When Dawn Taylor (Olivia Bromley) just discovered she is pregnant after taking a pregnancy test, it came as a surprise to everyone in Emmerdale.
The news filled Jay Kontzle’s (Billy) heart with delight. Despite being a loving father to Dawn’s son Lucas (Noah Ryan Aspinall) and the couple’s adoptive daughter Clemmie (Mabel Addison), he has long yearned to have a family of his own.
Dawn acknowledged that it was something they could consider once they were married, but it was obvious that she wasn’t as interested as Billy.
After that, she met Clemmie. The young child had a difficult upbringing because her mother, Dawn’s former best friend and a drug addict, had passed away, leaving Clemmie in the care of other drug users who neglected her and forced her to sleep in a dog bed.
Billy had some initial concerns about Clemmie joining their family, and part of those concerns stemmed from his perception that it would cause Dawn to prioritise caring for the vulnerable youngster above considering having more children. Clemmie has adapted well since she joined Billy and Dawn’s household, but she finds it challenging to put her faith in others because she has always had the impression that they will reject her.
The couple visits the hospital in upcoming episodes so Dawn may get a scan to make sure everything is okay. But when they learn that Dawn is already sixteen weeks along—much further ahead than she had anticipated—they are in for a tremendous shock. Both of them have emotional outpourings as they watch their baby on the screen, anticipating the new member of their family.
They are aware that they will need to be quite tactful while telling Lucas and, in particular, Clemmie, the news. They decide to focus on making Clemmie’s birthday especially wonderful because it is her birthday, and then they will share the news.
However, as is customary in Emmerdale, nothing exactly goes as planned, and the couple quickly finds themselves coping with a dilemma after the chaotic release of the news. They never anticipated Clemmie’s response, and Dawn may suffer fatal repercussions as a result.