Emmerdale viewers last saw Joe Tate (played by Ned Porteous) alive back in October at Home Farm’s masquerade ball. With the return of Kim Tate (Cla
Emmerdale viewers last saw Joe Tate (played by Ned Porteous) alive back in October at Home Farm’s masquerade ball.
With the return of Kim Tate (Claire King) shown in last night’s episode, the young businessman was mentioned once again.
After coincidentally bumping into Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley) down a country lane after the car had broken down, the iconic super villain saw him once again in the Woolpack.
But it wasn’t until she questioned Graham Foster (Andrew Scarborough) that she found out about Cain’s involvement in Joe’s disappearance.
Teasing her return, the business partner said: “I take it they welcomed you with open arms?” and Kim jokingly replied: “People are easily manipulated, but then you’d know that.”
“Clever move, pinning Joe’s death on Cain Dingle,” she continued mistakenly before Graham clarified: “Cain killed him, I got rid of the body.”
“What? You did it together?” Kim replied stunned and Graham confirmed: “No, Cain was already after Joe. Hit him once – game over. Killed him before I had the chance. But we can trust him.”
Whether or not Cain is now in danger is not what viewers are concerned about.
Instead, they took to Twitter to beg the soap to end the storyline of a missing Joe sooner rather than later.
It has been five months and there has been little development over his whereabouts or whether he is definitely alive or dead.
One fan wrote: “If #Emmerdale are going to revisit the Joe Tate storyline, they really need to conclude it. For all out sakes!”
“I’ve officially lost the plot with the Joe Tate stuff on #Emmerdale,” another commented.
A third said: “@emmerdale What happened to Joe? Such a good character.”
“I doubt we’ll be that lucky to get a confirmation one way or another re: Joe. They are gonna stretch that ‘mystery’ out as long as possible,” someone Tweeted.
A fan added: “Someone PLEASE confirm whether Joe is dead or not. I’m tired of this #Emmerdale.”
“Please #Emmerdale end the endless “is he dead?” c**p!! @Emmerdale,” another wrote.
Someone stated: “Will someone please just bring Joe Tate back from the dead so we can put an end to this ridiculously dull storyline!! #Emmerdale #Makeitstop #Bringbackjoetate.”
Another storyline which is set to drag on into the summer is Maya Stepney (Louisa Clein) grooming Jacob Gallagher (Joe-Warren Plant).
The pair were nearly caught earlier this week when attempted to sleep together in the village hall, but they were interrupted by David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden).
The actor who plays Jacob’s dad and Maya’s boyfriend has spoken out about the current plot and what it’s like for his character David to be apart of.
Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV.