Petrified Matty targeted by brutish cellmate in Emmerdale – and things get scarily worse

Matty confronted by Les in Emmerdale
It’s not getting any easier (Picture: ITV)

For Matty Barton (Ash Palmisciano), who was wrongfully imprisoned, the horror only gets worse in Emmerdale.

Even at the possible expense of their marriage, Cain (Jeff Hordley) and Moira Dingle (Natalie J Robb) have been making a lot of effort, but to no effect, to have Matty released.

Despite the fact that his terrible buddy Josh really shoved him onto the knife, Samson Dingle (Sam Hall), who believes Matty intentionally stabbed him, is standing by his accusation that Matty did it on purpose.

Matty made the stupid mistake of trying to coerce Samson into telling the truth before he was imprisoned. Instead, he ended up being sent to jail and kept on remand for violating the terms of his bail.

Matty has little hope of getting his charges withdrawn since the robbery case has already been abandoned.

Cain goes to see Matty, believing he can assist. (Image: ITV)

His fear has been intensifying daily, and he is making a valiant effort to conceal his transgender identity by skipping the shower and not taking his medicine. Even if things are already terrible, they will only grow worse.

When Matty begs Amy Wyatt (Natalie Ann Jamieson) not to come, she becomes enraged and worries about Matty’s intentions. Matty is placed in a better mood for a while after their phone conversation; he even smiles when it ends. However, a new nightmare awaits him when he turns.

Les, his new, vicious cellmate, is standing there in his jail. Les quickly establishes the tone between them by making cutting remarks and jokes that terrify Matty and make him worry for his safety.

When Cain visits Matty, he notices that his mood has soured. He makes an attempt to cheer him up, but inevitably fails when Matty reveals that Les is the reason he is only sleeping with one eye open.

His inability to manage his emotions causes his fear to almost overflow, and Cain attempts to get him to toughen up and defend himself with violence against anybody who poses a danger. However, they both realise Matty isn’t that sort of person.

As Matty learns that his safety is really in jeopardy, the seriousness of the situation dawns on him.

If not even Cain can help Matty, then what will happen to him?

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