Emmerdale

Emmerdale reveals first look at Meena Jutla’s sinister return

She’s baaaack.

Emmerdale spoilers follow.

Serial killer Meena Jutla seems more unhinged than ever as she returns to Emmerdale.

The soap has unveiled three photos previewing Meena’s revenge plan to air in Friday’s (February 11) episode, weeks after fleeing the village to avoid arrest.

Liam Cavanagh had exposed Meena’s plot to kill her sister Manpreet and nemesis Vinny Dingle last month, though Meena was able to slip away before Liam could hand her over to police.

With Meena away from the village in recent weeks, Dawn Taylor and Billy Fletcher have decided to get married – but this week’s episodes have hinted there is more trouble on the horizon.

Dawn has been plagued by a stalker interfering in her work responsibilities ahead of new scenes where Meena arrives at the church with vengeance in mind.

Spoilers have already revealed that Meena will take the couple hostage before they can make it to their nuptials at Home Farm.

News eventually spreads through the community about Meena being back in town, leading to a dramatic showdown where someone will be shot.

Big soap showdowns tend to signal a last stand for villains, yet actress Paige Sandhu has recently admitted she’s not willing to walk away from the Meena role yet.

“I will miss everything because I love her,” she said of a possible exit. ” I think she’s hilarious, she’s got so much charisma, she’s so strange, she is just odd and everything about her. The things she says and the way that she says them but I love that.

“She’s so weird and it’s so much fun to play such a weird character. Going to those dark places is really fulfilling but then there’s that slightly comedic edge which is always fun. I love her flamboyancy. I think everything about her I’ll miss.”

Is this end of the line for Meena… or for someone else?

Emmerdale airs Meena’s return to the village on Friday at 7pm on ITV.

Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.

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