Emmerdale producer Kate Brooks explains her decision to let Meena Jutla face justice for her crimes, despite the dramatic scenes on ITV
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Emmerdale’s bosses decide against killing Meena Jutla, almost a year since she reigned in terror that hit the village on ITV.
Although some fans and actress Paige Sandhu, who plays Meena, believed that the character’s death would be a fitting ending, the bosses decided she must face justice for her crimes. me.
Meena was eventually found guilty of the murders of Leanna Cavanagh, Ben Tucker and Andrea Tate, as their loved ones watched.
However, there was total chaos when Meena managed to hold the courtroom hostage and threaten the life of her sister Manpreet Sharma.
Meena was eventually captured and escorted away by armed officers, and now she faces her sentence and life behind bars.
Speaking to The Mirror and other press, soap boss Kate Brooks has now explained why they’ve come to a full end of justice for Meena, and not killing her as others predicted would happen. .
Kate reveals why this ending is so much more suitable for the villain, aided by actress Meena Paige.
Kate told us, hoping fans will enjoy the change: “I really do, I really hope so, we could have killed Meena but I love the way we punished her and How weak she was when she left the show.
“It suits her personality so well, we take away the one thing that Meena craves all over the world, which is attention and notoriety, so once you remove that from Meena, I don’t know. What does she have left?
“She very quickly realized that this was the worst fate imaginable, it was worse than death or anything else.”
Kate added: “They’ve waited quite a while to see this happen, with a serial killer story like this it can be pretty Marmite but in the end people love and hate Meena.”
The soapmaker also addressed whether there was a temptation to keep the character on the show, despite her many crimes.
She explained: “Oh yeah, the amount of stories Meena gave us was ridiculous, so of course there was always that temptation.
“Someone who is capable of committing such heinous crimes and shows no remorse for those crimes, they won’t be able to stay in the village for long.
“They couldn’t continue down that path because there was nowhere else to go. We knew that we had to give everyone a sense of fairness and not only the viewers but also our characters, the the rest because if they don’t get a sense of justice or feel that Meena has been commensurate with those crimes, there’s no way we can turn them into characters.
“Ultimately we have to leave Meena’s fate in the hands of the Soap Gods and they need to punish her proportionately and I think and hope the viewers will be pleased.”
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Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7:30pm on ITV, with an hour-long episode on Thursdays.
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