny was playing poker last week, but Vinny angrily denied any danger of losing control.
Vinny was on a winning streak, but when he and Mackenzie (Lawrence Robb) faced off against Darren, a flash visitor to the village who was already in a bad way after being rejected for business by Kim, he bit off more than he could chew.
Vinny took an irate Darren to task after pretending that he knew nothing about poker and fleeced him for £10,000!
Later, when Darren overheard David (Matthew Wolfenden) bragging about Vinny’s card prowess, he stormed over and beat Vinny. Darren retrieved all the cash and left Vinny lying motionless on the floor.
Vinny appears to have gotten the wake-up call he needed from the beating because he apologizes to Mandy for his recent actions. Now that Liv (Isobel Steele) has passed away, he understands that he hasn’t been processing his grief in the proper manner.
Mandy suggests Vinny move into a room at the Dingles where he can be surrounded by family since he wants to sell the cottage.
As the two move Vinny’s belongings in, Mandy suggests that Vinny rent out the Mill rather than sell it. Vinny nods in agreement.
Also next week…
The Woolpack’s Charity (Emma Atkins) and Chas (Lucy Pargeter) are overjoyed that Marlon (Mark Charnock) is back at work in the kitchen.
Pub co-owner Ryan (James Moore) was eager to reassure Marlon that his job was waiting for him whenever he was ready and was willing to make as many adjustments as necessary to help him. Ryan had observed the progress Marlon had made in his rehabilitation since his stroke.
Naomi (Karene Peter) receives good news from Marlon’s return when he hires her as his assistant.
Additionally, David is compelled to take charge at the store after Bear (Joshua Richards) cancels his role as Santa, and his ex-girlfriend Victoria (Isabel Hodgins) is moved by his commitment.
Will David, who is adamant about getting Victoria back, mistake Victoria’s enthusiasm for a sign that she might be warming up to him?
Here are next week’s Emmerdale Spoilers:
Due to the World Cup continuing to affect schedules, the air dates for next week’s episodes are subject to change.
Monday 12th December (Episode 9543)
Amy and Moira are urged to contact the police by Matty. Amy and Moira start to worry more about Kyle’s mental health when he refuses to go to school because he misses his father.
Chas is more grateful and in love with Paddy and Eve than ever after a family meal.
Mandy is appalled to see Vinny bruised and battered.
Wednesday 14th December (Episode 9544–9545)
Amy and Cain are concerned that Kyle will learn their secret when he breaks down when he sees Cain.
Marlon’s return to the pub makes Chas and Charity happy.
Nicky, a charming male nanny, joins the Home Farm family, increasing the competition for the position of nanny.
Thursday 15th December (Episode 9546–9547)
Chas gets ready for her trip away with Paddy, but will they really be able to disconnect from everything?
As Greg enters the scene, Ethan becomes agitated, but Marcus calms him down.
Friday 16th December (Episode 9548)
When Bear resigns as the Shop’s Santa, David fills the void, impressing Victoria. Will David misinterpret her eagerness for more?
Marcus makes an effort to brush off his own reservations.
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