SHOCK DEATH in Emmerdale next week when a confrontation leads to tragedy?

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Will and Malone's feud turns deadly next week...

Next week's Emmerdale will see Will Taylor and DI Malone's long-running drama turn sinister when someone is left for dead on the garage floor.

Emmerdale fans have watched in horror over the last few weeks as Harriet Finch has found herself in the arms of corrupt copper Malone, despite being engaged to marry Will.

Emmerdale Malone, Harriet and Moira

Moira overheard Harriet breaking up with Malone (Picture: ITV)

But it's not just the affair that has got Harriet feeling guilty... she is also sleeping with the man who has made Will's life a living hell over the last few months.

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Viewers have been horrified by tricky Malone's blackmail techniques, and even Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley) and Billy Fletcher have been drawn into the drama.

Moira gets caught up

Harriet recently called off the affair only for Moira Dingle to find out about what she's been up to... putting Moira on Malone's list of targets.

Cain keeps vigil at Moira's bedside in Emmerdale

Cain has barely left Moira's bedside since she was hit by Jamie's car (Picture: ITV)

But when Moira was recently left fighting for her life in a hit and run, Cain immediately thought that it was Malone's handiwork.

Little does he know, it was actually Jamie Tate who knocked her down.

Cain's out for revenge 

Next week's Emmerdale sees Harriet left uneasy when Cain vows revenge on Malone.

No matter how much Harriet insists that Malone had nothing to do with the hit and run, her words fall on deaf ears and she begs Cain to think before he does something stupid.

Malone still loves Harriet in Emmerdale

Harriet is shocked when Malone confesses he loves her (Picture: ITV)

However, there is a bigger twist to come when Malone visits Harriet and begs her not to marry Will.

The police officer confesses he is totally and utterly in love with her and won't stand back and watch her marry another man.

Malone targets will... again

But while Harriet is left reeling, Malone decides to take matters into his own hands.

He sneaks into the garage to plant a dealer size bag of drugs in the glove compartment of a car.

Will and Malone fight in Emmerdale

Will catches Malone planting drugs (Picture: ITV)

However, Will is one step ahead of the dodgy copper for once and catches him in the act... leading to a huge fight breaking out between the enemies.

Will and Malone fight in Emmerdale

Who is left lifeless on the floor? (Picture: ITV)

By the time the pair have fought it out, someone is left lying lifeless on the garage floor.

But who is it? And are they dead?

Emmerdale will temporarily air a reduced schedule of three episodes a week.

Watch on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7pm on ITV.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.