Emmerdale rape trial drama revealed in new trailer

Daniel Kilkelly
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From Digital Spy

Emmerdale has offered a first look at Pierce Harris's rape trial in a tense new trailer.

Next week's episodes see Pierce face court for his evil attack on his wife Rhona Goskirk, but the big question is who the jury will believe after hearing both parties give evidence.

Emmerdale's new promo sees Rhona bravely preparing to recall her ordeal in front of the courtroom, promising to tell the truth as she's questioned by the prosecution and Pierce's defence.

Pierce also watches on anxiously, knowing that he'll be heading to jail if the court case doesn't go well for him.

The trial week features another return stint from Pierce's twisted mother Martha, while we'll also see Vanessa Woodfield giving evidence in support of Rhona.

While the verdict itself has been kept under wraps by Emmerdale, there are rumours that Jonathan Wrather – who plays Pierce – will be leaving the ITV soap either way.

Jonathan has also promised that there will be consequences for Pierce, but will that be a legal-based comeuppance at the trial or repercussions of a different kind?

Photo credit: ITV

Speaking on ITV's Loose Women last week, he revealed: "We're heading towards a court case, it's going to trial, that's where we're up to in the story.

"There's a kind of duty of care with the audience. There will be some form of retribution. It has to be realistic."

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.

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