But who was behind the knife attack?
The week opens with a flashforward of a figure dumping a bloodstained hoodie in a bin.
Back to the present, Vicky tells Charlie and DeMarcus at school that Joseph will be at the end-of-school party tomorrow. After a defiant DeMarcus suggests he's ready for them, Charlie is shocked to discover DeMarcus is carrying a knife because, after being bullied by Joseph he wants to feel safe.
Meanwhile, Sid has joined the police shadowing scheme and shadows PC Saul Reeves for his first day. Fearful for his friend, Charlie confides in Saul about his friend carrying a knife.
Concerned for DeMarcus, Saul suggests to Felix that he join the police shadowing scheme. And as DeMarcus packs a knife into his bag, will a surprise search from Saul uncover it?
Later, when Joseph and his friends arrive at the end-of-term party, trouble is on the horizon and a confrontation in the park leads to dangerous consequences as Saul is stabbed!
When the villagers receive the shocking news that PC Saul Reeves has been stabbed, who will the evidence point to.? And the stabbing makes Sid start to question his future within the police. But will he quit?
As the consequences of the recent attack continue to affect many residents of the village. Grace watches a video of Saul talking to DeMarcus with a knife. And Charlie steps in to protect DeMarcus when Joseph goads him once again.
Later, Grace receives an update from the hospital regarding Saul’s recovery. What Grace doesn't know is that before the attack, Saul was having doubts about their relationship and decided to propose. Only he lost the engagement!
On Friday, a shocking flashback reveals to the viewers the truth behind the knife attack on Saul. But will the truth come out in the village?
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