In a stunning turn of events at the highly anticipated prom night, Charlie’s world comes crashing down when he makes a heartfelt request to his girlfriend for a private conversation. Little does he know, he’s about to face public humiliation like never before. As his girlfriend hurls a bowl of drink over him, she coldly declares their relationship over, leaving Charlie drenched and utterly embarrassed in front of everyone.
Overwhelmed by emotions, Charlie seeks solace at the park, struggling to cope with the devastating blow. However, a familiar face comes to his rescue in this dark moment. Dillon, recognizing his friend’s distress, devises a plan to divert Charlie’s troubled mind. Surprisingly, it involves car keys he stumbled upon in the staff room. But little do they know that their innocent distraction is about to take a dangerous turn.
Later, a devastated Charlie seeks solace in a hidden spot behind The Dog. Brooke, sensing his distress, discovers him in tears. In a moment of vulnerability, Charlie blames himself for the pain he inflicts on those around him, dubbing himself as selfish. Opening up to Brooke, he pours his heart out about his struggles and the impact it has on others.
After their heartfelt conversation, Charlie decides to confront Darren and confess his desire to get better, acknowledging his inability to do it alone. Understanding the complexities of mental health, Darren assures Charlie that he’ll provide support, but stresses the importance of ongoing communication.
Hollyoaks airs on Channel 4 at 6.30pm followed on E4 at 7pm for a first look