As the game gets underway with Damon, James Nightingale (Gregory Finnegan) and Ethan Williams (Matthew James-Bailey) the stakes are incredibly high.
Ste Hay (Kieron Richardson) is horrified his boyfriend James is involved and tries to convince James to stop.
However, Ste’s words of warning fall on deaf ears.
As the gambling night continues, the players risk it all to win big.
Two of them come out on top, but one finds himself in serious trouble. Who has just lost everything?
Meanwhile, Damon’s girlfriend Liberty Savage (Jessamy Stoddart) is furious when she learns about the gambling night.
Will Damon be bringing home the bacon, or will he have yet more bad news to share?
Elsewhere, after managing to get the donation money back from Marnie Nightingale’s vigil, Ste returns it to Donna-Marie Quinn (Lucy-Jo Hudson).
But Donna-Marie isn’t going to let things lie.
To avoid her calling the police, Ste is forced to admit the truth about the missing money.
Donna-Marie listens to Ste’s explanation and encourages Ste to stick by James in his time of need. But will Ste follow her advice?
Over in the Chen-Williams household, Lizzie Chen-Williams (Lily Best) and her brother Sam (Matthew McGivern) are still furious with their dad, Dave (Dominic Power) for not telling them he had a secret daughter, Maxine Minniver (Nikki Sanderson).
In emotional scenes, Lizzie opens up to Dave about feeling like an outsider in her own home because of being adopted.
However Dave reassures her and tells her just how lucky he is to be her dad and how much he loves her.
Elsewhere and still grieving for the death of Sylver McQueen (David Tag), John Paul McQueen (James Sutton) suggests to Sylver’s sister Goldie McQueen (Chelsee Healey) and Sylver’s daughter, Cher Winters (Bethannie Hare) that they all have a drink together to try and cheer things up.
They all raise a glass to Sylver, but later on John Paul opens up and tells Cher he can’t stop thinking about his boyfriend PC George Kiss (Callum Kerr) who was killed last year.
Plus, after being framed by James, Becky Quentin (Katie McGlynn) is terrified she might get arrested for the stolen vigil money.
She is all packed up and ready to leave the village with her son Henry, and boyfriend Ollie Morgan (Gabriel Clark).
However Ollie is starting to waver and is not sure he can leave his sick dad, Luke Morgan (Gary Lucy) behind.
Will Ollie stay or will he go?
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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