The following article contains discussion of sexual assault and loss of a child.
Emmerdale spoilers follow.
Tragedy continues to plague Emmerdale's Lydia Dingle – but she's beginning to fight back, as she confronts Craig Reed in new scenes.
Though Monday's (September 11) episode saw Craig continue to claim he'd done nothing wrong, even referring to Lydia's rape as "one silly mistake", Lydia's life is irreversibly changed.
In upcoming scenes, husband Sam makes a final effort to reconcile with Lydia before leaving for Ireland but she finds herself unable to accept his pleas as she continues to push him away during her turmoil.
Craig continues to drive a wedge between Lydia and Sam by using Samson to find out more information about their relationship, but when Lydia catches the two of them in The Woolpack, she's furious.
The confrontation leaves Craig feeling uneasy about what Lydia might do next.
Meanwhile, Mandy is becoming more concerned over Lydia's withdrawn behaviour and her agitation over Samson spending time with Craig.
Later, whilst cleaning at the office, Lydia is terrified when Craig turns up. He continues to insist that he didn't do anything wrong, but this just causes Lydia to finally snap and tell him he's a rapist.
On previous episodes of Emmerdale, Lydia had opted not to share that Craig sexually assaulted her after they'd bonded over the loss of their son, choosing to burn the clothes she was wearing that night rather than turn them over to police.
But as Lydia's out-of-character behaviour begins to draw more attention, will the truth finally be revealed?
Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV1, and streams on ITVX.
If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, you can access more information from Rape Crisis England and Wales, who work towards the elimination of all forms of sexual violence and sexual misconduct, on their website or by calling the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999. Rape Crisis Scotland’s helpline number is 08088 01 03 02.
Readers in the US are encouraged to contact RAINN, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline on 800-656-4673.
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