Emmerdale’s Robert Sugden uses Bait for Rapist Lee!

Dawn Taylor finds herself in danger next week in Emmerdale when Robert Sugden pays her to be part of a ‘honey trap’ to set up rapist Lee Posner. 

Emmerdale Spoilers: Robert Sugden uses Dawn Taylor to bait rapist Lee
Mon 15 July 2019: Robert Sugden’s interest is piqued when he learns Dawn is wanting money to support Lucas. Desperate to stitch up Lee by any means necessary, he offers her £500 to get Lee interested in her.

As much as we love Robert Sugden (Ryan Hawley), his schemes never go to plan and he could be about to embark on his worst yet as he tries to get justice for his sister Victoria’s attack – getting Dawn Taylor to act as bait so rapist Lee Posner (Kris Mochrie) shows his true colours.

Robert is doing all he can to stop Victoria (Isabel Hodgins) and step-mum Diane Sugden (Elizabeth Estensen) hence roping recovering drug addict Dawn Taylor into his plans. Trying to get her life back on track, Dawn agrees to Robert’s scheme but finds herself in way over her head. Actress Olivia Bromley explains all…

How is Dawn feeling about her future with her son Lucas?
Really positive, the fact she’s been able to have meetings and form a bond. It’s been such a tough road. However she knows she is financially struggling and she can’t offer him what his foster parents can and he doesn’t know her that well yet. But she is determined to have him back in her life. That is her driving force. Everything she does has Lucas as the focus. That is what keeps her going. 

What’s it like now her dad Will is on the scene?
That’s been a rocky road. As with most things with Dawn, it has not been a simple relationship. She wants the best for Lucas and she starts to realise that Will wants what is best for Lucas too, and having a bit of family stability is the best thing. But her father has caused so much damage in the past so it is still a tense and difficult relationship.

Is Dawn still on the road to recovery?
Yes. It’s always going to be something she struggles with. I don’t think she’s ever going to find it particularly easy. Her main motivation is Lucas. Because things are starting to go a little more positively with him, she sees everyday now as a little success. 

How does she react to Robert’s offer to trap Lee?
Initially she thinks it’s ridiculous, she’s angry that he would even suggest it. She basically rebuffs him and says no. She’s also been kind of getting in trouble anyway for some bad errors in judgement.

Is she aware of what’s happed to Victoria? 
I think she’s aware, she knows some of the situation but Robert doesn’t tell her at all about why he wants her to go after this man. It’s only when she starts putting two and two together that she sends him packing. 

But then she agrees – is she just doing it for the money?
Yes, but Robert also guilt trips her by saying she’d be helping out Victoria. Because Dawn has had a lot of abusive situations with men in the past, he knew she would be willing to help. 

Does she not realise how dangerous this is? Lee raped Victoria!
She does know it’s dangerous but as always with Dawn she sees that there is a lot of money at stake and that becomes the priority. She’s always been trying to scrape money together, as addict lifestyle, it’s kind of irresistible. 

Would she back out if she knew the full story?
Well she knows what Lee is capable of but I think Robert manages to withhold some specific information. And also, Robert lays it on quite think about the other ways she’s managed to get money. But she does all this in order to get money to provide for Lucas but ultimately it’s all bad decisions. 

What happens with Lee?
I think she really isn’t thinking about how dangerous this is. She’s helping out Robert, they’ve talked it through, and she assumes he’s going to turn up. She sees Lee, purposely bumps into him, and has a little flirt with him. He’s quite taken with her really, he’s nice to her. She’s waiting for Robert to come and for her part to be over so she can leave. But when Robert and Aaron Dingle (Danny Miller) don’t turn up, she starts to feel she’s got herself in quite deep. 

Is Dawn prepared for what might happen?
If anyone’s had scrapes and dealings in the past with these kind of people, it’s Dawn. However, nobody wants to be put it that position and I think she doesn’t realise how out of control it could get. She’s so aware of what’s happening and she’s suddenly on her own. And he’s charming enough to convince her she’s fine. 

Might this set back her recovery if all goes horribly wrong?
Yes. I think she’s putting her safety below her priority for cash. So something like this she sees she’s just a piece of meat to Lee, and the same to Robert to be honest. None of them care about her. 

Would you like to see Dawn and Lucas reunited?
I would love to see them reunited. I don’t think it would be an easy journey for them. The actor who plays Lucas is absolutely gorgeous and really cheeky, really fun and we get on so well. He’s incredibly talented for four-years-old so watch this space. 

Is Dawn prepared for what might happen?
If anyone’s had scrapes and dealings in the past with these kind of people, it’s Dawn. However, nobody wants to be put it that position and I think she doesn’t realise how out of control it could get. She’s so aware of what’s happening and she’s suddenly on her own. And he’s charming enough to convince her she’s fine. 

Might this set back her recovery if all goes horribly wrong?
Yes. I think she’s putting her safety below her priority for cash. So something like this she sees she’s just a piece of meat to Lee, and the same to Robert to be honest. None of them care about her. 

Would you like to see Dawn and Lucas reunited?
I would love to see them reunited. I don’t think it would be an easy journey for them. The actor who plays Lucas is absolutely gorgeous and really cheeky, really fun and we get on so well. He’s incredibly talented for four-years-old so watch this space. 

See the drama unfold for Dawn Taylor from Monday 15th July every weeknight at 7pm on ITV, with additional episodes on Tuesday and Thursday.

 


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