A soap opera is an ongoing drama serial on television or radio, featuring the lives of many characters and their emotional relationships. The term soap opera originated from radio dramas being sponsored by soap manufacturers. BBC Radio's The Archers, first broadcast in 1950, is the world's longest-running radio soap opera; the first serial considered to be a "soap opera" was Painted Dreams, which debuted on October 20, 1930 on Chicago radio station WGN. Early radio series such as Painted Dreams were broadcast in weekday daytime slots five days a week. Most of the listeners would be housewives. Thus, the shows were consumed by a predominantly female audience; the first nationally broadcast radio soap opera was Clara, Lu, Em, which aired on the NBC Blue Network at 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time on January 27, 1931. A crucial element that defines the soap opera is the open-ended serial nature of the narrative, with stories spanning several episodes. One of the defining features that makes a television program a soap opera, according to Albert Moran, is "that form of television that works with a continuous open narrative.
Each episode ends with a promise that the storyline is to be continued in another episode". In 2012, Los Angeles Times columnist Robert Lloyd wrote of daily dramas, "Although melodramatically eventful, soap operas such as this have a luxury of space that makes them seem more naturalistic. You spend more time with the minor characters. An individual episode of a soap opera will switch between several different concurrent narrative threads that may at times interconnect and affect one another or may run independent to each other; each episode may feature some of the show's current storylines, but not always all of them. In daytime serials and those that are broadcast each weekday, there is some rotation of both storyline and actors so any given storyline or actor will appear in some but not all of a week's worth of episodes. Soap operas bring all the current storylines to a conclusion at the same time; when one storyline ends, there are several other story threads at differing stages of development.
Soap opera episodes end on some sort of cliffhanger, the season finale ends in the same way, only to be resolved when the show returns for the start of a new yearly broadcast. Evening soap operas and those that air at a rate of one episode per week are more to feature the entire cast in each episode, to represent all current storylines in each episode. Evening soap operas and serials that run for only part of the year tend to bring things to a dramatic end-of-season cliffhanger. In 1976, Time magazine described American daytime television as "TV's richest market," noting the loyalty of the soap opera fan base and the expansion of several half-hour series into hour-long broadcasts in order to maximize ad revenues; the article explained that at that time, many prime time series lost money, while daytime serials earned profits several times more than their production costs. The issue's cover notably featured its first daytime soap stars, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of Our Lives, a married couple whose onscreen and real-life romance was covered by both the soap opera magazines and the mainstream press at large.
The main characteristics that define soap operas are "an emphasis on family life, personal relationships, sexual dramas and moral conflicts. Fitting in with these characteristics, most soap operas follow the lives of a group of characters who live or work in a particular place, or focus on a large extended family; the storylines follow personal relationships of these characters. "Soap narratives, like those of film melodramas, are marked by what Steve Neale has described as'chance happenings, missed meetings, sudden conversions, last-minute rescues and revelations, deus ex machina endings.'" These elements may be found from EastEnders to Dallas. Due to the prominence of English-language television, most soap-operas are English. However, several South African soap operas started incorporating a multi-language format, the most prominent being 7de Laan, which incorporates Afrikaans, English and several other Bantu languages which make up the 11 Official Languages of South Africa. In many soap operas, in particular daytime serials in the US, the characters are attractive, seductive and wealthy.
Soap operas from the United Kingdom and Australia tend to focus on more everyday characters and situations, are set in working class environments. Many of the soaps produced in those two countries explore social realist storylines such as family discord, marriage breakdown or financial problems. Both UK and Australian soap operas feature comedic elements affectionate comic stereotypes such as the gossip or the grumpy old man, presented as a comic foil to the emotional turmoil that surrounds them; this diverges from US soap operas. UK soap operas make a claim to presenting "reality
Belle Dingle is a fictional character from the ITV soap opera, played by Eden Taylor-Draper. She made her first screen appearance during the episode broadcast on 25 December 1998 and was played by twins James and Emily Mather, with the latter leaving the role in 2005. Belle has featured in many storylines throughout her time on the show such as falling down a mineshaft, killing her best friend Gemma Andrews, having an affair with the village doctor. A relationship with Lachlan White which ended after discovering he was a murderer. Belle is born on Christmas Day 1998 to Lisa Dingle. Lisa is unaware that she is pregnant until she goes into labour and local vet Paddy Kirk delivers Belle; when Belle is seven-years-old, she goes missing, after she is left at home under the care of her uncle Shadrach Dingle, who had fallen asleep. Daz Eden visits. Although being warned not to, Belle lets the ferret out of his cage and in a panic, chases him through the fields; as she pursues him, she falls down a mine shaft.
