Verity (Eva O’Hara) warns Misbah (Harvey Virdi) about Ali’s (Raji James) troublesome lawyer as she prepares for the upcoming trial. Norma (Glynis Barber) makes her move on Warren (Jamie Lomas), but the outcome isn’t what Sienna (Anna Passey) had expected. Nadira (Ashling O’Shea) has some harsh words for Juliet (Niamh Blackshaw). A letter hidden in Leela’s (Kirsty-Leigh Porter) bag reveals the shocking state of Ste’s (Kieron Richardson) family finances. And Donna-Marie (Lucy-Jo Hudson) gains a secret admirer when she makes a guest appearance on Romeo’s (Owen Warner) radio show.
A heartbreaking confession from Zain (Jonas Khan) reveals the reality of his mental state. Shaq (Omar Malik) confesses to Nadira (Ashling O’Shea) that he saw her kiss Juliet (Niamh Blackshaw). Sienna (Anna Passey) comes up with an elaborate plan after failing to convince Warren (Jamie Lomas) to give up his position with The Undertaker. And a desperate Ste (Kieron Richardson) decides to steal from The Dog to save his family home.
It’s the first day of Ali’s (Raji James) trial, but after the opening statements, Verity (Eva O’Hara) delivers some shocking news to Misbah (Harvey Virdi). Shaq (Omar Malik) makes a point of showing off the strength of his relationship with Nadira (Ashling O’Shea) in front of Juliet (Niamh Blackshaw). Leela (Kirsty-Leigh Porter) decides that there’s no other option than to sell the house, but how will her family react? And Donna-Marie (Lucy-Jo Hudson) is forced to make a surprising revelation.
Yazz (Haiesha Mistry) takes matters into her own hands to highlight Ali’s (Raji James) victims’ truth. Serena (Emma Lau) discovers she’s landed a place in Team GB for the Commonwealth Games, but how will she tell her parents about her secret training? Meanwhile, Maxine (Nikki Sanderson) worries that she won’t be able to afford her daughter Minnie’s after-school care and confides in Dave (Dominic Power), who offers to help her financially using Serena’s athletics fund…
Misbah (Harvey Virdi) stands her ground and refuses to hide, as Ali (Raji James) experiences first-hand the consequences of his actions. Serena (Emma Lau) confronts Dave (Dominic Power) after she overhears him offering Maxine (Nikki Sanderson) the money that was meant for her. As things get heated, Maxine blurts out Serena’s news… Elsewhere, Leela (Kirsty-Leigh Porter) puts pressure on Ste (Kieron Richardson) to get the house ready for buyers, but will a surprising discovery bring a change of heart?
Friday on E4
Ali (Raji James) makes a decision that could cost him his career: is he finally getting his comeuppance? Elsewhere, the Chen-Williams family have an anxious wait following Serena’s (Emma Lau) accident. And after failing his geography test, Bobby (Jayden Fox) is acting out and wants to go back to school, putting the blame on his mum Mercedes (Jennifer Metcalfe), so her family help her come up with a plan to get his learning back on track.
Hollyoaks airs at 6.30pm on Channel 4, 7pm on E4, or catch the next episode from midnight on All4.