James Thornton as John Barton
Convinced Leyla was having an affair with Nathan, David confronted her and Leyla knew it was time she told him everything.
David was devastated to hear that she had in fact slept with him, and all over taking some money from the shop.
See his reaction in our episode highlights
Was this the end of David and Leyla for good?
Meanwhile, Laurel made it clear she was sick of Sally's interfering.Read More
David was still devastated following Leyla's confession and was on a mission to teach Nathan a lesson, if for no other reason than he'd always hated him.
Nathan provided him with the perfect opportunity when he caught Leyla leaving work and hurled abuse at her for being cheap and easy.
David didn't need any more prompting...Read More
Laurel was at the end of her tether with Sally's interfering and told her in no uncertain terms that if she needed help, she would ask for it.
Sally took this quite well but was fuming when Laurel told her she wasn't invited to Ashley's birthday celebrations.Read More
It was Ashley's birthday and Sally was determined not to be left out of the celebrations.
However, even Ashley was in no mood to insist she join in and Sally was at the end of her jealous tether.
Laurel found her doing the church correspondence and blasted her for deliberately interfering.
Sally left the church, but before she did, she made sure Laurel would regret taking her for granted...Read More
Laurel worked on the church correspondence not realising the grave danger she was in until it was too late.
The heater set fire to the curtain and within seconds, the flames were raging through the building.
Laurel had lost her phone and her only chance of getting help was to ring the church bells.Read More
The village was in shock following the church fire and worried sick about Laurel.
However, Laurel eventually regained consciousness and was receiving visitors that evening.
She was confused when Ashley told her the church doors had been open when he went in to save her.
Did he believe her when she told him the door was locked?
Elsewhere, David asked Priya out on a date.Read More
Doug couldn't bear to see Leyla and David so unhappy and had a word with David, reminding him what a great catch Leyla was.
David plucked up the courage to speak to his ex. Was there any chance of a reunion?
Elsewhere, Sally enjoyed ruling the roost while Laurel recovered in hospital.Read More
Nicola could tell that Laurel was uneasy about returning home and of course, she had every reason to be.
Annoyed at no longer being the lady of the house, Sally waited for the first opportunity to do away with Laurel.
When no one was around and Laurel was napping on the sofa, Sally picked up a cushion and was ready to do her worst. But then...
Meanwhile, Marlon struggled to hide his jealousy when Moira was couply with John.Read More
To prove his trust to Charity, Cain took her and Debbie shopping, stopping at the storage unit first.
Charity now knew exactly where he was keeping his money and told Carl she didn't need his help any more...
Elsewhere, Laurel talked herself out of suspecting Sally.Read More
Debbie was thrilled that her parents had spent the night together and were seemingly 'back on'.
Carl was determined that Charity wouldn't have her cake and eat and went through with his promise to tell Cain about their collusion.
However, after convincing Cain that Carl was lying, Charity landed on her feet again when she came across the key to Cain's storage unit at the garage.Read More
Charity was clearly confused over her feelings for Cain. She was settling back into family life but she also had the key to his fortune.
And people were starting to suspect that she was up to something...
Meanwhile, Moira sussed that Marlon had a crush on her.Read More
Charity battled with her emotions over Cain and his money, unable to figure out what she really wanted.
Later that night, Cain told her he was in love with her. But was that enough to make her change her plans?
Elsewhere, Hannah went missing after getting drunk at Aaron's party.Read More
It wasn't long before Cain discovered his storage security card was missing.
Putting two and two together, he headed straight to the unit with Debbie, to find Charity with his cash.
What he didn't know was that she had changed her mind and was putting the money back. She wanted to be with him - but it was too late.Read More
Marlon was touched when Moira told him how grateful she was to him for looking out for Hannah.
Unsurprisingly, he took this as further evidence that she fancied him. But even Paddy couldn't convince Marlon that his head was in the clouds.
Was the chef heading for the biggest embarrassment of his life?
Meanwhile, Cain blamed Debbie for Charity's betrayal, insisting she never should have allowed her mother back into their lives.Read More
Cain hit the roof when he found out Marlon had let Charity stay at Tall Trees.
Storming over there, Cain literally threw all his money in her face and told her to take it, because that's all she was getting.
Charity pleaded with Cain to believe that she wanted him, but the damage was done.
There was nothing left for her in the village. Would she take the money and go?Read More
Mark couldn't hide his jealousy at Faye's blossoming relationship with Jai.
