The BEST Episodes of Emmerdale

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 22, 2021

Network: ITV

The lives of several families in the Yorkshire Dales revolve around a farm and the nearby village. With murders, affairs, lies, deceit, laughter and tears, it's all there in the village.

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Episode 7388 (1st January 2016)

#1 - Episode 7388 (1st January 2016)

Season 45 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 1, 2016

Cain opens up the garage and disturbs Ross who has spent the night there. He kicks him out, threatening him with the police. Chas feigns a hangover to Aaron and gets Doug to cover her shift. When they leave the room, she quickly brightens and prepares her makeup for her meal with Gordon.

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1 votes
Episode 7389 (4th January 2016)

#2 - Episode 7389 (4th January 2016)

Season 45 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 4, 2016

Emma tries to encourage Ross to go and get Moses but Ross is more interested in drinking. Emma begs him not to make the same mistake she did. Moira tells Andy he should keep out of Cain's way for a while. Chas is surprised that Aaron is running again. Vanessa has had a rough night with baby Johnny so Adam offers to take him out for a while.

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1 votes
Episode 7390 (5th January 2016)

#3 - Episode 7390 (5th January 2016)

Season 45 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 5, 2016

Chas prepares for Aaron's birthday party. Cain is annoyed Moira allowed Ross to take Moses, but she hits back that Cain barely looked after him. Exhausted Ross struggles to settle Moses. Sandy assures Harriet she will find someone else and he hands over his keys to Brook Cottage so she can retrieve some insurance documents. Ashley and Laurel tour a care home.

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1 votes
Episode 7391 (6th January 2016)

#4 - Episode 7391 (6th January 2016)

Season 45 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 6, 2016

Vanessa nervously waits for the postman to deliver the DNA results. Cain is still frosty with Moira and the hoover gets clogged just as Noah reveals his mouse is missing. Ashley tells Laurel he has asked Gabby to come to them after school so they can tell she and Arthur about his dementia.

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1 votes
Episode 7392 (7th January 2016) (Part 1)

#5 - Episode 7392 (7th January 2016) (Part 1)

Season 45 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 7, 2016

Vanessa calls the DNA testing company and is shocked as she tells Rhona that, according to them, Adam never was Johnny's father and blames a processing error for her original letter. Adam and Victoria prepare for a day out with Johnny.

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1 votes
Episode 7393 (7th January 2016) (Part 2)

#6 - Episode 7393 (7th January 2016) (Part 2)

Season 45 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 7, 2016

Vanessa and Rhona return to find Adam and Johnny have gone. Adam explains to Victoria about the paperwork error on the DNA results. Victoria tries to make him see that he's running away with a baby that isn't his. Adam fails to accept this. Bernice is confused when Ashley arrives at Home Farm following an upset Gabby.

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1 votes
Episode 7394 (8th January 2016)

#7 - Episode 7394 (8th January 2016)

Season 45 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 8, 2016

Rishi worries that Leyla and Nikhil being together might set Jai back. Ashley walks in on Harriet, Lisa, Belle and Kerry discussing his dementia in the café. He also hears them taking pity on Harriet for him dumping her and explains that he did so to make sure she wasn't saddled looking after him in his condition.

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1 votes
Episode 7395 (11th January 2016)

#8 - Episode 7395 (11th January 2016)

Season 45 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 11, 2016

Cain is still in a mood and blaming Moira for Debbie leaving with the kids. Pete says he wishes he never told Moira about the gun. Carly suggests Vanessa take the DNA lab to court for compensation. Rakesh storms out the café when Priya insists the truth was bound to come out eventually.

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1 votes
Episode 7396 (12th January 2016)

#9 - Episode 7396 (12th January 2016)

Season 45 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 12, 2016

Priya tries to stick up for Rakesh to Kirin. Kirin questions why she is even with Rakesh as defending him makes her as bad as him. Pete confides in Finn about his and Moira's kiss. Finn is disgusted that he could kiss his own aunt and advises him to forget about it. Belle says Lisa needs cheering up which gives Chas an idea. Moira insists that hers and Pete's kiss was a moment of madness but she is horrified when Pete explains he has told Finn.

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1 votes
Episode 7397 (13th January 2016)

#10 - Episode 7397 (13th January 2016)

Season 45 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 13, 2016

Belle makes Lisa breakfast and insists she will look after her, but Lisa is determined to go back to work. Moira asks Finn how Pete is but Finn blames her for Pete being in prison. Rhona brings up asking Tess to be a reference for the adoption meeting with Paddy. Zak is happy to receive a text from Belle asking to meet.

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1 votes
Episode 7398 (14th January 2016) (Part 1)

#11 - Episode 7398 (14th January 2016) (Part 1)

Season 45 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 14, 2016

Paddy's surprised when he sees Aaron drop a lighter but presumes he's started smoking again. He and Rhona are apprehensive for everything to go perfect with the social worker. Belle is concerned about Lisa and ignores Zak as he tries to call her. Joanie encourages Zak to send Belle a text asking to meet.

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1 votes
Episode 7399 (14th January 2016) (Part 2)

#12 - Episode 7399 (14th January 2016) (Part 2)

Season 45 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 14, 2016

Aaron is left reeling when Paddy tells him that he's been having an affair with Tess. Pearl is nervous ahead of her meeting with the social worker worried that she will say the wrong thing. Laurel gives Nicola food for thought over her priorities when she moans about her extended family.

