Emmerdale viewers know all too well that Robert Sugden (Ryan Hawley) is quickly running out of options.
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Robert could face life imprisonment for the GBH with intent for an attack on Lee Posner and looking back at past events he knows he will not cope inside.
Viewers will remember Robert’s difficult times seeing Aaron (Danny Miller) suffer during his time in prison.
Moreover, his brother Andy Sugden (Kelvin Fletcher) was almost met with the same fate after being stitched up for shooting Lawrence White.
However, with Robert helping him go on the run, could history repeat itself?
Viewers could soon see Andy return to help his brother go on the run as Robert’s time begins to run out.
Being no stranger to the legal system at this point, it’s looking likely that he will stand a better chance at life by going on the run, but will he take Aaron with him and start a new life?
If courts are to hit him with a life sentence, Robert knows he will lose his loved ones forever.
Faced with never seeing Aaron, Liv and Seb again, it seems an obvious choice to make tracks.
It comes as no secret the character will be making an exit after it was revealed that Ryan Hawley would be departing the village in recent weeks.
Last week’s episode saw Robert arrested for his violent outburst towards rapist Lee Posner (Kris Mochrie), and the outcome isn’t looking good with a life sentence almost certain to be attached to the crime.
With his freedom ripped away from him, Robert is quietly panicking about destroying the life he and husband Aaron Dingle’s (Danny Miller) have built together.
It’s only a matter of time before Aaron finds out what Robert has been hiding in what’s set to be an explosive episode.
In upcoming scenes, Robert is going to have to weigh up his choices and decide what is best for his family and decide if he will see them again.
Should Robert leave and join Andy, where will this leave his relationship with Aaron?
Many soap fans were hoping the couple would have a happy ending after a difficult journey together.
All future plans of having a baby via surrogate are put on hold as Robert decides what to do about the impending court case.
Will he be strong enough to say goodbye to Aaron, his family and friends and leave the village to start a new life on the run with Andy?
While a comeback from the actor who plays Andy is highly unlikely, he could return in the form of a phone call made by Robert discussing his options.
Emmerdale airs weekday evenings at 7pm on ITV.