Hollyoaks airs devastating Lucas and Dillon scenes at Pride event

Note: This article contains discussion of self-harm, which some readers may find distressing.

Hollyoaks spoilers follow for the latest episode on Channel 4 streaming (Tuesday, April 30), which will air on E4 tomorrow (Wednesday, May 1).

Hollyoaks has aired some devastating scenes for Lucas Hay and Dillon Ray in the latest streaming episode, as the long-running 'conversion therapy' storyline has come to a head.

Following on from the previous episode, John Paul McQueen managed to save Hannah Ashworth, and learned Carter Shepherd's plan to take Lucas to America with him and his daughter Freya Calder.

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Channel 4

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Meanwhile, Dillon managed to catch up with Lucas, and got him to admit that Carter has been trying to convert him.

"I'm not letting you leave me," Dillon told his friend. "All you've done is push me away, call me names, but it's not me that you hate. You hate yourself. And Mr Shepherd's made you think that whatever we feel isn't normal.

"I care about you so much. I love you. It's true. Can't you see it? I've tried to resist for the longest time, because I knew that it was hard for you... It doesn't need to be this hard, the world's not against us. If you say you love me too, we can be together."

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In a tearful rage, Lucas attacked Dillon and knocked him to the ground, thumping him until he fell unconscious.

Realising what he had done, Lucas called an ambulance and tried to revive Dillon, saying he loved him too.

Back in the village, John Paul told Ste about what Carter had been doing to Lucas, and told him that he wasn't a bad father because his son felt he couldn't come out. Their conversation was interrupted when Hannah saw Carter looking for Lucas in the Pride crowd, and they restrained him.

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When Dillon wouldn't get back up, Lucas began to self-harm again. After a while, Dillon started to come to, just as Lucas started to black out...

Will the ambulance manage to get there in time?

Hollyoaks streams first online via Channel 4 each weekday at 7.30pm. Episodes then air on E4 the following day, before getting their YouTube premiere a week after that.

Selected omnibus episodes are available via Prime Video.

Read more Hollyoaks spoilers on our dedicated homepage

If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, organisations who can offer support include the NHS, Samaritans on 116 123 or Mind on 0300 123 3393. Readers in the US are encouraged to visit mentalhealth.gov.

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