Is the guilt creeping in? (Picture: ITV)
Reality really started to hit Chas Dingle (Lucy Pargeter) in Thursday’s (March 23) instalment of Emmerdale as Paddy Kirk (Dominic Brunt) and Bear (Joshua Richards) moved out and into Liam Cavanagh’s (Jonny McPherson) house.
The decision came after Paddy’s attempt at ending his life, which occurred after months of depression and isolation.
Paddy had been struggling to cope for ages, but it was the reveal of Chas’ affair that began the devastating chain of events.
Now, Paddy is in recovery. The process is slow, and he knows it won’t be straightforward, but one of the things he became aware of recently was changing his environment in order to help him heal.
And so, Paddy made the decision that he should move out of the pub.
This meant trying to find somewhere to live that was affordable, fairly close to the village and big enough for when Eve (Bella James) stays over.
Paddy and Bear are now living with Liam (Picture: ITV)
Initially, Paddy looked at a place further away from the Dales which bothered him and most certainly Marlon (Mark Charnock), who hated the thought of his best pal not being there all of the time.
Fortunately, Liam came to his rescue and told Paddy that he could move in with him.
Unfortunately, Liam didn’t realise that Paddy’s dad was also going to move in as well.
As Paddy gathered up his final belongings, he was also tasked with sitting down and telling Eve where he was going to live.
Thankfully, the young girl was fine about her dad’s choice, but the same couldn’t be said for Chas.
As they said their goodbyes and agreed to make their new arrangement work, Paddy got settled in at Liam’s, while all Chas could do was become increasingly aware of how quiet her home had become.
If you’re a young person, or concerned about a young person, you can also contact PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide UK. Their HOPELINK digital support platform is open 24/7, or you can call 0800 068 4141, text 07860039967 or email: [email protected] between the hours of 9am and midnight.
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