TV News Pierce’s trial starts off badly for Rhona in Tuesday’s hour long Emmerdale Posted on 07/25/2017 1 min read Rhona is relieved to learn that her sex tape won’t be used as evidence at Pierce’s rape trial after all, but she still struggles with the line of questioning. Rhona breaks down under the pressure of the situation, while Pierce expertly portrays the role of a falsely accused victim. When the first day of the trial ends, Rhona feels defeated. Is all hope lost? Meanwhile, Robert is feeling sorry for himself and gets drunk at the pub. As a result, Victoria has to take him home. Later, Robert falls down the stairs at home, but Rebecca takes pity on him and gets him to hospital. Elsewhere, Lachlan is uneasy.