Ste Hay contemplates turning back to drugs in tense Hollyoaks scenes as he fears that Tegan Lomax will die following her deadly showdown with killer Ryan Knight. After Tegan discovered that Ryan killed Amy Barnes, he attacked her and left her for dead and she is currently fighting for her life in hospital.
Ste has no idea that Ryan was behind her ‘accident’ but blames himself as he feels that his secret trysts with Ryan were the catalyst for what happened. Riddled with guilt and fearing losing another loved one, Ste is shattered when Misbah Maalik breaks the news that Tegan may never wake up.
Unable to get his head around things, Ste considers telling Leela the truth about what is going on between him and Ryan but Ryan insists that he keeps quiet, leaving Ste troubled and torn over what to do.
With his head all over the place, he puts in a call to his dealer. But will he go through with buying the drugs and end up on another path to self destruction? Or will he remember what this could do to Leah and Lucas and resist the grim temptation to block out his pain?
Meanwhile, Harry Thompson remains in jail accused of a crime committed by Ryan – but if Tegan pulls through, will he finally be liberated? Or might Ryan seek to silence Tegan once and for all to keep his murder secret under wraps?