She was stunned when Mark revealed he'd made a mistake. He didn't want to be with Natasha any more - he wanted her.
Elsewhere, Sam convinced Olena to stay in the village for a while longer.Read More
Belle, Will and Sam are showing Olena around Home Farm estate when Will collapses and starts convulsing.
Belle runs to get help while Olena puts Will in the recovery position. But will this unexpected episode expose Olena to the authorities?
Elsewhere, Charity begs Debbie for another chance.
And at the factory, Priya is forced to step up her authority when her brothers threaten to sack Eli.Read More
When the church fire report concluded a heater had started the blaze, Laurel knew something was wrong.
She went to the church and slowly pieced things together, realising that Sally must have moved the heater and locked her inside.
But Laurel had a big problem on her hands... Ashley refused to believe her allegations.
Would Sally succeed in getting rid of Laurel after all?
Meanwhile, Jai guessed that Faye was having an affair with Mark.Read More
Ashley refused to believe Laurel's allegations against Sally, so she threatened to walk out.
But Ashley stood by Sally, believing Laurel was deluded following the fire.
Laurel packed a bag and left. Was her marriage over?
Elsewhere, Maisie was in serious trouble with Katie.Read More
Sally offered to leave Mulberry to make Ashley believe she was trying to be helpful.
There was a brief respite when Laurel came home, believing Sally had left the village. But she was staying at Edna's and when Laurel found out, a blazing row with Ashley ended with Laurel leaving the village instead.
Could Ashley and Laurel's marriage survive Sally's sabotage?Read More
Doug was furious that Ashley was siding with Sally over Laurel and told him that if she never came back it would be his fault.
Meanwhile, Sally had to hide her glee as Edna broke the news that Laurel had left the village.
When would she make her move?
Elsewhere, Diane found out that Val and Eric were opening a restaurant at the B&B.Read More
Adam was confused when Aaron appeared to have gone off Holly, but Aaron insisted he was playing it cool so she would come running.
Was this really what was going on?
Elsewhere, Charity felt very alone when no one would speak to her, and Doug told Ashley he wouldn't allow Laurel to get hurt any more.Read More
Doug had some harsh words for Ashley but was all ready to apologise when he returned home to find his son-in-law drinking wine with Sally.
That was the last straw and when Ashley wouldn't make Sally leave, Doug decided he would.
Elsewhere, Holly was gutted when Aaron made it clear he no longer fancied her.Read More
Adam and Aaron were out driving when they almost had a serious accident.
Aaron cut his head, but as Adam leant in to check out the injury, Aaron did something very unexpected…
Shadrach and Zak found Sam talking to someone. Zak realised something was up and started heading upstairs, but before Sam could stop him Olena stepped out and decided to give herself up.Read More
Adam confronted Aaron about his attempt to kiss him and questioned his sexuality, while a mortified Aaron furiously denied what he had just done.
Nicola booked a fancy restaurant for Scarlett's 18th birthday despite Jimmy's protests.
Charity revealed to Marlon that she was going to find a job to pay for Debbie's Christmas present as she was determined not to spend Cain's money.
And a terrified Lizzie told Marlon and Charity she was attacked.Read More
Aaron continued to ignore Paddy in an attempt to shut out the events of the night before.
Adam dropped in to see Aaron and talk through the previous evening, but Aaron flatly denied anything happened between them.
Meanwhile Nicola was shocked when Scarlett insisted she wasn't going to claim her inheritance until she knew what to do with it.Read More
Debbie found out about Charity's church donation, and tried to get the cash back - knowing that Cain would go mental once he realised what had happened.
Meanwhile Adam told Holly to steer clear of Aaron, but didn’t explain why, and poor Ashley struggled with the thought of facing Christmas alone.
Plus Moira and John worried about Hannah after she pretended to be ill to skive off schoolRead More
Adam was worried when Holly went out for a drink with Aaron and his fears were confirmed when Aaron kisses Holly passionately in front of him.
Meanwhile, Charity was over the moon when the Sharmas give her a job, and Marlon and Eli were worried about Lizzie's state of mind.
And it all blew up when Pollard changed his mind about giving Olena a job...Read More
Carl and Charity had a falling out in The Woolpack. After Debbie jumped in, she let slip that Chas knew about the money all along.
Carl went mad at Chas and she stormed out.
