Newcomer Stuart Sumner (Chris Simmons) fires Ste Hay (Kieron Richardson) for fighting with Sami and tells him that his feud with the Maaliks will give the coffee shop a bad image.
Ste is gutted but there is clearly more to his sacking than meets the eye. Later on Stuart and Jonny Baxter (Ray Quinn) secretly discuss Ste and it is revealed that they both have identical mysterious tattoos.
It is clear that the men are purposely tying to whip up and fuel Ste’s hatred for the Maaliks and at the same time isolate him from his own family, but why?
Meanwhile Peri Lomax (Ruby O’Donnell) and Tony Hutchinson (Nick Pickard) are getting increasingly concerned about Ste’s feud with the Maaliks and want to try and make things better. Peri invites the Maaliks round for dinner but Ste is livid when he finds out what she’s done.
When Peri tells him that his vendetta is really getting to her and is affecting the whole family, will Ste have a change of heart?
Elsewhere Sally St Claire (Annie Wallace) is angry with Myra McQueen (Nicole Barber-Lane) for refusing to open up about their relationship in public.
Myra tries to make things up to her and insists she’s not ashamed of their same-sex romance. When Tony tells Myra that he can’t meet her catering demands for the wedding, she angrily takes him to task and tells him that he’s homophobic.
Plus Liberty Savage (Abi Phillips) is getting increasingly annoyed with Sami Maalik (Rishi Nair) for ignoring her and not returning her phone calls. She decides to confront him and find out what’s going on. Will Sami be able to explain himself?
Hollyoaks is shown weekdays on C4 at 6.30pm with the next episode following on E4