TROUBLED teen Noah Dingle turned his life around and stepped up for Amelia Spencer and her daughter Esther.
But his cousin Samson is determined to make his life more difficult with blackmail next week in Emmerdale.
Samson Dingle has firmly rejected his daughter Esther
But he appears to make an effort… only to get money out of his cousin Noah
Meanwhile, Samson’s parents wish they could do more for their granddaughter
Samson Dingle (Sam Hall) has always been clear – baby Esther has no place in his life.
This has encouraged Noah (played by Jack Downham) to embrace fatherhood as his romance with Amelia Spencer (Daisy Campbell) goes strong.
However, as ITV viewers noticed, Samson has sinister plans for the little family.
Coming up, Sam continues to sow discontent between Noah and Amelia.
To make matters worse, Dan Spencer (Liam Fox) notices his finances are shaky and he struggles with not being able to support his family.
Noah reels after hearing he’s lost his apprenticeship, which only leaves them scratching their heads, desperate for a solution.
Thankfully, the youngster doesn’t have to wait too long as he soon rushes off to meet a potential new employer but this leaves Amelia having to find someone to look after her baby.
Noah later riles when he learns that Samson has been looking after Esther in his absence and remains severely suspicious of his true intentions.
Samson enjoys toying with Noah, clearly trying to worm his way into Amelia’s good books to wind him up even further.
However, he reveals what he’s truly looking for later on and it’ll have a direct impact on Noah’s finances.
He’s thrown when Samson manipulates him into offering a pay off from his trust fund, which was started off by his aunt Zoe.
In exchange, Samson vows to keep away from Esther – and Noah agrees to the pay out.
Samson is chuffed when he’s given two grand to keep away from both Amelia and Esther.
Could he be exposed?
While Samson is extorting money from Noah, his father Sam (James Hooton) is also struggling, wishing he could do more for his granddaughter Esther.
The Home Farm gatekeeper turns to his half-brother Cain in the hopes he can give Dan Spencer a pay rise – but the mechanic refuses.
This prompts Sam to turn to his own illegal endeavours… and trouble comes running to him in the form of Eric Pollard.
Emmerdale airs weeknights from 7.30pm on ITV.
Samson’s father Sam wants to contribute to Esther’s life as much as he can
This leads him to desperate measures