Daz is forced to leave the house, when he finds her, dives in to help her out, but discovers that they are trapped, with the risk of freezing or drowning in the water. Daz manages to keep Belle afloat, until they are rescued by the Dingles and the fire brigade. Belle acts as ring bearer at her cousin Marlon Dingle's wedding to Donna Windsor and she moves in with Marlon shortly after. Belle's test results show that she is amongst the cleverest 2% of children her age and she wins a place at a private school, but she does not receive a full scholarship; the Dingles worry about how to pay the fees, have to tell Belle that she is unlikely to go. Rosemary King offers to pay the fees. Lisa refuses, but when Belle falls ill and Rosemary visits her in the hospital, Lisa changes her mind. On her first day at the school, Belle is paired with Ayesha, they become fast friends, but when Ayesha convinces her to talk about Shadrach in class, the teacher is unimpressed. Belle convinces Rosemary to help her throw a party at Mill Cottage for her friends.
At the party, she impresses the girls by claiming to live at Mill Cottage with Rosemary and Grayson Sinclair. Belle's parents find out about the party and discuss taking her out of the school; the Dingles end their friendship with Rosemary and Zak take up bare-knuckle fighting to raise money for the school fees. His granddaughter Debbie Dingle lends them the money. Belle and Shadrach steal Christmas presents from under The Woolpack Christmas tree, but they are soon found out. Belle befriends Will Wylde. Zak leaves and does not come home for Easter as he was supposed to, causing Belle to call a Dingle Court in which Zak gets ex-communicated from the family. Zak returns a couple of days after a drinking spree and carrying an enormous brand new TV; as Belle and Will grow closer and Belle comforts him when he learns his father is dead. Will has to leave the village and he gives Belle his Nintendo DS. Lisa encourages Belle to say goodbye, she rushes up to the taxi, shouting that she loves him. Will shouts.
Belle dates Luke Salter, after meeting him at a party. They keep their relationship a secret, as he dated her friend Gemma Andrews; when Gemma sees them together, she warns Belle. Her parents are wary about the relationship when Belle loses her virginity to him. Luke breaks up with Belle and she realises he only wanted to have sex with her. Belle dates his best friend Thomas King to make him jealous. Gemma gives Belle a makeover. Belle's parents find inappropriate pictures of her on her phone, with evidence that Thomas took them. Sean steals a bottle of alcohol in an attempt to impress her, but he sees her with Thomas and smashes it. Belle's relationship with Thomas causes her to neglect Gemma. After a fight, Gemma sends Sean a suggestive photo of Belle which she had taken earlier in an attempt to get Thomas to notice her. However, Sean defends Belle and asks her if Thomas is making her do stuff, leading to her to angrily announce she never fancied him. In response, he posts the picture online. Thomas attacks Sean in defence of Belle.
Sean apologises and she forgives him. Belle finds Thomas about to run away in Dan Spencer's van, she begs him to take her with him. Paddy believes that Thomas kidnapped Belle, tells her family. Thomas brings her back to the village. Sean asks Belle out and they make plans to have sex, but Dominic Andrews interrupts them, claiming that Sean got Gemma pregnant. Belle tells everyone at school that Gemma had an abortion, leading to a fight. Belle is suspended, she tells Debbie. After hearing Zak threatening to give her a beating, Belle drinks Debbie's leftover alcohol and loses consciousness. Belle is rushed to hospital. Belle wakes up and is discharged, she apologises to her mother. Belle and Sean grow much to Gemma's displeasure. During an altercation with Gemma, Belle pushes her to the ground and Gemma hits her head. Belle apologises and tries to help her, but Gemma tel
Chastity "Chas" Dingle is a fictional character from the British soap opera Emmerdale, played by Lucy Pargeter. She made her first appearance during the episode broadcast on 16 October 2002. Chas returned on 21 September 2003. Chas was absent for six months in 2005, she left temporarily on 5 June 2005, returned full-time from 13 December 2005. In 2013, Pargeter announced that she would be taking a short break from the show in order to appear in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!. Pargeter was recast for one episode on 20 December 2016 to provide an alternative physical appearance to the character through the eyes of dementia patient Ashley Thomas. Chas departed temporarily once again on 31 March 2017. Pargeter confirmed her return to filming on 31 August 2017. Chas returned on 25 October 2017. Chas's main storyline focused on her turbulent relationships with Carl King, discovering she has a half-sister Genesis Walker, re-building a relationship with her son Aaron Dingle who she abandoned as a child, her relationship with Paddy Kirk, her affair with her niece Debbie's boyfriend Cameron Murray, being held hostage in the Woolpack siege, her grief over the loss of her dad Shadrach Dingle and friends Gennie and Katie Sugden, developing PTSD, discovering her son's childhood abuse at the hands of his father Gordon Livesy, reuniting with her and Cain's mother Faith Dingle, discovering she is pregnant with Paddy's child, who won't survive birth, losing her daughter and becoming pregnant again.
