We do know that Kim Tate (Claire King) from Emmerdale is a woman who prefers to do things her way, and anyone who attempts to stand up to her is being bold.
Kim undoubtedly wouldn’t consider Gabby Thomas (Rosie Bentham) to be a brave person. Kim would not respond the way she is now responding to her engagement to Nicky Milligan (Lewis Cope) being broken off.
On the day of their wedding, Nicky revealed to Gabby that he was gay and that the engagement had been a ruse to advance his father Caleb’s (William Ash) desire to acquire the Kim Tate empire.
Nicky and Caleb have since become a part of the community. The Dingle family has now accepted Caleb, and he has even drank from the ceremonial welly. There are plans for Nicky to create a business with Nate Robinson (Jurell Carter) and – potentially – Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley) in addition to his new relationship with chef Suni Sharma (Brahmdeo Shannon Ramana).
Gabby is outraged and enraged after all of this. She can’t get over how Nicky made her feel, so seeing him and Caleb around the town is a huge agony for her.
Gabby has determined the only solution is to leave the Dales, despite Kim’s advice to just front things out, which is exactly what Kim would do with perhaps a little retaliation thrown in for good measure.
Naturally, doing so would need her to bring Thomas along. Kim is unhappy that she won’t get to watch her grandson grow up in the community, even though she could probably handle losing Gabby.
Gabby continued to push forward with her plans to sell HOP in the episode that aired on Monday, September 11. She said to Suni and Victoria (Isabel Hodgins) that the goal was to “build up the business until I can cash out to the highest and fastest bidder.”
Gabby’s continued insistence on selling enraged Kim. She told her, “I hoped I’d helped you see sense.” “It’s beyond selfish, even for you, to put your own hurt before the needs of your child.”
Kim was being “a little bit cruel,” according to Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy), who was sitting next to Thomas.
Kim retorted, “Losing my grandson is cruel,” and she assured Gabby that she wouldn’t just let Thomas go.
Don’t force me to involve attorneys in this, she pleaded.
Although Gabby was completely unfazed, Laurel was in disbelief. Do it, she said. Any attorney would tell you that because he is my son, I have the final say. Kim, you no longer have any control over me.
Maybe Gabby is brave after all, I suppose.
Most people probably wouldn’t consider confronting Kim Tate with such a strong response.
Will Kim be forced to give in and let Thomas leave, or does she have another plan in mind?