The Kings' marriage is crumbling away and unlike Nicola, Jimmy doesn't seem to want to save it
Ever since Jimmy King (Nick Miles) careered into the side of the barn which then collapsed and exploded on Paul Ashdale (Recce Dinsdale), the haulage driver has wanted punishment.
Though the sun was clearly blinding Jimmy in the moments before the smash, he’s in pieces over the accident which turned fatal when injured Paul later died in hospital.
Having since been charged with death by dangerous driving, Jimmy has recently decided he’s definitely pleading guilty.
His decision has horrified Nicola (Nicola Wheeler).
No matter the state of their marriage – which is in absolute tatters – she can’t bear to see her husband give up his future freedom and their family without a fight.
Nicola’s hurt when Jimmy closes down her attempt to talk about his decision. With him having appeared to seek out Juliette rather than her to talk about Carl it’s another knock to their marriage.
Can the Kings, who were once so happy, get back on track?
Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays – see our TV Guide for full listings.