Hollyoaks Later lands back on our screens next Monday night, with this years’s post-watershed version of the soap promising to be bigger, better and grittier than ever before.
Several storylines home and abroad make up this year’s offering, which sees Brendan (played by Emmett J. Scanlan) making his Later debut, and Lethal Bizzle putting in a guest appearance.
As ever, there’ll be five hour-long on consecutive nights across next week at 10pm on E4. But because we know that you soap addicts can’t wait that long, your dear old OTB has managed to blag the heads up on each episode from the rather nice people at the Hollyoak’s Press Office. Oh, we do spoil you.
So enjoy, but be warned, the below does contains a lot of juicy spoilers…
Episode one: On Monday, Hollyoaks Later kick starts with an action packed first five minutes which sets up each of the three stories. Trouble maker Brendan spots some guy laying into Joel, Mitzeee is seen running through the forest handcuffed to her prison cellmate Lauren, Cheryl gets terrible news that Nana Flo is dying, and Jono, Bart and Neil head to Amsterdam to see Joel’s girlfriend Lola, with the sole aim of getting completely ‘crunked’.
Episode two: Brendan is behind the wheel, furiously driving around with Joel lying battered in the front seat as he frantically searches the streets of Southport for his passenger’s dangerous step Dad Mick. Meanwhile, the man-at-large has Joel’s phone, and ‘randomly’ bumps into Cheryl, Nana Flo and Theresa, after the latter texts him to reveal where they are. He sends a picture of himself with the ladies to Brendan, who instinctively knows the ladies are in danger. What will they do when they get their hands on Mick? One can only imagine it won’t involve a civilized game of chess…
Meanwhile, Mitzeee wills herself to slit Lauren’s throat while she sleeps, but has she got the guts to do it? Over in Amsterdam, Lola and Bart are getting curiously closer and the latter appears to be falling for Jono’s French girlfriend. Ooh la la… Meanwhile, Neil has a bizarre encounter with hip hop star Lethal Bizzle.
Episode three: Joel has locked himself in a motel bathroom, completely freaked out and unable to cope with recent events that involve himself, Brendan and Mick. Outside, Walker hear’s a suspicious sound coming from inside the boot of Brendans’s car…but who’s inside?
The fun in Amsterdam continues as the threesome spend the day together, but as the day goes on Bart can’t help his feelings for his friend’s girlfriend, getting stupidly stoned and snogging her while Jono’s on a pizza run. Naughty, naughty boy…
Runaways Lauren and Mitzeee go to Cheryl’s flat to see Nancy, where she is staying for some R and R while Cheryl is away. The pair need a getaway driver and Mitzeee’s friend sounds like an ideal candidate.
Episode four: There’s panic all round as police show up at the motel where Brendan and Joel are staying, with Theresa convincing the latter to make a run for it. Over in Holland, Jono is beside himself with grief after Bart and Lola’s deceit. His friend meanwhile is blissfully happy with his stolen prize, ignoring the fact he has Sinead back home. Meanwhile Neil has yet another wild day getting roped into a glamour model world record event, and in the process bagging himself VIP tickets to Lethal Bizzle’s gig.
On the run, Mitzeee, Lauren and Nancy arrive at the army barracks to try and reunite Lauren and Raymond, with the pair getting it on with Mitzeee still handcuffed to her fellow prisoner!
Episode five: The climaz to proceedings sees Brendan finally hook up with his scared sister Cheryl, who’s in hospital with Nana Flo. But the looks of things it seems she saw her angelic brother taking part in a game of fistycuffs with Mick. However, before they get a chance to talk, Nana Flo awakes and demands they bust her out of there. The siblings and Walker decide to get away from it all and go to a holiday home, where an angry Brendan loses the plot and decides to kick the hell out of gas fireplace. Let’s just say the final scene of this storyline is rather explosive.
Mitzeee meanwhile tries to get jiggy with Riley before Mercy spoils things. Angry with the situation, Lauren holds them all up in the flat until Mercy comes clean about a secret, with Mitzee taking a knife to her throat until she stops lying. Will she stab her for real this time?
In Amsterdam, Bart gets stoned and ends up in a dangerous position in the bath. Jono returns to the flat to check Bart is ok only to spot his friend submerged under the water – panicking he jumps in to try and save him, but is he too late?
Hollyoaks Later returns on Monday 17th September on E4 at 10pm.