In an attempt to conceal their relationship from Emmerdale, Jacob Gallagher (Joe-Warren Plant) and Victoria Sugden (Isabel Hodgins) gave his father, David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden), the impression that Gabby Thomas (Rosie Bentham) was his secret lover.
Victoria hurried upstairs when David got home and nearly caught Jacob and her in an unpleasant moment. Jacob said it was Gabby, and David knew there was another person in the house.
Later, when David spotted Gabby at the Woolpack, he couldn’t help but tease her, leaving her totally confused about what was going on.
In later episodes, after speaking with Jacob, Gabby’s perplexity just becomes worse. He’s clearly in love, but Gabby can only assume that he’s talking about her based on his words.
Later, when she sees how well Dawn (Olivia Bromley) and Billy Fletcher (Jay Kontzle) get along, she starts to think about her own romantic relationships and wonders if Jacob feels the same way about her.
She thinks she has to correct him since she is certain that she doesn’t feel the same way about him.
After a rather awkward exchange of words, Gabby finally discovers that Jacob isn’t talking about her at all, but rather the lady he is in love with—his old almost-stepmother Victoria.
Gabby is naturally shocked to learn the truth, but now that she is aware of it, Jacob and Victoria realize they had better break the news of their relationship to Eric Pollard (Chris Chittell) and Leyla Harding (Roxy Shahidi) before they find out from someone else.
It needs to score quite high on the difficulty scale, as they know Pollard will be really furious that David departed the town in part because he was left heartbroken by Jacob and Victoria.
Leyla, on the other hand, has never been fond of Victoria since Victoria is well aware of what it’s like to be the target of Leyla’s ire.
In order to inform Leyla and Pollard simultaneously, Jacob and Victoria summon the bravery to call a meeting.
What will be the outcome?