Emmerdale momentarily went back in time to examine the Meena Jutla narrative.
Over a two-year period, Meena, portrayed by Paige Sandhu, terrorised the locals of the titular town, killing three individuals and trying to kill a number of others.
The aforementioned plot was divisive, but it made sure that Emmerdale was the subject of many conversations, with the killer’s murderous rampage making for many must-watch and significant weeks.
Leanna Cavanagh (Mimi Slinger), who fell to her death when Meena pushed her from the village bridge on the day of her 18th birthday, was the first casualty.
The ITV soap opera included a new plot line on Thursday, May 18, that included a revisiting of this specific murder as part of Liam (Jonny McPherson), Leanna’s father, reflecting on his daughter’s passing and how it influenced the GP to become a mystery author.
Viewers are aware of Liam’s shady behaviour in previous episodes, and Wendy Posner (Susan Cookson) was well aware of what he was getting up to.
Given that she loves crime fiction as much as Liam does, the nurse was overjoyed to learn that he has been writing it under the pen name Anna Le Monde.
Wendy was really pleased when she questioned Liam about what motivated him to take up the metaphorical pen because he was afraid that the villagers would criticise him for it.
The GP said that he started after Leanna passed away, admitting that his first tale was about a guy ‘avenging his daughter’s death,’ alluding to the part he played in having Meena jailed.
As viewers will remember, Liam played a crucial role in Meena’s defeat and even pushed her down the same bridge that killed Leanna. Meena did not, however, since the doctor was certain that she must do time in jail as punishment for what she had done.
When Wendy questioned him about why he was writing under the alias Anna Le Monde, Liam said that it was really a heartfelt ode to Leanna, with the word Monde, which is French for “world,” being a nod to the fact that his daughter was his universe.
Emmerdale resumes airing on ITV1 and ITVX on Friday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m.