When James sees his boyfriend Ste’s black eye, he soon finds out that his ex, John Paul McQueen (James Sutton) was responsible for the attack.
A fuming James sets off to confront John Paul. But when John Paul’s temper quickly flares up again, James shares his own experiences of violence with him and his father Mac.
He urges John Paul to get professional help but will John Paul take his advice?
Meanwhile, Damon Kinsella (Jacob Roberts) struggles with having to take a back seat on bringing evil Summer Ranger (Rhiannon Clements) down.
Damon decides to trick Summer but he ends up being double crossed!
Elsewhere, Donna-Marie Quinn (Lucy-Jo Hudson) listens to her daughter Juliet Nightingale’s (Niamh Blackshaw) worries about her argument with her girlfriend Peri Lomax (Ruby O’Donnell).
Donna-Marie tries to give Juliet some motherly advice, however her words just seem to make Juliet feel worse.
When Juliet storms out, Donna-Marie decides to give the couple an intervention.
Plus, newcomer Becky Quentin (Katie McGlynn) plants a seed of doubt in Diane Hutchinson’s (Alex Fletcher) head about children’s vaccinations.
Diane starts to worry about whether or not to get her newborn baby Eva, vaccinated.
Meanwhile, Diane's husband Tony (Nick Pickard) is throwing himself into trying to bring in more cash and sets to work on doing marketing for their restaurant, The Hutch.
Will Tony's efforts pay off?
Hollyoaks airs Monday- Friday on C4 at 6.30pm with the next episode following on E4 at 7pm
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.
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