Tangled love lives are taking their toll on the residents of Hollyoaks this week, not least for Steph who is worried that Max will find out about her kiss with Niall. Of course this being Soapland it’s not long before her secret is a secret no more. When Mercedes blabs all in Il Gnosh, Dominic feels it is his duty to tell Max. With a devastated Max refusing to listen to Steph’s explanation, could this be the end for the duo’s relationship?
Kieron finds his friendship with Niall put to the test after Niall finds out about his affair with John Paul. Niall promises to keep quiet about the relationship, but it may not make much difference anyway. As Kieron tells a gutted John Paul that he’s not willing to sacrifice his vocation for him, they’re both unaware that Michaela has heard every word.
Elsewhere there’s a new man about the town – Rafi, whose cocky attitude gets him the doorman job at The Loft. When he drops by The Dog later in the week, he finds Darren reducing shifts for his staff. And when a nervous Darren asks for the payment for putting Jake in the frame for Sean’s murder, Rafi realises that life in a small village is more interesting than he expected…