Emmerdale spoilers follow.
Marlon Dingle has made a difficult decision about his future after his latest setback in Emmerdale.
This week has seen Marlon return home for the first time since his stroke, but he was wounded to discover Rhona had discussed with her mum Mary the possibility of leaving him if his care became too demanding.
In Tuesday's episode (April 26), Marlon once again overheard Mary telling Rhona it was okay to feel frustrated about the situation at times and explained what he'd heard the day before.
Though Marlon told his partner he's "grateful" she stayed, she pointed out she never genuinely considered leaving and that it would "never be an issue" for them.
However, when Rhona went to defrost the tea, there was an accident as April tried to help Marlon drink and he ended up choking. Rhona was able to help and only encouraged a worried April to be a bit more careful.
April was now filled with worry, wondering what would happen if she was left with her dad again without any supervision.
Marlon was left traumatised by the incident — particularly seeing how terrified April was that he might be having another stroke. In the end, he came to a difficult decision.
As he broke down in tears, Marlon told Rhona he wanted to be moved back into the hospital where he could be observed 24 hours without his family having to take responsibility.
"It's better there," he told Rhona.
Rhona was left grappling with Marlon's request as the episode concluded.
Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV and streams on the ITV Hub.
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.
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