Emmerdale spoilers! Harriet Finch breaks down over MURDER GUILT

Harriet Finch in Emmerdale
(Image credit: ITV)

Harriet Finch is overwhelmed with guilt and says she can no longer continue in her role as vicar

Vicar Harriet Finch (Katherine Dow Blyton) is overwhelmed with guilt and tells Dawn she's quitting her role as the village vicar following the murder of DI Malone in tonight's Emmerdale on at 7pm (See our TV Guide for full listings).

Harriet Finch and Dawn in Emmerdale

Harriet Finch tells Dawn Taylor she can't go on with her job as vicar (Image credit: ITV)

Harriet's relationship with Will is over and in the wake of his daughter Dawn’s shock murder confession, Will Taylor (Dean Andrews) explains to Billy Fletcher that he and Harriet are finished for good.

However Will is unable to give the real reason for the break-up and Billy (Jay Kontzle) is left confused.

Dawn Taylor and Harriet Finch in Emmerdale

A worried Dawn listens as tormented Harriet offloads (Image credit: ITV)

Later, an overwhelmed Harriet, who has been struggling with huge feelings of guilt for her part in the murder cover-up of twisted copper, DI Malone, tells killer Dawn (Olivia Bromley) that she’s done with her job as the village vicar.

Dawn is immediately alarmed and tells Harriet she needs to remain in the post so they can continue to cover-up Malone’s burial spot, but Harriet is already crumbling and  tears off her dog collar, full of self-loathing.

Elsewhere Charity Dingle (Emma Atkins) explains to Priya Sharma (Fiona Wade) that if Kirin Kotecha, the father of Johnny, were to show-up now, it would only complicate the adoption process unaware that Kirin has already secretly arrived in the village and is watching from afar.

Kirin Kotecha as back in Emmerdale

Priya is stunned to come face to face with Kirin (Image credit: ITV)

Later outside Holdgate, Priya is shocked when Kirin (played by newcomer Rish Shah) emerges from the shadows and tells her he urgently needs money.

Kirin Kotecha is back in Emmerdale

Kirin went on the run after killing teaching assistant Tess Harris in a drunken car accident (Image credit: ITV)

Remembering Charity’s words, Priya says she’ll call the police unless he leaves but it seems like Kirin's going nowhere fast!

Priya Sharma sees Kirin Kotecha

Priya threatens to call the police (Image credit: ITV)

Meanwhile Matty Barton (Ash Palmisciano) is hurt by Amy Wyatt’s (Natalie Ann Jamieson) rejection and feigns bravado, telling  Marlon Dingle (Mark Charnock) that the reason they’re not dating is because he’s decided that Amy's ‘too needy’ unaware that Amy  is not far away and has overheard every word!

Matty tells Marlon that Amy is 'too needy'

Matty tells Marlon that Amy is 'too needy' (Image credit: ITV)

An upset Amy overhears Matty's conversation with Marlon

An upset Amy overhears Matty's conversation with Marlon (Image credit: ITV)

Plus the organised clothes swap event is relocated to the cafe after an invasion of mice invade the village hall.

Dan Spencer is pleased when Amelia's allowed to take some clothes for free

Dan Spencer is pleased when Amelia's allowed to take some clothes for free

A cash-strapped Dan Spencer (Liam Fox) is grateful when Nicola King (Nicola Wheeler) tells his daughter Amelia (Daisy Campbell) she can take some clothes from the swap for free.

And troublemaker Sarah Sugden (Katie Hill)  hides Al Chapman’s (Michael Wildman) stolen credit card after Charity and Noah almost catch her using it.

Emmerdale is back to six episodes a week, weekdays on ITV, 7pm

Tess Lamacraft
Senior Writer for What's On TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite week, Whattowatch.com

Tess is a senior writer for What’s On TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite and WhattoWatch.com She's been writing about TV for over 25 years and worked on some of the UK’s biggest and best-selling publications including the Daily Mirror where she was assistant editor on the weekend TV magazine, The Look, and Closer magazine where she was TV editor. She has freelanced for a whole range of websites and publications including We Love TV, The Sun’s TV Mag, Woman, Woman’s Own, Fabulous, Good Living, Prima and Woman and Home.