It’s the storyline that has left a lump in the throat of Emmerdale fans across the country – as schoolgirl Sarah Sugden fights for her life in hospital.
After a lifetime of illness, the daughter of Debbie Dingle is now suffering from heart failure and is awaiting a donor to save her life.
While ITV viewers have been in bits over Sarah’s recent diagnosis, some have been left puzzled by what they believe to be an error on the part of “forgetful” scriptwriters.
Either that, or family members Robert and Victoria Sugden are just uncaring or hospital-phobic!
Amid the devastating heart transplant storyline, Robert and Victoria haven’t been to visit their niece ONCE!
And fans aren’t happy.
Sarah has been in hospital since July, leaving some viewers to wonder why the siblings haven’t been to check on the daughter of Andy Sugden – their adopted brother.
While there have been scenes in which the pair have asked about Sarah’s condition, fans are insistent that Robert and Victoria should go to see her.
One viewer tweeted: “So why hasn’t Robert visited Sarah in hospital? I know Rebecca is his child’s mother, but isn’t Sarah his and Victoria’s niece? She’s a Sugden too so why are only Dingles visiting her?”
So why hasn’t Robert visited Sarah in hospital @Emmerdale? I know Rebecca is his child’s mother, but isn’t Sarah his and Victoria’s niece? She’s a Sugden too so why are only Dingles visiting her? #Emmerdale #Robron #Confused
— River Cypress (@River_Cypress) September 12, 2018
— Just G (@myturntobe_me) September 3, 2018
Not 1 single scene showing Rob or Vic visiting Sarah. She’s not broken her leg, ffs she’s waiting for a life saving heart transplant. Yes drama is needed but @emmerdale common, you still need to keep it realistic. Even Diane has been in and Sarah isn’t her bio granddaughter!
— C_CJ21 (@C_J2021) August 15, 2018
Really wish Robert and Victoria would visit Sarah in hospital- have the writers just totally forgotten that Sarah is their niece?? Honestly #Emmerdale
— Danilosoaps (@danilosoaps) August 25, 2018
Diane visiting Sarah feels weird since #emmerdale seems to have disassociated Sarah from the Sugdens recently
— Aaronfan1234 (@JuneClen) July 9, 2018
Another agreed writing: “Shouldn’t Victoria be more concerned about Sarah and be visiting her, too? Sarah is her niece.”
A third commented: “Really wish Robert and Victoria would visit Sarah in hospital – have the writers just totally forgotten that Sarah is their niece?”
Yet another blasted: “Even Diane has been in and Sarah isn’t her bio granddaughter!”
While the lack of compassion from the Sugden siblings remains a mystery, Robert has a health scare of his own in upcoming episodes.
The stress of finding Rebecca leads to him suffering a shock collapse.
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