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1 votes
Episode 7400 (15th January 2016)

#13 - Episode 7400 (15th January 2016)

Season 45 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 15, 2016

Pearl feels guilty when Paddy tells Bob about the bad reference. Feeling sorry for Rakesh over Priya walking out, Chrissie invites him round to Home Farm for dinner. She tells Rakesh that he needs a big gesture to show Priya she can trust him. Diane begins wearing her wigs and is pleased she went to Chrissie.

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1 votes
Episode 7401 (18th January 2016)

#14 - Episode 7401 (18th January 2016)

Season 45 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 18, 2016

Gordon drops Chas off after their night together. She dreads the pub open day so Gordon offers to buy Diane's share and suggests they run it together. Vanessa, Kirin and Leyla have had another restless night with Johnny.

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1 votes
Episode 7402/7403 (19th January 2016)

#15 - Episode 7402/7403 (19th January 2016)

Season 45 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 19, 2016

Aaron's self harming cuts are causing him pain. Nikhil is disappointed to see David walking Cheryl instead of Leyla. He watches as Leyla collects a parcel. Leyla and Carly pretend they didn't hear Johnny crying during the night.

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1 votes
Episode 7404 (21st January 2016) (Part 1)

#16 - Episode 7404 (21st January 2016) (Part 1)

Season 45 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 21, 2016

Robert waits for Aaron to wake and tries to get him to talk. Robert begs Aaron to let him help. He leaves Aaron to talk with a man from the Mental Health Liaison Service. Chas informs Diane that Gordon might be buying into The Woolpack.

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1 votes
Episode 7405 (21st January 2016) (Part 2)

#17 - Episode 7405 (21st January 2016) (Part 2)

Season 45 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 21, 2016

Aaron explains to Robert that the first time it happened was when he was eight, saying that Gordon told him it was his punishment for acting up over Chas leaving. He notes how Gordon threatened to do it again if he told anyone. In The Woolpack, Chas worries to Gordon that Aaron is missing and so is his passport.

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1 votes
Episode 7406 (22nd January 2016)

#18 - Episode 7406 (22nd January 2016)

Season 45 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 22, 2016

Ashley and Laurel ask Cain about renting Mulberry Cottage but he refuses, saying that Debbie will return at some point. Robert tries to encourage Aaron to tell Chas about Gordon but he refuses. When Robert leaves the room, Aaron slips out the house. Kirin overhears Vanessa defending him to Leyla over fatherhood.

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1 votes
Episode 7407 (25th January 2016)

#19 - Episode 7407 (25th January 2016)

Season 45 - Episode 19 - Aired Jan 25, 2016

Cain and Moira empty Mulberry Cottage and hand Laurel the keys. Ross is shocked to learn Debbie is renting to the Thomas'. After spending the night with Nikhil at Farrers Barn, Leyla tries to hide behind curtains to stop Jacob seeing her. Jacob reveals he knows she stayed the night.

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1 votes
Episode 7408 (26th January 2016)

#20 - Episode 7408 (26th January 2016)

Season 45 - Episode 20 - Aired Jan 26, 2016

Doug gives Laurel and Ashley a hand moving their possessions over to Mulberry Cottage. Chas presents Laurel the tenancy agreement on Cain's behalf, but explains Laurel is the only one on the lease as Cain wasn't sure how Ashley's condition would affect legal agreements.

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1 votes
Episode 7409 (27th January 2016)

#21 - Episode 7409 (27th January 2016)

Season 45 - Episode 21 - Aired Jan 27, 2016

Laurel decides to take the day off so she and Ashley can discuss her pregnancy. Kirin is adamant that Rakesh won't see Johnny. He raises the issue of paternity leave with Rishi, who reluctantly agrees to step in whilst Kirin is off. Laurel defends Juliette to Nicola, after Nicola moans about her leaving Carl with she and Jimmy.

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1 votes
Episode 7410 (28th January 2016) (Part 1)

#22 - Episode 7410 (28th January 2016) (Part 1)

Season 45 - Episode 22 - Aired Jan 28, 2016

Rhona asks Paddy to cancel the conference and help out at the surgery as she is feeling under the weather. She isn't pleased when he declines. Nicola calls round with Carl to see Laurel ahead of the abortion. Kerry isn't pleased when she steps in pig muck outside her door and confronts Lisa.

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1 votes
Episode 7411 (28th January 2016) (Part 2)

#23 - Episode 7411 (28th January 2016) (Part 2)

Season 45 - Episode 23 - Aired Jan 28, 2016

Tess admits to Paddy that she's developed feelings for him and wants to carry on seeing him. They're interrupted by Rhona knocking on the door. Paddy panics and bundles Tess in the bathroom before he lets Rhona in, covering that he'll talk with her afterwards. Ashley escorts Laurel to the doctors.

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1 votes
Episode 7412 (29th January 2016)

#24 - Episode 7412 (29th January 2016)

Season 45 - Episode 24 - Aired Jan 29, 2016

Noah isn't happy as Cain goes to see Charity without him, thinking she mustn't care. Moira insists to Cain that Charity isn't moving into the farm when she's released. Laurel confides in Nicola that she had a miscarriage, noting that she didn't realise how much she wanted the baby until she lost it. She blames herself for wanting to get rid of it in the first place.

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1 votes
Episode 7413 (1st February 2016)

#25 - Episode 7413 (1st February 2016)

Season 45 - Episode 25 - Aired Feb 1, 2016

Cain and Moira worry when they discover Noah isn't in his room and has left a note unaware Emma has Noah hiding in the B&B. Aaron offers to take Chas to her court hearing for stabbing Diane but she tells him they will worry about that when they find Noah.

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