John and Moira are more than disappointed when they turn up at Holly's college art exhibition and discover that her artwork isn't on show. Returning home puzzled, Moira and John find Holly and Roz. Holly falls into her parents' trap as she lies that she saw her artwork there that morning. Furious that she's lying, the Bartons demand answers and Holly's forced to reveal that she's been thrown out of college for dealing drugs. Seething, Moira suggests taking Holly to a drug counselling session but John decides that they can handle the problem themselves as a family. John grounds Holly and insists that she'll spend her days working on the farm. Moira doesn't agree but leaves John to it, hoping for the best. Meanwhile, Brenda tries to comfort Viv as she rails about how much Bob has hurt her. Bob's friends encourage him not to give up and to go see Viv. Later, as Viv and Bob talk, he feels a flicker of love - and he vows not to give up on their marriage. Elsewhere, Diane's buzzing as she relays details of her France trip to Val. Doug, however, watches from afar and is upset that he can't compete with Charlie. Also, Paddy urges Marlon to ask Rhona out for a drink; Andy warms towards Adele; Chas is eager to support Aaron but Carl's struggling to feign concern; Adam insists that Aaron can't hide at Paddy's forever and offers to go to a gay bar with him; and Doug and Leyla pinch the last of the Home Farm shop stock.


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  • This was a one-hour episode due to no episode being broadcast on Monday 24th May as an edition of Coronation Street was transmitted in Emmerdale's place.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 6,640,000 viewers (15th place).
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