Leyla is struggling (Picture: ITV)

Suzy (Martelle Edinborough) has turned a corner in Emmerdale as far as taking drugs is concerned.

The revelations that she was connected to Holly Barton who died of a heroin overdose has shocked her, and she’s realised that she wants to focus on her relationship with Vanessa (Michelle Hardwick).

The same can’t be said of Leyla (Roxy Shahidi), however. In tonight’s episode Suzy attempted to get Leyla to face up to her drug problem. ‘Holly did not deserve what happened to her,’ she told Leyla. ‘Drugs change people.’

Leyla’s argument was that Holly had been young, whereas they were ‘grown women’ who were more in control of what they did. 

Leyla opened up about why she needed the release that drugs gave her. She said that supporting Liam (Jonny McPherson) through his grief over Lianna and through Meena’s recent trial had taken its toll on her.

She couldn’t handle seeing him in pain and she also couldn’t add to his problems by telling him how much she was struggling herself. 

Suzy understood this, but said they had to put Vanessa and Liam first. She washed her drugs down the sink to prove that from now on she’s going to live a drug-free life. Leyla said she would do the same.

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But she hadn’t. While Liam was upstairs running her a bubble bath later, Leyla was fishing around in the food waste bin and retrieving her little bag of cocaine.

Now she’s concealing her habit even from Suzy, she’s on a very dangerous path indeed. 

Emmerdale continues Tuesday May 24 at 7:30pm on ITV.

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