Joseph Tate is staring death in the face tonight in Emmerdale – while Ned Porteous will be standing by at the National Television Awards waiting to see if he will be crowned Best Newcomer, his alter ego could be about to reach an unpleasant end.
After a frightening showdown with a vengeful Debbie Dingle at Home Farm, Joe is on edge – and Ross Barton has pledged his help to his ex, determined to be part of bringing Joe down. So when Joe is out jogging and is confronted by a masked man carrying a shotgun.
As Joe tries to make a break for it, he trips over a well places while and then falls down a disguised pit. The gunman leaves him in the deep hole and it’s only when Ross pokes his head over the edge much later that Joe is found.
But with Ross firmly Team Debbie, could this actually be bad news for Joe. And might Ross have actually been the one to land him in the pit in the first place – or was that done by someone else such as Debbie, Cain or even Joe’s on/off ally Graham Foster?
Whatever happens, the situation could be set to get worse for Joe as he is confronted by Ross. Will Ross help Debbie’s nemesis to safety or finish the job that has been started?
Emmerdale airs these scenes on Tuesday 23rd January at 7pm on ITV.