But will Lucas let his dad be happy?
It’s Lucas’ first day back on the football team, but a message from Dillon telling him he’ll see him there leaves him coming down with a sudden sickness bug.
Arguments arise between Ste and James on how to handle Lucas’ behaviour and when he storms out after overhearing, James is left with the challenge of making an effort with his stepson.
Catching up with Lucas, James pushes him to admit what’s really going on and Ste and James soon confront Dillon and the Maaliks. But the teen denies all bullying claims.
Wanting to hide from his dad, Lucas bumps into Cindy who shares some information with him regarding James' dad, Mac. As Lucas bunks off school, Ste and James find him at home and question him, which ends up revealing that he lied about Dillon bullying him.
When Leah has words with her brother trying to stop him from ruining their dad’s marriage and happiness, Lucas has other ideas.
Hollyoaks continues Mondays to Fridays at 7pm on E4 with first look episodes available weekdays at 7.30pm on Channel 4 streaming