But it’s Leela who ends up getting hurt.
Whilst Donna-Marie is over the moon about opening her gym this week, James roots for her to fail. And when she goes to meet with her secret investor, Donna-Marie is far from pleased to discover it's Grace Black!
Later, a spiralling James taunts John Paul with alcohol, lashes out at Donna-Marie and comes up with a dangerous plan.
As dream team Donna-Marie, Grace, Leela and Romeo work on getting the gym ready for its grand opening, James meets with Norma with a devious plan. He proposes that she scare Donna-Marie into selling the gym at a low price by arranging a break-in.
However, in the last second, James panics when he thinks his son is in danger. But it’s Leela who ends up getting hurt.
As James makes a fuss over Leela, Ste confuses his concern as him turning over a new leaf and later, all eyes are on James as he makes a big confession.
Hollyoaks continues Mondays to Fridays at 6.30pm on Channel 4 with first look episodes available weekday mornings on All4 and weekday evenings at 7pm on E4