The life of Moses Dingle will be put on the line in the coming weeks when he has accident in the bath.
The horrific incident comes when a belligerent Emma arrives at the house and starts an argument with Debbie, who then takes her eye off the baby.
“Emma gets drunk and she wants Debbie to come down and talk to her. But because Emma distracts her, there are consequences,” says actress Gillian Kearney.
The showdown comes after the battle for Moses’s future grows ever more intense, after Debbie finds out that Ross has made a secret childcare agreement with Emma so that she can see her grandchild.
But despite Debbie reiterating that she’s cutting Emma out of Moses’s life, Ross’s mum doesn’t take no for an answer. In secret, Emma pays a prison visit to Charity in the hope that she’ll be granted custody.
But with Emma looking to have met her match in Charity, it isn’t long before she’s back in the village venting her anger at Debbie, which is when the bathtime accident occurs.
Scenes to be shown on Friday 18 December will see the baby’s nearest and dearest keeping a bedside vigil at the hospital. But will Debbie and Emma ever be able to put their differences aside for the sake of Moses?
Adds Kearney: “Emma doesn’t mean to be destructive and, after the accident, there is a bit of a moment between Debbie and Emma. They both admit that if they hadn’t have clashed, then the baby would never have been in trouble. And Debbie admits that she was out of order.”
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