Eric is in prison following the terrifying siege that he masterminded at The Dog, when he took several women hostage and was armed with a crossbow.
At one point, his brother, Tony Hutchinson (Nick Pickard) was screaming with terror when he thought his wife, Diane (Alex Fletcher) had been killed by Eric.
Earlier on Dave Chen-Williams (Dominic Power) catches his son Mason (Frank Kaur) skipping school and is horrified to discover that Mason is planning on visiting Eric in prison.
There’s no way Dave wants vulnerable Mason who has been brainwashed by Eric, going anywhere near him.
He tells his wife Honour (Vera Chok) what’s going on and Honour quickly hatches a plan.
She decides to ambush Eric by turning up to the prison visit instead of Mason.
Honour wants answers and to get an insight into what has been running through Mason’s mind recently so that she can try and help him.
However, it looks as if she’s about to be very disappointed.
At the prison things quickly turn sour between Eric and his unexpected visitor, Honour.
As emotions run high is Honour about to lose control and do something she may regret?
Meanwhile, Maxine Minniver (Nikki Sanderson) tries to give her brother, Mason, some advice and tells him he needs to show his family how sorry he is so that hopefully, one day, they will find it in their hearts to forgive him for all the pain and turmoil he has caused.
Later, at home with his sister Serena (Emma Lau) on a video call, Mason assures his family he will prove to them all just how sorry he is.
But can Mason really be trusted?
Elsewhere, Bobby Costello (Jayden Fox) is due for sentencing later in the week.
With his mother, Mercedes (Jennifer Metcalfe) still AWOL, John Paul McQueen (James Sutton) and Felix Westwood (Richard Blackwood) ask lawyer James Nightingale (Gregory Finnegan) to hire a private investigator so they can track Mercedes down.
When the investigator tries to gather any helpful information, John Paul reveals that there is a chippy that Mercedes usually goes to.
Sure enough, Felix later finds her there and convinces her to come back home.
Meanwhile, Juliet Nightingale (Niamh Blackshaw), who has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Imran Maalik (Ijaz Rana) promise each other that they won’t give up on their journeys to recovery.
Imran, who is being treated for his eating disorder, is feeling more positive after seeing Juliet and returns to the residential treatment centre in a better frame of mind.
Plus, Scott Drinkwell (Ross Adams) is devastated when his foster daughter, Vicky Grant (Anya Lawrence) reveals that her birth mum is ready for her to move back in with her.
Damon Kinsella (Jacob Roberts) comes up with an idea to try and cheer Scott up.
Later on Vicky surprises Scott with a foster family tree and Damon comes in with an Anita Tinkle inspired fashion show based on Scott’s drag queen alter-ego!
Will that put enough to put a smile back on Scott’s face?
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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.
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