Troubled teen Brooke Hathaway must make an agonising decision on whether or not to keep her baby and finds herself turning to Mercedes
Troubled teen Brooke Hathaway (Talia Grant) has been in turmoil in Hollyoaks ever since discovering she was pregnant with her boyfriend Ollie’s baby.
So far Brooke hasn’t found the right moment to tell Ollie (Aedan Duckworth) that she’s expecting his baby and has been growing increasingly stressed keeping the huge secret to herself.
However her meddling friend Juliet Quinn (Niamh Blackshaw) recently managed to extract the truth out of Brooke and the real reason Brooke has been avoiding Ollie.
Poisonous Juliet has wasted no time in stirring up the situation and has been lying to Brooke, who is autistic, to cause her ‘friend’ yet more trouble.
Brooke’s anxieties are peaking after being deceived by Juliet and tonight she goes for a hospital appointment where she runs into Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe) who has also recently discovered she’s expecting a baby of her own.
As a tortured Brooke decides whether or not to have a termination, what will Mercedes say to her? What will her advice be and can mum Mercedes encourage the teen to tell her foster mum, Nancy, what’s going on before she makes any life-changing decisions?
Meanwhile Mercedes who has been having an affair with Liam Donovan (Jude Monk McGowan) behind her husband Sylver’s back, has her own issues to deal with. Is she going to go through with her own pregnancy, not sure who the father is, or will she have a termination herself?
Elsewhere the fallout continues following Finn O’Connor’s (Keith Rice) sudden arrival back in Chester. Mum Diane (Alex Fletcher) had initially suggested that Finn move back into the family home however, Finn’s sister, Sinead (Stephanie Davies) was appalled to see her rapist brother back in the village and won’t even entertain the thought of living under the same roof as him. A spurned Finn quickly offers to move into a hostel when he realizes he’s most definitely not welcome at the family home.
Meanwhile, Diane is desperate to try and heal the huge rift between her children and tries to get Sinead to hear Finn out but a defiant Sinead, who was raped by her own husband, Laurie Shelby, isn’t sticking around and asks her boyfriend Sami Maalik (Rishi Nair) if she and her daughter Hannah, can move in with him permanently. Will Sami agree to the idea?
Hollyoaks is shown weekdays on C4 at 6.30pm with the next episode following on E4