Emmerdale's Maya Stepney 'left for dead' after row with Jacob Gallagher
Emmerdale's Maya Stepney is reportedly going to be left for dead next week as she makes plans to flee the village.
Over the last few months, the schoolteacher has been grooming her boyfriend's stepson and her student, Jacob Gallagher.
The controversial storyline has made fans of the long-running soap furious, with many taking to social media about how it made their "skin crawl".
However, according to Digital Spy, the plot is set to take a new twist next week as Maya tries to leave the village.
The teacher will decide it is time to leave the 'dales after realising that she has lost her control over Jacob.
Some upcoming scenes will show Jacob start to get closer and closer to Liv Flaherty - and Maya struggle with jealousy over their relationship.
Jacob and Liv head out on a date together, where their relationship appears to be going from strength to strength.
Maya is determined to cause trouble for the pair, and lets slip to Aaron Dingle and Robert Sugden that the two teenagers are alone at Mill Cottage.
Aaron is fuming when he returns home and finds Liv and Jacob cuddled up together, and immediately kicks Jacob out.
It's not too long, though, until the teenager finds out about Maya's role in what happened.
He decides to stand up to her, telling her that he wants nothing more to do with her.
As she tries to apologise to him, Jacob threatens to tell his stepdad (and Maya's boyfriend), David, about what has been going on between them.
Maya decides that it's only a matter of time until Jacob exposes her true colours, and she's going to leave the village.
However, while packing her things away, she falls off a stool and hits her head - knocking herself unconscious.
Whether or not she'll be OK - and who will be the one to find her - isn't totally clear, so viewers will have to wait until February 7 to find out what happens.