As everyone awaited updates on Paddy, tensions were high at the start of tonight’s episode of Emmerdale (Dominic Brunt). Bear (Joshua Richards) briefly considered giving up the search because Paddy definitely didn’t want to be located.
Additionally, Paddy’s absence caused Mandy (Lisa Riley) and Chas (Lucy Pargeter) to consider their roles in Paddy’s declining mental health.
Charity (Emma Atkins), who could now reason more clearly about the situation, began calling the Skipdale guest homes where Paddy had been seen. She soon discovered where the missing veterinarian was staying.
Chas and Mandy would go to speak with him, it was determined.
As they waited, they continued to discuss the circumstances that had led to Paddy leaving. Mandy assumed responsibility for her own actions, blaming her infidelity for his sadness.
Chas remarked that she shouldn’t feel guilty because Paddy had an affair while he was dating Rhona (Zoe Henry).
In poignant passages, Mandy confessed to Chas that she and Paddy had once been “soulmates” and that she was lonely. Chas advised her, “You want yourself back, not Paddy.” “Forgive yourself and go ahead,” was the advice.
Due to Eve (Bella James), Chas was forced to go back to the village, leaving Mandy behind to wait for Paddy’s arrival at the guest house. However, as she sped off, we
The executive lead for the Samaritans’ Media Advisory Service, Lorna Fraser, said that Paddy’s story presents an opportunity to show others, particularly middle-aged men, that no matter how difficult times can become, it is always possible to get help, get through, and eventually recover. Emmerdale has consulted with the Samaritans and Andy’s Man Club in developing this storyline.
“Depression and suicide are really serious issues, so we’re glad the creators worked so hard to make sure they told this story correctly.
“Our fantastic volunteers are always available to listen, day and night,” says the Samaritans, “so we encourage anyone impacted by this story to call out to us.”