Ever since the warped nurse plunged to her death in dramatic scenes in October, fans have been wondering who was behind her demise.

After accidentally shooting her son Finn, Emma (Gillian Kearney) had been pondering suicide, but it was later revealed by the police that she had been given a helping hand over the viaduct.

And in tonight’s episode it was revealed that her long-term nemesis Moira Barton (Natalie J. Robb) was the culprit.

Flashback scenes showed Moira and Emma having a confrontation on the viaduct where Emma accused Moira of being responsible for her daughter Holly’s death.

“If you’d have just put that cup of tea down and cared to pull back the covers, Holly would be alive now.


“You could have saved her Moira. You left her to die. You could have saved her? You killed her. You might as well of injected the heroin.” – Emmerdale’s Emma Barton

Emma’s words provoked the desired reaction from Moira (she hadn’t wanted to take her own life as this would contravene her religious beliefs), who sent her flying over the edge. Viewers saw Moira watch on with horror as Emma fell to her death.

The scenes then returned to the present day, with Moira breaking down in confidante Cain’s arms.

“Emma blamed me for taking her husband. Her boys. Her life away from her.


“So she found a way to take mine from me. And it worked. I let her make me a murderer…” – Emmerdale’s Moira Barton

Fans will have to stay tuned to see where the story goes from here but actress Natalie J. Robb has confirmed that she isn’t leaving her role as Moira. She noted in an interview; “They told me that wasn’t the case [that I’d be leaving]. If it happened, it is in the lap of the gods and there is nothing I can do. I have just signed  for another year, so you have another year of me yet! Robert Sugden has murdered, but he is still here.”

Emmerdale airs weekdays at 7pm on ITV/STV/UTV, with an additional episode at 8pm on Thursdays

The six suspects for Emma’s murder with the culprit Moira second right
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