But who is he? And is John Paul right to feel optimistic?
A convincing Carter encourages John Paul to attend his support group, and Nana McQueen wishes him good luck on his healing journey.
At the event, he's introduced to Gareth, who assures him that Carter will change his life. And when Carter congratulates him for opening up to the room about his struggles with alcoholism which led to the bus crash, leaving life-changing injuries for his daughter Freya, John Paul is left feeling optimistic.
Hollyoaks continues Mondays to Fridays at 7pm on E4 with first look episodes available weekdays at 7.30pm on Channel 4 streaming