Teacher Maya Stepney’s calculated grooming of schoolboy Jacob Gallagher has left many viewers uncomfortable, but most praising the soap for highlighting the serious issue.
Next week on the ITV soap, David Metcalfe comes close to discovering the truth when Jacob and Maya kiss on the sofa after he hands her a present.
However the pair are interrupted and Jacob is forced to hide as his dad and Maya make out.
It seems as though David will continue to remain oblivious, but could her ex-husband Dr Cavanagh be the one to finally discover the truth an expose her?
His daughter Leanna was a big obstacle in his and Maya’s relationship and Dr Cavanagh will be forced to confront his daughter on why she is acting out.
Bernice will be rushed to intensive care over botched Botox injections. It is later revealed that Bernice, who has been feeling very fragile over her age, could be permanently paralysed.
However it emerges that Leanna pressured Bernice into doing the Botox.
Could Liam have a big talk with Leanna about why she is acting out and realise her own behaviour could stem from her past with Maya?
Leanna has long held a hatred for her former stepmother and has previously said that Maya has got close to her male students in the past. At the time it appeared that Leanna was just trying to wind Maya up, but is there some truth to this?
Viewers were left utterly disgusted last week after seeing Maya’s reaction to schoolboy Jacob when she was caught having sex with his dad.
Just the day before, Maya showed her nasty side as she lashed out at Jacob for telling Ellis that he was involved with an older woman.
This left Jacob in tears and viewers were horrified by her actions .
And fans were revolted after seeing Maya grin after Jacob caught her and his dad having sex.
The schoolboy found his dad and Maya half naked behind the sofa, with David covering his privates with a pillow.
"Busted," an oblivious David winced. "Sorry mate, I didn’t think that you would be back for ages."
Emmerdale grooming storyline
"I saw that the shop was shut," Jacob replied. "I was worried."
Jacob was clearly devastated when he saw Maya emerge and stormed off, but Maya looked very pleased with herself as she watched after him.
How is she next planning to manipulate the schoolboy?
*Emmerdale airs tonight at 7pm and 8pm on ITV
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