Emmerdale's Bob Hope has been lonely since Laurel Thomas - the woman he left wife Brenda for - dumped him.
He's been miserable and fed up, and his money problems aren't helping.
But next week there's a glimmer of hope (ho ho) on the horizon when it looks like Brenda might be softening towards her cheating ex.
With nowhere else to go, Bob's back home - though up until now Brenda has been very clear that it's just for the sake of practicality.
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When the twins are poorly she's glad to have Bob around, and even happier when the kids' illness means she dodges going on a boring date with Doug.
The next day, Bob offers to cover Brenda's shift in the cafe so she can care for the children and he's obviously enjoying being back with his family.
But when the kids make it obvious that they want Bob and Brenda to get back together, Brenda's adamant that's never going to happen.
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Her resolve seems to waver, though, later on when the ex-spouses share a moment together.
As they cosy up on the sofa and share a bottle of wine, it looks like Brenda's enjoying having Bob back.
When Bob moves in for a kiss how will Brenda react?
Emmerdale is on Monday to Friday at 7pm with an extra episode on Thursday at 8pm on ITV