Emmerdale: Adam Thomas’ exit storyline revealed?: Adam Barton broke down as he spoke to Finn at his graveside [ITV]
On the day of Finn Barton’s funeral, the police arrived to tell Ross and Pete that they had reason to believe that Emma’s death wasn’t suicide.
Following their announcement that they were opening up a murder investigation, the residents of the village began to speculate who could have pushed the troubled nurse to her death.
As the camera cut to Adam talking to Finn at his graveside, Cain appeared and warned Moira’s son that he needed to “pull it together” before the police came looking for him.
“You need to pull it together fast. We need to get you sorted before the police come looking…They reckon Emma was murdered.”
Emmerdale: Adam Thomas’ exit storyline revealed?: Adam was shocked to learn that Emma Barton had been murdered [ITV]
Emmerdale: Adam Thomas’ exit storyline revealed?: Cain questioned if Adam was the one who killed Emma Barton [ITV]
As a startled Adam tried to comprehend what his former step-dad had told him, Cain reminded him that he was seen running after Emma with a gun in the woods.
Insisting that he wasn’t the one who committed the crime, Adam declared: “I was never going to hurt her. She had just killed her son and ex husband and she could have done the same to mum and the baby.”
Refusing to go easy on him, Cain pointed out that his innocence could be easily twisted when he declared: “That’s him right there, the bloke that could have done so did you? Prove it can you?
“The police are going to be asking you far worse questions. Where were you after I saw you at the farm?”
Emmerdale: Adam Thomas’ exit storyline revealed?: Emmerdale fans speculated that Adam could be set up for Emma’s murder [ITV]
As Adam contemplated Cain’s words, he expressed his concern about being set up when he told his mum: “I didn’t do it mum. I went after her with the gun mum. I’ve got form. They know I tried to burn Cain to death and I served time for it. What if they put me in the frame for this? I’ve got no way of proving them wrong.”
Viewers were quick to point out that the twist about Emma’s murder could spark the start of Adam’s exit from the soap.
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“Could it have been Adam, is that how he’ll leave? #Emmerdale @Emmerdale,” questioned one.
While another added: “Will Adam be accused of murdering Emma ?? #Emmerdale.”
Adding to the theory that Adam will be set up, a third fan posted on the social networking site: “So is this how Adam leaves? Does he get the blame for pushing Emma?#Emmerdale.”
Emmerdale: Adam Thomas’ exit storyline revealed?: Adam told Moira that he was scared about being set up [ITV]
Another added: “Adam Thomas has been leaving for about a year. Could this be it? #Emmerdale.”
Emmerdale continues on ITV, weekdays from 7pm.