Emmerdale SPOILER: Rapist Pierce Harris’ son Marcus arrives on soap

Emmerdale bosses have given fans their first taste of the storylines set to take centre stage in 2022, as the soap prepares to celebrate its 50th Anniversary.

Bosses Jane Hudson and Laura Shaw have unveiled a slew of spoilers for scenes that will take centre stage in the coming months, including the downfall of serial killer Meena Jutla, a trio of weddings and a surprise baby.

While the village saw an explosive end to 2021, with the famous Woolpack pub going up in flames, it appears the the upcoming year will be its most dramatic yet…  

Coming soon: Emmerdale bosses have given fans their first taste of the storylines set to take centre stage in 2022, including the long-awaited downfall of serial killer Meena Jutla as the soap prepares to celebrate its 50th Anniversary

Killer Meena Jutla’s downfall

For weeks fans have been calling for Meena’s murderous ways to be exposed, after she was responsible for the deaths of her best friend Nadine teen Leanna Cavanagh, Ben Tucker and Andrea Tate. 

After her sister Manpreet (Rebecca Sarker) discovered she killed Nadine, she vowed to expose Meena (Paige Sandhu), but the violent nurse succeeded in taking her hostage, slowly drugging her over the course of seven days until she reaches an untimely end.

In recent days, viewers have also seen Meena take Vinny Dingle (Bradley Johnson) hostage, after he discovered Meena’s crimes in his quest to clear Liv Flaherty’s name.

Jane and Laura hinted that Meena will get her comeuppance later this year, and it remains to be seen whether she will stoop to a new low, and kill her own sister, or once again succeeds in getting away with murder. 

Dramatic: Bosses Jane Hudson and Laura Shaw have unveiled a slew of spoilers for scenes that will take centre stage in the coming months, including the hunt for a new owner of The Woolpack after it went up in flames on Christmas Day

Dramatic: Bosses Jane Hudson and Laura Shaw have unveiled a slew of spoilers for scenes that will take centre stage in the coming months, including the hunt for a new owner of The Woolpack after it went up in flames on Christmas Day

THREE weddings… and a baby!

It wouldn’t be a year in Emmerdale without a wedding or two, and Jane and Laura have revealed that fans will be treated to three couples making their way down the aisle in 2022.

Laura also hinted that Billy and Dawn are set to tie the knot on Valentine’s Day, but despite it falling on the most romantic day of the year, viewers will have to wait and see whether the big day goes off without a hitch.

The pair also revealed that one village resident will welcome a new baby in time for the soap’s 50th Anniversary later this year, but were tight-lipped on the identity of the mother-to-be.  

Killer: Jane and Laura hinted that Meena will get her comeuppance later this year, and it remains to be seen whether she will stoop to a new low, and kill her own sister, or once again succeeds in getting away with murder

Killer: Jane and Laura hinted that Meena will get her comeuppance later this year, and it remains to be seen whether she will stoop to a new low, and kill her own sister, or once again succeeds in getting away with murder

Jai Sharma’s dark side

After facing a hefty fine for the survival day disaster at the HOP, Jai is desperate to find a boost to his struggling finances and goes to drastic measures that will put his relationship with Lauren to the test.  

Jai is once again rejected for a loan to cover the fine, and he will stoop to a new low by switching the name on the application to that of his partner’s.

Having battled with drug addiction in the past, fans will be on the edge of their seats waiting to see whether he’s sent spiralling out of control, and Jai’s dark side makes a surprise re-appearance.  

Dark side: After facing a hefty fine for the survival day disaster at the HOP, Jai is desperate to find a boost to his struggling finances and goes to drastic measures that will put his relationship with Lauren to the test

Dark side: After facing a hefty fine for the survival day disaster at the HOP, Jai is desperate to find a boost to his struggling finances and goes to drastic measures that will put his relationship with Lauren to the test

Leyla Harding’s new struggle

Having been a pillar of support for her husband Liam Cavanagh in 2021 after the death of his daughter Leanna, viewers will see Leyla face a whole new struggle of her own later this year.

