Emmerdale's Chas Dingle faces heartbreak next week as she mourns her daughter's death but an unfamiliar face tries to ease her woes.
Chas is clearly struggling on the anniversary of Grace’s death. On the day, she ends up becoming increasingly frustrated when her daughter insists on going to the swings instead of visiting Grace’s grave.
As Paddy reflects on how much life has moved on at the graveyard since their daughter's passing, Chas is quietly in torment. She begins to feel stuck in the past.
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A while later, Chas' offer of a drink with Paddy is rejected as he goes for lunch with Mandy instead. She's left feeling completely alone. Later on that day, Harry introduces himself to Chas as 'Simon', and buys her drink.
Conversing, the pair easily settle into each other’s company however Simon's intentions remain unclear. Bonding over their late children, Chas admits bringing 'Simon' home was a mistake and he understands and kindly agrees to sleep on the sofa.
When Chas heads upstairs, Harry searches the backroom without her knowing. He then looks coldly at a photo of her and Caleb together.
The following morning, 'Simon' tries to head out of the Woolpack quietly, but not before he’s caught by unimpressed Paddy. Chas is unwilling to talk about Simon.
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Later on, rebuffed by Chas' earlier defiance, Paddy tells her that Eve wants to live with him going forward. But Chas puts her foot in it with a comment about Mandy’s motherhood and is forced to leave Eve in Tenants with worried Paddy.
Outside the house, with tears streaming down her face, Chas calls 'Simon'. Will Chas begin to catch deeper feelings for him?
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