On Thursday’s episode of Emmerdale, the villain returned to the village after Paddy Kirk – who was unaware of what he had done – begged him to come back and help Rhona after she relapsed back into her painkiller addiction.
But Pierce was stopped in his tracks when Vanessa scared him off and Rhona reported him to the police for his heinous crime and he was consequently arrested.
Although, this didn’t stop the character from making up elaborate lies about his ex-wife and claiming that she had been on drugs for months.
However, it looks as though the shady lawyer could get away with raping his ex-wife after actor Jonathan Wrather teased that his character could “spin this to his advantage”.
Emmerdale: An oblivious Paddy Kirk asked Pierce Harris to return and help Rhona Goskirk [ITV]
Emmerdale: Pierce Harris was arrested for raping Rhona Goskirk on Thursday’s episode [ITV]
Talking to OK! Online at a press day, the 48-year-old actor said: “He arrives and we don’t know, is he going to spin this to his advantage?
“He’s got form for manipulating situations, you know, we saw the whole sex tape thing, how he manipulated that to his own advantage with regards Vanessa, so what is he going to do now?
“But certainly the whole drug thing and that aspect of it could be something in his favour in order to help him wriggle his way around this current predicament – which it is for him, really, without sounding flippant about it.”
Jonathan added: “He’s a lawyer, and he knows the law, so it’s going to be interesting to see how he manages, if he manages, to work his way through this one.
Emmerdale: Jonathan Wrather teased that Pierce Harris could get away with raping Rhona Goskirk
Emmerdale: Pierce Harris raped Rhona Goskirk on their wedding day after manipulating her for months[ITV]
“Because underneath it, he’s probably like, you know, on the surface he’s a swan, but underneath he’s paddling like this [waves hands around], like hell, because he’s panicking.
“But he doesn’t give much away, as you know, because he has this duality to him, and that’s what’s eerie about him, I suppose.”
Only recently on Emmerdale, and Pierce tied the knot after a very short and rushed engagement.
However, in what should have been the happiest day of her life, Rhona’s world was soon turned upside down as Pierce showed his true character and brutally raped her.
Emmerdale: Rhona Goskirk turned to painkillers as a coping mechanism but sent herself into rehab straightaway [ITV]
Since the traumatic ordeal, Rhona started turning to drugs as a coping mechanism but quickly stopped and sent herself to rehab.
Will Pierce manipulate his way out of prison? Emmerdale continues on weekdays at 7pm on ITV.