Samson Dingle (Sam Hall) in Emmerdale was determined he didn’t want anything to do with the child from the minute he found out he was going to be a father.
When baby Esther was born, Amelia (Daisy Campbell) and Samson’s parents thought he would alter his mind. But, he just strengthened his stance that he had no feelings for Esther and didn’t want to be involved in her life.
Viewers are aware why things has changed recently since Samson learned that Noah (Jack Downham) has acquired considerable wealth. Samson understood that if he seemed to want to be a part of Amelia and Esther’s life, Noah would give him money in return for his word that he wouldn’t bother them. The issue with that kind of setup is that customers, as has been the case with Samson, are never content with a single payment and keep returning for more.
He does it again in upcoming episodes. Samson calls an ambulance when Esther falls unwell while he is caring for her and does the right thing, but Noah becomes upset when everyone applauds Samson for’saving’ Esther.
After the baby’s health crisis, Samson calls to check on her, but he’s just there to extort more money from Noah, revealing once again his true intentions. He informs Amelia of his apparent change of heart about spending time with his daughter as soon as he receives the financial transfer from Noah, leaving her heartbroken.
She worries about who would look after Esther while she attends college in the event that Samson is no longer able to do so, and she asks Noah whether he would be able to use his inheritance to pay for child care.
She is surprised by his response when he claims she is only using him as a cash register. Amelia flees angrily.
After hearing this conversation, Charity (Emma Atkins) confronts Noah about his surprising response to Amelia’s request. Her son acknowledges that Samson is blackmailing him and that all of his inheritance money has been spent.
She is obviously furious about what Samson has done, and soon Samson is surrounded by a number of irate individuals as he owns up to his actions.