Nicola's life hangs in the balance in Emmerdale as Rakesh torches house with her inside
Nicola King will find her life hanging in the balance after being caught in an explosion caused by Rakesh Kotecha in Emmerdale.
When Rakesh discovers that Mill Cottage is worthless due to dry rot, he decides to graffiti and torch the place in an insurance scam.
But Rakesh (Pacha Bocarie) is unaware that while he covers the house in white spirit, Nicola (Nicola Wheeler) is upstairs recovering a bag of sex toys that she and Jimmy have left there.
When she hears someone break in downstairs, she prepares to face them - only to be met with a wall of flames.
As Nicola runs for the door, a box of white spirit explodes, bringing down scaffolding and knocking her out.
Rakesh looks horrified when he realises what he has done, but it's down to Ronnie Hale and Dan Spencer (John McArdle and Liam Fox) to rush in and rescue her.
After emergency surgery, Nicola pulls through - but she's alarmed when she can't move her right arm or leg. Will there be permanent damage? And will Rakesh get away with his scam?