Damon Kinsella (Jacob Roberts) is increasingly worried about his girlfriend Maxine Minniver (Nikki Sanderson) after she did a vanishing act from the hospital the previous day.

Maxine who has been suffering worrying symptoms and has recently collapsed, has done her best to avoid having any further tests. However Damon desperately wants her to get a diagnosis and tricks her into going to hospital. He tells her that he’s taking her for a fun day trip but once she’s in the car he takes her to hospital with Sienna who he’s asked to come along as moral support.

Maxine Minniver and Damon

Damon and Maxine

What will Maxine’s tests show?

Meanwhile oblivious to all the dramas that have happened in her absence, a fragile Lily McQueen (Lauren McQueen) who’s back in the village after a brief spell away, bumps into Romeo Quinn (Owen Warner) and is shocked when he fills her in on all the latest news.

Former friends Prince and Romeo have been fighting over Lily

When Prince McQueen (Malique Thompson-Dwyer) overhears Romeo talking about Lily and discovers she’s back, he turns up at The Hutch and asks Diane (Alex Fletcher) if he can see his estranged wife. Will Diane agree?

Plus unwelcome houseguest Breda McQueen (Moya Brady) is getting on Mercedes’ nerves with her controlling behaviour. When Prince tells Mercedes that Grace Black rubbished The Dog on a social media post, Mercedes is even more rattled.

She decides to confront Grace (Tamara Wall) and the two rival bar owners  declare war. They challenge each other to see who can put on the biggest and ballsiest night and pull in the most punters. Bring on the bar wars!

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