'Emmerdale' preview: Murderous Meena plays sick new game at plea hearing

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Emmerdale - Ep 9313

Thursday 17th March 2022

Anticipation builds for the plea hearing as the villagers prepare to face her in court. Meena JutlaÕs [PAIGE SANDHU] perturbed by the meagre turn-out for her hearing but does her best to unsettle what audience she has attracted. To the courtÕs surprise, Meena pleads guilty to the first of her many charges but what game is she playing? 

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Meena prepares her latest performance in Emmerdale (ITV)

There’s another tense day ahead for the villagers in Thursday’s hour-long instalment of Emmerdale, as murderous Meena Jutla’s (Paige Sandhu) plea hearing arrives.

In the lead up to the big moment, Meena’s sister Manpreet Sharma (Rebecca Sarker) is feeling very anxious.

Earlier in the week, she learned that her partner Charles Anderson (Kevin Mathurin) and colleague Liam Cavanagh (Jonny McPherson) will be unable to discuss Meena’s confession during the forthcoming trial.

Read more: Emmerdale: Meena's courtroom shock

This only adds to the pressure, as Manpreet will therefore be the only credible witness. That is, unless Meena decides to plead guilty to all charges — but given the character’s track record, this seems unlikely!

FROM ITV

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Emmerdale - Ep 9313

Thursday 17th March 2022

Anticipation builds for the plea hearing as the villagers prepare to face her in court. Meena JutlaÕs [PAIGE SANDHU] perturbed by the meagre turn-out for her hearing but does her best to unsettle what audience she has attracted. To the courtÕs surprise, Meena pleads guilty to the first of her many charges but what game is she playing? 

Picture contact - David.crook@itv.com

Photographer - Mark Bruce

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Manpreet is anxious as the hearing gets underway (ITV)

Remember, it wasn’t long ago that Meena told both Charles and Manpreet that she would make a full confession, only for her to twist the truth instead.

Read more: Next week on Emmerdale

Manpreet was stunned when the police questioned her after Meena implicated her in the murder of Andrea Tate. After the incident, Manpreet lost any hope she may have had that Meena would ever do the right thing.

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Emmerdale - Ep 9313

Thursday 17th March 2022

Anticipation builds for the plea hearing as the villagers prepare to face her in court. Meena JutlaÕs [PAIGE SANDHU] perturbed by the meagre turn-out for her hearing but does her best to unsettle what audience she has attracted. To the courtÕs surprise, Meena pleads guilty to the first of her many charges but what game is she playing? 

Picture contact - David.crook@itv.com

Photographer - Mark Bruce

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Murderous Meena has a huge stack of charges against her (ITV)

As the day of the first hearing dawns, Manpreet is putting on a brave face. Speaking recently about the storyline, Rebecca Sarker, who plays Manpreet, explained: “To say she’s dreading [the plea hearing] is an understatement. Deep down [Manpreet] has very little faith that her sister will do the right thing.”

Read more: Emmerdale's Rebecca Sarker: 'Manpreet is at breaking point'

While we can’t reveal exactly what happens in court, what we can tell you is that Meena’s latest sick game leaves Manpreet even more traumatised, as she later suffers a panic attack.

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Emmerdale - Ep 9313

Thursday 17th March 2022

Anticipation builds for the plea hearing as the villagers prepare to face her in court. Meena JutlaÕs [PAIGE SANDHU] perturbed by the meagre turn-out for her hearing but does her best to unsettle what audience she has attracted. To the courtÕs surprise, Meena pleads guilty to the first of her many charges but what game is she playing? 

Picture contact - David.crook@itv.com

Photographer - Mark Bruce

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Liam is desperate to see justice done for daughter Leanna (ITV)

Sarker revealed: “That sort of built-up tension and the pressure, the panic attack is a release from all that angst.”

“The scene was very interesting to film, actually, that sort of panic — because I was the only actor on set, so I felt very isolated which was useful because that’s how Manpreet feels.”

Read more: Emmerdale: Murderous Meena is finally charged for her crimes

Before Manpreet is pushed to that breaking point, though, there’s yet another theatrical performance courtesy of Meena. What will she say when faced with her long list of charges?

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Emmerdale - Ep 9287

Tuesday 15th February 2022

At a remote viaduct, Meena Jutla [PAIGE SANDHU]smiles as she taunts Billy Fletcher [JAY KONTZLE] and Dawn Taylor [OLIVIA BROMLEY] with her gun; soaked with menace. Billy’s horrified when Meena tells him about the little game they are about to play where he gets to either save himself or Dawn. She threatens to kill them both if Billy doesn’t decide. Billy tells Dawn that he would always take a bullet for her and Meena points the gun and fires...  someone is shot.. 

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Meena was finally arrested for her crimes after an explosive last stand (ITV)

Will the loved ones of Andrea, Leanna Cavanagh and Ben Tucker ever get justice for their unbearable losses?

This storyline may be heading towards its conclusion, but beyond this week there’s more to come before we say goodbye to manipulative Meena.

Tune in to Emmerdale at 7:30pm for Thursday’s hour-long episode to find out what else she has in store.

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