Katie tried to set up Maisie and Jai, and they got on famously until Maisie realised what Jai had in store for her back at Holdgate.
And Lisa was flattered when her art teacher tells her she'd make an excellent model, but was taken aback after he asked her to pose nude!Read More
It's was all go in the garage when Carl threatened to kill Debbie if she didn't give him the money. Charity then stepped in with a large spade and took out his legs.
Later Charity and Debbie filled Chas in on Carl's behaviour, she was devastated that he put the money berfore her - but he left without listening.
Plus Sally turned on her charm on Ashley when she dropped by - but he refused to fall for it.Read More
Ashley was about to lose the plot, when Laurel called - unfortunately she only wanted to make a time to see Gabby. And Edna begged with Ashley to return to work, but he couldn't manage it.
Charity was pleasantly surprised when Debbie invited her and Noah over for Christmas Day, whilst Carl and Chas had naother fight over the money. And Mark and Faye agreed they'd let everyone they're together after Christmas.Read More
Sally concocted a plan when she found out Laurel used to organise the Church carol service and surprised Ashley by arranging it all herself. He was touched and gave a moving speech - has she managed to reel him back in?
Maisie helped Ryan buy a Christmas present for Katie and the two ended up playfully teasing each other as they shopped.
Meanwhile, Terry prepared a dinner party for Val and Pollard, who had to admit his stew was tasty - and eventually agreed simple home cooking could make a profit.Read More
Lisa initially rejected Holly's request to be a nude life model for her art class, but the thought of the money spurred her on. But she didn't tell Zak where she had been as she knew he wouldn't approve.
Ryan and Katie carried a worse-for-wear Maisie home from the pub and Ryan helped put her to bed on Katie's sofa. Maisie told him she liked him looking after her...
And Nikhil was taken aback when Adele kissed him under the mistletoe in the pub.Read More
Debbie was angry that Cain returned to Emmerdale. But not as shocked as Cain when he realised Charity was still knocking about the Dales.
Maisie was hungover after her boozy night, and felt awkward around Ryan. While he felt guilty about his feelings for Maisie, and took out Katie to dinner to make up for it.
Sally was pleased when she found out that Ashley wasn't getting back together with Laurel.Read More
He might have promised Debbie he’d stay out of trouble, but Cain still went for Carl with a spanner after he found out that he'd attacked her.
Faye gave Mark a ring as a Xmas present and Natasha got suspicious when she found him being super-nice to the kids.
Plus Lisa lied to Zak about where she got the money for Belle’s lap top.Read More
Charity and Cain had a big fight over Christmas dinner at Wishing Well. But things took an unexpected and romantic turn for the ex-lovers when Charity proposed!
Meanwhile Mark divided the day between Faye and his family, and Aaron felt weird around Adam at the Barton’s when they were paired up for karaoke.
Plus Nicola and Jimmy spent their first Christmas with baby Angelica, and Ashley had a tragic meeting with Laurel.Read More
Zak and Lisa argued about her nude modelling, with Zak insisting: "Only I'm supposed to see those things!"
Meanwhile, Carl reluctantly offered his congratulations to Cain and Charity.
Elsewhere, Ryan couldn't resist Maisie any longer and took her quite by surprise.Read More
Natasha saw a 'To Let' sign outside Faye's house and stopped by to tell her good riddance.
What she didn't know was that Mark had been with Faye just moments before and she didn't plan on leaving the village alone...
Will Natasha suss what her husband is up to before he walks out on her?
Elsewhere, Maisie was happy to hear that Katie and Ryan were coming to the pub on New Year's Eve and Zak gave Lisa the go-ahead for more nude modelling.Read More
Maisie added some festive spice to the Woolpack New Year's Eve party by getting a slap from Faye.
Despite his initial annoyance at Maisie's behaviour, it wasn't long before Ryan was kissing her passionately in the shadows leaving Katie to wonder where her boyfriend was.
Meanwhile, the villagers cracked on with the celebrations, not knowing what explosive revelations the New Year would bring...Read More
Ryan and Maisie had some time alone at Home Farm and came dangerously close to taking things further.
What they didn't know was that during a few stolen moments in the office, Nathan walked in and saw them.
What action will Nathan take?
Elsewhere, Natasha shocked Faye by offering up a truce.Read More
Nathan revealed that he'd seen Ryan and Maisie and told his friend he couldn't carry on two-timing Katie.
If Ryan didn't end it with one of them, Nathan would tell Katie everything.