While on the surface she appears to be coping well, viewers will see her in the midst of a gradual downward spiral, with fans uncovering the truth in upcoming scenes.

Laura said: ”Is Leyla really coping as well as she seems to on the surface or is there a bit more going on there that we’ll uncover?’ 

Will it happen? Now Vanessa has returned to the village, viewers can hope their romance will be rekindled, sparking a divide among fans between the pair's relationship or her new romance with Mackenzie

Will it happen? Now Vanessa has returned to the village, viewers can hope their romance will be rekindled, sparking a divide among fans between the pair’s relationship or her new romance with Mackenzie

Will Vanessa and Charity rekindle their romance?

After becoming one of the soap’s most beloved couples, ‘Vanity’s’ romance came to grinding halt when Vanessa discovered Charity had cheated on her with a stranger.

Following a furious video call, she broke off their engagement, setting the stage for her absence while actress Michelle Hardwick kicked off her maternity leave. 

But now Vanessa has returned to the village, viewers can hope their romance will be rekindled, sparking a divide among fans between the pair’s relationship or her new romance with Mackenzie. 

Ryan Stocks’ devastating news

Later this winter, Charity’s son Ryan receives some heartbreaking news, completing shifting their relationship and setting the stage for some emotional scenes. 

Laura said: ‘Charity is also going to be affected by some heartbreaking news involving Ryan that is going to see some huge emotional scenes play out between mother and son and this is going to have some influence over Charity’s relationship.’

Questions: After it was revealed late last year that Jamie faked his own death, bosses have teased his mother Kim could discover he is alive

Questions: After it was revealed late last year that Jamie faked his own death, bosses have teased his mother Kim could discover he is alive 

Jamie Tate’s secret is exposed

Fans were stunned when it was revealed that last year was Jamie Tate was alive after surviving a car crash, as he was reunited with his daughter Millie.

Despite his mother Kim Tate being convinced he’d survived, faking his death to prove himself a worthy member of the Tate clan, eventually she gave up the search for her son.

While it appeared that was the end of Jamie’s time on the soap, Laura and Jane having hinted that Kim may soon learn that Jamie is alive and well.

Laura said: ‘We know what a tough cookie Kim is but we also know that Jamie is her Achilles heel so we can expect huge fireworks if she ever finds out how much he has betrayed her.’ 

Rapist Pierce Harris’ son Marcus moves to the village

Rhona Goskirk could be set for more turmoil as her abusive ex-husband Pierce Harris’ son Marcus makes an unexpected arrival in the village. 

In scenes to air next month, Marcus is set to ‘ruffle a few feathers’ when he moves into Emmerdale in the coming weeks, and it remains to be seen whether he’s inherited the same dark traits as his killer father.

Pierce was thrown behind bars in 2020 after it was revealed he was Graham Foster’s killer, having previously gone on the run after his abuse of Rhona was exposed.

New face: Rhona Goskirk could be set for more turmoil as her abusive ex-husband Pierce Harris' son Marcus makes an unexpected arrival in the village

New face: Rhona Goskirk could be set for more turmoil as her abusive ex-husband Pierce Harris’ son Marcus makes an unexpected arrival in the village

Actor Darcy Grey is set to the join the soap as young Marcus, with the heartthrob clearly inheriting his father’s dashing looks.

The mention of Pierce (Jonathan Wrather), who is still serving time in prison, is certain to bring back anxiety and trauma for Rhona (Zoe Henry), and she will have to dig deep to overcome the terrible experiences of her past.

It remains to be seen whether Rhona can open herself up to Marcus, or whether the pain of her ordeal will be too much to bear, especially have bosses have also teased that two other characters appearing in her life.

