The main reason was that she was having an affair with farmer Nate Robinson (Jurell Carter), who turned out to be Cain’s separated son and, therefore, Moira’s stepson.
Cain was humiliated, especially since Nate led Moira to cheat back on Dingle’s head after turning his back on Nate when he was newborn.
To take revenge for having an affair, Cain kept the son Isaac whom he shared with Moira as well as with Kyle, whom she had helped raise.
The divorce papers led Moira to seek the bottle for comfort and she quickly developed an alcohol problem that angered her with a number of villagers.
She then left Emmerdale hoping to get by and prove that she is a worthy mother.
On their return, the relationship of the separated couple seems less tense and the fans of the soap opera implore them to get back together.
Friday, the couple remembers the articles of their marriage while Cain talks about his problems with DI Malone.
Showbiz Editor Choices
Cain then asks Moira for an alcoholic drink, only to be offered a cup of tea in return as she continues her abstinence from anything stronger than a cup of tea.
Moira said to Cain, “Don’t be shy about going to the pub when we’re done, it’s my turn to have the boys anyway. “
Thinking she was going to dig, Cain said, “You can’t throw stones. “
Moira replied, “I am not. Obviously something is wrong, you want to have a drink with me to start with.
“Look, everything has changed, I know, but I would like to think that we could still speak for the children if nothing else. “
As she scans the boxes of their belongings, Cain suddenly opens up about his problems and with him there have been the first surges of reconciliation.
Speaking honestly to his soon-to-be divorced wife, there was a look on Cain’s face that was interpreted by fans as his first desire to regain the relationship they had.
After Malone targeted the farm as a message to Cain, it was too close to comfort for him and he had taken steps to ensure that he would not get closer to it.
Cain said, “They won’t come back. I won’t let anything happen to you or the boys. I promise you that divorce will not change that, it never will. ”
Cain’s protective arm might be enough to show that all is not lost for them – all he has to do now is overcome the humiliating reason why they ended up being served with divorce documents.
* Emmerdale returns to ITV on Monday at 7 p.m.
Do you have a story to sell? Contact us at [email protected] or call us directly on 0207 29 33033.