'Emmerdale': Time is finally up for murderous Meena

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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. BillyÕs 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 doesnÕt 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's revenge led to her downfall in this week's Emmerdale (ITV)

The game was finally over for Emmerdale’s resident psychopath Meena Jutla (Paige Sandhu) after a dramatic week of terrifying twists.

With a permanent sassy smile on her face, Meena went on a killing spree during 2021. She claimed the lives of Leanna Cavanagh (Mimi Slinger), Andrea Tate (Anna Nightingale) and Ben Tucker (Simon Lennon).

She also attempted to bump off love rival Victoria Sugden (Isabel Hodgins), big sister Manpreet Sharma (Rebecca Sarker) and amateur detective Vinny Dingle (Bradley Johnson).

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Emmerdale - Ep 9256

Monday 10th January 2022

Meena Jutla [PAIGE SANDHU] injects Manpreet Sharma [REBECCA SARKER] with more drugs and wheels in an IV set up. Vinny Dingle [BRADLEY JOHNSON] is left terrified, knowing that the end might be near. 

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Meena attempted to kill Vinny and Manpreet last month (ITV)

After a spell on the run, Meena returned to wreak revenge on ex-beau Billy Fletcher (Jay Kontzle) and new wife Dawn (Olivia Bromley) at a remote viaduct, playing a sick game for her own amusement.

She then shot Leyla Cavanagh (Roxy Shahidi) before cheerfully revealing an earlier attack on Harriet Finch (Katherine Dow Blyton).

Read more: Emmerdale fans outraged by serial killer Meena avoiding justice

The character was at her animated best. She sang, danced and skipped her way around the village, relishing every moment and delivering countless wicked wisecracks. “Are you drowning in your own fluids, babe?” Meena asked a spluttering Leyla.

“If you are, can you do it quieter? Ruining the vibe a bit!”

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Emmerdale - Ep 9128

Tuesday 17th August 2021

Jacob Gallagher [JOE WARREN PLANT] and Leyla Cavanagh  [ROXY SHAHIDI] in terse talks when Liam Cavanagh [JONNY McPHERSON] arrives and seems to make things worse for him and Leyla. 

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Meena shot Leyla, but the killer was later pushed off the bridge by Liam (ITV)

With manipulative Meena, Emmerdale strayed as close to the edge as a pre-watershed drama ever could. Sandhu was as compelling as ever in the role which will surely cement her as a household name for years to come.

There was a standout performance from Bromley in the first half of the week, as Dawn fearlessly challenged Meena’s sick threats.

Read more: Emmerdale: Murderous Meena 'will do anything' warns actor Paige Sandhu

The mother’s anguished roar of “what did you say?” as the killer hinted she had harmed Dawn's young son Lucas gave us an unforgettably powerful cliffhanger during Tuesday’s tense instalment.

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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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Dawn and Billy were left terrified by Meena's sick games (ITV)

Meena herself came close to death when Liam (Jonny McPherson) pushed her off the bridge in a breathtaking parallel to the brutal murder of his beloved Leanna. Liam’s anger and grief was brilliantly balanced by McPherson, who has been one of Emmerdale’s biggest rising stars over the last 12 months.

Read more: Next week on Emmerdale

Manpreet Sharma (Rebecca Sarker) covered for Liam, adamant that her sinister sibling wouldn't ruin any more lives. A bold move, even if it was a daft idea to go for a solo walk while homicidal Meena was on the loose!

It was touch and go throughout the week, but there were no fatalities, and Meena lived to smirk another day. Even after being taken into police custody, she continued her cocky conduct.

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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 tried to claim more lives, but was finally thwarted (ITV)

There was only a slight detour in demeanour when detectives revealed the evidence of Ben’s blood on one of her gloves, at which point she shamelessly broke down in crocodile tears and told them that particular event was an unfortunate accident.

Read more: Emmerdale: New owners of the Woolpack revealed

Now we move on to the next stage in the story. There is currently nothing linking Meena to her other crimes — except there is, because her trinket box is still buried at the allotment. It’s about time someone unearthed her creepy souvenirs and exposed the true depths of her depravity.

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Emmerdale - Ep 924041

Saturday 25th December 2021

Meena Jutla [PAIGE SANDHU] reports Dawn to Social Services before a horrified Manpreet Sharma [REBECCA SARKER] grabs MeenaÕs phone and kills the call. Meena is outraged to have been caught in the act but decides to play the concerned neighbour and Manpreet appears to soften, but, upon MeenaÕs exit, ManpreetÕs eyes narrow as she reassesses the situation.

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Emmerdale - Ep 924041

Saturday 25th December 2021

Still reeling from his beating yesterday, Al Grant [NICAHEL WILDMAN] gets a threatening message from Gavin and is later disturbed to catch Gavin talking to Ellis. Feeling the pressure, Al gazes back at the Woolpack and comes up with a plan to get out of this nightmare. 

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Manpreet was left horrified over sister Meena's latest actions (ITV)

As much as we’ll miss Meena ruling the Dales with her despicable deeds, she simply had to lose her freedom. Keep her going forever and there would soon be no villagers left!

Her final ruthless chapter, though, was an Emmerdale triumph that had us on the edge of our seats. Meena may not be as "indestructible" as she thought, but she will go down in soap history as an iconic villain.

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