Meanwhile, Cain teased Aaron when a male customer gave him the come-on at the garage.
And Ashley was flabbergasted when Nicola accused him of having an affair with Sally.Read More
Ryan sat down and told a devastated Katie he was calling off their relationship.
Poor Katie couldn't believe her ears and demanded to know if he had feelings for someone else. What did he say?
Meanwhile, Holly propositioned Aaron at the pub, but he couldn't take his eyes off Adam.Read More
When Aaron spent the night with Holly, Adam knew he had to tell her what he knew.
He blurted out that Aaron had tried to kiss him on the night of the crash. But did Holly believe him?
Meanwhile, Maisie felt terrible about Katie and told Ryan he should tell her the truth.
And at Mulberry, Diane made it clear to Ashley that he had to get rid of Sally if he stood any chance of saving his marriage.Read More
Ashley was finally going to tell Sally that she had to leave the village and sat her down to have the conversation.
But in her deranged little head, Sally was convinced Ashley was about to declare his love and moved in for a kiss...
Meanwhile, Katie shunned Ryan at the pub and Adam told John about Aaron.Read More
Ashley couldn't believe it when Sally revealed she was in love with him and believed his feelings were mutual.
She even dared to tell him that he had chosen Laurel over her. How did he react to that?
Over at Home Farm, Natasha knew that Mark had lied about playing golf.
And the Bartons wondered how Aaron could possibly be gay.Read More
Aaron knew Adam had fuelled the gossip about his sexuality and confronted him. But Adam gave him a choice - finish it with Holly or have the whole village find out he was gay.
Elsewhere, Faye and Mark knew Natasha was onto them, while Ryan and Maisie planned some quality time together.
Things were getting more complicated for Mark by the minute... How would it all end?Read More
Natasha was convinced that Mark was lying to her and sure enough, she quickly found out that he wasn't where he claimed to be.
But did she find out what he was really up to?
Meanwhile, Aaron deliberately got caught being intimate with Holly so that Paddy would believe he was straight.
And Nikhil realised he had met his match in Charity.Read More
Unaware that Ryan and Maisie were upstairs, Mark and Faye returned to Tenant's Cottage having decided to end their affair.
But as they kissed each other goodbye, Natasha walked in...
Elsewhere, Adam and Aaron called a truce and Charity tried to convince the Sharmas she could double their profits.Read More
Mark's world came crashing down around him as his terrible secrets came spilling out.
Ryan heard how his mother had lied to him all his life about his real father, and Maisie felt sick as she realised she had fallen for her half-brother.
And what about Natasha and Faye?Read More
Maisie and Ryan struggled to take in what they were hearing about Mark.
The young pair were sick at the idea that they had nearly consummated their romantic relationship when all the while they were half brother and sister.
Mark didn't know where to turn and it wasn't long before Nathan showed up and demanded to know what was going on.
Everyone despised Mark - and by the end of the day one of them would have killed him.Read More
Natasha tried to convince her children that she'd kept Mark's awful secret to protect them.
But all they knew was that Mark had torn their family apart.
Faye was beside herself when Ryan went walkabout and she couldn't find him anywhere.
Later when Mark was alone at Home Farm, he wrote Natasha a letter and headed off into the woods - with his shotgun.
But he wasn't the one who pulled the trigger. Who shot Mark?Read More
Faye was relieved when Ryan finally came home although he didn't have anything to say.
At Home Farm, Natasha had to convince Will that his missing father had not abandoned him.
And finally, Ashley asked Sally to leave the village, but she told him she wasn't going anywhere.Read More
Maisie went back to work and tried to make people believe she was fine.
But when Faye walked into the bar, Maisie lost it and she was heartbroken when she found out Katie was offering Ryan a roof over his head.
Would she ever get over the romantic feelings she had for her brother?
Meanwhile, Charity was fired from the factory.Read More
Ashley and Gabby were on their way to see Laurel when Sally suddenly appeared in the road.
It was too late for Ashley to swerve so he hit her and she she landed unconscious, on the ground.
How badly was she hurt?
Elsewhere, Nicola had a fit when she found Jimmy enjoying a drink in the pub instead of helping with the christening arrangements.Read More
Ashley had a hunch that Sally had deliberately stepped in front of his car but she wouldn't admit it.
When he refused to stay with her, she behaved like an animal and later told Edna that she and Ashley had been having a relationship.
Did Edna believe these terrible lies?
