Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley) was keeping secrets in Wednesday (September 13)’s Emmerdale. And because Moira (Natalie J. Robb) knows her husband very well, she instantly feared the worst because when Cain keeps a secret it usually means there’s trouble afoot.
Viewers are as much in the dark as Moira is about what’s going on, as Cain enlisted Caleb (William Ash)’s help in a top secret mission soon after receiving a mystery text a few days ago.
Caleb has recently been accepted formally into the Dingle family and has drunk from the ceremonial welly, so he can now be trusted with things like Top Secret Missions.
Cain asked him if he’d be able to go away with him somewhere for a few days and asked him to come up with a plausible excuse to stop Moira, Chas (Lucy Pargeter) and others from being suspicious.
The excuse Caleb came up with was that he was importing some new cars from Holland for his business and needed Cain’s help as a mechanic to check the vehicles were in good order.
The problem with this excuse was that Nate (Jurell Carter) and Nicky (Lewis Cope) are supposed to be partners in Caleb’s business and they hadn’t heard of any Dutch cars being bought.
The other problem with the excuse was that Moira didn’t believe it for one minute.
She thought it was something dodgy that Caleb was dragging Cain into. Caleb could drink from any number of wellies and Moira would still have it in the back of her mind that he’d almost ruined her entire business. She didn’t trust him not to get Cain into trouble.
It wasn’t that long ago that Caleb was roughed up by Harry (Robert Beck) and his thugs when he tried to put a stop to his business being used as a front for moving drugs and guns.
When Moira, Nate and Nicky quizzed Caleb about where he was going with Cain and he responded by sticking to his Dutch cars story, they instantly wondered whether he was really involved in something illegal and dangerous again.
Cain insisted to his wife that he wasn’t in any danger and everything would be fine. ‘You just have to trust me,’ he insisted.
She doesn’t, though, and told him not to be surprised if he returned to find the locks had been changed.
This is not as much of a threat as it sounds because nobody ever seems to lock their door on Emmerdale, but the point was made – Moira was not a happy bunny.
She was even less happy later when she overheard Cain and Caleb talking, hearing Caleb say that Moira thinks he’s the instigator, which will take the heat off Cain.
With the brothers looking serious at the prospect of whatever it is that lies ahead, Cain told Caleb it wasn’t too late to back out. ‘Not a chance,’ Caleb said. ‘However this ends we’re in it together.’
Moira stepped out and Cain realised she’d heard them. The look between them conveyed that this was his last chance to change his mind and stay, or at least tell her what was going on. But he picked up his bag and walked out.
What’s the secret mission all about? Is Cain walking into danger? And will Moira still be waiting for him when – or if – he returns?
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