It was confirmed that Tracy would return in 2015 after Walsh impressed producers and wanted the character to return. Tracy cons Sam on her arrival and leaves with his money.
Sam finds her sleeping rough in a barn and he invites her to stay with him, much to Zak and Lisa's horror.
Carly decides not to look after April following her and Marlon sleeping together.
Tracy comes to Emmerdale to meet Sam, after they begin talking via an adult chat line.
Laura-Jayne Tyler of Inside Soap spoke negatively of Tracy's book storyline, writing, "The last thing she needs, as we head into Week 327 of this storyline, is renewed confidence." Of his casting, Jordon stated "ITV Studios in Leeds has always felt like a second home and I'm really looking forward to being back there, this time with the cast and crew of Emmerdale." Daz is the brother of established character Dan Spencer (Liam Fox).
She tries to leave the village again and steal money out of Val's purse, but Val finds her and becomes annoyed with her.When Marlon and Laurel separate, Laurel still takes on the role as April's mother figure.Laurel leaves to stay with Caroline and Marlon hires Bob's daughter Carly to be her carer.The following month saw the introduction of Donna Windsor (Verity Rushworth) and Marlon Dingle's (Mark Charnock) daughter, April (Amelia Flanagan).
Tracy Shankley (Amy Walsh), Daz Spencer (Mark Jordon), Rakesh Kotecha (Pasha Bocarie) and Carole (Tracy Brabin) made their first appearances in July.
They ask if Carly did it, but April insists it wasn't Carly and she admits Leo did it.