Hugo feels sure that it was one of John's greenies who left him the death threat. When he comes across John in the surf club he accuses him of dirty, underhand tactics. When he returns to the boathouse, he disturbs an intruder and the two men fight. The conflict spills outside, and Xavier sees the conflict and races over to help Hugo. The intruder knocks Xavier over and he bangs his head before rolling into the water unconscious. The attacker escapes as Brendan helps rescue Xavier. Xavier ends up in hospital with a nasty wound and some memory loss. He doesn't remember Ruby breaking up with him. Hugo's now left in little doubt that his life is under threat. Gina is adamant that Brendan is not going to live in the community house with Ruby Leeds. She knows what's best for her son and that's living with her. It's only when it's Brendan who fearlessly rescues the injured and unconscious Xavier from the sea, that Gina is forced to reconsider her position. Ruby is in emotional turmoil. She confides in Nicole, who thinks Ruby should break up with her boyfriend. Dreading having the chat, she finally gets up the courage to talk to Xavier and end it. Click here to watch whatsontv.co.uk's new weekly soaps video preview, the Soap Scoop
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Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix.
An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.