Emmerdale spoilers for next week reveal the dramatic start of a big new storyline as Nicola is savagely attacked on a night out and left for dead.
The sisters have been a loggerheads recently over council business, with Nicola stealing Bernice’s ideas and passing them off as her own.
Laurel hopes a night out can help smooth things over, but its not as easy as she thinks.
Soon, the evening takes a terrible turn…
When things don’t quite go to plan on the night, Nicola heads off early.
However, on her way to the car she’s accosted by a group of teenage girls.
A terrified Nicola is mugged and beaten, and the gang leave her lying on the ground, bloodied and unconscious
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Emmerdale spoilers: Nicola in hospital
Nicola is taken to hospital and wakes up with Bernice, husband Jimmy and dad Rodney by her side.
When questioned later about her attack, a groggy Nicola says she can’t remember anything.
But Nicola is too embarrassed to admit the truth – that she was set upon by a group of teens.
Gabby discovers the truth
Later, the truth about Nicola’s attack is revealed after Gabby spots a video online.
The girls have posted footage of Nicola’s ordeal.
Jimmy realises why Nicola has been playing dumb, and his heart breaks for his wife knowing that she feels humiliated on top of her physical injuries.
Nicola opens up
Later, Nicola tells all to Harriet.
Nicola confesses her fears that the girls might try and track her down as they have her driving licence with her address on.
She reveals she’s terrified that they might hurt her kids.
Nicola also confesses that during the attack she thought she might die.
Meanwhile, Jimmy looks on, realising how broken his wife is.
Can Nicola ever recover from this terrible trauma?
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Emmerdale usually airs weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV, with an hour-long episode on Thursdays.
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