Meena (played by Paige Sandhu) thinks she currently has the upper hand in her trial, having performed the performance of a lifetime in recent scenes on Emmerdale to convince the jury that she is not a killer. The villain poked fun at her sister, Manpreet (Rebecca Sarker) and Liam Cavanagh (Johnny McPherson) who spoke out this week on the ITV soap opera to try to ensure the murderer is out for a long time. However, the psychopath might feel like she’s losing control of the jurors in the upcoming scenes and in a last ditch attempt to reclaim her freedom, she might dig deep into her past to reveal that she’s not part of the family at all. Jutla.
Since arriving in the village in 2020, Meena has woven details of her past with Manpreet throughout her storylines.
This included her affair with her sister’s first husband and a few rare things from their childhood, including how she thought Manpreet was always the favorite child.
One could quickly explain that the reason the villain came to the village was because she found out she was adopted at birth.
One of her mother’s sisters might have had a child out of wedlock and not wanting to shame her family, as she believed, she would have asked the Jutlas to take her daughter as their own.
They may not have planned to have two children, but with the sister making a desperate plea, Manpreet’s mother might have reluctantly agreed.
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As the girls got older, it could have been very clear that Manpreet’s parents wanted to shower their daughter with love and make Meena feel left out of the picture.
The villain could always have wondered why she was so left out, and it could have forced her to develop a less empathetic personality, meaning she could kill without feeling any remorse.
When she discovered this, she could have arrived in the Dales to ask Manpreet if it was the truth, but her discovery would never have been discussed as she saw a chance to rebuild her bond with her sister rather than destroy it.
Fast forward to the present day in court and seeing that the jury doesn’t fall under her control, Meena could expose her true legacy.
Manpreet would be horrified, but she might also know it makes sense because her parents never showed much interest in Meena.
“It’s so dramatic and there’s one thing that’s going to come out tonight where I actually dropped my script [and gasped] “I can’t believe it,” the actress continued.
“It’s a big, big secret that I think the public will love,” Paige added, hinting that Manpreet’s life could be changed forever.
“[It’s] really exciting and just adds another dimension to Meena, Meena’s relationship with her sister and the whole story.”
With Meena’s impending release on the horizon, Paige also shared how she felt about playing such a mean character, “It’s just been a delight.”
“I feel like Emmerdale just came into my brain and saw my dream character, ripped her out, and put her on a page. It’s just an absolute dream character,” continued the actress.
“She gets crazy, wild and then you see moments like last night when she was on the helm, and she’s an amazing actress. It was just a dream.”
It’s been just under two years since Paige joined the cast of Emmerdale as a serial killer and while the story could have gone on longer, the bosses had to get rid of her.
Last month, writer Sharon Marshall, who penned some of the show’s scripts, spoke on ITV’s This Morning and explained why Meena had to go.
The soap expert said: “We love serial killers and we’re like, ‘Is there a way to keep them? Can people get away with it? “”
“So we said, ‘Is there any legal way she can get through this, if she pleads a certain way? “” Sharon continued to explain.
“The research team read 25 counts of illegal activity they did on screen that we knew about, probably more off screen.
“She had broken the law 25 times, so probably not,” she said, meaning it was on the cards that Meena was going to have to leave one way or another.
Whether she walks free or falls for a very long time has yet to be revealed, but somehow she will go down in the history books as one of the most iconic villains in the game. serial.
Emmerdale airs weekdays at 7.30pm on ITV, with an hour-long episode airing on Thursdays.