In Emmerdale, Chas (Lucy Pargeter) and Marlon Dingle (Mark Charnock) are fighting to keep the Woolpack afloat.
Viewers have seen how the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted a popular pub in the Dales, with Marlon and Chas frequently earning pennies on the dollar due to a shortage of customers.
Marlon was obliged to ask Bob (Tony Audenshaw) to pay for April’s (Amelia Flanagan) birthday party in a recent episode when his card was denied due to his lack of a regular income at the pub.
Marlon also had to deal with a lot of backlash after someone posted a negative review of the tavern on the internet.
Coming up, a stressed-out Marlon enlists the services of Matty (Ash Palmisciano) for the pub BBQ.
As Marlon walks away, Matty prepares to utilize the grill.
Matty is shocked when a fireball leaps upwards and burns his hands as he squirts lighter fluid onto the BBQ.
When Marlon realizes what has happened, he beats himself up, while Chas warns him that if Matty sues, they could lose everything.
As Chas frets about how they’ll pay the bill, an unexpected and unwelcome offer arrives…
Who, on the other hand, has made contact? Will Chas and Marlon be forced to hand over the pub to this enigmatic figure?