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Next week on Emmerdale: Paul killed in kidnapping drama? Plus Gabby is pregnant and Nate collapses (spoilers)

David Brown
·3-min read
Emmerdale spoilers (ITV)
Emmerdale spoilers (ITV)

Can Mandy find money for a ransom after Paul is abducted? Plus Nate faints, Gabby takes a pregnancy test and Charles advises Rishi.

Read on for all the latest Emmerdale storyline gossip for 15-19 February 2021...

Paul is kidnapped

Connor has been trying to coerce Paul into paying up for what feels like months, but time is finally now up for the weaselly gambling addict. With Paul having used up all his nine lives, he’ll be seen getting violently abducted by a balaclava-clad Connor, who snatches him off the street in full view of Mandy.

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No sooner has Paul been bundled into the back of a van than his kidnapper is getting in contact with Mandy and demanding a £4,000 ransom by the following day if she wants to see him alive again. Personally, I don’t think he’s worth more than a fluff-covered pound coin found down the back of the sofa, but she and Vinny will do their utmost to raise the cash as the clock counts down.

FROM ITV  STRICT EMBARGO  Print media - No Use Before Tuesday 9th February 2021 Online Media - No Use Before 0700hrs  Tuesday 9th February  2021  Emmerdale - Ep 8971  Wednesday 17th February 2021   At the layby Vinny Dingle’s [BRADLEY JOHNSON] fears begin to rise when a van pulls up. Wearing a balaclava and disguising his voice, Connor slowly climbs out of the van. How will this go down? Will Mandy Dingle [LISA RILEY]  pay up the mysterious money and if so will Paul be released?   Picture contact David.crook@itv.com   This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on  www.itv.com/presscentre/itvpictures/terms
Vinny [BRADLEY JOHNSON] and Mandy [LISA RILEY] (ITV)

Twenty-four hours later, with a bag of banknotes in one hand and a cricket bat in the other, Mandy heads out to bring Paul home, with Vinny insisting he accompany her. But part of me can’t help but hope the rescue plan backfires and that Paul remains a hostage until Christmas at the earliest.

Gabby’s pregnancy bombshell

The Tate family tree is about to sprout a new branch as Gabby starts to fret that she’s pregnant with Jamie’s baby. Not that she’s thrilled by the prospect of revealing the news, what with him having cruelly rejected her and labelled their recent one-night stand a drunken mistake. (Oh, the sweet stories they’ll one day be able to tell this child!)

FROM ITV  STRICT EMBARGO  Print media - No Use Before Tuesday 9th February 2021 Online Media - No Use Before 0700hrs  Tuesday 9th February  2021  Emmerdale - Ep 8972  Thursday 18th February 2021 - 1st Ep  Jamie Tate [ALEXANDER LINCOLN] considers his next move as Gabby Thomas [ROSIE BENTHAM] approaches. Will she tell Jamie sheÕs pregnant?   Picture contact David.crook@itv.com   This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on  www.itv.com/presscentre/itvpictures/terms
Gabby Thomas [ROSIE BENTHAM] (ITV)

With Jamie’s dismissal on her mind, Gabby will initially confide her fears in mum Laurel, who suggests that she take a test. But when the result turns out to positive, Gabby is too shocked to reveal the identity of the father, insisting that he won’t want anything to do with the baby.

And she may well be right, what with Jamie currently seeming far more interested in chasing after Dawn than changing nappies.

Nate passes out

A cut finger may seem like a trivial matter, but when Tracy suffers a little injury, partner Nate turns out not to have the strongest of stomachs. Brace yourself for a comedy cliffhanger as the no-nonsense alpha male passes out at the sight of blood.

FROM ITV  STRICT EMBARGO  Print media - No Use Before Tuesday 9th February 2021 Online Media - No Use Before 0700hrs  Tuesday 9th February  2021  Emmerdale - Ep 8973  Thursday 18th February 2021 - 2nd Ep  Squeamish Nate Robinson [JURREL CARTER] faints at the sight of blood when Tracy Metcalfe [AMY WALSH] cuts herself.  Picture contact David.crook@itv.com   This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on  www.itv.com/presscentre/itvpictures/terms
Nate Robinson [JURREL CARTER] faints (ITV)

Honestly, Nate, if you’re that squeamish about a bit of minor exsanguination, it might be wise to stay away from the birth of your baby…

Charles advises forgiveness

When Charles accepted the job of vicar, I bet he never thought that one of his first tasks would be offering guidance to Rishi, the man married to the woman who once left him at the altar.

But hey, we’re talking about Manpreet here. The person who hid both a spending addiction and the fact that she had a secret sister. Why should we be surprised that she also managed to live a double life for years?

FROM ITV  STRICT EMBARGO  Print media - No Use Before Tuesday 9th February 2021 Online Media - No Use Before 0700hrs  Tuesday 9th February  2021  Emmerdale - Ep 8970  Tuesday 16th February 2021   Meena [PAIGE SANGHU] tells Rishi Sharma [BHASKER PATEL] it’s about time he forgave Manpreet Sharma [REBECCA SARKER] spots. Horrified at her sister’s bluntness, Manpreet tries to reach out to Rishi, but he tells her he saw her talking to Charles yesterday, and can’t trust her.   Picture contact David.crook@itv.com   Photographer - Mark Bruce  This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on  www.itv.com/presscentre/itvpictures/terms
Rishi Sharma [BHASKER PATEL] and Manpreet Sharma [REBECCA SARKER] (ITV)

And yet despite Manpreet being the village’s answer to the Talented Mr Ripley, Charles is advising her to build bridges with Rishi. The problem is that Rishi sees this exchange and comes to the conclusion that he can’t trust her.

Too right, Rishi! How long before we also discover she’s on the run after committing a bullion robbery? Or was once part of the Cambridge spy ring?

Mark my words - it’s only a matter of time.

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