In tonight’s episode of Emmerdale (1st September), Mackenzie Boyd (Lawrence Robb) committed a grave error when, following a disagreement, he cheated on Charity Dingle (Emma Atkins).
Only recently did the couple experience a miscarriage as a unit, with Charity experiencing an ectopic pregnancy just as she was beginning to look forward to being pregnant again. Both Mack and Charity have been going through difficulties, and Mack has been getting increasingly concerned that he wouldn’t be content to forgo having a kid.
Since the tragedy, Charity has made it obvious that she doesn’t intend to get pregnant again, and the two haven’t had any physical encounters. Mack made the decision to sign them up for Belle Dingle’s (Eden Taylor-Draper) wellness retreat, but things didn’t go as expected.
Even so, they found it amusing enough to laugh as a group.
Mack and Charity kissed as their connection resurfaced. Although this was the first time they had gotten close since their loss, Charity withdrew. When Mack then made the disrespectful suggestion that they might have another child, Charity was incensed and walked off.
A subsequent chat resulted in a more heated argument, which ended with Charity telling her husband to find someone else if he was so eager to have children. Mack had carried out her directions, even as Charity lost hope and started to regret her harsh remarks!
As Charity came to the realization that it was simply too early to make a firm decision regarding having more children, we saw her confiding in her rival and Mack’s sister, Moira Dingle (Natalie J Robb). Observing how much Charity adored Mack, Moira offered her support. Assuring Charity that he loved her and that they could mend their relationship, she told her that she had witnessed Mack leaving to become drunk.
She was grateful and Charity intended to take her advise. Mack was in a hotel bed as she left Mack messages and prayed for a reunion. A mysterious feminine hand swatted his phone away as he picked it up to check in, and a cheeky Mack took the bait.
However, who is this hidden lover? Charity will eventually find out the truth, it can only be a matter of time…
Who is Mack’s mystery lover in Emmerdale?
We can surely make assumptions about the identity of Mack’s mystery woman; after all, she needs to be important in order to create the most drama. According to next week’s spoilers, he will also confess to his friend Nate (Jurell Carter) that he cheated with a villager.
Who might it be, then? There are lots of choices, then! Chloe Harris, how about you? After what Charity’s son Noah recently subjected Chloe to, that might be contentious. Could Chloe’s previous fleeting relationships with Jacob and Nate himself account for Nate’s uneasy reaction?
Also, Gabby Thomas (Rosie Bentham), who has been yearning for love, might be the culprit. Although she has a history of mischief-making, the young mother was recently disgusted by lothario Kit’s (Thoren Ferguson) twin dalliances with her and stepmother Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy). So, would she really want to be caught up in another complicated triangle?
There is also Belle as a current wild guess; what a spectacular revelation that would be! Nevertheless, Belle had just finished berating her cousin Chas (Lucy Pargeter) for having an affair. She couldn’t possibly do this to Charity, could she?
Ah, but this is soap opera land, so anything is possible.