Emmerdale on Thursday night saw the seeds of a new friendship being sown. And it was a pairing that viewers definitely approved of.
Wednesday night’s episode had seen Mary try and strike up a conversation with Kim at The Hide.
Kim made it clear she wasn’t in the mood for chit chat, but this just left Mary all the keener.
On Thursday, after a chat with Rhona about her encounter, Mary was determined to find out about Kim.
Luckily, Mary had the scarf that Kim left behind at The Hide, which gave her the perfect opportunity to check out Kim – and her house.
So, Mary popped up to Home Farm, invited herself in and before Kim knew what was happening, Mary had scrounged a cuppa and a posh biscuit.
And if there’s anything Kim admires, it’s someone with a bit of nerve.
Soon, her icy facade began to melt as she grew amused by Mary’s cheek.
Before long, the pair were chatting like old mates.
And as the two women gassed away, viewers were happy that Kim had a pal in the village.
"I'm loving these Mary and Kim scenes tonight," said one.
Meanwhile, another agreed: “Marry and Kim BFFs for life – love it!"
I’m loving these Mary and Kim scenes tonight. #EmmerdaleJune 9, 2022
hahaha Mary and Kim - BFFs for life. Love it! #emmerdaleJune 9, 2022
Tbh Mary I would want to be friends with Kim Tate as well 🤣🤣 #EmmerdaleJune 9, 2022
The Mary & Kim friendship. Something they’ve got right #EmmerdaleJune 9, 2022
And it seems the Mary and Kim fans will soon be getting more of what they want.
Spoilers for next week show that Kim and Mary will become even closer.
Kim will persuade Mary to confide in her about her sexuality.
After Mary opens up about a lost love, Kim will even help persuade her to tell Rhona the truth about her past.
As drama ensues, it seems Mary is going to lean on Kim in the future.
Of course, Rhona’s not Kim’s biggest fan.
What will she think if Kim and her mum become bosom buddies in the coming weeks?
Emmerdale normally screens from Monday to Friday at 7.30pm on ITV, with a special hour-long episode on a Thursday.
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Steven is a writer, editor, and commentator with a passion for popular TV and soap operas. He spent 20 years as the editor of Inside Soap magazine, documenting every punch-up and pucker-up in the Street, the Square and the village. As a feature writer, he’s covered TV crime dramas, period dramas and even some real-life star dramas. He’s been seen as a talking head on more TV clip shows than he cares to remember, has a life-long passion for TV sci-fi – the older and creakier the better – and is a slight obsessive about any reality show featuring hotels.