Chas first appears when she arrives in Emmerdale dressed as a nun for her cousin Marlon's stag night. She is hired by her father, Shadrach Dingle, ends the evening locked in the back of a van with Ashley Thomas, she gets a job as barmaid at The Woolpack. Chas has Aaron Livesy, with her ex-husband Gordon, whom she allowed custody. Aaron hates his mother. Aaron rejects Chas's attempts to make amends for this and after he deliberately tells her about Carl and Delilah's fling, she ceases contact in order for Gordon and his new wife, Sandra, to become a proper family. Chas his family move into Holdgate Farm, they begin dating. The attraction strengthens into love but Carl's family disapprove and send him away after Paul Marsden dies but he returns and they get together. Chas' relationship with Carl was never stable, the couple go through numerous break-ups and reconciliations. Despite Chloe Atkinson's poison pen letter scheme and Rosemary's blackmail, Carl's guilt over murdering his father and marriage to Chas's former friend, Lexi Nicholls, the relationship survives but deteriorates upon Chas discovering Carl was sleeping with Eve Jenson.
Heartbroken, she follows her second cousin Charity's advice to persuade him to marry her and falsely claims to be pregnant. However, she steals the money meant for the wedding and jilts him at the altar, telling him that he should be grateful that she lied about expecting his child. Chas develops a relationship with her half-sister, Gennie Walker. Laurel Thomas tells her that Shadrach put Gennie up for adoption after her mother died in childbirth, believing he couldn't bring her home to his wife, Faith. After coming to terms with this, she helps her father write to Gennie and feels neglected when Shadrach seems obsessed with his new daughter. Chas and Gennie become Chas advises Gennie on how to care for her mother. Chas manages to rebuild her relationship with her son, Aaron, she discovers his whereabouts, with help from her cousin Marlon's wife, who has arrested Aaron for drug offences. He is not pleased to see her but after the Dingles rescue him from the McFarlanes, he moves in with them. Aaron is pleased when Chas stands up for him when Lisa throws him out for encouraging Belle Dingle to steal, so they move in with Paddy Kirk.
Chas enrolls him at the local school but he refuses to go and starts work at the garage with Cain Dingle and Debbie Dingle. Chas' friendship with Paddy develops into a serious relationship. Chas is unsure of the relationship's future but Katie Sugden encourages her. Carl, newly separated from Lexi, decides he still loves Chas. Chas succumbs to Carl's advances, but Chas decides that she wants to improve her relationship with Paddy and keeps her night with Carl a secret. Infuriated with this, Carl tells Paddy of their one-night stand, leading Paddy to kick her and Aaron out. No one is pleased with Chas but only Katie and Debbie support her. Aaron insists she choose between Carl. Chas chooses Carl, moves back in with the Dingles but soon moves back in with Paddy. Angry with Carl, Aaron disconnects the brakes on Carl's car, nearly killing Jimmy King, his wife Nicola and their newborn daughter, Angelica King, when they borrow the car. Horrified, Aaron runs Jimmy off the road to warn him and Chas loses her temper with Aaron, telling him that she wants nothing more to do with him.
