The reason for Dawn's self-destruction is because she wants to protect everyone she loves and if it means hurting their feelings then needs must.
In tonight's (Tuesday 13 October 2020) episode of Emmerdale, Dawn turned up the heat to near boiling point in her latest game.
In the closing moments of episode 8860, Dawn was seen exiting Woodbine Cottage with a holdall bag, locking the door, putting the keys back through the letterbox then wander away into the sunset - OK, it wasn't quite sunset but you get the drift.
Of course Dawn Taylor/Olivia Bromley hasn't officially left the programme but it will be interesting to see the further developments in this story as Emmerdale continues.
Emmerdale is back on ITV/STV, tomorrow, at 19:00.