I bet she has learned a thing or two since we last saw her. Ahead of her return in June 2015, Black explained that Joanie's life had taken a turn for the worse since she was last in the village.
Struggling with her new situation, Joanie will seek out Kyle's father, Cain, and ask for financial support.
She even grabbed a pushchair that had been left in the carpark but Eric, Val and Cain caught up with them.
However, when Val Pollard (Charlie Hardwick) and Amy take Joanie and Kyle for a picnic, Kyle slips and falls into a river.
Amy rescues him and they are rushed to hospital, where an upset and angry Joanie bans Amy from having any further contact with Kyle.
Joanie is livid and threatens to call the police, but Eric calms her down, and she throws him out.
The following day, Eric and Amy visit Joanie again but Eric tells Amy to stay in the car.
October saw the introduction of Lindy (Nimmy March), the mother of established character Ruby Haswell (Alicya Eyo), and former Coronation Street actor Bill Ward as James Barton.
Harriet Finch (Katherine Dow Blyton) and Gil Keane (David Easter) debuted in November, while Pete, played by Hollyoaks star Anthony Quinlan, and Finn Barton (Joe Gill) arrived in December.
Emmerdale is a British soap opera first broadcast on 16 October 1972.
The following is a list of characters that first appeared or will appear during 2013, by order of first appearance.
Joanie reveals that she has spoken to Social Services and that Amy will not get custody because she is Kyle's legal guardian. Social Services confirm this to Amy but this simply makes her desperate for contact with her son as she now regrets having him adopted. Kerry tells her that it is a bad idea but Amy refuses to listen.
Knowing how it feels to not have contact with your child, Kerry helps Amy take Kyle from playgroup and drove her to the ferry.
Joanie is the mother of Karen Winchester, who dies of carbon monoxide poisoning along with her husband, Tom.