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Soap fans still can't believe THIS happened in last night's Emmerdale

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Emmerdale fans have been left shocked by last night's scenes with Dawn Taylor and Lee Posner...

Last night's Emmerdale saw Dawn Taylor agreeing to go through with Robert Sugden's idea to honey trap Victoria Sugden's rapist Lee Posner... but unsurprisingly, things soon took a sinister turn.

Robert has got a habit of coming up with plans that make matters worse rather than better, and last night's Emmerdale saw just that happening when he tried to prove Lee is a rapist by paying Dawn to trap him.

Robert with Dawn in Emmerdale

Robert's plan put Dawn in serious danger last night (Picture: ITV)

Despite being desperate for the cash, Dawn was reluctant to go through with Robert's plan, knowing it would mean putting herself in huge danger.

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But when Robert offered her more cash, she found it hard to say no and before she knew it, Dawn was at the pub and flirting with dangerous Lee.

Dawn in Emmerdale with Lee at a pub

Dawn flirted with dangerous Lee as part of Robert's master plan (Picture: ITV)

However when Aaron got wind of Robert's dangerous plan, he was fuming with Robert and told him to put a stop to it before Dawn got hurt.

As the pair raced to save Dawn, it was too late, and she was already leading Lee to her car in the hopes of catching him taking advantage on CCTV.

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However things took a sinister turn when Lee lead Dawn down the canal path to her car instead of via the main road, leaving Dawn in serious trouble.

Fans were left horrified at the position Robert had put vulnerable Dawn in...

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Robert was right about one thing - Lee was going to attack again.

Things took a dark turn as Lee got heavy handed with Dawn on the towpath, but as she shouted his name as she tried to fight him off, the penny dropped for the rapist because he'd not told Dawn what he was called.

As things turned violent, Aaron and Robert arrived just in time... but Lee didn't take kindly to being framed and later turned up in the village to tell Robert that he was going to make Victoria's life more of a living nightmare than it had already become.

With Robert making things a million times worse, has his plan just put Victoria in more trouble than ever before?

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

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

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.