Emmerdale spoilers: Priya fire terror, child kidnapped, shock exit
It’s the end of an era in next week’s Emmerdale, as Priya Sharma (Fiona Wade) is leaving the village for a new life – but don’t expect a quiet ending.
She is shaken at the start of the week after an accidental fire brings back the trauma of what happened in the maze.
As she recovers from this, there is new opportunity as she gets a job and prepares to start her new life – but David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden) is determined to stand her way; and takes the shockingly drastic action of taking Amba.
Meanwhile, fears arise for Cathy Hope (Gabrielle Dowling) when she expresses aggressive behaviour.
After she insults Bernice (Samantha Giles), the B&B owner lends her an ear, and Cathy confides what is wrong.
Can she get the support she needs?
Here’s what you can expect next week.
Monday January 23
At Take A Vow’s event, when a veil catches alight from candles, Priya becomes helpless with fear. Leyla salvages the situation but fails to see how traumatising this is for Priya.
Fraught Jai searches for Priya and, understanding Priya’s past trauma, Manpreet agrees to help. Back at the salon, Leyla is left shaken when a client offers her a job with his London team.
At Holdgate, Manpreet and Jai try to comfort Priya as she relives her trauma.
Caleb is unperturbed by Cain’s intimidation tactics, and makes it very clear he’s going nowhere.
Mary is disappointed when her date Joy doesn’t turn out to be the person that she thought she was.
Vinny is full of grief and anger as he lashes out at Paddy for not acknowledging his own heartbreak.
Tuesday January 24
Aware she need to make a decision about the job, a tentative Leyla talks to Jacob about her offer.
Acting cool, Jacob pretends he doesn’t care and slams the door in her face.
Meanwhile, Priya bumps into Justin outside the HOP and decides to own what happened yesterday, explaining her past trauma.
Impressed, Justin invites her for a coffee. Accepting the job offer over the phone, Leyla’s face suddenly drops. Leyla is left stunned when Priya reveals she’s been offered a job with Justin’s company.
Priya defends herself, explaining that she didn’t even know Justin had offered Leyla the job; but Leyla accuses Priya of sabotage.
In the café, Bernice tries to help Cathy with her revision. Brenda is furious when Bernice leaves the café upset and offended by Cathy’s hurtful comments about the menopause.
Bob is at the end of his tether as he confronts Cathy; but when Heath butts in, Cathy loses it and violently smashes his guitar on the floor. Cathy heads off, confused and embarrassed.
Even though things didn’t go to plan with Joy, Mary hasn’t given up on love and has another date planned but things don’t go well when that date is a no-show.
Wednesday January 25
Unhappy about Priya’s plan to move away for the new job with Amba, David is determined to take control.
Rishi is crestfallen when he realises Priya never intended for him to come with her to London.
Bob and Brenda are shocked when they receive a call from Cathy’s school explaining she’s run out of her mock exam.
Later, Bernice catches Cathy washing her skirt in the sink. Opening up a little, overwhelmed Cathy feels ashamed of her heavy periods and explains this is the reason why she missed her exam.
A pensive Cathy is relieved and grateful for Bernice’s support and promises to talk with Manpreet about ways to help manage her symptoms.
Cathy wishes she could tell Bob how she’s feeling but instead she lies to get him off her case.
Thursday January 26
Priya’s world falls apart as she come to the conclusion that David has kidnapped Amba. Jacob and Pollard are desperate to fix this, as they try to convince Priya not to call the police.
At Take A Vow, Leyla’s thrown by Priya’s outburst when she learns David has disappeared with Amba and Theo.
At the unknown cottage, David is surprised to find Leyla at the door. Defensive David refuses to see sense and is in denial as Leyla accuses him of running away from his problems just like she did.
David is past the point of no return as he locks Leyla in the bathroom before she can call the police. Outside the shop, Priya makes a call to the police herself.
Mary discusses her current dating experience with Kim, who advises channelling confidence.
Gabby is thrilled to know the attraction is mutual between her and Nicky, but Nicky still refuses to cross that line.
Mandy suggests Bob and Bernice should buy the B&B together but is left worried she’s created a monster as Bob and Bernice agree to go into business together.
Friday January 27
Will accuses Sam of stealing from him in a major row; but whose side will Kim take when the truth is revealed?
David faces turmoil in the wake of his desperate actions while Bob and Bernice make plans.
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