It wouldnt be October in Emmerdale without a villager meeting their end so who is set to die this time? With several high profile characters out for revenge and a number of killer situations unfolding, there are several lives on the line and for some, life will never be the same again.
As Kim Tate returns and wants Joe gone for good, she isnt the only one wanting to make her mark as someone is lining her up for some seriously deadly punishment. Meanwhile, Ross Barton is desperate to make acid attacker Simon pay for what he did.
There are a number of twists to play out – and heres who may not survive the week…
Admittedly, some fans are feeling a bit robbed by the fact that the iconic Kim is returning for what could be her death storyline – but what better way to bring a definite end to a villain who has so far escaped justice in the eyes of viewers?
Kim is back and at her outrageous best, upsetting all of her party guests to the point where she is pushed through a balcony and onto a champagne fountain. Motionless, Kim is in a bad way – but who has pushed her and is she dead?
Joe is another Tate with a target on their back as Kim has made her intentions to Graham very clear – she wants him to finish him off once and for all due to his betrayal. Graham, however, is keen to give Joe a chance to escape with his life.
But with Joe heading back to the village, will Graham be left with no choice? Or might Kim even be left to take matters into her own hands? If you want a job done properly…
Graham is loyal to Kim but might she have pushed him too far by asking him to kill Joe? With Joe going against Grahams advice and heading back to the village to reunite with Debbie and stand up to Kim, Graham might be forced to take sides.
But taking on Kim might be risky – even for action man Graham. Could he fall on his own sword to protect Joe?
Lets face it – a lakeside showdown with the added weight of the knowledge that Mike Parr has filmed his last scenes doesnt paint a hopeful picture for Ross. He is a loose cannon and as he attempts to drown Simon, could the tides turn and see Simon take him out instead?
Of course, given the depth of Ross rage against the man who physically and mentally scarred him for life, it seems just as likely that Simon will meet his maker. Ross doesnt hide the fact that he wants Simon dead so how far will he go?
And could Ross exit see him in a prison cell?
Moira is doing her best to stop Ross from making the same mistake that she did with Emma but might she be caught in the crossfire as a scuffle breaks out. Intervening to save Ross from his fate as a killer, will Moira end up being the shock victim in this nasty situation?
Priya has been determined to ensure that this whole masquerade ball goes smoothly and to do that, she has had to be everywhere at once. But that might prove to be her undoing – might she overhear something about Joes fate that she shouldnt have?
And might Kim or Graham be forced to silence her?