The following article contains discussion of themes including child abuse and sexual abuse that some readers may find upsetting.
This week’s episodes have seen Warren (Jamie Lomas) and Felix (Richard Blackwood) trying to get on the same page while opening a business together.
In Thursday’s (October 8) first-look episode, Felix explained that the way Warren could make things right was to bring his former bully Cormac (James Gaddas) back to the village for a confrontation.
Though Warren was worried Felix wouldn’t be able to control himself, Cormac was eventually called to the village. But, Brody (Adam Woodward) actually intercepted the abuser.
Remembering his own abuse at the hands of Buster, Brody brought Cormac over the garage so that Felix could have the closure he needed.
Instead, an explosive chain reaction ignited as Cormac unleashed a verbal tirade on Felix – leading Brody to nearly knock him out with a punch.
Brody explained to a clueless Cormac that he’d been abused by someone in authority too, with Cormac sneering over the revelation.
Cormac’s flippance set off Warren to tackle his former mentor into the garage. When Cormac insisted he should have been harsher back in the day, Warren saw red.
The first-look episode closed with Brody and Felix watching in shock as Warren started viciously kicking and punching Cormac.
The soaps’s recent 25th anniversary trailer hinted that Warren might kill Cormac in the scuffle, forcing the trio to cover up the murder. But viewers will have to tune in next week to find out exactly what happens!
Hollyoaks currently airs new episodes from Mondays to Thursdays at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first look screenings at 7pm on E4. Classic episodes, titled Hollyoaks Favourites, air on Fridays at 7pm on E4.
Readers who are affected by the issues raised in this story are encouraged to contact the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 (www.nspcc.org.uk). Readers in the US are encouraged to contact the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline on (1-800-422-4453) or the American SPCC (www.americanspcc.org).
Rape Crisis England and Wales works towards the elimination of all forms of sexual violence and sexual misconduct. If you’ve been affected by the issues raised in this story, you can access more information on their website or by calling the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999. Rape Crisis Scotland’s helpline number is 08088 01 03 02.
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