Emmerdale's Vanessa Woodfield may finally score a victory in her bitter war with Pierce Harris next week, as she convinces a face from his past to visit the village.
Vanessa (Michelle Hardwick) has recently become desperate to expose Pierce's sinister true colours, hating the influence he has over her best friend Rhona Goskirk.
As Pierce and Rhona's wedding gets ever closer next week, Pierce catches up with an old university friend and Vanessa is eagle-eyed as ever – determined to find any evidence that she can use against him.
Vanessa is intrigued when she spots Pierce's friend hand over a note to him, which he quickly discards. Unable to resist retrieving it as part of her ongoing detective work, Vanessa is furious over the note's contents and decides to take action after seeing a phone number on it.
Continuing to play with fire, Vanessa uses the number to arrange a meeting with a mystery person – and given how quickly Pierce disposed of that note, we have a feeling it's someone that he won't be too keen to see!
Everything then comes to a head on the evening of Pierce and Rhona's stag and hen parties, with Pierce jealously gatecrashing Rhona's happy night at The Woolpack to keep an eye on what she's up to.
Rhona turns a blind eye to Pierce's latest possessive behaviour and is happy to see him there, but the celebratory atmosphere doesn't last for long when Vanessa suddenly walks in with a mystery guest.
Pierce and Rhona are both shocked by the unexpected arrival, but will the stranger put a stop to the wedding? Let's hope so...
Emmerdale airs these scenes on Thursday, April 20 at 7pm and 8pm on ITV.
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