20 Mar 19
Poor Rhona (Zoe Henry). Emmerdale‘s resident vet has had a massively hard time recently, and might be set to go through some even harder ones in the coming episodes.
When ex-husband Paddy (Dominic Brunt) decides tonight to share that he and wife Chas (Lucy Pargeter) are having a baby, she’s struggling to hold it together, aware of her own current circumstances.
In the episodes that follow, we’ll see Rhona breaking down, and working through a whole load of emotions.
But what is going on with Rhona? If you missed what went down a few weeks ago, here’s her story.
The catalyst of the events in Rhona’s life started with a catastrophic tractor accident.
Boyfriend Pete Barton (Anthony Quinlan) crashed into the barn she was standing in, and some thought she might die due to the excessive blood loss. Doctors worked hard to pull her through, though, and Rhona was saved by the surgeons who operated on her bowel.
Once Rhona came round, the surgeon explained that while repairing her bowel they had noticed masses in her womb, and it transpired she was suffering from extensive fibroids that would require a hysterectomy to remove.
This news shocked Rhona, and brought into focus the fact that – despite the fact her son Leo gets on amazingly with Pete – she will not be able to have children with her younger boyfriend.
Rhona seems to take Paddy’s baby news well (Picture: ITV)
As a result, Rhona becomes conscious of his age and potential desire for kids at some point, and decides to end their relationship. It’s a hear
With Rhona in emotional pain as well as physical, though, it could bring back old temptations (especially to painkillers, which she’s not allowed to be on due to previous addiction issues).
The surgery was completed last week, and Pete has been trying to help her through the changes she’s experiencing now she’s had a hysterectomy. However, Rhona is finding it hard to accept the help, and is in bits over what’s going on.
Emmerdale continues tonight at 7pm.
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