Hollyoaks fans were left stunned when nurse Lynsey Nolan was found murdered, sparking an exciting new Whodunnit? storyline. The storyline had been kept so top secret that actress Karen Hassan wasn't even allowed to have her leaving party until after the episode had screened on E4. Karen tweeted: (opens in new tab) "Goodbye Lynsey Nolan... It's been a ball. Thank you wasn't even allowed to have her leaving party until after the episode had aired on E4. "U have such beautiful friends thanks all the oaks gang. Ure amazing!! Love u loads. "Thanks everyone for a fantastic farewell... I'll miss everyone." Bad boy Brendan Brady, played by Emmett J Scanlan, was devastated when he discovered her body, but now viewers will be left wondering who killed her. The Irish nurse had an enemy in serial killer Silas Blissett, played by Jeff Rawle, as she always suspected him and previously came close to being killed by him in the past. Jeff is set to return to the show in upcoming episodes, putting Silas in the frame. Mercedes McQueen, played by Jennifer Metcalfe, is a suspect as she wanted to keep Lynsey from revealing it was she who had been stalking Mitzeee Minniver. Other characters who wanted to keep their secrets hidden from Lynsey include Ally Gorman and Walker, and Brendan's enemy also has a motive for killing her, to get back at Brendan.
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.
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