This incident has more of an effect on Aaron than Chas realises and makes him rethink his behaviour. He and C
Charity Dingle is a fictional character from the British soap opera Emmerdale, played by Emma Atkins. Suranne Jones auditioned for the role of Charity, before Atkins was cast; the actress began filming her first scenes in February 2000 and she made her first screen appearance as Charity during the episode broadcast on 30 March 2000. The character has been involved in numerous high-profile storylines during her time on the show, such as her marriage to Chris Tate, an affair with Chris's sister, Zoe Tate, the arrival of her long-lost daughter Debbie, her affair with Cain Dingle, being framed by Chris for his death, giving birth to Noah and her uncaring relationship and subsequent break up with Tom King, which led to her exit on 1 March 2005. Atkins returned to the role on 1 October 2009. During her second stint in Emmerdale, Charity's storylines have focused on her relationship with Cain, from their almost-marriage to their get-rich-quick schemes, to her job working with Jai Sharma and Cain's mistaken belief that they were having an affair.
After Charity and Cain's relationship broke down, she went on to marry Jai. They divorced when Charity discovered he had fathered a child with Rachel Breckle. Charity married Declan Macey and became pregnant. However, not wanting another child, Charity had a secret abortion and framed Declan's sister, Megan Macey for causing her to suffer a miscarriage. Atkins took maternity leave in February 2015, she returned from June to July and again in December, before making a permanent return in March 2016. Since 2016 her storylines have includes giving birth to a son while in prison, beginning a relationship with Vanessa Woodfield and getting engaged,a storyline in which she revealed she was abused at 14 by cop Mark Bails and bringing him to court and reuniting with her son Ryan Stocks who she thought died at birth but finds out he is alive and begins getting to know him. Mica Proctor plays a young Charity in a flashback episode about Charity's past which aired on 29 May 2018. Charity comes to Emmerdale for Butch's funeral.
It emerges that she is working as a prostitute and there is a warrant out for her arrest. Charity stays with his wife Lisa. Charity begins dating Chris Tate, which his sister, Zoe, is unhappy about and offers her money to end it but Charity refuses. Zoe and Charity have an affair but Charity ends it when Zoe gets too possessive. Chris proposes marriage and Charity accepts so Zoe records Charity taking about their affair and blackmails her to sign a prenuptial agreement. However, Charity tells Chris about her affair and Chris forgives her, tearing up the pre-nup and Zoe moves out. Chris and Charity marry and Charity helps Chris run his business empire. Chris and Charity realise that Zoe is ill and she has to be sectioned. While in hospital, she is diagnosed with schizophrenia. Charity supports Zoe when she realizes she is pregnant and considers giving the baby up for adoption, revealing she had a baby girl that she put up for adoption. Charity is shocked when Paddy and Emily Kirk's foster daughter, Debbie Jones, realises that Charity is her birth mother.
Charity refuses contact with Debbie but comforts her when her mother dies. Despite her reserve and Debbie bond so Charity files for custody and wins, much to Paddy and Emily's dismay. Charity is delighted when he suggests adopting her. Cain realizes that he is Debbie's father and bonds with his daughter, leading him and Charity to begin an affair. Chris throws her out. A month Charity goes to Home Farm to discuss her marriage, hoping they will reconcile. However, Chris knows that he has an inoperable brain tumour and frames Charity for his murder, before committing suicide; the police arrest Charity after finding her fingerprints on Chris's glass and her signature on an order for poison. She and Cain blame each other so Charity is released on bail when she learns that she is pregnant and moves in with Marlon. After getting drunk, they sleep together. Charity realises Zoe knows that Chris killed himself and kisses her but Zoe testifies that Charity killed Chris so Charity is found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment.
While in prison, she gives birth to a son. Unsure of Noah's paternity, she arranges for Zoe and Marlon to do a DNA test and the results show that Chris is Noah's father. Charity strikes a deal with Zoe - she can have custody of Noah in return for £20,000 and evidence that Chris committed suicide. Zoe agrees and Charity is released. Zoe refuses to allow Charity any contact with Noah, who she calls Christopher, plans to adopt him but permission is refused, due to having 2 children (Chris's eldest son and her daughter, running Home Farm and her mental health issues. Social Services ask Charity to decide if she wants to raise him or put him up for adoption elsewhere, she chooses to raise him and Zoe returns him to Charity. Charity gets a job as his secretary. Tom's daughter-in-law, Sadie King, takes an instant dislike to Charity and tries to sabotage the plan; this doesn't work and Sadie is forced to accept that Charity is Tom's new partner. Tom proposes and Charity accepts but Sadie refuses to accept this and hires Cain to kiss Charity in front of a photographer and shows the pictures to Tom.
