Desperate lies leads to heartache on Emmerdale, while another villager is left struggling in the web of a blackmail plot
It’s a difficult time for the villagers in Emmerdale as lies continue to consume their lives.
The desperate lies of one leads to the heartache of their spouse, who is trying desperately to keep their marriage afloat.
Will his dishonesty prove to be fatal for their relationship?
After being led down a dark path, another is forced into a corner as blackmail is on the cards.
And one young villager’s hopes are dashed as she has to say goodbye to her friend.
Here’s what’s coming up on Emmerdale…
Liam’s lies unravel as Leyla makes an alarming discovery
Liam Cavanagh is rumbled by his suspicious wife Leyla Harding, after his recent odd behaviour.
It comes following a new job role for the doctor, with him starting at Hotten General, previously working in the village surgery.
But Leyla soon makes a shocking discovery and realises she’s been lied to, when she heads to the hospital to pay him a visit.
Noticing that he has been acting weirdly since his new role began, she decides to find out what’s been going on.
But as she arrives, Leyla is stunned and confused when she finds out Liam doesn’t even work there and has completely made up his new job.
She does confront Liam and tries to get the truth out of him but he doesn’t give anything away, leading to her suspecting he might be having an affair.
Leyla worries he is secretly having a fling with his ex Bernice Blackstock, after their recent marriage troubles.
Liam has been grieving the death of his 18-year-old daughter Leanna who died earlier this year, and was in fact murdered by his colleague Meena Jutla – something no one knows.
Leyla suffered a devastating miscarriage recently, but kept the news from him at first in fear of him not coping.
Now the pair seem to be doing okay, until Leyla suspects he is hiding something from her given his blatant lies about his whereabouts.
She later spots him putting flowers in the back of his car, and convinces pal Priya Sharma that they need to follow him.
When they reach his final location, he enters a mystery house which has a ‘for sale’ sign outside – leaving the ladies baffled.
As Liam returns home later on, Leyla notices he is in a more upbeat mood as he continues to lie about his day at work at the hospital.
He has no idea he has been followed, with Leyla devastated when he continues to be dishonest with her.
Leyla, still not knowing what exactly is going on, continues her investigation into his recent activity away from the house.
She decides to look at his sat nav to see what his history reveals about where he has been in the past week.
It’s not long before she comes to a decision, while Priya is disapproving of her approach to her husband’s clear lies.
But will Leyla tell him what she knows, and will Liam finally spill the truth?
Blackmail horror as Al discovers Paddy’s dark secret
Paddy Kirk is embroiled in yet more drama after his desperation this week leads to a dark situation.
His nemesis Al ends up blackmailing Paddy, played by Dominic Brunt, after discovering the vet’s plot to get rid of him through less than legal means.
This week, Paddy turns to Kim to get her help in getting Al to leave the Dales for good – and not buy Marlon’s share in the Woolpack.
Kim agrees that she would like to get Al out of HOP, but tells Paddy that he still needs to sweeten the deal by doping her race horse so that she can get the money to keep Al out of the pub.
Paddy reluctantly agrees and is further backed into a corner when Kim warns him that his situation could worsen if her doped horse doesn’t win the race.
He’s stressed as he listens to the race, but relieved when he hears that the horse had won and receives a packet of cash from Kim.
Next week, Paddy is deeply uncomfortable as he fears that Kim will reveal the truth about what he’s done.
Kim can’t help but toy with him, teasing that she isn’t sure if she will be able to keep quiet about what he’s done.
Paddy feels trapped as Chas asks him when he’s got more work lined up with the race course, with the pub in dire financial straits.
Later, when he’s with Kim, Paddy is asked to dope her race horse again.
However, the pair don’t realise that they have are being overheard by Al, who decides to make the most of it.
He goes onto corner Paddy and blackmail him.
Will Al come out on top again?
*Emmerdale airs weekdays at 7pm on ITV, with additional episodes on Thursdays at 8pm