Having learned an old friend has died, Dawn Fletcher isn't sure she should go to the funeral.
Beth was a good mate in the old days, but while Dawn walked away from drugs and left that world behind her, choosing to focus on raising her son Lucas instead. Beth stayed put and now she's dead.
After a chat with her husband Billy, former addict Dawn finds the strength to turn up to pay her respects.
Before long she's run into another friend, Jade, who's keen to reminsce.
Fighting her fears, Dawn agrees to go back to Jade's place for a bit.
As Dawn takes in her mate's shabby surroundings she's taken aback by the sight of a little girl. Horrified Dawn learns Clemmie is Beth's daughter who clearly has no idea her mum has died.
When a dodgy-looking bloke turns up, Dawn decides she's getting Clemmie out of there no matter what.
Billy's stunned when his wife returns to the village hand-in-hand with a little girl. As Dawn tells him what happened, Billy insists she goes through the proper channels and calls social services… but Dawn's had her fill of the care system and isn't up for that at all…
Jimmy's back from his haulage job and Nicola knows she needs to tell her husband what's been going on in his absence.
Though Nicola tries to avoid the conversation the truth ends up tumbling out.
Horrified to hear what his deeply troubled wife's been going through, Jimmy vows to be there for her.
Feeling stronger, Nicola decides she's going to take action to try to find her attackers and posts the video of the ordeal on social media…
Elsewhere, Matty struggles with a guilty conscience.
Emmerdale continues weeknights from 7.30pm on ITV.
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