Back from Oz! Laurel welcomes Gabby Thomas home…

Gabby Thomas, Laurel Thomas

Gabby Thomas returns to the village - and vows to protect her brother Arthur from psycho killer Emma Barton

At Mulberry a warm welcome awaits Gabby, who's been in Australia. Laurel's delighted to see her step-daughter - and so is Arthur her younger brother. Gabby's jaw drops when Arthur tells her what's been going on in her absence, filling her in on the trials Emma Barton has put them through, and telling his sister about the the footage of Emma's conversation with their late dad Ashley during which the nurse incriminates herself for the murder of her husband James… Gabby promises to protect her brother and she means it. At last, Arthur has an ally.

At Home Farm, Lachlan asks Lawrence if Robert has something on him. He's trying to understand why Robert's lurking, and Lucky can't ignore his hunch that his former stepdad is up to no good. Robert meanwhile is, of course, up to something and he's cottoned on to a new way to mess with the Whites. Having rigged up a secret camera, Robert kicks back and waits for a juicy nugget of information to fall into his lap. And it doesn't take long for his plan to pay off…

Singletons Paddy and Marlon have signed up to a dating app - but which of them will reap romantic reward?

Sarah Waterfall
Soaps Editor at What's On TV

Sarah has been writing about soaps for over 20 years! She’s worked for Hello!, WOMAN, PA News, Closer, TVeasy – and is currently What’s On TV's Soap editor as well as writing for 

She’s interviewed tons of famous people from movie stars to pop stars, TV stars and of course, soap stars. The soaps have always been at the heart of Sarah's work; visiting the sets, getting the goss, and writing about all the soapy shenanigans week in week out, earning her a place on the judging panel for The British Soap Awards in 2017 and 2018 and on the BAFTA TV Awards in 2022 … and the nickname Soapbird!