Emmerdale’s Laura Norton resolves major fan confusion over plot hole

Kerry finally heads back to Emmerdale (Picture: ITV)

Laura Norton’s character has a lot of catching up to do as she prepares to return to Emmerdale in the role of Kerry Wyatt.

Kerry was last seen (apart from a little peek during a video chat) in October 2022, while Laura had been on maternity leave. After learning that her lover Al Chapman (Michael Wildman), whom she had wanted to marry after popping the question with rap, had been having a covert affair with Chas Dingle (Lucy Pargeter) and was planning a future with her, she left Emmerdale to go work on a cruise ship.

There was a lot going on in the community when Kerry went, especially with her daughter Chloe Harris (Jessie Elland). Chloe was still getting over Kerry’s shocking revelation that she was really her mother, which meant Amy (Natalie Ann Jamieson), Chloe’s sister.

However, Chloe had also just found out that she was having a child with Mackenzie Boyd (Lawrence Robb).

Fans have been curious about Kerry’s decision to leave Chloe behind and go halfway across the globe on a cruise ship ever since it appeared odd.

Things have been busy while Chloe has been gone. After his birth, baby Reuben had to struggle with a serious sickness. When Chloe discovered that Mackenzie was still in love with Charity Dingle (Emma Atkins), she was attempting to establish a life for herself with her child.

Then, Chloe was critically hurt and on the verge of death in a tragic vehicle accident. She made the decision to leave Mackenzie and choose Reuben after realizing that he would always put Charity before her.

When Mackenzie’s father, Damon “Harry” Harris (Robert Beck), was asked to assist keep Mackenzie away, the mobster abducted Mack and imprisoned him for days until a confrontation with Charity Dingle culminated in Harry’s shooting death.

And has Chloe been able to depend on her mother’s assistance at all throughout this? Alright, no.

Laura responded to this when she got back, stating she believed Kerry had stayed in contact with Chloe.

“She knows all about that; she’s been in contact, and there have been FaceTimes,” she said.

Now that Amy was back in the village, Laura reasoned that Kerry would give Amy her whole mother attention, since Chloe was no longer there.

“I believe that Kerry is extremely protective of her kids, even though she occasionally falls short of what it means to be a mother,” the woman said.

She will fight to the very end to protect them. She often ends up making worse choices at that point when she’s defending her kids and family. But since she’s distraught, all she’ll want is to get it out with them and express what’s on her mind.

“Now that Chloe has left and everything that has transpired, she wasn’t there to offer any assistance at the time.” This, in my opinion, is presumably her attempt to atone for it. Therefore, somewhere down the line, there will be some eruptions.

Laura clarified that Amy feels “wounded” by Kerry’s absence throughout Chloe’s whole ordeal of trauma.

“She told us that she thought Kerry should have returned much sooner.” “Kerry should never have stayed on the ship; there has been far too much going on for all of them.” Kerry tends to attract trouble, therefore I believe she’s simply wary and hurt.

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