Emmerdale's Marlon Dingle regrets returning home from hospital after stroke

·2-min read

Emmerdale spoilers follow.

Emmerdale's Marlon Dingle is going to come home after being discharged from hospital following his stroke, but unfortunately it's not going to be a completely happy time for everyone.

In upcoming scenes, the family will welcome Marlon home and try to work out how they're going to manage things going forward, and it's an emotional discussion for everyone.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

Related: Emmerdale reveals big new storyline for Ethan and Billy

April is pleased to have her dad home and starts to prepare welcome home decorations ahead of his return, however, things quickly turn a turn when she helps her dad drink a glass of water and he starts choking. Terrified that he's having another stroke, April desperately calls for Rhona to help.

The situation leaves both April and Marlon feeling distraught, and the next day April arranges to spend time at a friend's house rather than stay at home.

As Marlon despairs at the stress that his condition is placing on his family, he insists that he should return to the hospital while he continues his recovery.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

Related: Emmerdale's Paige Sandhu shares goodbye message after Meena exit scenes

Before long, Rhona plays mediator and sits down with a tearful April and Marlon for a discussion, but April wants to speak to her father alone.

The pair then share an emotional conversation, but can April convince Marlon to stay at home with his family?

Emmerdale writer Sharon Marshall recently shared that the soap wants this to be a long-running storyline, stating: "We wanted to tell the story absolutely properly and I know Mark has done so much research on it.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

"To raise awareness is really important – it's happening to someone who's of working age rather than an older character... It's not being sugar-coated. We're wanting to show how it's affecting everybody – family, children, friends...

"This is going to be a story about hope and love. There's even moments of comedy in this as well. It's a story about recovery and how you can get to that recovery, so there is love and hope in there as well."

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV and streams on the ITV Hub.

Read more Emmerdale spoilers on our dedicated homepage

Stroke Association has further information and support on stroke. You can call their helpline on 0303 3033 100 or visit their website at www.stroke.org.uk. Readers in the US can contact the American Stroke Association.

You Might Also Like

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting