Emmerdale fans 'rumble' killer Meena's downfall after scene with Ethan's mum

By Charlotte Tutton

Emmerdale could be lining up the beginning of killer Meena Jutla's downfall, as her menacing ways may be exposed.

It actually has nothing to do with the murders she has carried out or is currently planning, but is linked to Ethan Anderson.

Ethan's mother Esme finally arrived in the village in the latest episode of the ITV soap, and his dad Charles soon confronted her over some messages she apparently sent their son months ago.

Viewers will be aware that Meena tricked Ethan earlier this year into believing he'd made contact with his missing mother.

All he knew was that his mother had walked out on him when he was a child, but he didn't know why.

Emmerdale could be lining up the beginning of killer Meena Jutla's downfall (ITV)

His dad Charles was clearly hiding details about what led to her sudden departure, but soon confessed that he had rowed with her the night before.

Little more was said about her, and Ethan eventually stopped looking for her after getting nowhere.

This came after Ethan had believed he had her number and was talking to her, only to be rejected.

Ethan had believed he had her number and was talking to her, only to be rejected (ITV)

After messaging back and forth, he was heartbroken when she was a no-show and decided not to meet with him.

Of course viewers know full well Ethan never spoke to his estranged mother, and was in fact being messaged by Meena.

Meena knew of his turmoil and decided to torment him, pretending to be his mother and sending the messages - only to watch him suffer when he realised she wasn't coming to meet him.

Ethan has never discussed this and Meena's actions have never really been explained, other than her wanting Ethan to confide in her sister Manpreet Sharma.

Manpreet used to be Ethan's stepmother when she dated Charles, before jilting him at the altar, and Meena is desperate to reunite the couple for some reason.

She believed upsetting Ethan would lead to him seeking comfort in Manpreet, and perhaps this would encourage her and Charles to get back together.

Emmerdale aired the arrival of Ethan Anderson's mother Esme (ITV)

But this could be exposed in upcoming scenes, following Esme's arrival - and her protest that she did not send the messages after Charles confronted her.

Charles accused her of lying, but Esme told him she had not made contact with her son at all.

So will this get back to Ethan via Charles or his mother, and will he be left wondering who did contact him?

Viewers think so, and they think Ethan will clock on to the fact Meena was involved and that this could lead to her downfall.

Taking to Twitter, one fan wrote: "Is this going to be the beginning of the end for Meena? I so hope so. Catch her out for her treatment of Ethan and see her off. Misery?? It's been done already. Shame on Emmerdale."

Another said: "And now the cracks begin in Meena's downfall. Hopefully Ethan, will be more alert than Victoria, when he finds out that his mother Esme, didn't send those messages."

A third wrote: "It was Meena who messaged Ethan not her Charles."

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

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