I fucking hate how they've done this, tbh. It's purely for the sake of showing off how quirky they can be. And if they want to do that with most storylines, then fair enough. But for something as serious as the Maya and Jacob story that's been building for months, I find it really annoying that they're gonna string it out another couple of weeks. I'm pretty sure they won't have killed Maya, although I can imagine they think they have (this is Emmerdale, they love a death fake out) or at least that they've seriously injured her. If she's dead that means no confrontation with David, no resolution with Jacob when he (hopefully) realises she's been grooming him, no scorn from the rest of the village, and no punishment.