Elsewhere, Jimmy and Carl went on an overnight job the day before Angelica's christening.
Would they make it back in time?Read More
It was the day of the christening and Nicola was running around like a headless chicken.
Jimmy and Carl hadn't returned from their business trip as they had problems of their own.
But things were about to get a lot worse...
Elsewhere, Debbie had bad news for Nikhil about the car he'd just bought for Priya.Read More
Against all odds, the christening went ahead and Nicola forgave Jimmy for arriving late and looking like a chimney sweep.
Meanwhile, Ashley went to see Sally and told her to get her sick, deluded ideas out of her head.
He could finally see how mad she really was. But was it too late?Read More
Carl was stunned when his ex-wife Colleen turned up with their kids and asked him to take care of them for a while.
Chas was furious when he accepted without consulting her. But after all, he was their father.
How would parenthood affect Chas and Carl's relationship?
Elsewhere, a senior member of the diocese paid Ashley a visit to take down some details regarding the Sally saga.Read More
Charity enjoyed making Carl squirm as he was forced to ask her to do a driving job for him.
Predictably Cain wasn't too happy about the arrangement but she told him he could like it or lump it.
Elsewhere, Ashley broke down in front of Edna and she finally believed he was telling the truth about Sally.Read More
Edna confronted Sally over her 'feelings' for Ashley and asked her to leave.
Sally's response was to smirk and tell Edna that she didn't take kindly to people turning against her.
Should Edna worry?
Elsewhere, Debbie enjoyed a drink with Nikhil while Charity and Cain toasted her new job.
All was going well with the Dingles - for now...Read More
Ashley is alarmed when Terry reveals Sally is staying at the B&B.
Later on, Edna realises it was Sally who hurled the brick through her window all those weeks ago.
Together, Ashley and Edna warn Sally that her game is up – but she’s got another vicious move up her sleeve…
Meanwhile, Natasha is heartbroken when Will continues to question Mark’s whereabouts.
And Nicola forces Jimmy to set a date for the wedding.Read More
Natasha and Maisie are struggling to cope when the police arrive to question them.
Meanwhile, the Bishop comes to see Sally’s handiwork and apologises to Ashley for underestimating the situation.
And finally, Aaron drops a wrench on Cain’s foot, causing rather a lot of damage…Read More
The investigation into Mark’s disappearance begins. Will they uncover the truth about what happened?
Meanwhile, unable to cope with her feelings for Ryan, Maisie asks him for a private word.
Will Ryan comfort his sister or snub her?
Elsewhere, Kayleigh teases Victoria about getting a lift from Moira and tells her to send Hannah another text.
Will Victoria give in to her vicious friend?Read More
Victoria feels guilty when she’s on the bus with Hannah, who receives yet another nasty text message.
Hannah bursts into tears and Victoria looks at the long list of abuse on her mobile phone.
Will this be enough to make Victoria stop the bullying?
Elsewhere, Leyla has to calm a hysterical Maisie after she talks to Faye about Ryan.
And Olena feels uncomfortable at Sam’s obvious feelings for her, as she is interested in someone else.Read More
The Bartons are having dinner at Diane's when Hannah receives another text message.
Victoria finally admits that she knows all about the nasty messages, but soon wishes she hadn't...
Meanwhile, Maisie keeps up a front and appreciates some kindness from Andy at work.
Elsewhere, Carl is reluctant to spend time with his children.Read More
Maisie is close to the edge as she hears Ryan is staying with Katie again.
Downing several drinks, Maisie has another episode in the Woolpack. But will she tell Katie the truth about Ryan?
Meanwhile, Zak tries to take the pressure off Lisa.
Olena is troubled by Sam's attraction to her and Victoria is punished by her peers at school.Read More
Lisa is thrilled when Zak whisks her away for a romantic break, leaving Shadrach in the house unattended.
Shadrach decides to enjoy a rare pleasure - a bath. But he falls asleep with the water running...
Will Lisa and Zak have a home to come back to?
Up at Home Farm, the police tell Natasha they've found a body.
And finally, Diane tries to break the ice with Moira.Read More
The police ask Natasha to identify the body while Ryan breaks the news to Faye.
Faye rushes to the station and takes Natasha's hand before they both go in.
But is it Mark?
Elsewhere. Marlon helps mend relations between Diane and Moira.
And Shadrach does a runner after his soggy mishap at Wishing Well.Read More