To put it very lightly, since he returned to Emmerdale, Aaron Dingle (Danny Miller) has been a bit of a nuisance. He has bullied Vinny (Bradley Johnson) and been horrible to his mother, Chas (Lucy Pargeter).
His younger sister Eve (Bella James), who brings out the kind and compassionate aspect of his personality that is now buried very deeply, is the one person he appears to like being around.
Vicar Charles Anderson (Kevin Mathurin), who stood up for Chas while Aaron was mistreating her, was another person with whom he had a recent falling out. Thus, Aaron exacted revenge on Charles in the episode that aired on Tuesday, December 19.
He accomplished this in a very ruthless and deliberate manner by having an affair with Ethan, Charles’s son (Emile John). After that, it was evident that Ethan was deeply in love with Aaron, who appeared to share this sentiment. They agreed to get together later in the Woolpack.
Ethan informed Aaron that he felt a certain “chemistry” had developed between them there. Aaron continued to lead him till Charles entered. Now that Charles and Chas were in the room, Aaron opened up about his real feelings.
He vowed that nothing would ever happen between him and Ethan once more. He continued, calling Ethan “boring and needy and thirsty for love” after saying that they had just had sex and that it wasn’t that wonderful.
All of this had the intended outcome. Charles was furious, Chas was horrified that her son had been so harsh, and Ethan felt embarrassed.
Paddy (Dominic Brunt), who had been observing the proceedings as well, was well aware of Aaron’s goals. He informed Chas, “He’s feeding off your responses,” pointing out that Aaron had done all of this in an attempt to exact revenge on her. He holds her somewhat responsible for Liv’s (Isobel Steele) death due to the events leading up to it, but mostly because he is furious and wants someone to put the blame on.
According to Paddy, the only thing that could possibly work would be to show Aaron that they are done with him permanently and that they would no longer put up with his behavior.
Upon visiting her son in the scrapyard, Chas expressed her opinion that her son’s previous behavior at the bar had been “sick and sad.” She informed him that she and Paddy were done with him, and that going forward, he needed to stay clear of both of them as well as Eve.
“She is my sister,” I said. He objected, obviously distressed at the prospect of losing both his existing connection and another sibling.
Chas refused to budge. She emphasized, “This family is done with you.”
Will Aaron finally get the chance to change his ways as a result of this?