Jack encourages Ruby not to go to the inquest and when Esther offers a supportive arm to her friend, Ruby begrudgingly accepts, for now. When he returns, Jack tells the girls that it’s over – they’re in the clear – but Esther realises her misery isn’t over when Ruby shows her true colours.

Doug is determined to be by his Dad’s side while he’s ill, he just needs to convince Ste. But Tony urges Ste to jump at the chance to get away, what’s left for them in Hollyoaks? It’s clear that Ste knows it’s not ‘what’ but ‘who’ – Brendan.

Meanwhile, Cindy is helpless as Tony forbids her from a final farewell, but decides she is going to get involved in his funeral in anyway she can!