Emmerdale's dark storyline for Rhona Goskirk and Pierce Harris is only just beginning – with show bosses now confirming that it'll run for the rest of this year.
Fans have grown increasingly concerned for Rhona's wellbeing in recent months, as her husband-to-be Pierce (Jonathan Wrather) has become ever more possessive and controlling.
At the moment, Rhona's friend Vanessa Woodfield is the main person in the village who's worried about her, as she's seen Pierce's frightening true colours for herself. Sadly, getting others to come round to her way of thinking hasn't been easy.
Speaking to Digital Spy at an Emmerdale press event, show producer Iain MacLeod confirmed: "Rhona and Pierce will continue to escalate and deteriorate. His behaviour gets more and more dark and manipulative.
"There's a really huge story for them that will run right up to the end of the year."
In the meantime, Emmerdale has previously warned fans to watch out for a big peak in the couple's storyline later this spring. Could it be the pair's upcoming wedding?
Speaking in February, Iain confirmed: "We've taken our time and let that story develop slowly and it reaches a peak in April/May time. It doesn't come to an end there, but there's a big story explosion then.
"The episodes are heart-stoppingly dramatic – quite a tough watch, but an unbelievably big talking point heading into the summer."
Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.
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