Ashley Thomas is not happy when hears another minister is conducting the memorial service for the victims of the recent Emmerdale disaster so he decides to return to his post as the village vicar. But as he’s still recovering from being run over a few months back… Is he ready for the pressure?

 

As Pete, Debbie and Chas make their way to the church for the service, they bump into David who lost his stepmum, Val, in the recent disaster.

 

The villagers gather to pay their respects, but some locals are still missing. Emma, for one, is desperate to know where her son Ross is…

It soon becomes clear that Ashley isn’t coping. At the service, he struggle to hold it together when he gets names mixed up. And later, Sandy finds himself in a bit of a fix because his son has forgetten to order a cab to collect him from a hospital appointment.

 

A few days later, Ashley pays a visit to Dan, who’s working at the garage.

 

Dan’s family was hit hard by tragedy in the disaster, losing Ruby…

 

But as Ashley talks to Dan, he suddenly has a seizure…

 

As Ashley collapses to the floor, a helpless Dan has no idea what to do. Will Ashley survive? Watch the drama unfold on Emmerdale from Monday, August 17.