Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe) is in double trouble. Her aunty, Breda McQueen (Moya Brady) is livid with her when she lets little Max down again, despite having previously promised to be a better mum to him and give him more attention.

Pent up serial killer Breda looks set to make someone her next victim when she takes a mallet hidden under a tarpaulin, out of the boot of her car. She is planning her next attack but is it bad parent Mercedes who she’s set her sights on?

Breda is poised to claim her next victim, and raises her mallet over the person in question. Is she about to claim another life?

Mercedes McQueen and Liam Donovan

Mercedes and Liam

Meanwhile when Liam Donovan (Jude Monk McGowan) finds an upset Mercedes in a state, he encourages her to come out for some fun with him.

Mercedes McQueen and Liam Donovan

Mercedes and Liam steal Harry’s car

They see Harry’s brand new car that James Nightingale (Gregory Finnegan) has splashed out on as a gift, and decide to take it out for a spin.

Mercedes McQueen and Liam Donovan

While driving home, the two of them end up arguing and suddenly lose control of the car as it swerves into some roadworks.

Mercedes McQueen and Liam Donovan

Will the pair of them survive the smash? And has the car veered into someone else, knocking them to the ground?

Mercedes McQueen and Liam Donovan

Plus Grace Black (Tamara Wall) tells her girlfriend Farrah Maalik (Krupa Pattani) that she wants to get a matching tattoo. Farrah feels guilty that she hasn’t told Grace about the job offer she’s received that would involve her moving to Canada. Is now the time to break the news?

Hollyoaks is shown weekdays on C4 at 6.30pm with the next episode following on E4