Aaron Sugden-Dingle is a fictional character from the British soap opera Emmerdale, played by Danny Miller. The character was played by Danny Webb and appeared in a recurring capacity; when Aaron was reintroduced in 2008, he was promoted to the full-time cast and the decision was made to recast the role. Miller auditioned for the part and admitted that he would have quit acting, if he had not been cast. Aaron made his first appearance during the episode broadcast on 24 December 2003. Aaron is the son of Gordon Livesy, his storylines have included being involved with the criminal McFarlane family, making a romantic advance towards his best friend Adam Barton, coming to terms with his homosexuality, his relationship with Jackson Walsh and Jackson's suicide. Miller chose to leave the show in November 2011 and he made his final appearance on 5 April 2012. Aaron's exit storyline saw him accused of arson and so he left the village with his new partner Ed Roberts. Two years Miller reprised the role and Aaron returned on 14 August 2014, as part of a heist storyline involving Donna Windsor and Ross Barton.
The character's most notable storylines since his return have been his relationship with Robert Sugden, his role in Katie Sugden's death, self-harming, revealing that he was sexually abused by his father when he was a child, reuniting with his estranged half-sister Liv Flaherty and becoming her guardian, being sent to prison for GBH, breaking up and reuniting with Robert, playing a part in raising his son, marrying him. When Aaron was young, his parents, Gordon Livesy and Chas Dingle and Chas left her son to live with his father and Gordon's second wife, Sandra. Aaron visits his mother in Emmerdale, where he tells her that he resents her for not raising him and explains that he feels that she abandoned him; the two begin to bond. Aaron returns to visit Chas, but she reprimands him after she catches him talking to other people about her behind her back. Louise Appleton witnesses tells Gordon when he arrives to collect his son. Gordon tells Chas that her relationship with her son is over and that Aaron will not visit her again.
Despite this, Aaron returns to Emmerdale several months staying longer than expected as he came into contact with a person who had German measles and Sandra was pregnant. Aaron returns home to his father and his stepmother, after telling Chas that while she was in the Army, her partner Carl King had a one-night stand with her cousin, Del Dingle. Aaron returns to the village two years and is arrested by Ross Kirk for possession of drugs, he is cautioned meets his mother but runs away after Chas takes him home. Gordon reveals that he threw Aaron out for hitting Sandra, Chas' family learn that he is a drug courier for the McFarlanes and they bring him to Emmerdale after Gordon refuses to take him back. Aaron clashes with Victoria Sugden but they become friends and Aaron helps rescue her when she falls into a frozen lake. Aaron convinces his cousin, Belle Dingle, to take the day off school and is caught stealing so Lisa throws him out, he and Chas move into Smithy Cottage with Paddy Kirk and Chas gives him the choice of going to college or getting a job so he gets a job at Cain's garage.
Aaron begins dating Victoria and loses his virginity to her but they break up when he discovers her relationship with her foster brother, Daz Eden. When Aaron ignites a bale of hay at the Bartons' farm Holly's father, hits him and locks him in a stable. Aaron reports John to the police but drops the charges. Aaron discovers that Chas has resumed her relationship with Carl and he tells her that he wants nothing more to do with her, he refuses to move in with her and Carl and, after much convincing, gets Paddy to agree to let him stay with him. In anger over his mother's new relationship, he tampers with the brakes on Carl's car, but when he realizes that Jimmy and Nicola King are driving it with their infant daughter, he stops them and fixes it; when Chas finds out, she angrily tells him. After this, Aaron starts to change into a better person. Despite Paddy's initial annoyance at his presence, the two form a close father-son relationship. Aaron makes friends with her brother, Adam. After Aaron and Adam are involved in a run-off-road collision, Aaron tries to kiss Adam.
