Emmerdale spoilers: Wallop! Gentle Sam Dingle punches hardman brother Cain

Sam lashes out at Cain in the Woolpack, Emmerdale.
A Dingle first sees Sam punch his brother Cain! (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale's Sam Dingle punches Cain in Monday's episode (ITV, 7.30pm, see our TV Guide for full listings).

War has been raging between Sam Dingle's immediate family and his brother Cain's.

The root cause is Samson, Sam's son who claims Cain's stepson Matty stabbed him in the Hide.

Most know that Matty is as gentle as they come and would never do such a thing, and they rightly suspect Samson is covering for his aggy mate Josh


Josh shoved Samson on to Matty who was holding a knife. But Matty's gone to prison and Samson's hushed up his friend's responsibility. (Image credit: ITV)

Samson's denied it and his dad Sam and stepmum Lydia have backed him.

But Lydia's recently found out that the teenager has been lying after all and is sickened.


Lydia overheard Josh threatening Samson, warning him not to tell the police the truth about what happened in the Hide. (Image credit: ITV)

While Sam wants his lad to do a runner to escape a brush with the law, Lydia's insisting he tell the police the truth.

When Lydia manages to get her way, Sam is utterly furious with his wife.

Sticking to her guns, Lydia then braves Moira, whose son Matty is going through hell in prison trying to hide the fact that he's a transgender man (which is how the problem with Josh started in the first place).

Moira's relieved to hear the truth is out and dares to hope Matty may soon be home safe and sound.

But Sam's at boiling point and after bursting into the Woolpack he lamps his judgey brother Cain!


Sam barges into the Woolpack all guns blazing… (Image credit: ITV)


… not wanting to hear a word of his brother Cain's criticism of his son Samson. (Image credit: ITV)


… Sam lamps Cain! (Image credit: ITV)

As Rose and Ruby's secret plan to ruin continues to bubble away in the background, Will almost catches the co-conspirators plotting.

Later, Rose tries to kiss her ex, who pulls away and says he's only got eyes for his wife Kim.


Rose tries to kiss her married ex Will. (Image credit: ITV)


When Will pulls away and sets her straight, will he tell his wife Kim? (Image credit: ITV)

Will Kim find out what went on?

Elsewhere, Rhona has a surprise to share… a tattoo!


Rhona has a surprise to share… she's had a tattoo. (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale continues weeknights from 7.30pm on ITV see our TV Guide for full listings. The next episode is Wednesday, July 17. There will be no Tuesday episode this week due to football. 

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