Heartthrob: In scenes to air next month, Marcus, played by Darcy Grey is set to 'ruffle a few feathers' when he moves into Emmerdale in the coming weeks

Heartthrob: In scenes to air next month, Marcus, played by Darcy Grey is set to ‘ruffle a few feathers’ when he moves into Emmerdale in the coming weeks

Dramatic: Pierce was thrown behind bars in 2020 after it was revealed he was Graham Foster's killer, having previously gone on the run after his abuse of Rhona was exposed

Dramatic: Pierce was thrown behind bars in 2020 after it was revealed he was Graham Foster’s killer, having previously gone on the run after his abuse of Rhona was exposed 

Emmerdale producer Kate Brooks said: ‘Marcus’ arrival will certainly ruffle a few feathers and flutter a few hearts in the village. However, people will soon realise there’s more to Marcus than merely being the son of Pierce. 

‘But will our villagers give him a chance, or will he be forever doomed to live in the shadow of his father’s heinous crimes? 

‘We’re delighted to welcome Darcy to the show and we’re sure he’ll certainly make quite the impression on villagers and viewers alike.’

Actor Darcy added: ‘When my agent sent me the character of Marcus Dean, I was quietly smiling inside. We share so many similarities, both the good – and perhaps – some of the bad! I thought ‘I know who this kid is’. To then get the call to say that the role was mine was one of those pinch-yourself moments we actors simply dream of.

‘For Marcus, the battle of being torn between wanting to forget his relationship with his Dad but also ultimately, wanting to simply be loved is a challenge many of us face, and one that I hope I can bring some truth to. 

‘He is such an open book, with such an uncertain future that I just can’t wait for you all to see where his journey in the village takes him!’ 

Shocking: He was previously imprisoned for raping his wife Rhona on their wedding day, so seeing his son arrive in the village will no doubt reignite her horrific ordeal

Shocking: He was previously imprisoned for raping his wife Rhona on their wedding day, so seeing his son arrive in the village will no doubt reignite her horrific ordeal

Cain and Al’s feud comes to a thrilling climax

Jane and Laura have hinted that Cain’s long-running feud with Al Chapman will come to a dramatic conclusion in the show’s upcoming ‘Special Week,’ after it was reported Al could be killed off in a dramatic ‘whodunnit.’

‘So there’s definitely going to be an explosive Cain/Al moment in our special week. I think the audience are really enjoying these two men constantly at war,’ Jane said.

More drama for the Dingles

While the Dingle family itself will once again face its fair share of challenges, with two characters in particular facing a more challenging year than most, Chas and Paddy’s woes are set to continue after the Woolpack went up in flames on Christmas Day. 

Laura said: ‘From the ashes of Christmas Day, we’re going to see a shiny new Woolpack emerge this year and the fight for who’s going to control it will definitely be on.

‘Who’s going to be victoriously holding their keys at the end of it though? Who’s going to have their name over the door? You’re going to have to watch to find out.’ 

Emmerdale turns 50!

As the iconic soap marks a half-century on screens, viewers will be left guessing what to expect from the dramatic scenes, with Laura and Jane hinting they’ve already been talks with some familiar faces who could make a surprise return.

Despite the anniversary still being nine months away, the pair said there will be mant secrets built up in the preceding weeks, leaving viewers desperate for them to be revealed, including a never-before-seen episode that will allow audiences to view the story from a whole new perspective. 

And in typical Emmerdale fashion, it wouldn’t be October without an explosive stunt or two, so fans can expect plenty of drama, with many of cast tested in some ‘big emotional stories’ with a ‘huge fallout’ that will spill into 2023.

Bombshell: In typical Emmerdale fashion, it wouldn't be October without an explosive stunt or two, so fans can expect plenty of drama from their anniversary later this year, with a 'huge fallout' that will spill into 2023

Bombshell: In typical Emmerdale fashion, it wouldn’t be October without an explosive stunt or two, so fans can expect plenty of drama from their anniversary later this year, with a ‘huge fallout’ that will spill into 2023

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