Emmerdale airs setback for Paddy and Mandy reunion

Emmerdale spoilers follow.

Emmerdale has aired a setback for Paddy and Mandy's potential reunion.

The former couple have had a few one-off nights together following Paddy's split from wife Chas Dingle, all while Paddy is struggling with his mental health.

In Monday's episode (May 8), Mandy tried to comfort Paddy when he admitted he was sick of feeling so down, though he pulled away when she tried to take his hand.

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Mandy invited Paddy for dinner so they could brainstorm something to lift his spirits. During their dinner, the two spoke openly about their mental health — with Mandy encouraging Paddy to give himself some slack because of his depression.

"I think you're coping really well," she encouraged him.

Mandy praised Paddy for reaching out for help when he needed it the other day, adding: "That's progress!"

She explained that while Paddy may have "bad days", what matters most is how he reacts to them. Paddy was heartened as Mandy assured him he was not on his own.

Paddy took Mandy's hand to thank her for looking for him, and one thing led to another as they started kissing. Sometime later, Mandy seemingly had second thoughts about getting romantic with her ex.

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"I don't think this is a good idea," Mandy told him, with Paddy admitting: "I don't have any good ideas, anymore."

When Mandy asked him if being together was what he really wanted, Paddy admitted he's not sure of what he wants anymore. However, Paddy realised he may have acted carelessly and went to leave.

"You've been so kind to me," Paddy said. "I repay you by throwing myself at you. I'm sorry. Forgive me, let's pretend it never happened."

An embarrassed Paddy rushed out before Mandy could even respond, leaving her confused about her own feelings.

Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV1, and streams on ITVX.

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If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, organisations who can offer support include the NHS, Samaritans on 116 123 or Mind on 0300 123 3393). Readers in the US are encouraged to visit mentalhealth.gov.

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