Joe Tates days as the supposed owner of Home Farm are well and truly numbered not that a vengeful Kim is out of prison and wants to take him to task in Emmerdale. Or, to be more precise, she wants Graham Foster to get rid of him.
After Kim was released, she confronted Graham about not keeping Joe in line and allowing him to go rogue and fritter away much of her money on his own causes such as revenge on Charity and his romance with Debbie.
As Kim explained that prison reminded her not to let anyone get the better of her, Graham knew what she intended when she instructed him to make Joe disappear so that she can take residence at Home Farm once more.
However, there is a deep bond between Joe and Graham, something which Graham had never intended to feel when he first made himself known to Joe on Kims orders all those years ago at boarding school.
So instead of dispatching Joe, Graham issues him a strong warning – if he stays at Home Farm, he will die. Presenting him with a bag containing £100k, Graham tells him to disappear while he still can as Kim is on the warpath over his betrayal.
Joe is clearly intimidated by this turn of events but its not quite as simple as just turning his back as Debbie and Sarah are waiting for him in dresses so the wedding can get underway in the hospital chapel.
Joe has a big decision to make – abandon his big day and disappear for good on Grahams advice or stand by the woman he loves and face the wrath of sinister Kim.
Its quite the conundrum – but either way, Kims return is bringing about some sort of downfall for Joe whether than means he loses all of the assets he has been enjoying or loses something more precious entirely.
Emmerdale continues on Tuesday 9th October at 7pm on ITV in an hour long episode.