Now the mum fears what Pierce could do to her young son Johnny as he continues to hold them both captive.
Some fans believe the vet will be left for dead as she continues to worry about Johnny’s safety.
Vanessa gave him a stark warning, saying: “You touch one hair on that boy’s head and I will end you.”
Could Vanessa manage to get free once more and make a deadly attack on Pierce after his threats towards her and her son’s lives?
Emmerdale continues on Monday at 7pm on ITV