Disclaimer – I
haven’t rewatched everything for this list (I put myself through
quite a few scenes but… ick) so this is from memory with help from
the ED Wiki, if anything is incorrect I’m sorry! :) All dates are episode air dates, stuff in brackets is my own thoughts.
October 11th – She
arrives, after Robert asks her to come.
October 13th – Thinks Robert wanted her to come back to start again. ‘You’ve tried everything else and found none of it compares.’
October 14th – She tries multiple times to get Robert into bed, even when he says no. Offers him HF with her. Kiss #1, he tells her he feels nothing, she asks for one more kiss which he rejects.
October 17th – Visits Robert at the scrapyard, she wasn’t expecting him to be quite so spoken for
October 24th – She seems upset when she hears about the engagement, around the back of the pub afterwards she’s worried about him after the accident. Robert goes to walk away and give up their arrangement, begs him to help her and offers 20% of HF along with Andy’s freedom.
October 27th – She tells Chrissie that she was with Robert during their engagement party spitefully. Robert tells Chrissie he thinks Rebecca is still a bit in love with him.
November 7th – Gets
the vase as evidence against Lachlan for Robert.
November 8th – Reveals all about shooting at bonfire night. Later, gives Robert video evidence against Lachlan.
November 10th – Robert is harsh in front of Lawrence, she’s upset. Later, she finds out it was just for Lawrence’s benefit.
November 14th – She persuades Lawrence not to throw Diane and Doug out of their house.
November 15th – Kiss #2. Robert stops it, she wants more and tries to persuade him.
November 17th – She persuades Lachlan to hand himself into the police to clear Andy’s name.
November 29th – She threatens to tell Aaron about the kiss unless Robert helps Lachlan escape jail. When he tells her he’s been leading her on, she would have kissed him again. Thinks he wants her and Aaron, upset when he tells her no. Crying later on at HF to Chrissie about being used, she still loves him.
November 30th – Reveals the kiss in front of all at Cain’s party. Pretends Robert wanted more, she’s humiliated when Aaron says he knew all along, tries to make out Robert wants her, that he’s all over her but it’s a lie.
December 14th – Finds
Liv trying to break into the Mill and tells Aaron. Wants Robert’s
help with business again. Insensitive comment about Gordon’s money.
December 15th – Wants Robert’s help again with business meeting, begs him to go with her. Thinks Robert is keen to help her, but it’s really for Aaron. Threatens to phone police when Aaron steals money from HF, but is understanding when he explains and helps out. Thanks Robert later for his help, he’s thankful for her help with Aaron – she likes Aaron and wants Robert to be happy, accepts they’ll only be friends.
December 16th – Needs Robert’s help again with business meeting.
January 5th – Helps
Robert out with Aaron’s birthday present, as long as Robert helps her
with HF stuff, and the overnight business meeting.
January 6th – Rebecca tells Robert the overnight business meeting was cancelled the other day and she forgot to tell him. (never mentioned again… did she forget?)
January 9th – She helps decorate for Charity’s birthday party
January 17th – Robert is helping Rebecca with a business plan.
January 18th – Rebecca begs Robert to help her with business meeting. Afterwards she persuades him to stay for a drink at HF, where Aaron finds them. (we all know what happened after this)
February 1st – She
drives to the Woolpack, then the Mill to tell Robert in person that
his money will be in his account soon. Offers to help with interior
design at the Mill.
February 2nd – Robert goes to HF to meet her (does she text him?). She wants to leave the village, Robert talks her around. (is that what she wanted?)
February 20th – She leaves money behind the bar at Robert and Aaron’s wedding.
March 15th – Helps
Robert out with Liv looking after her while Robert goes to the
prison. Talks to Liv about her school problems. Looks appropriately
concerned when Robert is worried about Aaron.
March 16th – She tells Liv to tell Robert what the problem is. Later, she’s in the pub with Ross when Robert texts her. She runs straight around. Robert rants, tries it on and she rejects him. Instead of leaving or trying to sort him out, she takes her coat off and starts playing with the furniture. He tries it on again… we know what happens after that.
March 17th – Kicks Ross to the curb, leaving Robert a voicemail and going to find him. Offers to go into the Mill. When she realises he doesn’t want her she gets upset/angry, telling him she feels cheap and used, threatens to tell everyone what happened. Says the same to Chas when confronted by her. (they obviously didn’t spend the whole night together as Robert had not changed his clothes yet Rebecca had, and the voicemail seemed that way too)
March 21st – Robert texts her and she goes running straight to him. Robert wants her to keep quiet, she looks gleeful at him being worried. Puts all the blame onto Robert, then says she’ll keep quiet. Spends the whole afternoon with Ross then takes him to the pub, making sure everyone knows what they’ve been up to then kissing him, all in front of Robert.
Future Things we know from spoilers:
April 6th – She
invites herself to Aaron’s welcome home party.
April 7th – She starts getting friendly with Victoria.
pointed out on twitter earlier (don’t have the link anymore though,
sorry maybe someone else has?) that there is a recurring theme of
alcohol being involved whenever Robert does something with Rebecca,
even in their encounters prior to him coming back to Emmerdale which
is all true. From what I’ve looked at above though, she seems
determined to worm her way in and be a part of his life any way she
can and gets angry/upset when it doesn’t go the way she wants and
tries a different way. Obsession, perhaps a bit more than what we’ve
been paying attention to? Have they been playing the long game with us all along?
I, personally, think she’s in love with him and she’s obsessed with him, she wants to be in his life no matter what and I think she thinks as long as she stays there he’ll eventually come around. Now… after the ONS and rejection I think she’s out for revenge… we’ll see.
If anyone wants to analyse this some more, go right ahead.