EMMERDALE'S twisted Pierce Harris tonight gave the clearest clue yet that he intends to kill Vanessa Woodfield.
The psychopath, who has her tied up and gagged in Laurel's house so she doesn't threaten his plan to reunite with Rhona, told her chillingly: "All good things must come to an end."
Just before the credits rolled, he outlined his deranged plot to win Rhona Goskirk back after getting out of prison.
Pierce encouraged Vanessa to have some water, saying: "Just a little sip. You've not eaten or drunk anything for hours.
"Sick woman like you, you need to take care of yourself."
She replied bitterly: "You think I'm going to let you sedate me?"
But he replied: "Why would I do that? Trust me, I'm going to need you at your very perkiest best."
Vanessa asked: "You say you want me to persuade Rhona to take you back. How can I do that?"
Pierce shot back: "You'll find out soon enough - and the good news is, your ordeal will be over. Looks like Rhona's called in the police.
"Must have been Paddy winding her up, making her paranoid. She has got everything to look forward to.
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"Now the police are on my case, it changes everything. The clock is ticking Vanessa. There was me hoping that we could spend more time together. Oh well. All good things must come to an end.
"Very soon I'll have Rhona back, you'll have served your purpose and your work here will be done."
Fans reacted to his chilling words, writing: "3 words. Pierce is vile. #emmerdale."
Another added: "Ngl whoever this Pierce lad is on Emmerdale, he's one sadistic individual."