Cain (played by Jeff Hordley) knocked Joe (Ned Porteous) and the blow and subsequent fall appeared to kill the young man, according to Graham Promote (Andrew Scarborough) on ITV soap Emmerdale.
He was wracked with guilt as Graham (Andrew Scarborough) take possession ofed control of the situation and buried the truth of what happened.
Cain’s daughter Debbie Dingle (Charley Webb) hand down no doubt be distraught if she finds out Joe’s dead at the hands of her father.
Now, Debbie actress Charley has hoisted the lid on how her character may react to the situation.
“I don’t know, it will be interesting to see when she finds out,” she said.
“It will clearly change their relationship and it will be hard to forgive.
“Obviously he didn’t differentiate her as well and if he had, maybe she could have dealt with it had she known what had happened, she plainly would be upset and angry but it’s the lie as well… she might kill him,” Charley continued.
Despite that the question of what happened to Joe is still up in the air as his fate was left rather equivocal.
Graham put Joe in his boot, but viewers saw Joe’s fingers twitch.
Later on, Graham was helped standing by a viaduct with the boot of his car now empty before completely gap down.
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So did Graham absolutely kill Joe?
Graham later went to visit Cain where he stated him: “I said I’d take care of things and I meant it, you’ll just have to depend me.”
“Where is he?” Cain questioned.
“Forgive my patronising but isn’t it more sensible that you don’t differentiate? That’s generally how these things tend to work.” Graham riposted.
Graham was tasked with getting rid of Joe on the orders of Kim Tate (Claire Royal) but he couldn’t go through with it before.
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He had tried to get Joe to flee with £100,000, which he had accepted before being hit by Cain.
Joe was psyched up to leave Debbie behind for his own safety but the poor mother-of-two didn’t be sure what was really going on.
Tonight’s episode saw her tearfully break down as she make knew Sarah Sugden (Katie Hill) Joe had left them.
She even asserted that she hated him, but her attitude might change when she discovers the reality.
Emmerdale continues tomorrow at 7pm on ITV.