Having settled in at The Woolpack, Bernice (Samantha Giles) begins to cause a stir when she advises Laurel to keep a distance from Gabby once she returns from her school trip, claiming that life will be too confusing for the youngster with two mums around.
Bernice's suggestion doesn't go down well with a furious Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy), while Ashley (John Middleton) shows where his loyalties lie by warning his ex-wife not to try calling the shots after so long away from the village.
Later, Bernice tries to make amends by agreeing that Laurel should continue playing a part in Gabby's life, but also warns that she won't be taking any lectures on parenting from either her or Ashley. Can the trio find a way to get along for Gabby's sake?
Emmerdale airs tonight at 7pm on ITV1.
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