It's been a hellish year for Victoria Sugden but, in the aftermath of her rape ordeal, she's had one constant - the friendship of her work colleague Marlon Dingle.Emmerdale viewers have grown to love their relationship, which has blossomed over time, culminating in heartbreaking scenes when Vic revealed she'd been sexually assaulted.
Viewers know that Victoria was subjected to a horrifying rape at the hands of evil Lee Posner - who could also be responsible for seeing Vic's brother Robert sent to jail for grievous bodily harm with intent.
Victoria is now pregnant with Lee's baby, and faces bringing up the child alone.
Meanwhile, spoilers tell us that Marlon is about to be left broken hearted.
Next week, Marlon's wife Jessie cheats on him with her ex-husband Al.
Although it's the first time she has given in to temptation, she's caught in the act by Mandy Dingle.
Victoria and Marlon new couple?
With Al campaigning to get Jessie an interview for a headteacher's job in Dubai, and actress Sandra Marvin leaving the soap, Marlon's marriage looks on very shaky ground.
Can you blame some viewers for wanting both Victoria and Marlon to have a happy ending - with each other?
After touching scenes between the pair this week, one viewer wrote: "Victoria and Marlon get together and Kim Tate to have an affair with Will Taylor."
Another said: "Will it be Marlon with Victoria or Mandy next? #Emmerdale."
"Victoria and Marlon new couple?" suggested a third.
Others gushed about their touching bond, with one writing: The Marlon and Victoria scenes are lovely - they've always had a great friendship."
With a baby on the way and her brother most likely in prison, Victoria is going to need all the support she can get in the coming months.
And Marlon will need a shoulder to cry on when his marriage inevitably falls apart. But will their friendship become something more?
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