Paddy Kirk only just got back to the village but it seems he’s decided to make a swift exit in next week’s Emmerdale. Having returned from Germany to try and win over estranged wife Rhona, his hopes were dashed when he learned that she had been seeing resident charmer Pierce Harris.
Pierce is the widower of the woman Paddy had an affair with, making an already tricky situation a whole lot trickier. Pierce manages to give the impression that Paddy’s presence doesn’t bother him but his insecurities are beginning to bubble up to the surface. He’s glad that he and Rhona are off to Italy soon to get some distance.
Marlon begs Rhona to try and persuade Paddy to stay. She asks him not to leave for the sake of young Leo, but his heartbreaking reply is that he has to go because he will always love her. They say their goodbyes.
Marlon is gutted that he’s losing his best friend all over again. He dresses Leo in lederhosen in a last ditch attempt to get him to stay. At the pub, Aaron and Chas add their pleas to everyone else’s and tell Paddy they want him to stay.
Can he be persuaded? Or is his mind already made up?
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