James has recently been released from prison and seems to be a new man.
He tells his family that he’s going to go and get help for his gambling addiction as long as they all agree to get group counselling with him.
Will the rest of the Nightingale clan be on board with James’ stipulations?
However, all may not be as it seems and it looks like more trouble is brewing for James when he ignores a call from a mysterious contact called ‘B’?
Who is ‘B’? And what do they want from James?
Elsewhere, confused Bobby Costello (Jayden Fox) questions his Aunty Wendy (Jennifer Armour) about what happens next now that more trouble has blown up with his mum Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe).
Poisonous Wendy who is secretly in cahoots with her serial killer father, Silas Blissett (Jeff Rawle) to manipulate Bobby, continues to feed the trusting young lad with doubts about his mum Mercedes’ capabilities.
Will Bobby believe everything his Aunty is telling him or will he continue to have faith in his mum?
Later on Wendy airs Mercedes’ dirty laundry in front of Bobby and the courts make a shocking decision about his welfare.
Meanwhile, it’s the launch of a new menu at The Dog and chef and manager Tony Hutchinson (Nick Pickard) is determined to make sure it goes well.
Ahead of the livestream, he asks Imran Maalik (Ijaz Rana) to taste a new dish, but Imran isn’t complying and slyly fakes a mouthful.
Later, Imran tries to make things up to Serena Chen-Williams (Emma Lau) following their last disappointing when he made a hasty exit.
He invites Serena to come and watch what’s going on at The Dog, but things turn sour when Tony spills a dish on his shirt and Imran gets defensive when Tony’s wife, Diane (Alex Fletcher) offers to wash it.
Oh dear, it looks like Imran’s plan to patch things up with Serena is about to fall well and truly flat.
Hollyoaks airs Monday- Friday on C4 at 6.30pm with the next episode following on E4 at 7pm
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Tess is a senior writer for What’s On TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite and WhattoWatch.com She's been writing about TV for over 25 years and worked on some of the UK’s biggest and best-selling publications including the Daily Mirror where she was assistant editor on the weekend TV magazine, The Look, and Closer magazine where she was TV editor. She has freelanced for a whole range of websites and publications including We Love TV, The Sun’s TV Mag, Woman, Woman’s Own, Fabulous, Good Living, Prima and Woman and Home.