‘Tis the season to be jolly, but there’s little reason to be cheerful for the residents of Hollyoaks this winter, as shock discoveries are made – and deaths are set in motion.
It’s been quite a year for the Channel 4 soap, with sad departures, stunt shocks and horror aplenty, and fans can expect more of this as we approach Christmas.
Yes, Winter is going to be anything but joyful, and a number of huge plot developments threaten to change the very landscape of the serial drama as we know it.
With sad discoveries to be made, the return of some familiar faces, and the threat of death looming over a number of the show’s finest, it’s going to be a festive season our Hollyoaks faves never forget.
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If you’ve watched it above then feel free to stick with us, as Metro.co.uk is taking a closer look at the all the big developments, exploring all that viewers have coming their way this Winter.
Juliet’s cancer scare
Misbah orders tests when Juliet is sick, and Jules’ health is set to be the subject of a huge storyline, as she fears that she may have cancer.
Peri, meanwhile, finds herself in an impossible situation as she watches her ex-girlfriend struggle from the sidelines.
Serena offers woods of comfort, reassuring Peri that Juliet still loves her, but is this the beginning of a reunion for the once-happy couple?
Prince and Olivia’s wedding
Prince and Olivia’s wedding brings the McQueen’s together this Christmas with the return of Prince’s brother, Hunter, as Goldie battles with the grief of losing Sylver in a fire.
Should-be-proud best man John Paul looks ill at ease, as he walks Olivia down the aisle to meet her groom. Is his sobriety at stake?
Or are there other secrets in play?
Romance for Mercedes and Felix
Mercedes and Felix are drawn together, as the former confides in the latter about her fears for Bobby.
As Mercedes grapples with how to mother a child that left her dear husband Sylver to die, Felix proves supportive and sparks fly as a result.
Bobby’s next victim revealed?
Bobby Costello is back in the village, and he’s got his sights set on another victim, it seems.
Instead of writing a letter to Santa, the killer child’s list contains only two names – Sylver and Silas – aka, his two victims.
After a confrontation over Bobby, Goldie threatens to throw Mercedes and her son out of the house.
But as he colours in a picture of Goldie as an angel, Bobby sends a chilling warning to her that she might regret her threats, telling her she will become an ‘angel forever’.
Misbah jeopardises her career to protect Imran
Yazz begins to question if Imran is recovering from his eating disorder or if he’s hiding it, which leaves Misbah determined to do whatever it takes, as she takes a huge career risk to try and get her beloved son help.
Maxine uncovers the truth about Eric?
Maxine is determined to find proof that Eric was the one who spiked her, and thus she breaks into his caravan and accesses into his computer – but before she can find what she’s looking for, she’s interrupted!
Is she in huge danger? Has Eric caught her out?
Verity faces death
Goldie tasks Verity with assisting her in getting rid of Bobby, all the while Verity deals with her own concerns about her brother Eric – but in a shock twist in the trailer, she is attacked.
A bookcase is then pulled down, seemingly on top of her. The question is: does Verity make if out of this predicament alive?
Hollyoaks airs weeknights at 7pm on E4, or stream episodes first daily on All4.
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