In Emmerdale, Moira Barton (Natalie J. Robb) seems to have reached her breaking point when she tells Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley) that she is forced to sell Butlers Farm due to financial difficulties and being sabotaged.
In the ITV soap opera’s episode airing on Wednesday, May 17, a client informed Moira that some of the burgers the farm often sells had screws in them.
The adored character was appalled and started making apologies right away, promising Dermot a new agreement merely to keep him as a contact.
When Moira returned home, she began to worry about the farm’s future and explained to Cain that she was in debt from purchasing Rhona’s (Zoe Henry) portion and couldn’t afford to restore the “broken” equipment that had harmed the produce.
& to make things worse, Moira later got a phone call informing her that a complaint had been filed against her business, indicating that a Health & Safety inspection would soon be conducted.
Fearful of what is to come, Moira sat with Cain on the farm and came to a critical realisation: there is no chance for her to rescue the farm; the game is over; she is selling.
While Moira’s choice to do this was unexpected and startling, it was all part of Caleb’s (William Ash) plan. Caleb would later advise Moira to sell the property to Kim (Claire King).
Since Caleb is preoccupied with his plans to destroy Home Farm, he will naturally seize control of both Home Farm and Butlers if Moira sells to the Tates.