Viewers of Emmerdale are worried that Arthur Thomas is starting to become a bully.
Recently viewers have seen a change in the young lad’s behaviour which started shortly after the arrival of Archie Breckle.
A few weeks ago, his mum Laurel’s boyfriend Jai got a shock when Dan Spencer told him his former flame Rachel had suddenly died and his son Archie would be coming to live with him in the village.
At first Archie refused to speak to anyone, still in shock and adjusting to his new life, but Arthur managed to bring the little boy out of his shell.
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However, Arthur quickly became jealous of the attention Archie was receiving from his mum and Jai.
Not gonna make Arthur a bully are they?
Last week, after the two boys argued over a video game, Arthur tormented little Archie telling him a scary story before chasing him around the garden.
This caused him to fall over and hurt his knee.
Later Jai and Laurel fell out when she accused Jai of hiding marijuana on her property but it turned out to be her dad Doug’s.
In last night’s episode of the soap (November 4 2019), Jai called round to see Laurel but Arthur told him his mum wasn’t at home.
When Jai texted Laurel, Arthur then deleted the texts and it was revealed Laurel was at home after all.
Viewers are starting to worry that Arthur is becoming a bully.
Arthur is clearly either going to have sadistic tendencies or become a bully or both. #Emmerdale
— Misty Mazzy (@MistyMazzy) November 1, 2019
Not gonna make Arthur a bully are they? #Emmerdale
— MIKE (@mikepriestley13) November 1, 2019
Since when was Arthur so nasty??? #Emmerdale
— Carrianne Brown (@Cazza1982) October 31, 2019
Arthur's always been a lively kid now he's going to turn into a psycho. Can't we have one nice child in the show. #emmerdale
— Andi5008 (@Andi5008) November 4, 2019
Wtf???? What is happening to Arthur why are they turning him into a bully I loved gone up until tonight’s episode omgggg what is happening??? If this affects Jai and Laurel imma be fuming #emmerdale @emmerdale #jaurel pic.twitter.com/lOu6jU5AO6
— sorcha.greaney (@sorchagreaney1) November 4, 2019
I see they are turning Arthur into a troublemaker #Emmerdale
— MIKE (@mikepriestley13) November 5, 2019
It looks like things will get worse next week when Jai brings Archie to a memorial birthday picnic for Arthur’s dad and Laurel’s late husband, Ashley, who died in 2017.
After the picnic, Laurel suggests Archie and Arthur should play together, hoping they will play nicely, but things take a dark turn.
Annoyed Archie was brought to the picnic, he takes his anger out on the little boy.
Ranting that he ruined his dad’s birthday, he lashes out knocking Archie unconscious.
Arthur manages to get away with his bullying as Laurel and Jai assume he fell but they are horrified to find other bruises on Archie.
Laurel’s son stays a step ahead and concocts a story that Jimmy is responsible, leaving everyone reeling.
Before long an unsuspecting Jimmy is being accused of all sorts and Laurel is left wondering where her friendship with his wife Nicola King can go from here.
Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays
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