Darren is switching from one unfinished project to the other, desperately trying to find something to occupy his mind while he privately battles with his depression.
As the week begins those closest to him are fed up of his obsessive behaviour. Darren puts on a brave face and promises Mandy that the old Darren is back. However, Darren struggles when he’s left alone in the flat. With Luke and Kyle’s help he gets through the day, until they go home then the darkness descends again.
As the week progresses Kyle is excited about the possibility of getting married in 10 weeks, but Nancy doesn’t immediately share his enthusiasm and it hits him like a brick. Meanwhile, Darren has been on the couch in his pyjamas all day but it’s the night of his much anticipated open-mic night at The Hutch. Mandy tries to rally him to get dressed but he tells her he’s not up to it she later shares her concerns about Darren’s behaviour with Nancy, Kyle, Cindy and Luke and something strikes a chord with Kyle.
Speaking of the open-mic night Cindy tries her hand at some stand-up comedy and when it doesn’t go well she starts roasting the audience.
Also this week Juliet having been held in custody comes up with an excuse for James and Marnie, but will the police believe her? Later in the week she’s desperate for James and Marnie not to find out that she’s been dealing drugs. Sid tries to appeal to cousin Jordan’s sense of family to get Juliet off the hook, but Jordan makes his feelings perfectly clear. Juliet decides to come clean to her family before Jordan does. Meanwhile, Jordan asks Peri on another date.
Edward is increasingly irritated by Tony and Diane’s PDAs, realising that life’s too short he tells Diane that he’s going to reveal their affair to Tony. Later in the week Diane is worried that Edward will reveal their romantic tête-à-tête in front of everyone at an award event, which Edward will be picking up a gong at.
Hollyoaks, weeknight at 6.30pm on Channel 4 with a first-look on E4 weekdays at 7pm.