But can she escape? And is Zoe prepared to intervene?
The overarching storyline tackling misogyny reaches its peak when Eric seeks justice for his sister’s death by putting women’s lives in jeopardy in an hour-long special.
After Maxine planted evidence which could get him sent down for the recent spiking crimes, Eric is questioned by the police and surprisingly, it's James who's representing him. And when Maxine later finds out, she's hurt. But is all as it seems?
Breaking into Eric’s caravan to find more evidence, Maxine is caught in the act and dangerous times lie ahead as a spiralling Eric takes her to an unknown location and reveals his plans to finally be seen by the women of Hollyoaks village. Can she talk some sense into him?
As the day of Verity’s funeral arrives, the village honour her legacy by wearing bright clothes and playing her favourite music and Tony organises a bench with a plaque for Verity to be placed in the village.
When Eric’s grief turns into hate, he grows increasingly unstable and a determined Maxine does all that she can to escape. But are the odds against her? And a text message to Dave leads to panic mode as he fears for his daughter’s safety.
Soon, a policewoman intervenes in an active case by bending the rules, allowing for an empowering confrontation. And after recent events, Tony has a lot of emotions to deal with, but there is light at the end of the tunnel for him.
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