CHALLENGING WEEK FOR LIV
Welcome back to part 2 of 3 of this week's episodes... You can read Part 1 featuring Monday and Tuesday's episodes here.
When Emmerdale previewed the spoiler clip, I have to admit I was rather shocked how uptight Lisa is and determined not to help Liv even though she knows deep down Liv is so sad and regrets everything!
The episode started at The Mill with a Robert, Aaron and Liv scene around the table where Aaron is looking rather stressed about everything that is going on and Robert is looking rather concerned about Aaron and Liv. It's clear that Aaron is broken with all the stress and worry about Liv. Liv is upset and very distraught over the whole situation she's in.
The next scene we saw was the preview clip (see opening paragraph).
Moments later there is a Dingle meeting and Chas is seen to be having a go at Lisa and she's being so honest and voicing her opinion on the situation. Before Aaron walks in after arriving back from the police station with Liv were she's been charged. Chas is still shouting and threatens Lisa out of anger. Aaron and Liv look rather shocked. Aaron and Liv's face say everything and you have to love Chas for her loyalty of wanting to stand by Liv. Lisa acting like Liv's the only person to have done this is beyond me, I have news for you other people have done this! Chas is the mother figure for Liv and I love their relationship. Thank you Chas for sticking up for her!
For me Robert and Chas are the only 2 people Aaron and Liv need at this hard time.
First scene back after the break is back at the 'Dingle meeting', Chas is very hurt by Lisa's actions and it's obvious by her devastating reaction. Aaron's gutted and starting pleading Liv's case was just beautiful. Liv needs protecting from this situation more so and needs to be realised as a part of the Dingle family and treated as one of their own. I am so very sad that they are treating Liv in the way they are, she's not an insider like you are treating her.
Zak: 'We all just need to calm down.'
Rebecca: 'Hey, what can I get you?'
The second from last scene of the night came when Liv was standing at the side of The Woolpack alone and looking rather lost. Liv then sees Gabby walking past and goes after her and tells her that she's been charged. Bernice's shouting to them both is annoying the hell out of me now. Bernice needs to realise that Gabby is no saint in all of this. A broken Liv is feeling like she's no one but the sooner she realises she isn't the better. Liv deserves to be happy!
(Liv standing from a 'water' bottle before she starts walking) 'Gabby! Gabby. Look. I'm sorry for going mad at your mum yesterday.'
Gabby: 'It's all right, she drives me mad, too. I heard you were down at the police station again?'
Liv: 'Yeah. I really thought me owning up would let you off the hook but it didn't work out that way.'
Gabby: 'What happened?' (Bernice starts walking now to Gabby and Liv)
Liv: 'I've been charged with theft and ministering a noxious substance.'
Bernice: 'I can't take my eyes off you for, two minutes!'
Gabby: 'We are just talking'
Bernice: 'How many times have I told you to stay away from her? And you keep disobeying me. I don't want her getting you into more trouble.'
Liv: 'Don't blame her, I started talking to her.'
Bernice: 'I might have known it was your fault. Well, I'm pleased to hear the police are throwing the book at you. I hope they see sense and put you away for a long time because it's get you deserve.'
Gabby: 'Mum, can you just leave it?'
Bernice: 'Not until you start listening to what I say and stay away from her! Gabby, I'm only saying this for your own good. She might be willing to throw her life away but I want you to have a future. You need to make some new friends, respectable girls. Come on, it's time we went home. (starts to walk away before turning back around) If I find you are seeing her one more time, that is IT, young lady. (Liv wipes away her tears) No television, no phone.'
The final scene of the episode featuring Liv was when she was back in The Mill alone and looking for alcohol after she's looked around to see if anyone's home, then she starts to fill up her empty 'water bottle' up with vodka that she's found in The Mill cupboards. Liv please talk to someone about how you are feeling! Aaron wants to support you so please let him in instead of drinking in silence - he cares for you and loves you very much. Hope Liv gets the attention and care that she needs!
