Emmerdale: Rhona rumbles Ross’s painkiller addiction secret

An angry showdown sees Ross react badly to Rhona's accusations


Print media - No Use Before Tuesday 3rd April 2018
Online Media -  No Use Before 0700hrs Tuesday 3rd April 2018

Emmerdale - Ep 8121

Thursday 12th April 2018 - 1st Ep

Rhona Goskirk [ZOE HENRY] finds Ross Barton’s [MICHAEL PARR]  empty pill packet, and checks the prescription date and is concerned. Ross is thrown as Rhona questions him about taking too many painkillers and his frustration turns to anger when he demands she leaves but how will he react when he realises she’s taken away his painkillers?

Picture contact - david.crook@itv.com

Photographer - Amy Brammall

This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Plc Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website www.itvpictures.com

A concerned Rhona will confront Ross about his spiralling addiction to painkillers in next week’s Emmerdale, only to be met with a hostile response.


As long-time viewers will recall, Rhona was once addicted to prescription medication herself, so is able to spot the warning signs where Ross’s behaviour is concerned.

In the run-up to the showdown, Ross is told by Dr Cavanagh that his infection has cleared up. But with his reliance on pills increasing, he insists that he needs more painkillers.

The village GP than agrees to prescribe another week’s worth, but when Rhona spots an empty pill packet later in the week and checks the prescription date, she soon grows worried.


Ross is left thrown when Rhona then questions him about taking too many painkillers and with his frustration turning to anger, he ends up demanding that Rhona leaves.

But how will Ross react when he discovers that Rhona has taken the pills he has left?

You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s drama on Emmerdale below


And visit our dedicated Emmerdale page for all the latest news, interviews and spoilers.