With a fresh batch of teaser images proving Lydia Dingle’s (Karen Blick) grief after being sexually assaulted by her childhood pal Craig, Emmerdale is set for an emotional and terrible week.
In following scenes, Craig, who reconciled with her a few weeks earlier, wants to talk to Lydia about their shared past. Lydia offers to accompany him to their baby’s final resting place so they may explore what life would have been like had things gone differently.
However, a contentious scene follows in which the two almost kiss. Lydia finds it difficult to absorb what happened, and in later episodes, she snaps at Kim Tate (Claire King) before deciding she wants to retire.
Before telling Lydia his genuine thoughts, Craig attempts to persuade her to reconsider her choice. However, when the repulsive newcomer presses himself on the horrified Lydia, the situation takes a horrible turn.
After being raped and being devastated, Lydia is brought home by the perpetrator, where she sobs in the shower and vows to keep the incident a secret.
While Tom King (James Chase) is considering leaving the town, Belle Dingle (Eden Taylor-Draper) is left feeling uneasy. When Tom gives Dawn Taylor (Olivia Bromley) a ride in his new vehicle, Belle begins to wonder whether there is even a trace of chemistry between the two.
But when Tom is attacked by a thief who demands his car keys while another assaults him and steals his vehicle, things take an unexpected turn.
The proposition piques Nate’s interest. Cain, on the other hand, is not, but eventually the tension between the siblings begins to melt, and Caleb is then welcomed into the family with a traditional drink from the Dingle welly.