Future episodes of Emmerdale are expected to reveal several secrets, including one that has been building for nine months: Mackenzie Boyd (Lawrence Robb) is the father of Chloe Harris’s (Jessie Elland) newborn son, Reuben (Sebastian Kenneth Downes).
Following a one-night encounter, Mackenzie and Charity (Emma Atkins) very briefly ended their relationship when Charity lost the baby she was carrying. This led to the conception of Reuben.
Charity yelled at Mackenzie in a fit of wrath, telling him to “go and scatter his seed elsewhere,” and the dumb guy did just that.
Early on, he didn’t want anything to do with Chloe carrying his child; but, as time went on and the prospect of being a father grew more apparent to him, his emotions began to shift.
It was only a matter of time until the truth about Reuben’s paternity would come to light when Chloe gave birth to the adorable baby boy on the day of Mack and Charity’s wedding, not least since Mackenzie struggled to control his feelings.
After Reuben is brought to the hospital and Chloe learns he could have a brain bleed, a serious health crisis for the infant serves as the impetus that ultimately alters everything.
When the Woolpack hears the news, Mackenzie attempts to disguise how concerned he is, but Dan (Liam Fox), who continues bringing up the matter and is attempting to remain optimistic about Reuben’s possibilities, distracts him.
Charity is horrified when Mack hits the kind-hearted Dan in what seems to be an unjustified assault because he is filled with emotion. As soon as he leaves the Woolpack, Mack bolts into the darkness.
He approaches the hospital but doesn’t dare to enter; instead, he waits outside, oblivious to Charity’s growing concern. Charity attempts to find out why Mack acted in such a harsh manner, and finally he knows he must be with his son.
After hearing excellent news about Reuben, Charity and Amy (Natalie Ann Jamieson) go to the hospital to meet Chloe and the baby, but Charity soon learns that Mackenzie has already arrived.