Next month, viewers will see their family in crisis, and a visit to the hopsital following Gabby’s collapse results in further turmoil for the couple.
The nurse brings good news about Gabby
John Middleton’s character will then burst into tears after realising what he’s done, as Laurel comes to terms with the level of care her husband needs.
Ashley and Laurel Thomas
The next day though, she vows to cope without day care, but a visit from Bernice leaves the former vicar flustered.
How much longer can Laurel cope?
When he’s almost knocked down by Diane’s car, Laurel reaches her wit’s end and tells Ashley it’s time for bed in the middle of the afternoon.
Laurel gets closer to her breaking point
The show, which is yet to be given an air date, will give viewers an insight into what life is like with dementia, by showing a day from Ashley’s perspective.
These ‘Emmerdale’ scenes will air from Thursday 8 December. Catch up on all the latest soap news and spoilers here.