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Emmerdale spoilers for next week as Paddy returns and Victoria has panic attack

Emmerdale favourite Paddy Kirk, played by Dominic Brunt, has been struggling with his mental health ever since he found out about his wife's affair.

After going missing, he returned to the village this week but viewers correctly suspected it was only to say his goodbyes.

During a heartbreaking scene last night, he was heard telling his sleeping daughter Eve: "I wonder what you're going to be when you grow up. I missed you, you know.

Read more: Emmerdale’s Dominic Brunt admits he finds 'difficult' Paddy Dingle story 'huge responsibility

"Missed you like anything, I hope you know that. And I missed Marlon and I missed Rhona and my dad. I missed your mum. I don't want you to think that we weren't in love, because we were and nothing makes me more proud than the fact that we got to make you and your sister."

He then promised that no one will have to worry about him anymore from now on and that it was a relief to see how everyone "got through the past weeks" without him. He said: "I know it was hard at first, but you did it, you did it together. And you'll have to do it again."

Paddy then wrote a goodbye letter to his dad Bear Wolf before disappearing again. The episode ended with his friends and family out looking for him and now fans are worried Paddy Kirk will take his own life.

However, Emmerdale spoilers for next week reveal that Paddy will return home once again as his friends organise an opportunity for him to open up about his feelings and show their support in a special and emotive episode which will feature only the male cast.

Here's what's coming up on the ITV soap next week. Stop reading now if you don't want to know what's to come!

Paddy's return

Paddy Kirk says goodbye to his daughter Eve (ITV)

The constant worry over Paddy is taking its toll on Chas, Marlon and Bear who are all aware it’s a long road for Paddy’s recovery. They are bolstered when Paddy arrives home and divulges he’s arranged to see a therapist.

The next day, Marlon does his best not to convey his desperation for Paddy to seek further professional help, and is relieved to hear Paddy calling another counselling service. But concerned to hear Paddy has a two week wait to see someone.

Soon, Paddy’s irritated Marlon can’t give him the space he’s asked for despite Marlon’s attempts with a bag of zombie goodies. The next day, Marlon’s again gutted he can’t get through to his best friend. And confides his fears in Nate and Jimmy that he’ll never get through.

Chas informs Marlon women are generally better at dealing with their emotions than men because they speak to friends whilst Jimmy admits the community of the pub is his therapy. Before long Marlon is acting on this information and in a first for Emmerdale, Friday’s instalment will only include the male cast.

As the front doors of the Woolpack are locked the men of the village stay behind for a late night lock-in hoping to use the excuse as a forum to talk. Cain, Jimmy, Liam, Bob, Charles, Sam, Nate, Marlon and Bear start their evening with the hope Paddy will join them.

As the men begin to talk starting with their childhood nicknames and life moments that have troubled them or need to get off their chests, they begin to play a friendly game of darts. Will Paddy have the courage to join them and seek the support he needs?

Cain's home truth

Cain Dingle issued a death threat the day he was released from prison (ITV)

Matty is delighted when Amy reaffirms their engagement is about her love for him, not just a ploy to get custody of Kyle and Amy takes strength from Matty’s support. Soon Cain enlists Caleb in the battle over Kyle’s future but Moira pleads with him to avoid making things worse.

But soon it’s war between both parties as Caleb intervenes, upsetting Amy. Matty reassures Amy after her encounter with Caleb. Meanwhile, things take a turn after a violent altercation between kids Carl and Kyle and Nicola threatens to call the police on Kyle which leaves Amy reeling.

Cain is quick to blame Amy for the incident. But soon both Amy and Cain plead with Nicola not to call the police. But it’s Amy’s appeal that causes Nicola to relent which leaves Cain guilty to know the community sees Kyle’s violence as a reflection of his parenting.

Before long Moira is stunned as Cain tells her they need to let Kyle go, for his own good. Moira’s horrified Cain views himself as a malign influence on Kyle and doesn’t just want to give Amy full custody of his son, but plans to cut himself completely out of Kyle’s life.

He wants Amy to move away with the boy and give his son the chance to start again. A heartbroken Moira tells resolute Cain he’s making a mistake that will haunt him to his dying day… Will Amy seize the opportunity to have Kyle to herself?

Laurel tries to step in

Fans fell in love with Laurel's choice of outfit on Emmerdale (ITV)

When Laurel makes her discovery what has been going on she prepares to call Marshall's Dad but when Marshall starts crying uncontrollably, Laurel realises this is a bit more than teenage rebellion. Marshall is tearful and panicked as his dad strides over.

Colin surprises her and Marshall, by wrapping his son in his arms and hugging him tightly. When Colin says all the right things about allowing Marshall to remain at Hotten Academy and maintain his friendship with Arthur, Laurel’s relieved to have seemingly made a breakthrough.

But shortly after Laurel is concerned by Arthur’s reaction to Marshall and Colin’s reunion and fears she’s made a huge mistake. Jai tries to comfort Laurel who feels bad for calling Colin in the first place. When Arthur informs Jai and Laurel that the situation with Marshall and his father is really bad, Laurel heads out; determined to do the right thing by Marshall.

Charles tries to sabbotage Naomi's relationship

Manpreet advises Charles to try some reverse psychology on Naomi with regards to Alex. When Naomi offers to cook a family lunch, Charles suspects she’s up to something and soon both Alex and Charles realise it’s an ambush.

Charles needles Alex over lunch, but soon is struck by Manpreet’s words as she reminds him his hostile attitude is only driving Alex and Naomi closer together. When Naomi plants a kiss on Alex, goading Charles for a reaction he fights his instinct to intervene.

The next day Manpreet suggests he talks to the person who knows him best; Dawn. Will that give Charles any hope?

Victoria suffers a panic attack

Whilst on a night out Victoria wants to set Ethan up but soon realises the prospective man, Sean, is actually into her and she slowly lets her guard down with him.

But soon a breathless Victoria has a panic attack when Sean suggests they share a cab home, giving her flashbacks to what happened with Lee on the last big night out.

At home, Amy is alone in her glittery outfit and feeling sorry for herself. Soon she comes to a decision and heads off with steely determination.

Elsewhere, Rishi returns home but can’t shake his eerie feelings about his house, sure there’s an intruder. The next day, he finds evidence as they are eating his crisps. But he can find no trace of his intruder, Jai thinks Rishi’s covering his loneliness.

At the Dingles Homestead, Vinny realises that he’s been using Liv’s death as an excuse to not get on with his life. Vinny agrees to go on a night out; leaving Belle pleased. On the big night out Vinny shows off his dance moves to Belle leaving them both in hysterics and having a great night.

Leyla is worried this big night out might increase her temptation to relapse, but Suzy reassures her, convincing Leyla to come out and bury her fears. Both are determined to have a good time. In the club Leyla darkens to spot Callum.

Suzy convinces her to be smart about her next move. Leyla begins to record Callum mid drug deal, hoping she can get him bang to rights. As he’s handcuffed and taken away, Leyla confronts him and reveals she caught him - Suzy fears she’s made a terrible mistake.

As ever, we'll continue to bring you the big Emmerdale news about what is happening in the village and away from it. You can visit our Emmerdale homepage to find the latest gossip about the soap and its stars.

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