In Monday’s episode of Emmerdale, in the new regular time of 7.30 pm, Manpreet had been summoned by Meena. Intent on getting a confession out of her, Manpreet was determined to show who was top dog, but would turning up late and deploying some tough sisterly love result in the confession Liam so desperately needed?
After working her wicked ways with Charles, Meena's next target for her manipulation was Manpreet. But instead of getting her killer sibling to confess to her crimes, Manpreet managed to lose her temper with Meena and give her reason to double-cross her in a new statement with the police.
Instead of telling everyone that she killed Leanna, Andrea and Ben, Meena instead saw red after Manpreet lashed out and slapped her across the visitors' table in the prison, and told the police that she wasn't the one who killed Andrea... Manpreet was!
Yet again fans were quick to point out the fact they doubted such a confession was needed, because of the barnful of evidence stacked against Meena.
Despite Meena framing Manpreet not really making any sense, it did result in a crowd-pleasing slap. Even the prison guard didn’t seem to mind the actual bodily harm. ‘Nothing to see here,’ seems to be their policy in this soft soap prison. Maybe Meena’s got a smart TV and a foot spa in her cell, too...
Meena admitting Andrea's murder again. The POs conveniently deaf again #EmmerdaleMarch 7, 2022
So what if she shuts up in court, there's enough evidence to lock her up for a very very long time #emmerdaleMarch 7, 2022
how could manpreet have done it when she was with charles the whole time lmaooo she wasn't anywhere near the maze #emmerdaleMarch 7, 2022
How can Meeniac try and pin Andrea murder on Manpreet when she was no way near the maze? Make it make sense for god sake!! 🤦🏽♀️😂 #Emmerdale pic.twitter.com/05H5QubMEeMarch 7, 2022
Vinny was also kidnapped & was with a tied up Manpreet in the barn - is it likely that the police will believe she’s the mastermind behind killing Andrea & her own kidnapping??? #EmmerdaleMarch 7, 2022
While this latest Meena twist got a mixed response, one thing fans couldn't get enough of was the unexpected arrival of Rhona’s mum Mary, played by TV and soap royalty Louise Jameson.
Anyone who utters 'Do excuse my back end' within moments of arriving on-screen gets our vote. While some fans were vexed that it meant Rhona’s proposal to Marlon was scuppered yet again, they soon warmed to the new arrival...
Great entrance and first scenes from Louise Jameson’s Mary (Rhona’s mum) on #EmmerdaleRhona: “How long are you staying?”Hopefully forever!🤞She’s great fun!! Love her already 😆👏 @emmerdale pic.twitter.com/Aul6zIXOHIMarch 7, 2022
And there she is !! @Lou_Jameson great opener excuse my backend 😂😂😂 #EmmerdaleMarch 7, 2022
“MARY” 🙌🏼“NESSIE” 🙌🏼Mary & Vanessa’s double is definitely going to be something special 🤣❤️ LOVE THEM 🥰🥰🥰 #Emmerdale pic.twitter.com/H817MRFRubMarch 7, 2022
And for those wondering why we’d never seen or heard of her before, the scriptwriters got in there first and Rhona told us she has an aversion to long-distance travel.
One eagle-eyed viewer even realised we’d seen Louise in Emmerdale before...
Not the first time Louise Jameson has been in #Emmerdale... or Emmerdale Farm as it was known in 1973 when she played Sharon Crossthwaite for 4 episodes. pic.twitter.com/NcsE81qpf1January 29, 2022
But it wasn't all fake confessions and new arrivals in last night's Emmerdale. There was also the hint there could be a possible new murderer in Emmerdale, with Chas alluding to bumping off her new boss Eric to get her mitts on the dubious delights of the B&B... best watch out for a stray hoover cable at the top of the stairs, Eric!
Emmerdale continues weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV.
Daniel Judd has worked for the BBC and ITV on TV websites as diverse as Comic Relief, EastEnders, and Strictly Come Dancing. He loves old programmes with a murder or a spaceship in them (or sometimes both).
Career highlights include: covering the filming of the first series of the Doctor Who revival in a freezing Cardiff Bay, stepping onto a rainy Albert Square for the first time, and hearing his team had won an International award while a bit chilly up a mountain near Snowdon.
He's also helped solve a problem like Maria and found Jesus, Joseph, and a Nancy.
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