Emmerdale's Aaron Dingle has been viciously beaten up behind bars and is now facing the threat of even worse violence to come.
The ITV soap has been airing dark scenes for Aaron this week as he's attracted the attention of an evil bully called Jason at the prison.
Aaron first found himself in Jason's sinister sights when the thug found out the truth about his sexuality, but now things are getting even worse as he's also been revealed as Gordon's son.
The latest drama at the jail unfolded when another inmate recognised Aaron and used his old surname, Livesy.
Jason (Samuel Edward-Cook) quickly put two and two together and soon left Aaron shaken by explaining that he was the one who drove Gordon to suicide at the prison last year.
When Aaron punched Jason in response to his constant goading, it only fuelled his enemy's hatred and Jason later cornered him surrounded by cronies and subjected him to a relentless attack.
Catching up with him yet again later in his cell, Jason warned that it wouldn't be the last time Aaron would be made to suffer.
Jason promised: "Just so you know, this is only the beginning. Call it a warm-up, if you like. We're going to have so much fun."
Aaron suffered another panic attack in response to Jason's bullying, and it seems that his only hope now is the appeal that his husband Robert Sugden is desperately trying to arrange on the outside.
But with Aaron refusing to confide in anyone about his ordeal, how long can he really carry on suffering in silence?
Next week's Emmerdale episodes see Aaron resort to taking drugs in jail to relieve his pain after the beating. Despite his best efforts to keep this a secret too, his sister Liv Flaherty realises he's under the influence when she visits him, which only adds to Aaron's turmoil.
Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.
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