Tom Merrick is eating dinner with Pat and the kids at the caravan. After they go him and Pat discuss their marriage
Emmie 4 dec 1980
and during so they end up kissing. Tom storms out after Pat says she has been happier since they split up. At Emmerdale Farm the family are having dinner where Joe discusses his plans. Tom meets Derek Warner in the Woolpack and they get ready to do something shady, steal Christmas trees from the Home Farm plantation. As they are doing so, Joe and Jack Sugden hear the sounds of a chainsaw as they go into the front yard. They wonder who is out with chainsaws at this time of night. Tom says that there are so many trees at the plantation that no one will ever notice some are gone.


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First appearance of Derek Warner.