Earlier on, the village carnival gets underway and the event is soon in full swing with Diane Hutchinson (Alex Fletcher) in the role of ringmaster.
However, with Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe) still missing, the McQueen family is not in the partying mood.
Desperate to find Mercy, they decide they need to go to the police asap.
However, they are stopped in their tracks when they get a cryptic message from Silas warning them against it.
Later on, in a horrifying twist, Silas appears live from the McQueen’s household via a webcam.
The family is terrified when they realise he has been listening in on them the whole time.... but worse is to come.
When Silas makes another revelation everyone is in meltdown.
Sinister Silas informs the family that they need to play along with his game as it’s the only way he will keep them alive!
Theresa McQueen (Jorgie Porter) and Goldie McQueen (Chelsee Healey) soon find themselves trapped in the escape room that has been set up for the carnival.
Meanwhile, John Paul McQueen (James Sutton) who has been battling his alcohol addiction, is forced to face his demons head on.
Elsewhere, James Nightingale (Gregory Finnegan), who has started work at the gym being run by Donna-Marie Quinn (Lucy-Jo Hudson), is delighted when he gets some good news.
His former colleague, and fellow lawyer, Verity Hutchinson (Eva O’Hara) tells him he can have his old job back and resume work at Dee Valley Law.
However, there is catch.
Verity says he can only come back if he agrees to man the hook-a-duck stall at the carnival!
James obliges and feeling that he’s on a roll, he decides he wants his to get his man back too: Ste Hay (Kieron Richardson).
James makes plans to meet up with his ex, Ste, later on so that they can sort out their messy relationship.
However, just as things seem to be too good to be true, there’s a huge setback for James when he is suddenly plunged into danger.
Who has been spying on him and what are they intending to do to him?
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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.