Emmerdale fans fuming over GRIM forgotten storyline as Moira judges Cain

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Emmerdale's Moira Dingle seemed to have forgotten that she killed someone in 2017. (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale viewers were annoyed with Moira Dingle (Natalie J Robb) for judging husband Cain (Jeff Hordley) over the murder of Al Chapman (Michael Wildman) when she has also killed someone in the past.

Moira has been reeling from the fact that Cain has been sent down for killing Al, only to discover that it was actually his 10 year old son Kyle (Huey Quinn) who delivered the fatal blow and Cain took the fall for the crime to protect him.

After discovering Al and his sister Chas Dingle's (Lucy Pargeter) affair, Cain lured him to a barn armed with a shotgun. The pair violently brawled, which resulted in Kyle interrupting the feud and shooting Al.

Cain has been lying to Moira about the real reason he and Al were in the barn in a bid to stop Chas' affair from coming out. Instead telling Moira that he was furious with Al after he made some rude comments following his mum, Faith's (Sally Dexter) funeral and wanted to get revenge.

During last night's Emmerdale episode (Tuesday, November 8) Cain asked Kyle's mum Amy Wyatt (Natalie Ann Jamieson) to move away so that the secret wouldn't get out about their son. 

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Moira has conveniently forgotten about her murderous past. (Image credit: ITV)

However, the pair were worried that Moira would dob Kyle into the police and Amy was torn as to whether she should listen to Cain's demands and run away with Kyle.

Moira tried to convince Amy to stay and reassured her that she wouldn't let the secret out.

As the dramatic scenes unfolded, fans were unimpressed that Moira was judging Cain over the murder, when the feisty farmer has her own skeletons in the closet.

Fans were quick to point out Moira's murderous past after she killed Emma Barton (Gillian Kearney) in 2017 — and, ironically, let her son Adam Barton (Adam Thomas) go to prison for the crime.

Who Killed Emma Barton? was a major "whodunnit" storyline which saw troubled Emma stand on a viaduct and supposedly jump off, causing her death.

Emma Barton

Moira pushed Emma Barton to her death in 2017. (Image credit: ITV)

However, after Emma's post-mortem, new evidence came to light that Emma may have been pushed.

Moira was later revealed as the killer after she pushed Emma when she cruelly taunted Moira over the death of her daughter, Holly Barton (Sophie Powles) who died from a drug overdose.

Moira confessed to the police that she killed Emma, but Adam found out and, wanting to protect his mum, made a false confession and took the fall for the crime. 

Emmerdale fans took to Twitter to remind everyone of Moira's past murder and that she doesn't have any right to judge Cain for what he did...

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Emmerdale continues tonight at 7:30pm on ITV.

Grace Morris
Staff Writer

Grace is a digital writer with WhatToWatch.com, where she writes series guides for must-watch shows and the latest TV news. She graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2020 with a degree in Writing and Film Studies, which only made her love for creative writing, film and TV grow stronger.


You'll usually find her watching the drama unfold in the latest reality series and much-loved soaps (usually with chocolate by her side!). Grace also likes to explore new places with her friends and family and, of course, watch and read about the latest films and TV series.