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Emmerdale SPOILER: Rhona’s painkiller addiction resurfaces

She's in a very bad place when she returns

Emmerdale’s Rhona Goskirk has really been through it in recent months with her abusive husband Pierce Harris, so it’s no wonder she’s struggling to cope.

As she’s set to turn back to painkillers in a bid to get through her living nightmare, will anyone be able to persuade her to get help?

Rhona’s suffered for months at Pierce’s hands (Credit: ITV)

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After months of manipulation and psychologically damaging behaviour, evil Pierce finally pushed Rhona too far when he attacked her on their wedding night.

He was jealous that she was wearing a necklace that her ex-husband, Paddy, had given her after the pair had also shared a kiss.

So he decided to show her exactly who was boss and forced himself on her despite her pleas for him to stop.

Rhona was attacked on her wedding night (Credit: ITV)

Rhona was very brave following the attack and went straight to the police station. But although they took all the medical evidence and started her official interview, Rhona ended up being unable to proceed and stopped short of naming Pierce.

When she returned to the village after her ordeal, she was confronted by Pierce who she ended up kicking out. She then headed off on honeymoon with just her son, Leo, without her new husband.

Pierce’s volatile temper frightened Rhona (Credit: ITV)

She comes back home this week, and it’s clear she’s not coping at all with everything that’s happened.

She doesn’t know where Pierce is or what his next move will be, and when she finds a wedding night present from him, Rhona completely loses it and trashes her front room.

Best mate Vanessa Woodfield is troubled when she finds the destruction and wants to get to the bottom of what’s gone on.

Vanessa was stunned when Rhona smashed up the house (Credit: ITV)

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It’s not long before it becomes clear from Rhona’s behaviour that she’s relapsed and turned back to painkillers again.

Long-time viewers will remember Rhona was addicted to them in the past and it nearly broke her marriage to Paddy Kirk when Vanessa started being her dealer.

This time though, Vanessa’s able to recognise the signs and immediately starts the tough-love approach.

But will it force Rhona to open up about what’s really going on? And can she ever beat her addiction if she doesn’t?