MAXINE Minniver enjoys a night out with friends, despite a mystery spiker being at large.
This week, Hollyoaks tackles women’s safety with a hard-hitting storyline involving Nikki Sanderson.
Maxine Minniver is the target of a brutal attack
She’s first seen on a night out with her friends
But her walk home turns dangerous
The girls are still on edge after a spiking incident
1. Villagers try to catch the mystery spiker
Everybody in Chester is reeling from a recent spiking incident involving Lizzie Chen-Williams.
But instead of reacting out of fear, many residents have decided to strike back.
Maxine, Theresa McQueen (Jorgie Porter), Verity Hutchinson (Eva O’Hara) and Zoe Anderson (Garcia Brown) notably took a stand by boycotting local bars, clubs and pubs.
In doing so, they make the decision to head to Liverpool for a girls’ night out.
But things soon get messy when Verity sneaks in a secret hip flask and the girls remove their spiking bracelets.
Meanwhile, Tom Cunningham arranges a boys’ night out with Romeo Nightingale, Prince McQueen and Shaq Qureshi, as they all intend to catch the spiker.
However, a lack of women pushes them to turn to alcohol… and Eric Foster makes sure to keep the drinks flowing.
Maxine is left all alone
2. Maxine gets attacked
While the girls carry on with their evening, they fail to realise Maxine has been separated from the group.
But things go from bad to worse when she gets kicked out of the club and her exit also slips under the radar – just as Theresa and Verity mistake her for someone else.
In an upcoming episode titled “The Long Walk Home”, Maxine navigates her way home without her phone and with no money.
The instalment will see her examine whether different choices could have changed the outcome of her evening… as she’s violently attacked.
Juliet left Peri to be with Nadira – but could they reunite?
3. Peri and Juliet try to reconcile
The chemistry remain between former lovers Juliet Nightingale (Niamh Blackshaw) and Peri Lomax (Ruby O’Donnell).
And after sharing a kiss, Juliet pays Peri a visit, adamant that she’ll tell Nadira Valli (Ashling O’ Shea) the truth.
All three parties meet at the gym and Juliet tries to come clean to Nadira until Peri surprisingly steps in and changes her story.
In later scenes, Peri and Juliet are left alone again while out for drinks with their friends when Nadira and Lizzie get the following round.
Completely smitten, Peri goes above and beyond to be around Juliet and when she finds out that she’s called in sick for work, she decides to visit her.
However, a surprising realisation about Juliet could shatter all her hopes for a reconciliation.
What’s in store for Peri and Juliet?
Is heartbreak ahead for Nadira?
Goldie digs through Sylver’s cloud
4. Goldie makes a shock discovery
Sylver McQueen’s death could get the resolution it deserves this week.
Coming up, Goldie McQueen (Chelsee Healey) faces Mercedes’ impending return from Alicante and her mind is all over the place.
But she’s floored when she makes a shocking discovery while digging through Sylver’s cloud.
When Mercedes arrives, Goldie is armed and ready with new information but she’s cut off by Mercedes who decides to be honest with the family about what she’s been hiding from them.
A family vote later leaves everyone feeling heartbroken and betrayed and Goldie makes a sad decision.
Could she be on to Mercedes’ son, Bobby Costello?
Felix Westwood shows support for another resident
5. Felix makes a promise
After her family seemingly falls apart, Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe) visits her late husband Sylver’s grave, where she bumps into Felix Westwood (Richard Blackwood).
The pair find common ground in defending their children no matter what.
Mercedes then tells him what is going on in her home, to which Felix responds by asserting he will be there for her.
Could this new bond evolved into something more serious?
Hollyoaks airs on Channel 4.
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