'Emmerdale' spoilers: Harriet Finch is ready to QUIT as vicar!
Airs Friday 10 December 2021 at 7.00pm on ITV.
Harriet Finch (played by Katherine Dow Blyton) hasn't quite been the same since THAT ghastly business involving the murder of corrupt copper, DI Malone last year on Emmerdale (7.00pm - see our TV Guide for listings).
And now it looks like village vicar Harriet is ready to turn her back on the church for good... and re-join the police force!
Let's face it, with a secret serial killer, Meena Jutla (Paige Sandhu) on the loose in the village, it might not be a bad idea to have some local law enforcement keeping the place under surveillance.
However, not everybody is on board with Harriet's decision to return to her former profession.
Fellow village vicar, Charles Anderson (Kevin Mathurin) happens to notice Harriet's application to re-join the police force and is shocked that she really intends to go ahead with the career swap.
During a visit to Woodbine Cottage to see Harriet, Charles wants to know more about Harriet's plans.
Is she having another crisis of faith?
Is she turning her back on the church for good?
Family friend, Dawn Taylor (Olivia Bromley) has recently been haunted by the anniversary of dodgy DI Malone's death, after stumbling upon the dead body of murdered Ben Tucker outside Hawksford Outdoor Pursuits.
Has the latest village tragedy stirred-up bad memories for Harriet too?
After all, she was there when Dawn shot Malone dead in self-defence.
With the help of Dawn's dad, Will Taylor (Dean Andrews), Malone's body was buried in the village graveyard.
Will Charles try and convince Harriet to change her plans and stick with the church?
This week's Emmerdale cast includes:
Aaron Dingle (Danny Miller)
Liv Flaherty (Isobel Steele)
Chas Dingle (Lucy Pargeter)
Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley)
Manpreet Sharma (Rebecca Sarker)
Ethan Anderson (Emile John)
Rishi Sharma (Bhasker Patel)
Sam Dingle (James Hooton)
Belle Dingle (Eden Taylor-Draper)
Charles Anderson (Kevin Mathurin)
Meena Jutla (Paige Sandhu)
Kerry Wyatt (Laura Norton)
Mandy Dingle (Lisa Riley)
Vinny Dingle (Bradley Johnson)
Billy Fletcher (Jay Kontzle)
Dawn Taylor (Olivia Bromley)
Harriet Finch (Katherine Dow Blyton)
Emmerdale continues weeknights from 7:00pm on ITV
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