Tuesday, September 5th, 2023 on Channel 4 at 6:30pm
Darren is struggling with knowing how to handle Charlie. On his way to school Charlie has another anxiety attack. Tony tells Darren that Charlie’s lyrics looks like a cry for help and suggests he goes to let his son know he’s listening. Darren asks Shing Lin to call Charlie to see where he is, she makes an excuse and says it’ll have to wait until after school thinking Charlie might just need some breathing space. Shing Lin receives a picture of the beach from Charlie and shows Darren. Darren manages to get in touch with Charlie but concerned him and Tony rush to find him. In emotional scenes, Charlie walks into the sea with flashbacks of happy memories from his childhood with Darren always being there… Darren and Tony arrive to the beach.
Goldie is shocked to discover that Carter is Hollyoaks High’s new headmaster. Hunter apologises to Zoe and asks for another chance. In the school hall, Carter tells Hunter in a threatening tone he hopes the gossip on social media and the fact his family had to come in to fight his battles doesn’t ruin his career.
Realising how tight money is for Mercedes, Warren helps her and encourages her to go out with him to distract her from Felix.
Ella receives the DNA results and Norma tells her even if they’re negative, she’d like them to remain friends. Running late for school Ella leaves the unopened results with Norma. Cindy and Dave accompany Ella to Norma’s for lunch and are shocked to discover Ella has taken a DNA test and try to convince her not to open the letter. Warren and Mercedes turn up and the garage owner’s temper rises when he discovers his mum and Ella have gone behind his back.