Ross Barton gets over his heart attack scare next week by reuniting with Rebecca White – again.
The pair had just decided to give their relationship another shot when Rebecca accidentally walked in on her nephew Lachlan White trying to murder Robert Sugden and Liv Flaherty.
He then hid her away in a cabin in the woods, before palming her off on a creepy nurse, while everyone feared she was killed by her psychotic relative.
Poor Ross was left thinking that Bex had dumped him as Lachlan told her friends she’d decided to go to Ibiza indefinitely.
But suspicions were raised when Robert found her passport and Lachlan forced Rebecca to call and say she was in Wales with a friend.
Luckily Rebecca was set free by the nurse last week but has struggled to come to terms with what she’s been through.
She’ll also struggle to accept why Ross – who was feared dead himself by fans after collapsing with chest pains last week – didn’t look for her.
All is not lost for the couple though and Ross will make a romantic gesture by hiring out the cafe in order to spend more time with the mum-of-one.
Rebecca will be seen questioning his feelings for her and Ross responds by pulling her in for a kiss.
He’s pleased when Rebecca responds by tenderly kissing him back and the pair look like they’re back on.
But – don’t get too excited – things soon start to fall apart for Ross again when he spots junkie prostitute Dawn back in the village.
She’s got some very interesting news for him. Something Ross has waited a long time to hear…
Ross has a lot of emotional issues to work through before he departs the Dales, says Mike Parr who plays the troubled mechanic who will soon be saying goodbye to the soap.
The actor has revealed that the show is set to explore the psychological torment faced by Ross in the wake of the acid attack.
He also has to come to terms with recently finding out that former girlfriend Debbie Dingle was behind the atrocity.
Speaking to Metro.co.uk on the Soap Awards red carpet about Ross’ immediate future, Mike said: “Obviously we’re going to have to deal with the psychological damage.
“He’s had this done to him, but he was so focused on the revenge aspect to it, he’s not had a change to look at where his mental state is at.
“So I think we’re going to explore that aspect which is a very, very important aspect to explore.”
Talking about his exit storyline, Mike clearly wasn’t about to give anything major away…
However he did joke: “It’s a little way off, so I don’t yet know how I’m going to be written out.
“But I’ve heard talk of a nuclear bomb. I don’t know if that’s true. But Ross is the one who pushes the red button.”
On a more serious note, Mike mentioned that there is genuine affection between his character and fellow survivor Rebecca.
He told the website: “Ross has definite feelings for Rebecca. There’s a connection between the two of them because they’ve both been through such traumatic events in the last six months.
“They’ve both lost their families. They’ve both been in an accident. There was a spark there between them, but then that Robert managed to get in the way.”
Talking about his future after leaving the soap, Mike added: “I’ve got plans what I want to do with my personal life. With regards to acting, I’m definitely not leaving to become a professional cage fighter [as was reported]. Although I probably could do and get an immediate title shot if I wanted…”
Mike announced he was leaving the soap via social media.
He wrote: “Yes I’ll be leaving the soap soon. Have had the best few years at Emmerdale but it’s time to move on and explore other avenues. If I win that soap award I might stay though.”
At the weekend, he admitted he’d actually quit Emmerdale last year but was persuaded to stay for the acid attack storyline.
The actor said he always intended to bow out of the soap after four years playing bad boy Ross.
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Emmerdale airs week nights at 7pm on ITV with an extra episode on Thursdays at 8pm