Will his plan work? Or will James find himself behind bars too?
James is preoccupied as he struggles with his conscience over working with Eric, but Ste reminds him why he must continue.
When James visits Eric in prison with his appeal strategy update, the inmate continues to show anger and his misogynistic views stronger than ever. But when James reminds him that he needs to show remorse, an idea is sparked. Can James make it happen or will he find himself behind bars too?
After James’ poor attempt at getting Maxine to visit him fails, Eric's patience grows thin and he’s urgent to get his appeal heard. Taking matters into his own hands he sends a visiting order to an unbeknown Maxine. Leaving James with the task of getting her to agree to go.
With the threat of being banged up behind bars himself if not, can James do what is needed for him to keep his freedom? Growing suspicious of James’ reoccurring mentions of Eric, Maxine decides to confront the lawyer, who chooses to lie.
Worried about how he can keep his client happy and in return himself out of jail, James' patience is thin and he snaps at the crumbling mum, reminding her of all the mistakes she made as a parent.
When Maxine receives a visiting order from Eric, James wants to make sure he keeps his freedom and manipulates her into going. But with the legal secretary thinking her boss is just looking out for her, will the truth be discovered?
Crushed with the worry that he might lose both Donna-Mare and Juliet, James is comforted by Ste. Unable to contain his guilty conscience anymore, James regrets his recent selfish actions and blurts out to his fiancé that he has deceived Maxine into visiting Eric.
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