Skip to main content

Shock proposal in tonight’s Emmerdale will leave THIS character reeling

Emmerdale logo
(Image credit: ITV)

Tonight's Emmerdale will see a surprising proposition being made by Ryan Stocks, but it's fair to say that it doesn't go down well...

There's trouble in tonight's Emmerdale as Ryan Stocks gets totally the wrong end of the stick while on a night out with Dawn Taylor, leaving her devastated.

The pair have struck up a close friendship over recent weeks, but any romance was soon put on the back burner when Dawn went cold turkey as she tried to get clean from drugs, leaving Ryan disappointed.

But tonight's trip to the Dales sees Harriet Finch question Dawn about why she isn't asking Ryan on a date, convinced that she is using her attempts to get clean as an excuse.

Emmerdale Dawn and Ryan

Dawn is nervous about asking Ryan out for the evening...

As Dawn takes Harriet's words on board, she asks Ryan out for the evening, leaving Ryan thrilled.

But she heads out for a night with Ryan at the pub things quickly turn sour for Dawn when drayman Leon turns up and starts harassing her.

It soon emerges that Leon is a former client of Dawn's and as things start to turn nasty, a jealous Ryan steps in and tells the troublemaker where to go.

Dawn is hassled by Leon

The evening turns sour when Leon arrives

Dawn is grateful that Ryan stepped in to help her in her moment of need, but as she gives him a surprise kiss as a thank you, he totally misinterprets the moment and things do horribly wrong.

Misunderstanding Dawn's intentions, Ryan offers to pay her to sleep with him - leaving her reeling from his shocking suggestion.

Ryan's indecent proposal obviously doesn't go down well with Dawn, and she is devastated that he could think that way of her.

Ryan dares to hope as he and Dawn enjoy their evening

Is this the end of Ryan and Dawn's friendship?

Dawn immediately starts to wonder if Ryan is the man that she thought he was at all... leaving their relationship in tatters.

Has Ryan just ruined any chance of a friendship, let alone a romance with Dawn?

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.

Pictyure credits: ITV

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 


After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off


She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 


As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.