Emmerdale‘s Ryan Hawley talks to Soaplife about Robert finding out his brother Andy was involved in his shooting…

Aaron’s up in court for attempted murder… does Robert really believe it was Aaron who shot him?

“He is not sure. He is paranoid and suspicious and wants a definitive answer. He goes to court hoping to find out the truth, but is confused when Aaron pleads ‘Not Guilty.’ It’s hard to hear that when everybody has made Robert believe that his ex lover is guilty. Robert leaves the court wondering if it was someone else – like Cain or Andy.”

Is he relieved to think his attacker might not be Aaron?

“Yes, because he was genuinely heartbroken that it might have been Aaron. At first he didn’t want to believe it.”

What goes through his head when Ashley leaves a garbled message on his phone?

“The message implies that Andy was somehow involved in the shooting and so Robert stages a meeting between him and Andy. Robert tells Andy that he knows and provokes him. He can see by his reaction that he did actually have some kind of involvement. It is quite painful for Robert to hear that his brother actually wants him dead. Robert goes to call the police, but Andy slaps the phone out of his hand.”

What happens next?

“Robert shoots off in his car and heads towards the police station. Andy follows him in his Land Rover. He overtakes him, stops, reverses his car and Robert accepts the challenge. It is a dangerous situation as both brothers feel they have nothing to lose.”

Andy’s car flips over and his life is on the line… Will Robert stand by and leave him to die?

“Wait and see. It would be a great opportunity for Robert to do something to mend his relationship with Andy. It’s just a question of whether or not he will do the right thing… “