Emmerdale's Suzy to be attacked in Leyla and Callum story
Emmerdale spoilers follow.
Emmerdale's Suzy Merton is rushed to hospital next week after being brutally attacked by drug dealer Callum.
Suzy desperately tries to protect her best friend Leyla Cavanagh as Callum starts to cause trouble again, but her brave efforts lead to a terrifying situation.
This Thursday's hour-long episode (March 9) sees Suzy and Leyla cross paths with Callum by chance during a night out at a club.
Leyla is angry that Callum was never punished for stabbing her son Jacob Gallagher a few weeks ago, so she decides to spark his downfall in another way.
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When Leyla spots Callum in the middle of a drug deal at the club, she records incriminating footage and passes it over to the police. As Callum is hauled away, Leyla can't resist letting him know that she's the one who caught him.
Suzy is nervous about Leyla's bold tactics, especially when Callum threatens to retaliate by hurting Jacob again.
As Suzy tries to help Leyla, she makes a risky plan to take down Callum by smearing him as a grass to his criminal associates.
Later, Callum arrives outside Take A Vow and attacks Suzy with a brick. Mary Goskirk then finds Suzy unconscious and calls for an ambulance.
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The sense of injustice increases for Leyla when the police advise that Callum has an alibi for the time of the attack. There's also no firm evidence to place him at the scene.
Suzy regains consciousness in her hospital bed but is terrified to learn from Leyla that Callum is still at large. She can't help fearing that he could return to finish the job.
Roxy Shahidi, who plays Leyla, explained: "When Suzy first makes her plan, Leyla is desperate at this point. Leyla is terrified of doing something that's going to make the situation worse. But equally, she feels like she's powerless and out of options, so they have to do something.
"Leyla experiences guilt and fear when Suzy is attacked. She blames herself because Suzy has stepped in to save the mess that Leyla had created.
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"Leyla sees the reality and the lengths that Callum will go to. Callum is willing to endanger their lives and potentially end them, so her fear goes through the roof."
She added: "Suzy regains consciousness in the hospital and is terrified that Callum's going to come for them again.
"Leyla takes it upon herself to tell Suzy not to worry, because she's going to take action. She knows that she has to do something to stop Callum, but she doesn't quite know what."
These scenes build up to Leyla's next ordeal, as Callum kidnaps her and holds her captive.
Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV1, and streams on ITVX.
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