Aaron tells Adam that he misunderstood the situation. Aaron sleeps with Holly and Adam tells his family. Adam tells Aaron that he is fine with him being gay but he does not want his sister to be used. Aaron denies it but Holly ends their relationship. Aaron visits a gay bar and meets Jackson Walsh, he leaves his phone behind and Jackson returns it. Aaron returns to the bar to meet Jackson; when Paddy discovers that Aaron has visited a gay bar he asks if he Aaron is gay only for Aaron to violently attack him. Aaron rejects his sexuality. Jackson comes to the village to talk to Aaron, they are interrupted. After a night out at the bar Jackson and Aaron kiss. Jackson comes to The Woolpack and when he touches Aaron's arm, Aaron punches him. Aaron is charged with A
Cain Dingle is a fictional character from the British soap opera Emmerdale. He is played by Jeff Hordley, made his first appearance on 30 March 2000. In 2006, Cain was written out of the series. Cain's main storylines have focused on discovering his uncle Zak Dingle is his father, his relationships with his cousin Charity Dingle, discovering he is Debbie's father, his affair and subsequent relationship with Moira Barton, being attacked in a whodunit storyline where his assailant was revealed to be his father, being diagnosed with a brain aneurysm, supporting his nephew Aaron Livesy after discovering Aaron was sexually abused by his father Gordon Livesy as a child, reuniting with his and Chas's mother Faith Dingle, his relationship with local vicar Harriet Finch and building up a relationship with his sons Kyle Wyatt and Isaac Dingle, they have focused on his marriage with and his bonding with his stepchildren Adam Barton, Matty Barton and Holly Barton and the death of his stepdaughter Holly Barton from a drug overdose.
In October 2018 Cain kills Joe Tate after punching in him the head, causing Joe to hit the back of his head on a rock, only for Graham Foster to finish the job after discovering Joe had survived his earlier injuries. Cain arrives for his cousin Butch's funeral, blaming Chris Tate and police officer Angie Reynolds for his death. Wanting revenge, he seduces Angie's daughter and manipulates her into believing that he cares, despite sleeping with her mother; when Angie dumps Cain, he has her fired, has a steamy session with Ollie and pushes Len Reynolds down a flight of stairs. Determined to get her own revenge, Angie goes along with Cain's plan to rob a Tate Haulage truck but she sets him up and is fatally injured in a car crash, he begs her to tell him she loves him but she tells him how much she loves her children. As a teenager, Cain had a fling with Charity Dingle, attacks her when he learns that she is dating Chris. Paddy and Emily Kirk foster Debbie Jones; when Cain sees a picture of Debbie's biological mother, he realises that Debbie is his and Charity's daughter.
He blackmails Charity, threatening to tell Chris, so Charity tells him and spends time with Cain rekindling their affair and Chris catches them. Cain and Debbie leave the village but return so he can clear his name and admit his love for Charity, she moves on to Tom King, they plan to marry. Sadie King, Tom's daughter-in-law, hires Cain to make Tom think Charity has been unfaithful but Charity clears her name and leaves the village. Sadie and Cain end up in bed. Cain and Debbie move into Butler's Farm with Andy Sugden. Debbie dates Andy, resulting in a daughter Sarah. Unlike Debbie, Cain bonds with her. Cain attempts to hurt Debbie by having a brief relationship with her friend/girlfriend Jasmine Thomas and ensuring that Debbie sees them together. Debbie and Sadie help knowing that Cain wanted to be a father. Cain and Sadie damage the King's River Show Home; when Sadie confronts him, Cain threatens to tell Matthew as well so Sadie tells Ashley that Cain got Jasmine pregnant. The Dingles allow Debbie to return.
Cain leaves the village, unaware. Despite Jimmy's temporary repair, the house explodes and kills Dawn Woods, Noreen Bell and David Brown. Cain tells the police that he killed Alice so Samson will not lose both parents and his family forgive him, Sadie bails him out, they plan revenge on Matthew King by plotting to kidnap Tom. Debbie tells Cain. Chastity confronts him but he denies any knowledge of Tom and Sadie's disappearance. With the police closing in, Cain switches cars, they follow him to a quarry. While the police search the lake, Cain disguises himself as an officer. After shooting Sadie, Cain forces Tom to get Chastity to deliver the ransom. Debbie begs Cain to let her go with him and they part in tears. Cain gives some of the ransom money to an old woman. Surprised by the woman's honesty, Cain realises. At the airport, he gets on a plane and leaves Sadie behind, telling her that he does not want to continue as he was, he leaves Debbie a message that he has left Sadie, asking her to ignore what others say and telling her that he loves her more than he shows.
On her 18th birthday, Cain sends her a silver watch. In February 2009, Cain returns to support Debbie, he is arrested and hires a solicitor for Debbie who tells him that Andy is refusing her access to Sarah. Cain supports Debbie in her successful custody battle and tempts Maisie Wylde, despite her parents' disapprova