Joe Tate is about to make a major discovery in Emmerdale when he comes face to face with Simon, the man who launched an acid attack on Ross Barton. Debbie Dingle had paid Simon to mess Joe up but everything spiralled out of control and Ross was caught in the crossfire – with devastating results.
Ross is now struggling to cope with the physical and psychological impact of his injuries but now that Joe has caught sight of Simon on his CCTV, from the night when he broke in and was attacked by Graham Foster, it will lead him to the truth.
When Joe tracks Simon down, he is unnerved to learn that he was the intended victim and he fears that Debbie could be lining up something else to hit him with. After mulling over his findings, Joe sets out to confront Debbie, who is shaken to realise that her biggest enemy knows her darkest secret.
It remains to be seen whether Joe will use this evidence as leverage to make Debbie pay and whether Ross will discover the shocking truth about who attacked him – and who triggered it. But either way, Debbie is set for big trouble now that Joe is involved in the situation again.
With Ross hungry for revenge, will Joe throw Debbie and Simon to him – or does he have something else in mind?