Emmerdale‘s revenge-seeking Declan Macey makes his return to the village with a gun tonight, intent on making everyone see wife Charity through his eyes.

On Wednesday, viewers saw Declan (Jason Merrells) reveal that he was alive and well by recording a threatening message that Charity (Emma Atkins) would wish he had died, and in Friday’s episode some of the villagers will discover that he has survived his ordeal in the woods.

Declan had taken Charity on a woodland break where he planned to kill her for lying about having an abortion, but she managed to escape in a tense showdown on the lake. Members of both their families had arrived to try to avert disaster – Declan’s nephew Robbie Lawson (Jamie Shelton) was killed in the scuffle, and Declan was last seen floating away to what was assumed to be his death.

On Friday, screams are heard before Declan’s sister Megan (Gaynor Faye), who has been grieving for her son, walks into the room with her missing brother holding a gun to her.

He snarls that no one will get hurt as long as they listen to what he has to say, because it is time that everyone knew the truth about Charity – but what will he say?

Next week, Charity will see her nightmare take an even darker twist as the village turn their backs on her and she is attacked and held captive in a shipping container.