Cain finally gets his comeuppance in a week's time when one of his enemies lashes out in dramatic fashion before leaving him for dead.
Emmerdale bosses have named John and Moira Barton (James Thornton and Natalie J Robb), Charity Tate (Emma Atkins), Jai Sharma (Chris Bisson), Amy Wyatt (Chelsea Halfpenny) and Zak Dingle (Steve Halliwell) as the main six suspects in the case. All have found themselves affected by Cain's destructive behaviour in recent months.
Hordley told TV Choice: "It's quite a long list, isn't it? People will probably think he has got what he deserves. I'd be surprised if many people will say, 'Poor Cain!' when they see him all bloody and beaten."
However, the actor added that he has tried to show a different side to Cain since making his Emmerdale return nearly three years ago.
"Hopefully fans will have seen a change in him since he came back in 2009," he explained. "He wasn't entirely a reformed character, but he was much more a family man. And that was great for me, because it made him more human rather than being just a black-and-white villain.
"People will have seen how tender he can be with his daughter Debbie and granddaughter Sarah. Having said that, there has always been the potential for Cain to flip. He's a psychiatrist's dream!"
Emmerdale airs Cain's 'Judgement Day' episodes next Thursday from 7pm on ITV1.
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