Hollyoaks‘ Maxine Minniver finally looks happy after breaking free at last from her abusive relationship with Patrick Blake.

Maxine (Nikki Sanderson) sneaks away from the village on the eve of her wedding with the help of friends Dennis Savage (Joe Tracini) and Blessing Chambers (Modupe Adeyeye) and plans to flee Hollyoaks forever.

Maxine has been trapped in the violent relationship with teacher Patrick (Jeremy Sheffield) for a year, and viewers have seen her transform from a confident, bubbly fun-loving girl, to a withdrawn and terrified victim.

But with the fear of Patrick a weight off her shoulders, she finally looks happy and carefree again as she arrives at the airport to make her escape to America.

However, previous images have shown that Maxine – who is pregnant with the baby of Patrick’s son Dodger – does end up walking up the aisle at the church on her wedding day, so fans will be wondering what could possibly make her go back to Patrick.

And will she actually say ‘I do’?

Maxine’s airport scenes screen tonight (July 28) at 7pm on E4 and tomorrow (July 29) at 6.30pm on Channel 4.