It’s a day of celebration in Emmerdale as the village church and LGBTQ+ communities join forces to mark Pride – with The Vivienne being guest of honour.
Elsewhere, we have health worries for Faith, while Meena plots to get Jacob off the scene. But will she succeed? Read on for more on this and the rest of the spoilers for 28 June to 2 of July 2021.
Special guest at the village Pride event
The soaps seem to be doing a lot of stunt casting at the moment, what with Dani Dyer and Harry Redknapp on EastEnders, plus AJ and Curtis Pritchard on Hollyoaks. Now, it’s the turn of Emmerdale to get in on the act as Andrea books a special guest for the village’s Pride event.
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After Ethan makes a speech that offers a message of acceptance for all, we get an appearance by RuPaul’s Drag Race winner The Vivienne, who adds a touch of glamour to proceedings and declares the day underway.
Faith’s health fears
When Faith starts behaving strangely and then suffers a shock collapse, she’s convinced by Manpreet to go for an MRI scan. But once alone with Pollard, the Dingle matriarch will be seen confiding her worry that her cancer has returned.
Yet while Faith’s fears mount, an unaware Brenda is starting to feel neglected by Pollard who, at that moment in time, is offering Faith shelter at his home. Cue Brenda turning up to find Faith at the house wearing Pollard’s bath robe.
Despite her then facing the fury of both Brenda and later Chas, Faith swears Pollard to secrecy until she knows for sure what she’s facing. Eric sympathises but is adamant that he won’t throw away his relationship with Brenda and insists that Faith come clean about her health concerns.
Aaron and Ben get closer
There was understandable disappointment being felt by #Robron devotees when we learned that Robert wouldn’t be returning to Emmerdale after all. But like Aaron, we have to move on. And he’s certainly putting Robert to the back of his mind, what with the flirting he’s doing with Ben.
But you can expect Ben to be stopped in his tracks when he’s met by a mysterious and unwelcome sight. What can have grabbed his attention?
Meena’s latest scheme
There isn’t anyone currently in the village who’s meaner than Meena. The wicked schemer is still targeting Jacob, who she blames for her idea of moving in with David not having come to fruition.
Her latest move is to swipe the Pride collection tin and make it look as though Jacob is the culprit. But her scheme backfires when David just ends up cancelling their dinner plans because he’s worried about the lad.
Later on, Meena gets wind of Leanna’s travel plans and starts to wonder whether Jacob can be tempted along too.
But when Leyla returns from honeymoon, she’s determined to sort things out with her son and get to the bottom of what’s going on with him. With Leyla being a smart cookie, here’s hoping that she also manages to expose Meena’s wrongdoing in the process.
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