Saturday 19 January 2019

Who killed Emma Barton plot heats up in Emmerdale

Police believe Emma Barton was murdered.

Gillian Kearney
Gillian Kearney

By Julia Hunt, Press Association

Emmerdale fans are set for dramatic scenes as some of the suspects in Emma Barton’s murder have flashbacks to the day she died.

Emma, played by Gillian Kearney, was thought to have been killed falling from a viaduct.

But the police suspect foul play and several Emmerdale residents have the finger pointed at them in the tense whodunnit plot.

Things heat up on the night of the village bonfire as some of the possible culprits have flashbacks to the day Emma died.

Could the killer be one of Emma’s sons Ross or Pete Barton (Anthony Quinlan), or half brother Adam (Adam Thomas)?


Michael Parr, who plays Ross, teased: “Ross clearly had his reasons for wanting Emma dead. He was furious when he discovered she had killed his dad so in essence it would have been for revenge.

“Ross never wanted Emma in their lives again. And he always saw through her.

“He had never forgiven her for walking out on them as young boys or for nearly killing him when he was a baby. So killing his dad and his brother would have definitely pushed him to the edge of his tolerance of her.

“Ross is more than capable of murder.”

Emma’s enemy Gabby Thomas (Rosie Bentham), bad boy Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley) and Laurel Thomas (Charlotte Bellamy) find themselves on the list of suspects. And Emma’s nemesis Moira Barton (Natalie J Robb) is also in the mix as a possible murderer.

Actress Robb said her character would certainly have had a motive.

“Moira is very maternal but also as hard as nuts,” she said. “She always puts her kids first. It is a year since she lost Holly then she has a new baby and within minutes Emma has posed a threat to her new child.

“Moira would not have tolerated that. Moira will protect her kids at any cost and could well have seen Emma off but you will have to wait and see.”

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