Hollyoaks spoilers follow.
Note: The following article contains discussion of sexual misconduct that some readers may find upsetting.
Hollyoaks bosses have released a brand new trailer, showcasing the biggest stories coming our way this winter.
Fans can expect some emotional Christmas scenes, a handful of new characters, and testing times for many of the village's best-loved families.
Here's a full collection of 14 new spoilers revealed.
1. Cindy fears that it's Luke's last Christmas
Cindy feels the pressure to make Christmas 2021 the best one yet, as she fears that it could be Luke's last. Luke was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in 2019 and his symptoms have sadly been getting worse in recent months.
Over the coming weeks, viewers will see Luke's struggles continue and Cindy is devastated to think that she's losing him. However, a heartfelt video message from Luke could give Cindy the strength she needs to make it through.
2. Becky targets Ollie
Becky has tried to sway Diane with her bizarre conspiracy theories ever since she joined the village, but it seems that she now has a new target.
As Becky befriends Ollie, she tries to reassure him that Luke doesn't need doctors to help with his condition. Will Ollie be sucked in by her extreme beliefs?
3. Imran takes matters into his own hands over Ali
The Maalik family have been trying to rally round Misbah after she bravely revealed the truth about Ali raping her when they were at university together.
Although Misbah wants to let the police deal with this, Imran has other ideas as he menacingly warns Ali to make a confession over his crime. Hollyoaks bosses have warned that Imran's violent side could be making a reappearance, but how far will he go with Ali?
4. Fergus and Warren are in trouble
The tables turn on Fergus, as Trish tries to trick him into confessing his crimes while she's wearing a recording device. Trish's plan soon takes a drastic turn for the worse.
Meanwhile, Fergus has put a hit out on Warren, leaving the Hollyoaks rogue in serious danger of being murdered in prison.
Fans won't have to wait too long to see these scenes, as they air in Monday night's E4 first look episode (November 22).
5. Mercedes is back – as Nana's health worsens
Mercedes returns to the village following her break and seems to be in high spirits. Her upbeat attitude could be exactly what the McQueens need, as they keep up the fight to save their home.
There's further stress for the family when Nana's health takes a turn for the worse. Viewers will have to stay tuned to see whether things get any easier for the McQueens in time for Christmas.
6. Darren's kidnap ordeal takes a new twist
More has been revealed over Darren's kidnap drama, as viewers will soon discover that his captor Ethan has an even-more-dangerous girlfriend called Maya, played by Ky Discala.
As Darren stares down the barrel of a gun, we should brace ourselves for nail-biting scenes as he begs for his life.
7. Martine is faced with lies over Mitchell
Martine's world is turned upside-down when she's told that her absent son Mitchell is responsible for the murder of her niece Lisa. Of course, viewers already know that Toby was the true culprit.
Celeste is responsible for pointing the finger at Mitchell as she tries to prevent the truth from getting out. But with undercover policeman Nate still investigating the Deveraux family, Celeste's cover-up may not be as easy as she'd hoped for.
8. Lizzie arrives
Sid decides that it's time to start dating again and meets newcomer Lizzie, a potential love interest.
Unfortunately, things could be over before they've even begun, as Lizzie catches Sid doing a runner on her.
9. Serena returns
Serena (aka Galaxy) made a brief appearance in the village in September, but she's now returning as a regular character.
As Serena returns, she appears to have a close connection to Sid's new date Lizzie. She pushes him to make a decision.
10. Honour arrives
Another new Hollyoaks character hitting our screens is Honour, who is introduced as Warren's prison psychiatrist.
Will Honour manage to break down Warren's walls and get him to open up?
11. Charlie and Ella make big plans
Charlie and Ella have recently defied the wishes of their families by starting to have sex, despite concerns that they're not old enough to take this step.
There's sure to be even more for the Osbornes and Mandy to worry about when the teens vow to start a family of their own.
12. Damon's gambling continues
Damon has recently been dedicating much of his time to a gambling app, sparking concern that he could get addicted.
In upcoming scenes, Damon's gambling obsession jeopardises his relationship as he seems to be considering calling things off with Liberty.
13. Scott considers fostering
There's a new direction ahead for Scott, as he considers becoming a foster parent.
Scott receives some kind encouragement from his loved ones in the village, but will he go ahead and get the ball rolling with his application?
14. The Lomaxes and Ste face financial struggles
As Leela was recently made redundant at the fire station, she wonders how she'll afford the expense of Christmas.
Ste has similar concerns and doesn't seem entirely comfortable when James offers to step in to help him out financially.
If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, you can access more information from Rape Crisis England and Wales, who work towards the elimination of all forms of sexual violence and sexual misconduct, on their website or by calling the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999. Rape Crisis Scotland’s helpline number is 08088 01 03 02.
Readers in the US are encouraged to contactRAINN, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline on 800-656-4673.
Hollyoaks airs new episodes from Mondays to Fridays at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first-look screenings at 7pm on E4.
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