Chas Dingle is stressed out of her mind.
In the middle of a full-blown affair with Al Chapman, the married barmaid is petrified that her husband Paddy and Al's girlfriend Kerry are going to find out what's been going on behind their backs.
A hotel hook-up has put the cheating pair in the danger zone and Al's girlfriend Kerry's been asking questions about what her boyfriend's been getting up to.
With Chas' life in crisis – since her mum Faith revealed her cancer had returned and was terminal – she's been using Al and their affair to escape reality.
But is reality about to bite back? Is it game over for the cheats?
Noah Dingle is also having a nightmare.
He's relieved to be out of prison but Noah's return to the village is proving way harder to cope with than he thought it would be.
As questions are asked about his bond with Amelia – who took to visiting the lad in prison – the Dingle's relationship with his mum Charity is put under further strain.
At the salon, Mandy is convinced that new trainee Sandra, Liv's dodgy mum, is stealing from the tip jar and has rigged up CCTV in a bid to catch her in the act.
When level-headed Lydia hears what's been happening, will she agree with Mandy's strategy?
Emmerdale continues weeknights from 7.30pm on ITV.
- Rhona Goskirk - Zoe Henry
- Paddy Kirk - Dominic Brunt
- Kim Tate - Claire King
- Harriet Finch - Katherine Dow Blyton
- Eric Pollard - Chris Chittell
- Bear Wolf - Joshua Richards
- Jai Sharma - Chris Bisson
- Rishi Sharma - Bhasker Patel
- Priya Kotecha - Fiona Wade
- Jacob Gallagher - Joe-Warren Plant
- Wendy Posner - Susan Cookson
- Bob Hope - Tony Audenshaw
- Amy Wyatt - Natalie Ann Jamieson
- Liam Cavanagh - Jonny McPherson
- Leyla Cavanagh - Roxy Shahidi
- Rodney Blackstock - Patrick Mower
- Brenda Walker - Lesley Dunlop
- Matty Barton- Ash Palmisciano
- Amelia Spencer - Daisy Campbell
- Dan Spencer - Liam Fox
- April Windsor - Amelia Flanagan
- Nate Robinson - Jurrell Carter
- Dawn Fletcher - Olivia Bromley
- Manpreet Jutla - Rebecca Sarker
- Ryan Stocks - James Moore
- Billy Fletcher - Jay Kontzle
- Will Taylor - Dean Andrews
- Mackenzie Barton - Lawrence Robb
- Bernice Blackstock - Sam Giles
- Marlon Dingle - Mark Charnock
- Zak Dingle - Steve Halliwell
- Mandy Dingle - Lisa Riley
- Vinny Dingle - Bradley Johnson
- Liv Dingle - Isobel Steele
- Cain Dingle - Jeff Hordley
- Moira Dingle - Natalie J Robb
- Chas Dingle - Lucy Pargeter
- Belle Dingle - Eden Taylor-Draper
- Charity Dingle - Emma Atkins
- Sam Dingle - James Hooten
- Lydia Dingle - Karen Blick
- Noah Dingle - Jack Downham
- Samson Dingle - Sam Hall
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