The hand on Ashley’s shoulder belongs to the long arm of the law… And next week the law wants to hear about the sins Ashley has committed against his father
Earlier, all of Ashley’s worst fears start to come true when Rachel hears Laurel telling Bob that Sandy isn’t well. She goes to visit the old man and sees where Ashley hit him
Laurel tells Ashley the awful truth is out – they can’t lie to each other or anyone else any more
Ashley prepares to face his flock and is worried. He reminds Laurel that he forgave her sins with Marlon and Sandy snaps
Sandy shocks Ashley and Laurel as he rages at Ashley for all that he has done to hurt him and how he hurts Laurel, too
Angry and exhausted, Sandy tells Ashley to leave – and Laurel doesn’t stop him
At work, even Lizzie can see how unhappy Laurel is as she realises everyone knows about her near-affair with Marlon. Perhaps Marlon can help?
Doesn’t look like it. A few months ago Laurel and Marlon couldn’t bear to be apart, but now she wants nothing to do with him
Laurel doesn’t want Ashley, either, but the police do. Edna has told the cops that Ashley hit Sandy!
Ashley has begged for forgiveness from Sandy and from his God…
But now Ashley faces another force. Will he be shown any mercy? Watch Emmerdale on ITV1 from Monday, April 23