Note: The following article contains discussion of themes including suicide that some readers may find upsetting.
Emmerdale spoilers follow.
Next week in Emmerdale, Dawn is trapped with Malone as he pulls a gun on her and tempts her with heroin.
Meanwhile, Nate overhears Jamie and Belle talking, leading to Belle confessing she knows who hit Moira.
Here are the nine big moments you can look forward to.
1. Malone pulls a gun on Dawn
Dawn's efforts to get Malone sent down are defeated when he corners her, telling her that the report she made about his corruption has been dismissed as false evidence. Dawn tries to stay calm, but trapped alone with him, Malone has the upper hand.
Malone produces a wrap of heroin and syringe from his pocket, taunting her about her past addictions. Dawn backs away in horror.
Knowing there's no escape, Dawn prepares to fight Malone, but she reels back when he produces a gun.
2. Things between Dawn and Malone turn deadly
Malone edges closer, menacingly, as Dawn fears for her life. She breaks down in tears as Malone continues to threaten her.
Malone suggests a way out, offering her the heroin to overdose and take her own life. He tries to break her, tempting her with her old addiction.
Before Dawn can do anything, someone comes to her rescue and moments later we see Malone's body sprawled out on the floor. Is he gone for good this time?
3. Nate overhears a private conversation
Nate is fuming when Al fires him for not attending the meeting he was due to be at, when instead he took time off to be with Tracy at the hospital.
He heads to the HOP office to plead for his job back but overhears Jamie on the phone to Kim, telling her that he and Belle have reunited and updating her on everything that's happened.
Jamie wants to go public and tell the world about his relationship with Belle, but she thinks it's too soon, especially with Andrea's threats. But when Nate arrives, they're left wondering how much he's heard.
4. Belle reveals a secret to Nate
Later, Nate catches up with Belle and is keen to know what they were discussing before he arrived at the office.
Belle is cagey and tries to keep it quiet, but with Nate grilling her, she ends up confessing she knows who was behind Moira's hit and run.
Will Nate put two and two together? And if so, will he use this to blackmail his way back into a job?
5. Gabby opens up to Leyla
Gabby pours her heart out to Leyla, explaining how hurt and lonely she feels having heard Bernice isn't returning to Emmerdale and is refusing to let her join her in Australia.
Moved by Gabby's anguish, Leyla tries to comfort her and the two reach a truce.
Later, Gabby is surprised but grateful when Leyla keeps her secret, and doesn't reveal to Nicola and Laurel that Gabby was her vandal.
6. Leyla makes Gabby a surprising offer
Having reached an understanding, Leyla has a surprise change of heart as she considers how she can help get Gabby through her hard time.
Approaching her later, Leyla offers Gabby an apprenticeship at Take a Vow and Gabby is touched by the offer. Will this opportunity help Gabby settle back down in the village?
7. Mandy is irritated by Paul
Even though Mandy and Paul have already succumbed to passion for old times' sake, Mandy is regretful and her efforts to put him off don't seem to have worked.
Next week she's irritated to see Paul and Vinny getting along so well, convinced that Paul's only doing it to worm his way back into her affections and persuade her they can be one happy family.
8. Vinny hopes to reunite Mandy and Paul
With Vinny enjoying spending time with his dad, he's hopeful he can reunite him with Mandy, sensing unresolved feelings between them.
Vinny suggests to Paul that if they work together, they should be able to drop enough hints to subtly convince Mandy to get back with him. But will rekindling the love between Mandy and Paul really be that easy?
9. Dan tries to keep his financial troubles secret
The pressure mounts for Dan as his financial problems continue to weigh on his mind, despite the pay-out from the café. Bob and Amelia suggested he use the compensation money to pay for physiotherapy, but they are unaware of his piling debts.
Troubled Dan panics next week as his difficulties grow and he does his best to keep things secret from Amelia. How long before she notices it's more than just his spinal injury bothering him?
Emmerdale currently airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7pm on ITV.
We would encourage anyone who identifies with the topics raised in this article to reach out. Organisations who can offer support include Samaritans on 116 123 (www.samaritans.org) or Mind on 0300 123 3393 (www.mind.org.uk). Readers in the US are encouraged to visit mentalhealth.gov or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
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