It’s an act that his thrown a fanbase into turmoil and left the future of one of soap’s biggest couples in doubt but did Robert Sugden actually sleep with Rebecca White in Emmerdale? Some hopeful Robron fans are now starting to suspect that not everything is as it seems.
While it certainly seemed clear that Robert and Bex committed the carnal act in the Mill bedroom – with Robert certainly believing that he went through with it – viewers have a different theory. With Robert being intoxicated, having downed almost an entire bottle of whisky, he was not in a good frame of mind.
So is his memory hazy and is Rebecca just making him believe they slept together? It’s the topic of ongoing discussion for fans:
It’s certainly a theory – but it hasn’t been hinted at that Robert didn’t remember whether he slept with Rebecca or not on screen and with Rebecca already feeling disgusted with the situation and being used, would she make it worse for herself by lying about whether they slept together?
While fans point out that we didn’t see them sleep together, the watershed means that soaps can only ever imply the act of sex and then verbally confirm it afterwards, which is what Emmerdale have done. That’s not to say that the twist is impossible – stranger things have happened, after all. And it hasn’t escaped the notice of fans that the title and description on Emmerdale’s video of the moment doesn’t confirm they slept together.
Whatever happens, for many, it wasn’t just the sex between Robert and Rebecca that was the problem but the intention behind it and many of the things which Robert said before it happened.
Either way, Robert has a lot of work to do if he wants to save his marriage.