Problems in Laurel and Marlon’s marriage are to intensify in the coming weeks when she lashes out and hits him.
In the wake of paramedics being forced to intervene when a drunken Laurel almost chokes on her own vomit while supposedly looking after April and Arthur, Cain will be seen telling Marlon that he shouldn’t be wasting his life on her.
Laurel is horrified to learn that social services are getting involved, but Marlon is too angry to confront But, in scenes to be shown on Monday 4 May, Laurel snaps at Marlon and slaps him hard across the face after he calls her an alcoholic. But will her actions force her to get help?
Emmerdale boss Kate Oates revealed earlier this week that Marlon will consider leaving Laurel in the near future amid fears that her alcoholism is endangering the life of his daughter April.
Said the ITV soap’s producer: “Marlon’s going to have some really tough decisions to make about how long he can stay in this marriage when he’s got a little girl who really needs his help and support.
“We’re also going to be seeing Ashley get more involved and really try to pull that person that he once loved so much out of this terrible problem.”
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