Final note on the episode was that Sean's attention to detail with the transition shoots especially the interior ones within the houses and in the Dingle's Yard - I love how you have a great eye for detail.
Thursday's 7pm episode was written by Jo Summerscales and directed by Sean Healy.
The first scene of the episode featuring Liv was in The Mill with Aaron. Aaron is worried about his little sister and what she is facing. But you have to love a domestic Robert walking down the stairs with a laundry basket thanks for the sarcastic comment. Aaron's facial expressions say it all. Liv's stressed and seems very distraught.
Can Robilivon just be happy. And can Liv please just let Aaron help her!
The next time we saw Liv is when she helps herself to a bottle of vodka from the delivery lorry outside The Woolpack as the Dingle's enter (Zak, Lisa, Belle along with Lachlan) to speak to Chas where Aaron and Robert are already there. With Chas mouthing off again, Lisa is starting to regret her decision, or is she?
Aaron looks perfect in that black t-shirt. I love that Robert is now being included in Dingle business!
The final time in the episode we saw Liv was in The Dingle Yard where Liv is there drinking when she smashes the bottle of vodka she has been drinking with Lisa catching her. Liv breaks down and Liv admitting to Lisa about hearing Aaron say about her not being handle to handle prison has knocked her for six. Liv breaking down was so emotional and I was crying watching this. Liv needs protecting from this situation at all costs.
(Drinking alone in the alleyway, Liv smashes the vodka bottle and cuts her hand on the broken pieces)
Lisa: 'Liv! Liv! What are you doing, you sill girl?'
Liv: 'Being silly.'
Lisa: 'Who'd you been drinking with?'
Liv: 'No-one. I've got no mates.'
Lisa: 'Right, I'm gonna phone Aaron.'
Liv: 'No, no, you can't! I've already messed up enough. Let's just keep this between me and you, please, Lisa.'
Lisa: 'You're only 16, love.'
Lisa: 'You're brighter than this.'
Liv: 'Knowing what you deserve it doesn't stop you being scared, does it? I've seen Aaron in prison and what happened to my dad. Aaron doesn't think I can hack it. I heard him say it. What if I totally freak out and I can't hack it? (Sobbing in)
The first scene of the episode featuring Liv was in the café with Lisa talking about Lisa catching her with alcohol and Liv feeling like she's always letting people down especially Aaron. Liv you are not a failure, remember that!
(Lisa and Liv enter together) Lisa: 'Rodney, are you still open?'
Rodney: 'Come in, come in. Relax. Chill out. Mi casa, su casa. Or, my café your café.'
Jai: 'If he mentions Misty, run.'
Lisa: 'Just popped in for a couple of coffees.'
Rodney: 'Yeah, take a load off. I will bring them over.'
Lisa: (both sat down together) 'Now, then. Please tell me this isn't a habit. And don't lie to me.'
Liv: 'No! Honestly, Lise, it's... It's just stupid. I was upset and I was wound up. I just wanted it to go away.'
Lisa: 'So you drank yourself daft?'
Liv: 'Are you going to tell Aaron?'
Lisa: 'He should know. I mean, what if he found out and I haven't told him?'
Liv: 'He's just gonna say that I've let him down again. Lise, I keep doing it? How long before he's sick of me?'
Liv: 'But I'm a failure. I always have been and... people like me, we always will be.'
Lisa: 'Don't say that.'
Liv: 'You can't tell him, Lise! Please!'
I love that the episode ended with a lovely Roblivion scene - love how they rally around each other and love each other!
Emmerdale are really good at the sensitive storylines and especially this one with Liv. They really know how to use Isobel and her talents.
Chris your writing is amazing as always, thank you for another wonderful episode!
Danny Miller works so well with Isobel that their scenes together are magic. He's the greatest people and Isobel is learning so much every time they work together.
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