Ashley (John Middleton) has spent an uncomfortable night sleeping on the church floor as he has nowhere else to go, but when Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy) later pops out of Mulberry Cottage, the troubled ex-vicar makes his way inside for a secret visit.
Homeless and hungry, Ashley makes himself a sandwich, but his main concern is to search through his possessions and find anything of value.
Later, Ashley hands over a number of items to a pawnbroker. However, rather than keeping the takings for himself, he hands them over to Laurel as he is desperate to carry on supporting her and the kids…
Emmerdale airs tonight at the unusual time of 6.45pm on ITV1.
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